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Tom Benson

Vikings starters look sharp in 14-3 win over Steelers

CANTON, Ohio The defense opened with a three-and-out and quarterback Teddy Bridgewater moved the ball crisply as the Vikings began their long preseason schedule with a brief, but not-too-bad showing for their first-team offensive and defensive units. However, Blair Walsh missed a 48-yard field goal attempt and rookie first-round draft pick Trae Waynes was flagged three times and beaten deep once during a rough, but not unexpected, NFL debut at cornerback. Both starting units played only one series as a group before turning things over to backups that made enough plays to silence a pro-Steelers crowd while beating Pittsburgh sans Ben Roethlisberger 14-3 in Sunday night's NFL...