Sunday was a day of big plays for the Minnesota Vikings as they came out on top of the Pittsburgh Steelers, 34-27, at Wembley Stadium. The powerhouse teams met in London, England, prepared to renew themselves from their 3-game losing streaks and secure a pleasant plane ride home. However, with some big plays from Minnesota’s Adrian Peterson and Greg Jennings, the Vikings gained their first victory of the season and sent the Steelers back across the ocean with a 0-4 record.
The Vikings started the first quarter strong. Jennings scored off of a 70-yard run that came from a 5-yard throw from Matt Cassel, putting Minnesota up by three at the end of the first quarter. And this set the pace of the game.
Jennings finished the game with 92 yards and three receptions, and Peterson finished with 140 yards and 23 carries. With both scoring two touchdowns, they proved to be to much for the Steelers’ defense.
Pittsburgh pushed back in the fourth quarter, scoring 10 points, but couldn’t match-up to the more powerful Vikings. The Steelers got the ball on their 22-yard line with 1:43 left in the game. Roethlisberger got a first-and-goal at the 6-yard line, but overthrew to Jerricho Cotchery at the spike, and lost the ball on the following play. Pittsburgh’s demise in London marked the first time the team has fallen 0-4 since 1968.
Both teams return this week with a bye, which gives them a chance to get past their jetlag and improve before their next match-ups on October 13. The Minnesota Vikings will be hosting the Carolina Panthers on their home turf while the Pittsburgh Steelers will be traveling to Metlife Stadium (home of the 2014 Super Bowl) to take on the New York Jets.
Now, with Game 7 down, it’s time to move forward to Game 8! The San Francisco 49ers and the Jacksonville Jaguars will now make their way across the Atlantic to play each other at Wembley Stadium on October 27. And guess what? You could be there!
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Just imagine: You’re sitting in one of the world’s most renowned stadiums, watching 2013 Super Bowl runner-ups, San Francisco, take on Jacksonville in one of the most historic and culturally diverse cities! London is a city like no other, with its historical landmarks, love for sports, popular fashion sense, and British culture. Combine that with NFL football and you’re guaranteed the trip of a lifetime!
So what are these inclusions? Great question! The packages include options like:
Access to Wembley Stadium.
Access to VIP hospitality at the official NFL Tailgate party: which opens three hours before the game and is adjacent to the stadium.
Access to an Exclusive NFL Friday Night Event, where you can meet NFL celebrities and cheerleaders. This event includes a complimentary bar and appetizer menu.
A commemorative NFL International Series gift bag.• Game Day Hospitality at the Bobby Moore Club: this venue is adjacent to the seating location and includes a 3-course meal and complimentary bar that is open three hours before the game, during halftime and one hour post game.
These Official Ticket Packages can even include roundtrip airfare from Orlando, Florida, roundtrip transportation from the airport and hotel, roundtrip game day transportation, and hotel accommodations! Literally everything is thought of and included, allowing you to have the time of your life!
Do you want to go to NFL International Game 8 in London? Find out how you can make the trip!