Steelers' D takes offensive measures

Two defensive TDs propel Pittsburgh to 27-17 win over previously unbeaten Minnesota

Originally Published: October 25, 2009
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

PITTSBURGH -- Despite entering Sunday's game here against the undefeated Minnesota Vikings sporting the No. 3 statistical ranking in the league, the Pittsburgh Steelers' mighty defense was maligned by some local observers, and justifiably so, for its glaring inability to shut down opponents in the fourth quarter.

And while most veteran Pittsburgh defenders insisted after Sunday's improbable 27-17 victory that they largely ignored the criticism, a few players candidly allowed they ...

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