EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The Minnesota Vikings are the home team this week against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Of course, the game is in London's Wembley Stadium, not the Metrodome. After last week's loss at home to the Cleveland Browns, Minnesota knows there is one possible difference being overseas in the United Kingdom.
"We won't get booed at home, let's put it that way, if we don't play well," Vikings defensive end Jared Allen said. "I guess that's a plus."
Minnesota and Pittsburgh will each be looking to earn their first win of the season after disappointing starts. Here are five things to watch for in Sunday's game:
1. Storming the Cassel
Many of the boos last week were directed at Vikings' quarterback Christian Ponder, who apparently played through a fractured rib. Minnesota is making a change at quarterback this week, but it's because of the injury and not production. Backup Matt Cassel, the veteran signed in the offseason, will start Sunday against the Steelers.