With Ben Roethlisberger finally playing in the city of Big Ben, it is the Pittsburgh Steelers defense that wants to stand tall in London.
The Steelers landed in London on Friday to prepare for Sunday's game against Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings at Wembley Stadium.
Trying to avoid its first 0-4 start in 45 years, Pittsburgh is hoping its defense can spark a turnaround.
''Steelers football has always been about the defense, about going out there and dominating, getting turnovers, and putting points on the board regardless of what the offense does,'' linebacker LaMarr Woodley said. ''We know what we're dealing with a guy like Adrian Peterson. We just can't give up the big plays.''
With the Vikings also 0-3, Peterson will be expected to carry the load on Sunday with quarterback Christian Ponder out with a fractured rib. Backup Matt Cassel will start.
The Steelers have struggled on both sides of the ball, and Roethlisberger was focused on a victory rather than taking in ...