The 1st group of team buses has arrived at Heinz Field as game time for today’s Vikings-Steelers game approaches. Players and coaches are slowly making their way onto the field to begin warming up. It’s a beautiful day here in Pittsburgh – sunny skies and a current temperature of 48 degrees.
There’s been much attention centered on the playing surface here at Heinz Field, which is known as one of the poorest playing surfaces in the league. I haven’t gotten down to the field yet, but from the press box it looks like the field is in good shape. The field has been recently re-sodded in between the hash marks, and it doesn’t look like yesterday’s Pitt-South Florida game tore up the surface too much. After I go down to the field in a little bit, I’ll come back with a field surface report.
There is no update on the injury front. The prevailing thought is that CB Antoine Winfield won’t go today, but that WR Percy Harvin will be able to give it a go. It also seems as if Steelers S Troy Polamalu will play. But we’ll have the official update 90 minutes before kickoff, so be sure to stay tuned to the vikings.com Blog.
There is going to be a pretty heavy national media presence here today – that’s the feeling I’m getting anyway. NFC North ESPN blogger and former Star Tribune Vikings beat writer Kevin Seifert is here, as is ESPN’s information man John Clayton. I expect to see even more national guys because this is the NFL’s best matchup this weekend.
That’s it for now, but be sure to stick here because we’ll have several more updates before game time. Also, we’ll be hosting a live chat during the game.
Tags: Antoine Winfield, Percy Harvin
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