Vikings-Steelers: Expect a thriller

Leaky fourth-quarter defenses, Favre and Big Ben promise nail-biting finish

Originally Published: October 22, 2009
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

Brett Favre is the league's best active quarterback for fourth-quarter comebacks with 41. In the stretch since he entered the league in 2004, Ben Roethlisberger tops everyone with 19.

Expect fourth-quarter fireworks in Sunday's classic meeting of the Minnesota Vikings (6-0) and the Pittsburgh Steelers (4-2) in Heinz Field, but expect it for more reasons than just the quarterbacks. Two of the league's most feared defenses have been surprisingly vulnerable in fourth quarters this season.


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