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Vikings get the better of Steelers as London welcomes the NFL to town

83,518 fans showed up at Wembley Stadium for yesterday’s game.

imageThe Minnesota Vikings cheerleaders run out onto the field. Matt Dunham/AP/Press Association Images

LONDON’S WEMBLEY STADIUM hosted the meeting of the Minnesota Vikings and the Pittsburgh Steelers yesterday and NFL fans turned out in their droves for the one-off game.

In front of 83,518 fans, British rapper Tinie Tempah gave a pre-match performance while legendary rocker Gene Simmons sang the Star Spangled Banner.

On the field, Greg Jennings showed that the Vikings have someone other than Adrian Peterson who can make big plays.

Jennings and Peterson provided the kind of 1-2 punch Minnesota had been hoping for when it signed the wide receiver in the offseason, and each scored two touchdowns in a 34-27 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers at London’s Wembley Stadium for the Vikings’ first victory of the season.

It would have been a long flight back to take after a loss,” Jennings said. “It was a special day. To do this at Wembley Stadium is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.”

imageFollowed by the Everson Griffen, left, and fellow defensive end Brian Robison. Sang Tan/AP/Press Association Images

imageTinie Tempah performed. Credit: Sang Tan/AP/Press Association Images

imageGene Simmons sings the American national anthem. Credit: Simon Cooper/PA Wire/Press Association Images

imageMinnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen sacks Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger Credit: Matt Dunham/AP/Press Association Images

imageMinnesota Vikings fans. Credit: Simon Cooper/PA Wire/Press Association Images

imagePittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell flips over as he scores a touchdown. Credit: Sang Tan/AP/Press Association Images

imageMinnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson celebrates after scoring a 3rd quarter touchdown Credit: Sang Tan/AP/Press Association Images

Adrian Peterson showed once why he is the best running back in the NFL when he broke a long 60-yard touchdown run.

It was a classic Peterson touchdown run. He made some defenders miss, broke through the tackles of other defenders, and then finished the touchdown run with pure speed, out-running the defense…

imageVia: Business Insider

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