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Who: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-4) at Minnesota Vikings (5-2)
When: Thursday, 10/25 at 8:20 PM
Where: Mall of America Field
TV: NFL Network
Radio: WFUS 103.5 FM/ WDAE 620 AM
Last Meeting: The Bucs met the Vikings in Week 2 last season and found themselves down 17-0 at halftime while on the road. But Tampa Bay stormed back and won 24-20. The running backs dominated the game with their performances. Tampa Bay's LeGarrette Blount rushed for 71 yards and two touchdowns, and Minnesota's Adrian Peterson bulldozed his way to 120 yards and two scores.
Key Matchup on Offense:
LT Donald Penn vs. DE Jared Allen – These two like going up against one another and always seem to bring their best when the Bucs and Vikings collide. Last season, Allen almost broke the NFL single season sack record with 22.0 QB takedowns, and he already has 6.0 sacks in seven games this year. The Vikings have a top 10 pass defense so Josh Freeman's already going to have a to...
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The Bucs head up north to face the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday Night Football. Tampa Bay can not let the national spotlight get to them as running back Adrian Peterson and defensive end Jared Allen have made it tough for the opposition to get a win off of them this season. Keep Peterson from running wild Adrian Peterson ran for 153 yards and one touchdown against the Cardinals...
Last week: 25 (-1) Record: 2-4 So apparently you can shove a receiver out of bounds and that’s not PI, but if he comes back in bounds and catching a game tying touchdown, that’s a penalty. I picked the Buccaneers last week, so obviously I was pissed about that. That and Vincent Jackson going for [...]
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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Saints 35 @ Buccaneers 28
By Eric Judd
Football! Go That Way!
The Tampa Bay Offense. The Saints won? Oh right, like you had any doubt. You expect the New Orleans offense to fire on all cylinders. Tampa Bay on the other hand, not so much. Free Agent acquisition Vincent Jackson goes for 216...