Posted October 26, 2012 on AP on Fox
Traveling to Minnesota to play on Thursday night was supposed to be tough for Tampa Bay. Rookie Doug Martin ran around the field as if he didn't want to leave. Martin racked up 214 total yards and two touchdowns, and the Buccaneers romped to a 36-17 victory to hand the Vikings their first home loss this season. Martin took a screen pass 64 yards for a score, one of three Josh Freeman's three touchdown passes, to give Tampa Bay a 27-10 lead 1:21 into the second half. Then Martin, the first-round draft pick from Boise State, capped a drive of more than 9 minutes with a 1-yard muscle into the end zone midway through the fourth quarter to crush the comeback opportunity for Minnesota (5-3). Adrian Peterson had a season-long 64-yard run for a score that brought the Vikings to 30-17, but his lost fumble in Minnesota territory in the second quarter led directly to a touchdown by the Buccaneers (3-4). The Bucs, who became just the second visiting team to win on a Thursday night in seve...
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