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Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-5) at Minnesota Vikings (5-2) As I like to mention every week, the rule of thumb on Thursday Night is to take the home team. Home teams are 68-49 ATS in the history of Thursday Night football. It makes sense. On a short week, all the time to prepare, practice, and rest [...]
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The Minnesota Viking announced yesterday that running back
Adrian Peterson, offensive lineman Matt Kalil and defensive end Jared Allen all
would have been sidelined due to injury if the team had practiced yesterday,
reports Joseph Alper of ProFootballTalk.com.
The Vikings estimated that
running back Adrian Peterson, tackle Matt Kalil and
defensive end Jared Allen all...
Minnesota Vikings cornerback Chris Cook has a broken wrist.
Cook got hurt early in the third quarter Thursday night on a run by Tampa Bay rookie Doug Martin in the Buccaneers' 36-17 win. Cook went to the locker room, and Martin took a screen pass 64 yards for a touchdown on the next play.
Vikings rookie Josh Robinson took Cook's place for most of the rest of the game.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-4) at Minnesota Vikings (5-2)Thursday, 8:20 p.m. ET, NFL Network, Brad Nessler, Mike Mayock, Alex FlanaganBodog.net line:Sagarin difference: Last meeting: The Buccaneers rallied from a 17-0 halftime deficit to beat the Vikings 24-20. RB LeGarrette Blount barreled in for a 4-yard TD with 31 seconds left. Streaking: The Buccaneers have won five straight...
MINNEAPOLIS -- A hot topic during the short NFL week was how hard it is for a team to travel for a Thursday night game. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers beg to differ. Thanks to some gracious play by the sloppy Vikings, Tampa Bay beat up on Minnesota 36-17 Thursday. And the final score is not indicative of how soundly Tampa Bay played while winning on the road for the first time this...
Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen was obviously frustrated towards the end of their game on Thursday night, as being blown out 36-17 is a poor performance and reflects on the lack of defense by the Vikings. He decided to take it out on Tampa Bay’s offensive tackle Donald Penn and they get into it a little bit.Obviously nothing overly serious or dramatic, but it’s...
Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Da'Quan Bowers was activated for Thursday night's game against the Minnesota Vikings after spending the first seven weeks of the season on the physically unable to perform list. Bowers, who suffered a torn Achilles in May, returned to the practice field Oct. 17. He was a second-round draft pick by Tampa Bay in 2011, and he played all...
The Vikings come in tied for the most wins in the NFC North, but they trail the Bears by one in the loss column.
The Bucs have a different and are less advantageous current situation, as they are 2-4 and are the second-worst team in the NFC by way of record and tiebreakers.
Adrian Peterson has returned from injury better than anyone could have expected, and he has the Vikings unexpectedly...
The Minnesota Vikings' passing attack was awful last Sunday, but Adrian Peterson and the defense did enough to compensate in the win.
The star running back tries to lead the Vikings to their first 5-0 home start since 2009 on Thursday night against a Buccaneers team that's dropped nine straight on the road since its last trip to Minneapolis.
With Christian Ponder throwing...
Defensive ends Jared Allen and Brian Robison called for the Vikings to learn from the loss and not run from it, but did the Vikings get over-confident?
The Buccaneers have a losing record, but it appears they made major adjustments during their bye week with winning results. See the numbers to support the increased production and which players are the most dangerous now.