Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 10/27/12
The Minnesota Vikings were flying high with a 5-2 record coming in to their game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Undefeated at home, and looking like the real deal so far this year, most people probably had their Vegas bets in favor of a Minnesota win.Well, that's why they play the game. Tampa Bay came in, wreaked havoc on the Vikings, and ran through Minnesota for a 36-17 victory Thursday night at the Mall of American Field in front of a national television audience.The Hero of the Game goes to Tampa Bay running back Doug Martin. The rookie running back rushed for 135 yards on 29 carries and one score. Add to this that Martin caught three balls for 79 yards, including a 64 yard score and you have yourself a heck of a game.Martin is not the biggest or the fastest of running backs, but he gets the job done with great lateral moves, quickness, and a hard-nosed running style. The rookie out of Boise State has made a seamless transition to the NFL, and his attacking style and ability ...
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