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Buccaneers At Vikings: Peterson's Second Touchdown Puts Minnesota Up, 17-0

If the Minnesota Vikings can have their offense look like this every week, it might not be as long a season as many of the experts are projecting.

The Vikings put together yet another impressive scoring drive, capping it off with a 9-yard Adrian Peterson touchdown run to make the score 17-0 as we approach halftime at the Metrodome.

It appeared early on that the drive might stall out on the Vikings after Donovan McNabb was sacked on first down, but on 3rd-and-16, the Vikings set up the best screen play they've run in about five seasons, as McNabb looped one to Toby Gerhart, who rambled to the Tampa Bay 5-yard line to set the Vikings up with a first and goal situation.

After the Turf Monster tripped McNabb on the next play, the Vikings gave the ball to the money man, Adrian Peterson, and he bounced his way into the end zone from nine yards out for his second touchdown of the day and put the Vikings ahead by a score of 17-0.

Minnesota has reached Tampa Bay territory on all four of their possessions this afternoon. Tampa Bay, on the other hand, has yet to run a play in Minnesota territory.

With less than 30 seconds left in the first half at the Metrodome, the Minnesota Vikings lead the Tampa Bay Buccaneers by a score of 17-0.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.