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Buccaneers At Vikings: Tampa Gets On Board Early In Second Half

After a three-and-out on the first possession of the half for the Minnesota Vikings, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers took all of two plays to find the end zone for the first time today and cut the Minnesota lead to 17-7.

Chris Kluwe's punt was returned far enough by the Buccaneers to allow them to run their first play of the day in Minnesota territory, as they started at the Minnesota 44-yard line. Josh Freeman found tight end Luke Stocker for a 17-yard completion, and on the next play running back LeGarrette Blount blew through a hole on the right side of the line to get into the end zone and give Tampa their first points of the day.

The drive took the Buccaneers only forty seconds to accomplish.

The Buccaneers have just executed a successful onside kick, and Tampa Bay will have the ball back near midfield.

With just under eleven minutes left in the third quarter, the Minnesota Vikings lead the Tampa Bay Buccaneers by a score of 17-7.

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