Just like in their previous game against the San Diego Chargers, the Minnesota Vikings have looked like a different team in the second half against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Tampa Bay looked to be driving for a touchdown, but Husain Abdullah made a great play on a pass intended for Kellen Winslow in the end zone, coming up with the interception and returning it for 30 yards. The Vikings had appeared to force another turnover when they caused an Earnest Graham fumble on a screen pass, but the play was nullified by an offsides penalty on Brian Robison. On the next play, Josh Freeman hit wide receiver Preston Parker for a 51-yard pass that moved the Bucs deep into Minnesota territory, but they wound up settling for a Connor Barth field goal to cut Minnesota's lead to 17-10.
The Vikings currently have the ball, looking at a first and 10 at their own 45-yard line. With 13:42 left in the football game, the Minnesota Vikings lead the Tampa Bay Buccaneers by a score of 17-10.