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Buccaneers At Vikings: Minnesota Gets On The Board

THE MINNESOTA VIKINGS HAVE SCORED! THE MINNESOTA VIKINGS HAVE SCORED!

Ahem. . .sorry.

The Vikings started their fourth drive of the night on their own 20-yard line after a touchback, and finally did something good. They started by getting the ball to Percy Harvin on a screen and the result was a 32-yard catch-and-run that took the ball into Tampa Bay territory. An 11-yard run by Adrian Peterson and a roughing the passer penalty on the Buccaneers moved Minnesota deeper into Tampa territory.

A pass from Ponder to rookie Rhett Ellison moved the ball to the Tampa 17-yard line, and after Peterson got stuffed on second down, the drive ended as it began. . .with a beautiful pass from Ponder to Harvin for an 18-yard touchdown.

Harvin has now touched the ball three times on offense, with a rush for -1 yard, and now two catches for 50 yards and a score. Those were the first offensive points scored by the Vikings since the second quarter of their game this past Sunday against Arizona.

We may have a football game again, folks.

With 9:39 left until halftime in Minneapolis, the Minnesota Vikings now trail the Tampa Bay Buccaneers by a score of 13-7.

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