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Buccaneers At Vikings: Minnesota Cuts Tampa's Lead To Ten

The Minnesota Vikings are trying to build some positive momentum going into the locker room at halftime against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and they got some more points on the board. . .just not as many as they wanted.

The Vikings started out at their own 20-yard line, and got a big third down conversion from Kyle Rudolph on a 12-yard pass to keep their drive from fizzling out early. Ponder then hit Jerome Simpson for a 33-yard completion to move the ball into Tampa Bay territory on another third down play, and the Vikings were in business.

Unfortunately for the Vikings, the drive stalled out at the Tampa Bay 33-yard line, and the Vikings brought in Blair Walsh for a field goal attempt from 51 yards out. The rookie from Georgia continued his huge rookie campaign by hitting the field goal, and the Tampa Bay lead was cut to 20-10.

The Vikings scored with about 1:40 left in the half, so they have to stop the Buccaneers before the half here.

With time winding down in the first half at the Metrodome, the Minnesota Vikings trail the Tampa Bay Buccaneers by a score of 20-10.

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