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Buccaneers At Vikings: Doug Martin Continues Blowing Up

The Minnesota Vikings needed to get a stop on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' first possession of the second half to try to get some momentum back.

They failed. Miserably.

On the fourth play of the Buccaneers' drive, Josh Freeman completed a short pass to running back Doug Martin, and Martin did the rest, racing through the Minnesota defense for a 64-yard touchdown. Connor Barth added the extra point, and the score quickly went to 27-10 in favor of the visiting team.

It looks like the Vikings are going to continue another bad trend in this one. According to ESPN (via Twitter), the Vikings haven't won a game that they were trailing by 10 or more points at halftime since 2005, when they did so against the Green Bay Packers at the Metrodome. It's going to take a pretty Herculean effort to erase that stat in this one.

We're less than a minute and a half into the third quarter of play at the Metrodome, and the Minnesota Vikings trail the Tampa Bay Buccaneers by a score of 27-10.

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