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Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Minnesota Vikings: How they scored

First quarter
7-0 Vikings :02 12 plays, 90 yards, 6:41
Adrian Peterson 1-yard run (Ryan Longwell kick). Key play: Peterson, below, gained 20 yards on six carries, but the big play came from his backup. Toby Gerhart gained 31 yards on a sweep around left end to the Bucs 25.


Second quarter
10-0 Vikings 5:06 14 plays, 72 yards, 7:45
Ryan Longwell 22-yard field goal. Key play: The Vikings rode QB Donovan McNabb's arm and legs for most of the yards, the biggest gain being a 19-yard pass to Percy Harvin to the Bucs 21.
17-0 Vikings :52 8 plays, 75 yards, 2:47
Adrian Peterson 9-yard run (Ryan Longwell kick). Key play: Peterson picked up 19 yards early. But it was his backup, Toby Gerhart, who, again, made the big play. On third and 16, he turned a short pass into a 42-yard gain to the Tampa Bay 4. Peterson scored two plays later.


Third quarter
17-7 Vikings 10:59 2 plays, 44 yards, :40
LeGarrette Blount 27-yard run (Connor Barth kick). Key play: The Bucs finally got on the scoreboard and did it quickly as Josh Freeman opened with a 17-yard pass to TE Luke Stocker. Blount followed with a run off right tackle for the touchdown.
17-10 Vikings :29 7 plays, 52 yards, 4:59
Connor Barth 36-yard field goal. Key play: The best play didn't count, Mike Williams' 17-yard touchdown catch negated by an illegal shift. WR Preston Parker's 51-yard catch and run to the Vikings 21 on third and 12, however, helped pull the Bucs within a touchdown.


Fourth quarter
20-10 Vikings 9:41 12 plays, 69 yards, 5:48
Ryan Longwell 29-yard field goal. Key play: Minnesota's longest gain came on a 23-yard pass interference against rookie LB Mason Foster.
20-17 Vikings 6:39 8 plays, 80 yards, 3:02
Arrelious Benn 25-yard pass from Josh Freeman (Connor Barth kick). Key play: A 15-yard roughing-the-passer penalty on top of a 19-yard completion to WR Dez Briscoe gave the Bucs a first down at the Vikings 25.
24-20 Bucs :31 9 plays, 61 yards, 3:41
LeGarrette Blount 4-yard run (Connor Barth kick). Key play: Josh Freeman's 6-yard completion to WR Preston Parker on third and 4 from the Minnesota 10 came one play before the winning touchdown.


Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Minnesota Vikings: How they scored 09/18/11 [Last modified: Sunday, September 18, 2011 9:36pm]
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