When both Minnesota and Tampa Bay failed to score in the first half, it was the first Bucs game that was scoreless at halftime since Oct. 6, 1991. Tampa Bay beat Philadelphia 14-13. It was the first NFL game to be scoreless at the half since a Giants-Oilers clash in 1994.
The Bucs held Minnesota and vaunted RB Robert Smith to less than 3 yards a carry after allowing 4.8 yards a carry last month in Minnesota.
For the third time in four games, Michael Husted missed an extra point. Before this season, Husted had missed one extra point in three years.
C Tony Mayberry started his 104th consecutive game, passing David Logan and setting a team record.