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Bucs hold 10-point edge at the half

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The Buccaneers have scored 10 points on Minnesota turnovers.  And the Bucs lead by 10 points at halftime of Thursday night’s game against the Vikings.

Quarterback Josh Freeman has thrown a pair of touchdown passes.  His numbers otherwise aren’t stellar, with 10 completions on 22 attempts for 85 yards.

Rookie running back Doug Martin has out Petersoned Adrian Peterson so far, rushing for 106 yards.  And Peterson has made the comparison even more stark by losing a fumble for the first time this season.

Peterson has 60 yards on 10 carries, and Percy Harvin has added 67 yards through the air, with a touchdown.

It could have been even worse.  With the Vikings holding Tampa to a punt after a 51-yard field goal from Blair Walsh cut the deficit from 13 and getting the ball back with 25 seconds left from their own 25, offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave dialed up a pass — and quarterback Christian Ponder nearly threw a pick.

Last week, an interception late in the first half gave the Cardinals a 47-yard field goal attempt.  Fortunately for the Vikings, kicker Jay Feely missed the kick.

Either way, the Vikings have to do to the Bucs what the Bucs did to the Vikings last year at Minnesota:  Wipe out a double-digit deficit.

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10 Responses to “Bucs hold 10-point edge at the half”
  1. skoobyfl says: Oct 25, 2012 10:16 PM

    I’ll safely say that the Bucs mean business tonight!

  2. taintedsaints2009 says: Oct 25, 2012 10:19 PM

    C-lo green sucks. Is that how you spell it? You know what I don’t care.

  3. zn0rseman says: Oct 25, 2012 10:22 PM

    Huge holds on two long runs by Msrtin. Not sure how the refs missed those but I hope they clean it up in the second half.

    Where is Jared Allen in this game? Total non-factor so far.

  4. bucrightoff says: Oct 25, 2012 10:24 PM

    Doug Freakin Martin. Now thats what I’m talking about.

  5. emoney826 says: Oct 25, 2012 10:24 PM

    Excuses excuses coming from Viking fans. As you tell everyone else, DEAL with it! You’re getting spanked.

  6. professorcolumbus says: Oct 25, 2012 10:26 PM

    MDS: “the Vikings have too much for the Bucs on both sides of the ball and should win this one comfortably.”

    And they also screened my comment this morning when I tried to all him on this.

  7. bucforever says: Oct 25, 2012 10:42 PM

    Good on the Bucs! The Network pregame crew gave them no respect at all! After the build up they gave the home team , the Bucs could have just stayed in the locker room.

  8. sfsaintsfan says: Oct 25, 2012 10:45 PM

    Can they both lose?

  9. choppa2lis says: Oct 25, 2012 10:48 PM

    lmao viking fans cry over everything, biggest crybaby fanbase in sports waaaaaaaaah!

  10. vikingfan1971 says: Oct 26, 2012 12:51 PM

    I think you have them confused with the packers
    when they were going to pursue a lawsuit against the seahawks game now that is a cry baby and they are not crying you must be a packer fan

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