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Bucs race to 10-0 lead, looking for more

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Last year, the Vikings built at 17-0 lead against the Buccaneers at the Metrodome before squandering it.  If the Vikings hopes to move to 6-2 tonight, they’ll need to be the ones to wipe out a double-digit deficit.

The Bucs lead in the first quarter by 10.

After the teams traded punts to cap three-and-out drives, two more sluggish attempts by the home team chased by subpar punts from Chris Kluwe gave the Bucs relatively short fields and, ultimately, a field goal and a touchdown.

The first drive was fueled by a career-long 41-yard run from rookie Doug Martin.  The second drive, which nearly began with a turnover when punt returner Roscoe Parrish muffed the ball, resulted in seven points, thanks in part to a nice 20-plus-yard catch from Vincent Jackson, who inexplicably got a free release from the slot on third down.

And just as the Vikings were moving the ball, receiver Jerome Simpson fumbled the ball after the first completed pass of the game for Minnesota.

Maybe the Bucs will get a chance to blow a 17-0 lead of their own.

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5 Responses to “Bucs race to 10-0 lead, looking for more”
  1. thetokyosandblaster says: Oct 25, 2012 9:11 PM

    I thought the Vikings had a good defense.

    Hmm. Must be overrated.

  2. skoobyfl says: Oct 25, 2012 9:16 PM

    Anyone expecting the Vikings to win this?

  3. bucforever says: Oct 25, 2012 9:24 PM

    The NFL Network pregame crew were not giving the Bucs any respect. Still too close to call. GO BUCS!

  4. emoney826 says: Oct 25, 2012 9:39 PM

    Lol struggling at home against the Bucs. Love it! The queens are who we THOUGHT they were! Lol

  5. thepvyharvin says: Oct 25, 2012 11:33 PM

    Emoney,,,see you went to the dark side of trash talking,,,Packits suck,,,

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