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Buccaneers Down Minnesota 24-20 - Match Report

LeGarrette Blount ran through the Minnesota defense for 2 TDs as Tampa Bay handed the Vikings a 24-20 defeat on Sunday at The Metrodome.

Bettors who backed the Buccaneers were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as an underdog of 1 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 41.5.

Josh Freeman completed 22 of 31 pass attempts for 243 yards and 1 TD for the Buccaneers in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the Vikings defense.

Adrian Peterson rushed for 120 yards for Minnesota, while Toby Gerhart added 36 yards. Donovan McNabb threw for 228 yards for the Vikings, while receivers Percy Harvin and Toby Gerhart had 76 and 42 yards respectively.

Minnesota outgained Tampa Bay 398-335 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 25-19 by the Vikings.

Tampa Bay lost the time of possession battle 33:30/26:30, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.

Tampa Bay looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Falcons. The Vikings will aim to get back on the winning track vs Detroit.