Tampa Bay vs Minnesota Wrap - Tampa Bay Wins 36-17
Josh Freeman scorched the Vikings defense for 3 TDs as Tampa Bay defeated Minnesota 36-17 on Thursday at The Metrodome.
Tampa Bay was the ATS victor, as they covered the 5-point spread as an underdog. Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 43.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Doug Martin rushed for 135 yards, while LeGarrette Blount added 16 yards in the win. Doug Martin and Mike Williams added 79 and 68 receiving yards respectively.
Adrian Peterson rushed for 123 yards for Minnesota, while Christian Ponder added 12 yards. Christian Ponder threw for 251 yards for the Vikings, while receivers Percy Harvin and Michael Jenkins had 90 and 78 yards respectively.
Tampa Bay outgained Minnesota 416-369 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 23-16 by the Buccaneers.
Tampa Bay led the time of possession tally, as the game finished as a 37:45/22:15 split in that important category.
Tampa Bay looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Raiders. The Vikings will aim to get back on the winning track at Seattle.