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Rapid Reaction: Buccaneers 36, Vikings 17

Rapid Reaction: Buccaneers 36, Vikings 17

MINNEAPOLIS -- A few thoughts after Thursday night's 36-17 Tampa Bay victory at the Metrodome: What it means: The Vikings are 5-3 at their season's midpoint. It's better than what many thought they would do, but their second-half schedule is far more di…
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  • Bucs rip Vikes, end road losing streak

    Bucs rip Vikes, end road losing streak

    CNNSI.com Oct 25, 2012
    Rookie Doug Martin picked a good time to have his best game. The running back accounted for 214 yards and two touchdowns in the Buccaneers' 36-17 victory over the Vikings.
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  • Bucs hold 10-point edge at the half

    Bucs hold 10-point edge at the half

    profootballtalk.com Oct 25, 2012
    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 stel
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  • Vikings wake up after spotting Bucs 13

    Vikings wake up after spotting Bucs 13

    profootballtalk.com Oct 25, 2012
    It looked like it was going to be a long night for the Vikings.  The offense was sluggish.  The defense was porous.  The natives, who witnessed only one win in 2011 before seeing perfection to date in the Metrodome, were getting restless. But now the V
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  • Da’Quan Bowers active for Bucs at Minnesota

    Da’Quan Bowers active for Bucs at Minnesota

    Buccaneers defensive end Da’Quan Bowers made it through pregame warmups unscathed and is now active and ready to go for tonight’s game against the Vikings. Bowers, who was brought up to the 53-man roster from the physically unable to perform list this
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  • Vikings-Bucs: Trying 'Countdown Live'

    Vikings-Bucs: Trying 'Countdown Live'

    ESPN.com Oct 25, 2012
    MINNEAPOLIS -- There were no surprises Thursday evening as both the Minnesota Vikings and Tampa Bay Buccaneers revealed their list of inactive players for this game. The only interesting roster maneuver, in fact, was the Bucs' decision to activate defen…
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  • Countdown Live: Bucs-Vikings

    Countdown Live: Bucs-Vikings

    ESPN.com Oct 25, 2012
    Join our ESPN.com NFL experts as they break down the NFC match up between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Minnesota Vikings. Contribute your thoughts and questions beginning at 8:30 p.m. ET. See you there. Countdown Live: Bucs-Vikings
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  • NFC North Thursday practice report

    NFC North Thursday practice report

    ESPN.com Oct 25, 2012
    MINNEAPOLIS -- Greetings from the Metrodome, where the Minnesota Vikings and Tampa Bay Buccaneers will match up in, oh, about 2 1/2 hours. While we wait, let's catch up on some practice news from around the NFC North: Chicago Bears: The Bears are pretty…
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  • NBA Preseason: Timberwolves 95 — Pistons 76

    NBA Preseason: Timberwolves 95 — Pistons 76

    timberpups.com Oct 25, 2012
    1974 called and they apparently wanted their NBA League Pass back.  There is very little in the world that annoys me more than clearing my calendar for something/anything and then having said event blow up in my face.  This is exactly what happened for
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  • Final Word: Buccaneers-Vikings

    Final Word: Buccaneers-Vikings

    ESPN.com Oct 25, 2012
    Three nuggets of knowledge about an early installment of Week 8: Home advantage: These Thursday night turnarounds are tough for both teams, but recent history suggests the Minnesota Vikings will get a big boost by playing this game at the Metrodome. Alr…
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  • Ball Don’t Lie’s 2012-13 NBA Season Previews: The Minnesota Tim…

    Ball Don’t Lie’s 2012-13 NBA Season Previews: The Minnesota Timberwolves

    yahoo.com Oct 25, 2012
    For the first time in two years we'll have an orthodox, full-length NBA season to look forward to. No lockout nonsense, and precious little obsession as to whether or not LeBron James will ever win the big one. He's won it, already, and our sanity as NB…
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  • Boy, these Cowboys are not so Super ... been a long time since …

    Boy, these Cowboys are not so Super ... been a long time since Dallas competed for NFL's top prize

    nydailynews.com Oct 25, 2012
    The new Super Bowl video comes out every spring, and somehow each year the Cowboys are not in it. Once Jerry Jones ran through all the players Jimmy Johnson accumulated for him with clever drafts and the greatest trade in NFL history when he unloaded He…
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  • Video - Jared Allen gets bloody nose 00:52

    Jared Allen gets bloody nose

    Oct 25
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers tackle Donald Penn bloodies Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen during a fight after a play stops.
  • Video - Tools for victory: Youth emulate Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin's play 01:50

    Tools for victory: Youth emulate Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin's play

    Oct 25
    A few football youngsters join the "NFL Thursday Night Kickoff" crew to demonstrate how the Minnesota Vikings use the wide receiver Percy Harvin, presented by Craftsman.
  • Video - Is Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder a playoff-caliber QB? 02:35

    Is Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder a playoff-caliber QB?

    Oct 25
    Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder has gotten his team off to a good start, but is the sophomore signal-caller a playoff-caliber quarterback?
  • Video - Inside the Huddle with John Clayton 01:54

    Inside the Huddle with John Clayton

    Oct 25
    John Clayton reviews some surprising performances, burgeoning talent and come backs in Adrian Peterson, Randall Cobb, Antonio Brown and Chris Johnson.

Sports Columnists

  • Adande: David Stern's constant power struggle

    Oct 25
    Even though the NBA thrived, Stern's power was often challenged.
  • Biggest NFL games of Week 8 -- John Clayton's First & 10

    Oct 25
    Is it time to panic yet? The Eagles, Cowboys and Chargers might be on the brink, John Clayton writes.
  • The Sports Guy's Thursday NFL Pick

    Oct 25
    Bucs (+5) over VIKINGS Seven reasons why I worried about laying five points with Minnesota at home against the Bucs tonight ... 1. Christian ...