Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Minnesota Vikings will be in the national spotlight Thursday night. That means a busy night in downtown Minneapolis.
Minnesota’s rebuilding project might eventually prove it needs more work. The Vikings, though, have clearly restored a critical piece of their foundation: the dome-field advantage.
Thursday night matchups are the closest thing to a lock there is in today’s NFL.
The Minnesota Vikings only have one practice this week before facing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Thursday at Mall of America Field. Tight end John Carlson and running back Adrian Peterson were the only players to miss practice. Carlson is not expected to play, but Peterson is.
The Minnesota Vikings host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in its first Thursday night game since September of 2010. The Vikings will enter the game as the favorite at home, two things that bode well for the purple. The key will be stopping passing duo Josh Freeman and Vincent Jackson.
The Minnesota Vikings have seen as much of the home of the Washington Redskins as it has the homes of its divisional opponents over the last couple years. This season is no different as the Vikings head to FedEx Field for a Week 6 matchup with the Redskins.
The Minnesota Vikings were successful in September. These next four games will tell everyone who the contenders will be at the end of the year. The Vikings began a difficult stretch of four games in 19 days with a victory over the Tennessee Titans.
The national media does not like the Minnesota Vikings in 2012, but history says they still have a chance. The Vikings need a lot of things to go right to prove the naysayers wrong from better quarterback play to improved pass defense.
LeGarrette Blount’s 4-yard touchdown run with 31 seconds left lifted Tampa Bay past the Minnesota Vikings 24-20 on Sunday, completing another comeback guided by Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman — this time from a 17-0 halftime deficit.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were unable to keep opponents from effectively running the ball against them last year.
The Minnesota Vikings have a back-to-basics approach on defense this week.
The Minnesota Vikings have extended their Metrodome sellout streak to 137 straight games.