It was the first game-winning fumble-return touchdown in franchise history and it capped what was a great game for Barr. Martin would finish his day with five rushes for 19 yards. Hall of Famers one day and trash the next. The soft-spoken Sherels broke the record for Vikings career punt returns yards last week, passing Leo Lewis. QB Jameis Winston looks down field. DE Lawrence Sidbury (left) causes a Vikings fumble in the third quarter, recovered by Leonard Johnson. Many people lamented the Vikings run defense a year ago. LB Bruce Carter (50), LB Lavonte David (54) and CB Leonard Johnson (29) stop RB Jerick McKinnon. Skol! Zimmer has praised the Buccaneers linebacker corps for their speed and David is a big reason for that. 97. Photos from the Buccaneers' preseason game against the Vikings. Leaking like a sieve. New Orleans defense was clearly an inferior NFL-caliber unit. View photos of the Buccaneers arriving for their Week 3 matchup against the Denver Broncos. Tampa Bay will be on the lookout for No. The rookie linebacker tallied nine tackles, a sack, three quarterback hurries, one pass defensed and the forced fumble and fumble recovery. Let's give it time to breathe here before we make final judgments. Remember that time Anthony Barr was a one-man wrecking crew on the first play of overtime against Tampa Bay in 2014? Anyone who's spent time thinking about the Vikings-Buccaneers matchup is anticipating a showdown between cornerback Xavier Rhodes and wide receiver Mike Evans. Through the Years: Vikings vs. But Griffen cares about his performance, he is dedicated to his craft, he wants to be respected and he wants to be great. McCoy is a handful and is a defender offenses will game plan around. QB Jameis Winston unleashes a pass in his first NFL game. Tickets, News, History and Information for Minnesota Vikings at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Everyone loved that new-look Vikings offensive line after the 29-19 win over New Orleans, and now after some struggles while playing the Steelers on the road and on a short week with a backup quarterback, it's like that group has never done anything worthwhile. View photos of the Buccaneers arriving for their Week 5 matchup against the Chicago Bears. View photos of the Buccaneers arriving for their Week 4 matchup against the Los Angeles Chargers. ", Zimmer, Koetter set to match wits over Rhodes, Evans matchup. View the top photos of Tampa Bay's Week 3 matchup against Denver. Look back at photos over the course of time featuring games between the Vikings and the Buccaneers. How do you asses the overall performance of the secondary in Pittsburgh? We don't know what Barr's assignment(s) will be this week against Tampa Bay, but it's clear he's on a bit of a roll right now and very few people inside U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday would be disappointed if Barr had the kind of impact he's had on the first two games, or the kind of impact he had the last time the Vikings played the Buccaneers. He would end the day with 10 rushing yards and a touchdown. Thanks, coach Shurmur, for making Thursday's press conference less mundane than it could have been. He's as competitive and dedicated as they come. Those mistakes have to be corrected. Minnesota Vikings: Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 38: 30: boxscore: 7: Dec 7, 1980: Sun: W: Minnesota Vikings @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 21: 10: boxscore: 8: Sep 5, 1981: Sat: L: Minnesota Vikings @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 13: 21: boxscore: 9: Nov 8, 1981: Sun: W: Minnesota Vikings: Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 25: 10: boxscore: 10: Sep 12, 1982: Sun: W: Minnesota Vikings: Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 17: 10: boxscore: 11: … He's a tackling machine, he can play in space and he can cover the pass. OL Matthew Masifilo (65) blocks for QB Seth Lobato (4), who ended the night 2-of-3 for 24 yards. He ended the day with nine completions for 131 yards, including a 40-yard connection with Vincent Jackson, his first NFL completion. Barr chased Seferian-Jenkins down, forced a fumble, scooped up the fumble and sprinted 27 yards for a touchdown. DE Da'Quan Bowers puts pressure on Vikings third-string quarterback Taylor Heinicke. That distinction went to Danielle Hunter, who had 12.5 sacks. Final Thoughts: Vikings vs. 9 Twin Cities), Sideline: Peter Schrager I think it's something that we work on and every player that touches the ball needs to finish the down with it. For his part, Vikings Offensive Coordinator Pat Shurmur seems to have this extended quarterback quandary reduced to a pretty simple proposition. Sherels is as unassuming a pro athlete as you'll ever meet, but don't confuse that soft-spoken nature for weakness or ambivalence. The two teams have met each other 55 times, with the Minnesota Vikings winning 33 games and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers winning 22 games. I believe Waynes will be everything this defense needs him to be for the majority of the 2017 season. It is highly recommended that you use the latest versions of a supported browser in order to receive an optimal viewing experience. The Buccaneers pass rush pressures QB Taylor Heinicke in second half action. He also has games where he gives up too many big plays and commits too many penalties. Glennon ended the day 9-of-17 for 98 yards. But Le'Veon Bell had four receptions for four yards and Brown was basically a non-factor. The browser you are using is no longer supported on this site. The following browsers are supported: Chrome, Edge (v80 and later), Firefox and Safari. RB Dominique Brown rushed three times for 11 yards in the game. Buccaneers vs. Vikings . I love analogies, especially original ones. Improve the Vikings record at U.S. Bank Stadium to 7-3. It was the first game-winning fumble-return touchdown in franchise history and it capped what was a great game for Barr. The effort garnered Barr NFC Defensive Player of the Week honors and it was one impressive week in what was an awesome rookie season. S Chris Hackett (35) and CB Brandon Dixon (39) share a tackle in the fourth quarter. In his first game in red and pewter, first-year Buccaneer LB Bruce Carter (50) hits Minnesota RB Jerick McKinnon. View photos of Tampa Bay's Week 4 matchup against Los Angeles. First-year Buccaneer DT Henry Melton (90) sacks Vikings' QB Shaun Hill to start the second quarter. Sherels now has 1,822 career punt return yards and will have 14 games to add to that total in 2017.