Of the 14 offensive possessions, the Vikings went three and out or turned the ball over eight times.
If you remove Adrian Peterson's 64 yard touchdown run, the first four times the Vikings had the football and moved the ball -8 yards of total offense.
One positive that came from the game was that Adrian Peterson may have found his burst. His 64 yard touchdown run was the longest of the season and for the first time this season, AP appeared to run away from defenders.
My Favorite Martin:
Tampa Bay rookie running back Doug Martin gouged the Vikings defense for 135 yards and a touchdown. He also caught three catches for 79 yards and a touchdown.
Troubles with Tackles:
For the second straight week the Vikings struggled tackling at first contact. Martin among others bounced off of several tackles in the win.
Freeman Stays Hot:
Josh Freeman entered the game white hot and continued that way. He threw for three touchdowns and 262 yards and did not turn the ball over.
The Bucs got the better of the special teams battle. Vikings punter Chris Kluwe punted six times and had a 37 yard net average. His punt of 20 yards set up Tampa Bay's first field goal.
Percy Harvin couldn't get going in the return game as Bucs kicker Michael Koenen sent seven of his eight kickoffs for touchbacks.