Kicking woes and whoas
Don't be stunned if Sunday's game was beleaguered kicker Dan Bailey's last in a Vikings uniform. A 10-year veteran who missed two field goals and an extra point the previous Sunday at Jacksonville, Bailey missed all four of his kicks - including three field goals - in Sunday's defeat.

"I am really disappointed," Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said. "I have a lot of faith and confidence in him, but the last two weeks haven't been good. I love the kid ... but I don't know."

By contrast, Bucs counterpart Ryan Succop extended his consecutive field-goal streak to 20 with conversions of 18 and 48 yards. The latter, with 5:20 remaining in the game, gave the Bucs a 26-14 lead. Succop did miss one extra point, his third of the season.

"I think he was shocked on the extra point that he missed ... but he drilled that (48-yarder)," Arians said. "I had no doubt he'd make that field goal, which made it a two-score game. He's been great for us all year."

Joey Knight, Tampa Bay Times, published 14 December 2020