Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24  Minnesota Vikings 20 Sunday 18 September 2011 at Mall of America Field
SCORING MIN 0:02-1Q Peterson 1 run (Longwell kick) MIN 5:06-2Q Longwell FG22 MIN 0:52-2Q Peterson 9 run (Longwell kick) TB 10:59-3Q Blount 27 run (Barth kick) TB 0:29-4Q Barth FG36 MIN 9:41-4Q Longwell FG29 TB 6:39-4Q Benn 25 pass from Freeman (Barth kick) TB 0:31-4Q Blount 4 run (Barth kick)
A great fourth quarter comeback gave the 2011 Bucs their first win of the season.   Josh Freeman found Arrelious Benn for one score and then led the late drive that culminated in LeGarrette Blount’s touchdown run with 31 seconds remaining.  Led by Josh Freeman, who engineered his eighth fourth-quarter/overtime comeback victory in 27 NFL starts, the Bucs scored on four of five second-half possessions.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Blount 13-71, Graham 3-18, Freeman 3-16. VIKINGS: Peterson 25-120, Gerhart 2-36, Harvin 2-18, McNabb 4-12. PASSING BUCS: Freeman 31-22-243-1-1. VIKINGS: McNabb 30-18-228-0-0. RECEIVING BUCS: Parker 6-98, Graham 5-21, Winslow 4-44, Briscoe 4-42, Benn 1-25, Stocker 1-17, Williams 1-(-4). VIKINGS: Harvin 7-76, Jenkins 3-29, Shiancoe 3-28, Peterson 2- 21, Gerhart 1-42, Berrian 1-17, Rudolph 1-15. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: none. VIKINGS: Abdullah 1-32. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Parker 3-70, Spurlock 1-21. VIKINGS: Booker 1-15, Harvin 1-2. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Parker 2-27. VIKINGS: Sherels 2-3. SACKS BUCS: Jones 1-10, Foster 1-6. VIKINGS: Griffin 1-7, Allen 1-6.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 70 Penn DE 71 Bennett LG 76 Zuttah DT 93 McCoy C 52 Faine DT 92 Price RG 75 Joseph DE 94 Clayborn RT 65 Trueblood WLB 54 Hayes TE 82 WInslow MLB 59 Foster TE 88 Stocker SLB 58 Black WR 17 Benn LCB 25 Talib WR 19 Williams RCB 20 Barber RB 27 Blount SS 26 Jones QB 5 Freeman FS 35 Grimm PLAYED 9 Koenen, 10 Barth, 28 Lumpkin, 30 Holland, 31 Biggers, 33 Mack, 34 Graham , 41 Lynch, 44 Lorig, 46 Yount, 53 Diles, 56 Watson, 57 Hayward, 62 Larsen, 73 Hardman, 80 Pianalto, 81 Spurlock, 87 Parker, 89 Briscoe, 90 Miller, 91 Bowers, 96 Crowder, 98 Okam DID NOT PLAY 11 Johnson INACTIVE 18 Stroughter, 21 Bradford, 22 Asante, 23 Lewis, 24 Gaitor, 69 Dotson, 77 Lee
COMMENTARY CREW Dick Stockton and John Lynch