Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20 Minnesota Vikings 17Sunday 10 September 2023 at US Bank Stadium
NFC SOUTH STANDINGSTampa Bay Buccaneers1-0Atlanta Falcons1-0New Orleans Saints1-0Carolina Panthers0-1
CBS COMMENTARY CREW Andrew Catalon, Tiki Barker and Matt Ryan
The Bucs opened the post-Brady era with a somewhat surprising win on the road in Minnesota having gone North as six point underdogs. Three forced turnovers kept them in the game early before Mike Evans’ 82nd career touchdown tied the scores just before half-time. The second half saw a more ball control offense and some key third down conversions with Baker Mayfield scrambling at times to keep drives alive. Chase McLaughlin eventually won it with a 57-yard fieldgoal.
GAME HIGHLIGHTSClick on the boxes below to view the big playsMike Evans had the first touchdown of the seasonTrey Palmer’s first NFL catch was a touchdown in his first NFL gameChase McLaughlin’s 57-yard field goal proved to be the game winning score
GAME SCORINGTB3:23-1QMcLaughlin FG36MIN11:15-2QAddison 39 pass from Cousins (Joseph kick)MIN5:41-2QJoseph FG25TB1:09-2QEvans 28 pass from Mayfield (McLaughlin)TB6:01-3QPalmer 7 pass from Mayfield (McLaughlin)MIN13:37-4QMattison 4 pass from Cousins (Joseph kick)TB5:10-4QMcLaughlin FG57