Minnesota Vikings vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Minnesota Vikings vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Vikings' defense intercepted Jameis Winston three times - Minnesota's first takeaways of the season - and held the Buccaneers to 26 yards rushing in another decisive home victory.

The Vikings stood along their sideline with arms locked together during the "Star Spangled Banner" on Sunday before their game against Tampa Bay. One of his touchdowns went to DeSean Jackson, marking Jackson's first touchdown as a member of the Buccaneers.

The Buccaneers (1-0) were happy to get their season started and the excitement was palpable during the 29-7 win over the Chicago Bears.

It ended with a Vikings offense that looked self-sufficient without its starting QB, as Keenum made his case to become the second Vikings passer in three weeks to win NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors.

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen makes a spectacular over-the-shoulder catch for 45 yards.

In the second quarter Keenum found a open Jarius Wright to put the Vikings up 14-3.

Keenum has beaten the Bucs the last two times he faced them - though he was playing for the Rams at the time.

Included in the interlocking of arms was GM Rick Spielman and owners Mark and Zygi Wilf. Tampa Bay saw several defenders leave the game. The appointment confirmed the Vikings' initial belief there were no structural issues with Bradford's twice-surgically-repaired knee, according to a National Football League source, but essentially, the situation puts the team in a waiting game, as it hopes for the pain and swelling in his knee to subside enough for him to return soon. Harrison Smith and Andrew Sendejo both also picked off passes.

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