Buccaneers on Tape: What the Vikings showed in Week 2

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With Sam Bradford out for a second straight game with an injury to his left knee, Keenum led the Vikings to a 34-17 win over Tampa Bay at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Minnesota started the scoring early when rookie Dalvin Cook rushed for his first career National Football League touchdown. On third-and-three from the Vikings' 41, Keenum threw to Diggs on the left sideline. His weaving run after the catch led to a 59-yard touchdown to put Minnesota up 28-3 early in the third quarter.

Along with Adam Thielen (98 yards on Sunday), the Vikings have a pretty underrated receiving core, and an unexpected one when you consider Thielen was undrafted and Diggs was a fifth-round pick.

He's got 17 receptions for 293 yards and four touchdowns.

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Minnesota was missing starting quarterback Sam Bradford in Week 2 and backup Case Keenum threw for only 167 yards and had a completion percentage of 54.1 percent. Minnesota has a strong rushing attack and defense, but Bradford's arm talent gives this team a much-needed spark on offense.

Jameis Winston threw two touchdowns in the third quarter, but also had three costly interceptions in Minnesota territory to end other scoring opportunities.

Tampa Bay is hoping it can be as effective stopping Keenum and the Vikes as Pittsburgh was last week in a 26-9 victory over Minnesota. Under pressure, Keenum pulled a 180 from his performance last week, finishing 11-of-13 for 232 yards and three touchdowns against the blitz. They converted only one of six third downs. Those two also hooked up to finish the drive, with Brate leaping to catch a 15-yard touchdown pass and holding on despite a hit from safety Andrew Sendejo that left him wobbly as he tried to stand back up. After Ward broke up a third-down pass in the middle of the end zone, kicker Kai Forbath came in to bang a 20-yarder through the pipes. Last week, the Vikings were only able to gain 237 yards on offense and had 131 penalty yards.

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