We’ve reached Week 3 of the 2017 NFL season, and the Minnesota Vikings will return to U.S. Bank Stadium off of their first loss of the season. They will face a team in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that looked very impressive in their season debut.
Because of Hurricane Irma, the Buccaneers’ Week 1 game against the Miami Dolphins was moved to Week 11, when both teams were originally slated to have their bye. So, the Buccaneers come into this one at 1-0, but looked very impressive while thrashing the Chicago bears last week by a score of 29-7. After thumping the New Orleans Saints in Week 1, the Vikings came down to earth a bit last week without quarterback Sam Bradford, falling to the Pittsburgh Steelers by a score of 26-9.
This is a rivalry that goes all the way back to the days of the old NFC Central. The Vikings and Buccaneers made for some fun games during the time that they shared a division, but they haven’t had very many meetings since the realignment.
We’ll be keeping all of our stories for this week’s game in this stream so that you can more easily access all of them. Enjoy, ladies and gentlemen!