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KICKOFF: Sunday, 1:00 p.m. ET
SURFACE: Sportexe Momentum Turf
TV: FOX, Dick Stockton, John Lynch
KEYS TO THE GAME: RB Adrian Peterson wants more touches, which requires the Vikings sustaining more drives. The offensive line struggled with protection in San Diego and quarterback Donovan McNabb was under constant duress. Look for offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave to mix in more passes on first and second down and get the tight ends more involved in the passing game.
The lack of a running game has been a growing concern for the Bucs since the preseason. They need to give RB LeGarrette Blount a legitimate chance to get untracked and help set up play-action.
FAST FACTS: Bucs QB Josh Freeman has a 103.1 passer rating in five career starts indoors. ... The Vikings had two tight ends on 76.7 percent of their snaps last week, without any of them catching a pass.
In holding Donovan McNabb to one completion over the final 39 minutes of Sunday's opener, the San Diego Chargers may have set the blueprint for stopping the Minnesota Vikings' veteran quarterback.
Consistent outside pressure kept McNabb in the pocket, even on the designed bootlegs and rollout passes he needs to be effective.
"That's kind of what the 3-4 (defense) does anyway," McNabb said on Wednesday. "They just weren't allowing me to get outside, and at times, I would have to throw over the top. One time, they brought a corner blitz, plus an outside linebacker, so I had to get the ball out of my hands quickly.
"And that's something that a lot of teams are going to do. I expect that. But we have to be able to combat that by being able to run the ball underneath that or the quick (passing) game."
McNabb called his passing line -- 7-of-15 for 39 yards, a touchdown, an interception and a 47.9 rating -- "embarrassing" after the game. But the 34-year-old quarterback bristled at the suggestion this is merely an extension of the problems that led to two benchings last season in Washington.
"Not the case now," McNabb said. "This is a new season. Everything that happened last year -- I mean, they could look at different things. Last year, I threw for over 3,000 yards. That's a pretty decent season. It's not one of my best. But from the start of it, it can be a lot of assumptions.
"But this is a long season, and as this game ends, they'll probably be saying, 'Hey, this is the guy that we expected to see.' As the game continues on, everybody will start picking out different things. I can't worry about that. My focus is what I need to do here to help us be successful, and that's the way it's going to go."
The offensive line did McNabb no favors against San Diego by allowing an unofficial 13 QB pressures, including two sacks. And offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave's commitment to running the ball on first and second down kept leaving the Vikings needing 5 to 9 yards on third.
Asked if the Vikings' struggles are merely a sign the unit needs more time to grow in offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave's scheme, McNabb responded, "That's something you say when you're young. Do I have time to sit back and let it grow? No. I want it to happen now and that's the way that I prepare. I prepare just like the rest of the guys. We prepare to win now."
The Bucs' defense is bracing to face Vikings running back Adrian Peterson Sunday at the Metrodome.
Tampa Bay allowed 126 yards rushing in their 27-20 loss to the Detroit Lions, including 72 to Jahvid Best. That allowed the Lions to control the time of possession, especially in the first half.
Peterson had 16 carries for 98 yards, a healthy 6.1-yard rushing average in a loss at San Diego last week.
Defensive tackle Gerald McCoy said it would be easy for some of the Bucs' young players on defense to be star-struck tackling Peterson.
"Like I was all last year. It can happen," McCoy said. "I know him personally, but I've never played against him. I watched him in college, played with him in college. Everybody knows how good he is, we've just got to be ready for him.
"It's tough, because how they run, you know you're going to get a lot of double-teams. I've been eating well this week. Because I know I'm going to have to hold up some blockers. But I have all the confidence in our game plan and our linebackers and if I do take up two (blockers), and Brian Price takes up two, then our backers will be free to make those plays."
Coach Raheem Morris said Thursday the key to stopping Peterson is rallying 11 players to the football.
"The key to this week is disruption," McCoy said. "We have to make the line go backwards and make it harder on A.P. He can make something out of nothing, but we've got to make it harder on him."
SERIES HISTORY: 52nd regular-season meeting. Vikings lead series, 31-20, and are 18-7 at home. However, Buccaneers have won four in a row, including the last meeting -- a 19-13 decision on Nov. 16, 2008, in Tampa.
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