Buccaneers on Tape: What the Vikings showed in Week 2
The Minnesota Vikings host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFL’s Week 3, and we’re taking a look at their film from Week 2, to try and see what the Bucs might face.
When the Buccaneers head into their game in Minnesota, the Vikings will be looking to improve drastically following a 26-9 loss in Pittsburgh.
This is more significant this week as it was the first-time quarterback Case Keenum started for the team in purple this year, and he’s starting again against Tampa Bay as Sam Bradford continues to be sidelined by a knee injury.
Everyone knows the Vikings defense is one of the better units in the league, but keeping them on the field last week was an inept offense which went 5-for-15 on third down conversion tries.
Any defense, even the Buccaneers’ own 2002 defense, would start giving up points and yards after being on the field for as long as the Minnesota group was against the Steelers.
This series focuses on this week’s opponent for the Bucs, and what they did the week prior. This is for two reasons.
One, it’s the most recent tape, and shows the team most accurately in its current configuration. Two, I don’t do this full-time, so I can’t very well watch every tape of ever Keenum start out there.
This week, this is a convenient truth, as there is only one game film to watch with Keenum running the Vikings offense.
My study follows, now.