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Quick Look: Bucs @ Vikings

by Roland Johnson on September 15, 2011

BUCCANEERS: Aim for 5th consecutive win vs. Vikings…In 5 career starts indoors, QB Josh Freeman has completed 91 of 133 (68.4 pct.) for 1,243 yards with 7 TDs vs. 4 INTs for 103.1 rating. In career, when Freeman starts & has 100+ rating, Bucs are 7-1. Since start of 2009, Freeman is 1 of 4 QBs in NFL with 500+ rush yards (551)…When RB LeGarrette Blount has 15+ att., Bucs are 6-2. RB Earnest Graham had team-high 8 catches (58 yards) last week…WR Mike Williams aims for 5th game in row with TD catch (5 TDs in past 4). Has 12 rec. TDs in 17 career games. TE Kellen Winslow has a catch in 77 consecutive games. Led club with 66 rec. yards in Week 1. WR Preston Parker had career-high 4 catches & 44 yards last week…CB Ronde Barber has 7 sacks & 1 INT in career vs. Min. He has started 184 consecutive games, most by CB in NFL history. Only player in NFL history with 25+ sacks (26) & 40+ INTs (40). CB Aqib Talib had 28-yard INT-TD last week, 2nd career INT-TD. LB Quincy Black & S Sean Jones each had FF in Week 1

VIKINGS: In past 2 vs. TB, QB Donovan McNabb has completed 38 of 56 (67.9 pct.) for 492 yards with 5 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 125 rating. Aims for 3rd win in a row vs. TB with 100+ rating. Incl. playoffs, when McNabb has 100+ rating (min. 10 att.), his teams are 46-3 (.939)…RB Adrian Peterson rushed for 98 yards last week. In his career, averages 110 rush yards per game in Sept. (1,650 yards, 15 games), 2nd best mark in NFL history (min. 10 games; HOFer Jim Brown, 110.8). Has 52 career rush TDs, tied for most in franchise history. In 30 career games at home, has rushed for 3,189 yards (106.3 per game) & 26 TDs. His 106.3 rush yards per game avg. is best in NFL among active players (min. 25 games)…WR-KR Percy Harvin had 103-yard KR-TD last week & holds franchise record with 4 career KR-TDs. Has 16 career TDs (11 rec., 4 KR, 1 rush). WR Michael Jenkins had TD in Min. debut last week. Had TD in last game vs. TB (12/5/10 with Atl.)…DE Jared Allen had INT (14 yards) & 0.5 sack last week, 3rd career game with 0.5+ sack & INT. Since entering NFL in 2004, has 83.5 sacks, most in NFL. Has 5.5 sacks in past 5 at home.

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