Martin leads Bucs in rout of Vikings

The Buccaneers' Dallas Clark makes a catch in front of the Vikings' Marcus Sherels. BRIAN PETERSON / MCT
The Buccaneers' Dallas Clark makes a catch in front of the Vikings' Marcus Sherels. BRIAN PETERSON / MCT
Posted: October 27, 2012

MINNEAPOLIS - Rookie Doug Martin racked up 214 total yards and two touchdowns, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers blew out Minnesota, 36-17, on Thursday night to hand the Vikings their first home loss of the season.

Martin took a screen pass 64 yards for a score, one of three touchdowns thrown by Josh Freeman, to give Tampa Bay (3-4) a 27-10 lead 1 minute, 21 seconds into the second half.

Adrian Peterson had a season-long 64-yard run for a score that brought the Vikings to 30-17.

Buccaneers 36, Vikings 17

Tampa Bay 10 10 10 6 – 36

Minnesota 0 10 7 0 – 17

First quarter

TB–FG Barth 28, 9:48.

TB–Lorig 1 pass from Freeman (Barth kick), 3:34.

Second quarter

TB–FG Barth 40, 12:20.

Min–Harvin 18 pass from Ponder (Walsh kick), 9:39.

TB–Williams 3 pass from Freeman (Barth kick), 4:30.

Min–FG Walsh 51, 1:40.

Third quarter

TB–Martin 64 pass from Freeman (Barth kick), 13:39.

TB–FG Barth 38, 7:50.

Min–Peterson 64 run (Walsh kick), 7:28.

Fourth quarter

TB–Martin 1 run (pass failed), 7:03.

A: 60,860.

TB   Min

First downs 23   16   

Total Net Yards 416   369   

Rushes-yards 41-159   21-140   

Passing 257   229   

Punt Returns 3-1   3-31   

Kickoff Returns 0-0   1-43   

Interceptions Ret. 1-0   0-0   

Comp-Att-Int 19-36-0   19-35-1   

Sacked-Yards Lost 1-5   3-22   

Punts 6-46.8   6-37.8   

Fumbles-Lost 1-0   3-2   

Penalties-Yards 4-49   5-32   

Time of Possession 37:45   22:15   

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing: Tampa Bay, Martin 29-135, Blount 8-16, Benn 1-9, Freeman 3-(minus 1). Minnesota, Peterson 15-123, Ponder 4-12, Gerhart 1-6, Harvin 1-(minus 1).

Passing: Tampa Bay, Freeman 19-36-0-262. Minnesota, Ponder 19-35-1-251.

Receiving: Tampa Bay, Williams 6-68, Martin 3-79, Clark 3-40, Underwood 3-27, Jackson 2-40, Ware 1-7, Lorig 1-1. Minnesota, Harvin 7-90, Jenkins 4-78, Simpson 2-37, Gerhart 2-20, Rudolph 2-17, Ellison 1-5, Peterson 1-4. Missed Field Goals: None.

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