It's Game Day and for the first (and likely only) time this year, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will have a nationally televised, prime time game. They will face off against the Minnesota Vikings, a team that has done surprisingly well so far. Led by second-year quarterback Christian Ponder, the Vikings are 5-2 and on pace to make it to the playoffs, despite looking like a hot mess last season.
Will the Bucs be able to beat this stout team in Minnesota on a short week? We'll find out tonight.
Game Time: 8:20 p.m. ET
Location: Metrodome, Minneapolis, Minn.
Announcers: Brad Nesler, Mike Mayock, Alex Flanagan
TV: NFL Network
Radio: 620 WDAE AM, live stream on Buccaneers.com
Odds: Minnesota -5½