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On Adrian Peterson's first-quarter touchdown run, Bucs lined up with just ten players on defense. Whoops?

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On Adrian Peterson's first-quarter touchdown carry, the Buccaneers lined up with just ten players: five defensive linemen, four linebackers and one safety. They were just short of stopping Peterson anyway.

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I've checked this a dozen times and even took a look at the coaches film in NFL Game Rewind. No one comes flying in at the end of the play, no one is off screen - the Bucs just line up with one less player than the offense.

So here's a tip for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers: if you want to get off to a fast start, maybe you ought to think of, you know, PLAYING ELEVEN MEN ON DEFENSE.