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Vikings vs. Buccaneers Score Update: Scoreless tie in Tampa

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Minnesota Vikings are slugging it out in a scoreless tie.

Cliff McBride

After one quarter, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Minnesota Vikings have a scoreless tie going, with neither team capable of making a real difference.

The Bucs offense got off to a crisp start, moving the ball steadily down the field for several first downs. One of those had to come on a fourth-down conversion on their own side of the field, showing the aggression of the team. That aggression didn't matter much, though: Mike Glennon arm-punted the ball to Captain Munnerlyn two plays later.

The defense wasn't much improved, but a long missed field goal by Blair Walsh bailed them out. The run defense in particular looked weak with a few gaping holes.

Meanwhile, the Vikings pass rush stopped the Bucs regularly when they did try to pass, with Everson Griffen making Anthony Collins look foolish. That last part is starting to become an unfortunately regular reality for the Bucs this season. Oh, and Michael Koenen still can't punt -- he got off a nice, 22-yarder this time.

Overall, the Vikings have looked slightly better, but the difference is minimal.