Keenum has 3 TD passes and Vikings top Buccaneers 34-17

QB Jameis Winston says he’s focused on the deep-ball chances to De Sean Jackson he missed in the opener “We left a lot out there.”

Keenum has beaten the Buccaneers in three straight seasons, the past two with the Rams.

Cook led the team in rushing with 97 yards and a touchdown. On a related note, it means the Vikings need to get more out of their defense and running game in Week 3 in order to come out of it victorious against a very talented Buccaneers squad.

Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen sacks Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston during the second quarter at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. After a defensive holding penalty made it first-and-goal, Keenum rolled right and fired a quick out to Jairus Wright for a two-yard touchdown. Over the years, the veteran quarterback compiled some of his best National Football League starts against the Bucs' defense, a trend that continued in Week 3. Three plays later, Diggs ran a deep post down the middle and caught a 47-yard pass just over the hands of Ryan Smith.

This is Keenum's 10th win as a starter - a win that shows he can correct his mistakes from previous games and take on a much bigger role in the offense.

Diggs caught his second touchdown of the day early in the 3rd quarter.

Already without three starters for health reasons, defensive tackle Chris Baker, linebacker Kwon Alexander and cornerback Brent Grimes, the Buccaneers defense took even more hits during the game. They converted only one of six third downs.

And the Vikings' defense didn't look back after that. After Ward broke up a third-down pass in the middle of the end zone, kicker Kai Forbath came in to bang a 20-yarder through the pipes. Tampa Bay is coming off of a dominant 29-7 victory over the Chicago Bears in their opening game, as their Week 1 contest was postponed due to Hurricane Irma. However, apparent miscommunication between Winston and Jackson led to a ball thrown directly to Sendejo, who returned the interception 36 yards to the Bucs' 35. Last week, the Vikings were only able to gain 237 yards on offense and had 131 penalty yards.

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