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Buccaneers Impressive in Thursday Win

Doug Martin

The streak for road-dog teams continued Thursday night as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers ran up the scoreboard on the Vikings in front of a very pissed off home crowd.

Buccaneers Gash Vikings 36-17Doug Martin

The streak for road-dog teams continued Thursday night as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers ran up the scoreboard on the Vikings in front of a very pissed off home crowd.

Doug Martin had a massive fantasy night carrying the ball 29 times for 135 yards and a touchdown. The Tampa rookie RB also caught a 64 yard screen pass and bolted through the Vikings DEF as he found his way to the end zone. The Buccaneers are now 2-1 after the bye week and have scored 102 points in those three games.

Doug Martin stole the spot light but Adrian Peterson had a solid performance with 123 yards and a touchdown.

Christian Ponder looked terrible and had to deal with a heavy dose of blitzes much of the night. Ponder finished 19 for 35, 251 yards with one touchdown and one pick. If you ask me, there may be a race going on between Ponder and Cam Newton for who is regressing faster.

Thursday Games Spread
Dallas 24, NY Giants 17  NYG-3.5
Green Bay 23, Chicago 10  GB-5
NY Giants 36, Carolina 7  Car-2.5
Baltimore 23, Cleveland 16  BAL -11.5
St. Louis 17, Arizona 3  ARZ-1
Tennessee 26, Pittsburgh 23  PIT-5.5
San Francisco 13, Seattle 6  SF-7.5
Tampa Bay 36, Minnesota 17  MIN-7

Strangely enough, the NFL Thursday night games not only have the line-makers stumped predicting the correct favorites, but has a high number of NFL teams winning on the road.

Whatever happened to home field advantage?

Should we go ahead and pencil in a Colts victory for week 10 against the Jag’s? What about a Dolphins win over the Bills in week 11. Bring on Thanksgiving and we have the Texans at Lions, Skins at Cowboys and Patriots at Jets. There could be a serious trend to road-team win favorites brewing on Thursdays.

 

 

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