Vikings very familiar with Bucs defense

Vikings very familiar with Bucs defense

The Vikings’ playmakers know what they’re going to see from Tampa Bay’s defense – a Leslie Frazier Tampa-2 scheme.

Preview: Bucs struggling in numerous areas

Preview: Bucs struggling in numerous areas

If the Vikings are looking for a good road opponent to turn their season, the Bucs are it. Tampa Bay has been inconsistent on offense and dreadful recently on defense. (Photo: Josh McCown and Mike Glennon/USA TODAY)

Injury updates: Sullivan clear of concussion

Injury updates: Sullivan clear of concussion

Center John Sullivan has cleared post-concussion protocols and should be able to play Sunday. Still, the Vikings had an extensive injury report Thursday.

Wright finding rhythm with Bridgewater

Wright finding rhythm with Bridgewater

Jarius Wright’s increased productivity continues as learns more about the position and the game, and his familiarity with Teddy Bridgewater from early practices has helped.

Dr. Roto Video: Visionary Sleepers

Dr. Roto Video: Visionary Sleepers

The Kansas City Chiefs aren't exactly known for their passing attack; however, Dr. Roto does have a man-crush on one KC receiver in Week 8. Dwayne Bowe (pictured above) has yet to score a touchdown or collect more than five passes in a single game. He's definitely a sleeper with a favorable matchup coming versus the St. Louis Rams.

Ball security key vs. opportunistic Bucs

Ball security key vs. opportunistic Bucs

The Bucs give up yards and points, but they have been one of the better teams at forcing fumbles.

Turner: Bridgewater ‘a work in progress’

Turner: Bridgewater ‘a work in progress’

Norv Turner has seen young quarterbacks make mistakes and become Hall of Famers. He remembers similar interceptions that Troy Aikman threw to at least one of Teddy Bridgewater’s. Now it’s up to Turner and the Vikings offense to get Bridgewater through a rough stretch in his young career.

VIDEO: Vikings team practice

VIDEO: Vikings team practice

The Minnesota Vikings work on their offensive and defensive lines, linebackers, and their quarterbacks hitting the receivers while they are being covered by the defense. Center John Sullivan participated in practice, but sat out during the drills involving contact.

D-line learning to play off each other

D-line learning to play off each other

The Vikings defensive line has a lot of new parts and a new team concept that players are beginning to embrace, and see the benefits.

McCoy's Sick Of Excuses, Calls Defense Soft

McCoy's Sick Of Excuses, Calls Defense Soft

Bucs' defensive tackle Gerald McCoy went off on Thursday during his press conference. Whether it was because of the negative feedback he has received for helping a Ravens' player up from the ground, the time off during the bye week, or the conversation he had with Warren Sapp, McCoy went up to the podium today and spoke like a real leader.

VIDEO: Cordarrelle Patterson on Tampa Bay

VIDEO: Cordarrelle Patterson on Tampa Bay

Cordarrelle Patterson discusses the upcoming game versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, last week's loss to the Buffalo Bills, and Teddy Bridgewater's first NFL passing touchdown.

Opponents’ records mean nothing to Vikings

Opponents’ records mean nothing to Vikings

The Vikings are 2-5 and preparing to play 1-5 Tampa Bay. But the focus of the Vikings is more about improving themselves than worrying about what their opponent’s record might be.