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Keenum has 3 TDs, 369 yards as Vikings top Buccaneers 34-17

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Case Keenum found a rhythm on the first drive, and the Minnesota Vikings were off and running.

The backup quarterback was much more than a fill-in this time.

Keenum passed for three touchdowns and a career-high 369 yards without a turnover in relief of Sam Bradford, steering the Vikings to a 34-17 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.

''I accept my role on this team,'' Keenum said. ''I know I want to be ready whenever my name is called, so that's why I prepare.''

Stefon Diggs had 173 yards receiving and caught two of Keenum's throws for scores, one short and one long .

Dalvin Cook produced 169 total yards plus his first NFL touchdown , which capped a 75-yard march by the Vikings (2-1) to start the game.

They built a 28-3 lead by early in the third quarter and compiled 494 yards, up from 237 yards in the 26-9 loss at Pittsburgh the week before.

''I guess everybody can use a warmup sometimes,'' Diggs said. ''He came out swinging. When your quarterback is bringing that energy, you just try to match it.''

Trae Waynes and Harrison Smith each picked off Jameis Winston in the end zone , and Andrew Sendejo returned an interception 36 yards in the fourth quarter to set up one of two field goals by Kai Forbath.

Shadowed by Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes, Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans had a quiet game with seven catches for 67 yards. When the offense returned to the sideline following Sendejo's interception, Evans was shown on the TV broadcast angrily shoving over a trash can by the bench.

''I can't do that,'' Evans said. ''I'm a captain.''

DeSean Jackson and Cameron Brate each had a touchdown reception while Winston completed 28 of 40 passes for 328 yards, but the Buccaneers (1-1) simply couldn't overcome having to play from behind all afternoon. They converted only one of six third downs.

Keenum, meanwhile, went 25 for 33 in the third 300-yard game of his career. With Bradford out for the second straight game because of an ailing left knee, the undrafted former practice squad player with 26 starts in six NFL seasons took full advantage of a Buccaneers defense depleted by injuries.

Well protected by a vastly improved offensive line, Keenum was not sacked and only occasionally hurried. He put on a play-action passing clinic, finding Diggs and fellow wide receiver Adam Thielen, who had five catches and 98 yards, open at will.

''I think I was on the ground maybe once,'' Keenum said.

PASS THE BUCS

Keenum has beaten the Buccaneers in three straight seasons, the past two with the Rams. His totals: 53 for 76 (69.7 percent) for 793 yards, seven touchdowns and just one interception with three sacks.

''He looked like the best player in the NFL again today,'' coach Dirk Koetter said.

FOR STARTERS

With widespread rebuke around the league toward President Donald Trump for his obscene criticism of the kneeling by players during the national anthem in protest of social injustice, Evans and Jackson each took a knee with a hand on their heart in front of the bench as the ''Star Spangled Banner'' played.

''It seems like he is trying to divide us. I think this is an opportunity for me to do what I can,'' Evans said, adding: ''People say it's unpatriotic to kneel, but it's unpatriotic of the President not to respect our rights.''

Other Bucs players locked arms in solidarity, as did many Vikings, with owners Zygi Wilf and Mark Wilf and general manager Rick Spielman joining them. Coach Mike Zimmer didn't broach the subject with his players, but he said: ''I'm glad our guys are a team.''

BANGED-UP TAMPA BAY

Already missing 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.

Backup defensive end Noah Spence hurt his shoulder but finished the game. Standout defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, who was limited this week in practice by an ankle injury, limped off twice in the second half before returning from each absence.

Then linebacker Lavonte David was lost in potentially the biggest blow. He had the back of his ankle rolled on inadvertently by a Vikings player during a scrum around the ball in the fourth quarter and left the field on a cart.

''X-rays were negative,'' Koetter said. ''That's the good news.''

UP NEXT

The Buccaneers host the New York Giants on Sunday before the New England Patriots visit on Oct. 5, with two games in the next 11 days making the injury recovery more difficult.

The Vikings stay at home to face the Detroit Lions on Sunday, starting a stretch of three straight games against division opponents.

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Key Players
J. Winston 3 QB
328 PaYds, 2 PaTDs, 3 INTs, 4 RuYds
19
FPTS
C. Keenum 7 QB
369 PaYds, 3 PaTDs, 18 RuYds
33
FPTS
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 8:40
K.Forbath 37 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-K.McDermott, Holder-R.Quigley.
6
plays
16
yds
3:45
pos
17
34
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 15:00
(Kick formation) N.Folk extra point is GOOD, Center-G.Sanborn, Holder-B.Anger.
plays
yds
pos
17
31
Touchdown 0:00
J.Winston pass deep right to D.Jackson for 25 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
7
plays
75
yds
2:24
pos
16
31
Field Goal 2:24
K.Forbath 20 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-K.McDermott, Holder-R.Quigley.
13
plays
73
yds
6:23
pos
10
31
Point After TD 8:47
N.Folk extra point is GOOD, Center-G.Sanborn, Holder-B.Anger.
plays
yds
pos
10
28
Touchdown 8:47
J.Winston pass short right to C.Brate for 15 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
6
plays
46
yds
3:38
pos
9
28
Point After TD 12:25
K.Forbath extra point is GOOD, Center-K.McDermott, Holder-R.Quigley.
plays
yds
pos
3
28
Touchdown 12:25
C.Keenum pass deep right to S.Diggs for 59 yards, TOUCHDOWN. Penalty on TB, Defensive 12 On-field, declined.
3
plays
66
yds
1:03
pos
3
27
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 0:47
(Kick formation) K.Forbath extra point is GOOD, Center-K.McDermott, Holder-R.Quigley.
plays
yds
pos
3
21
Touchdown 0:47
C.Keenum pass deep right to S.Diggs for 17 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
6
plays
92
yds
3:04
pos
3
20
Point After TD 10:25
(Kick formation) K.Forbath extra point is GOOD, Center-K.McDermott, Holder-R.Quigley.
plays
yds
pos
3
14
Touchdown 10:25
C.Keenum pass short right to J.Wright for 2 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
13
plays
76
yds
5:57
pos
3
13
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 6:18
N.Folk 40 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-G.Sanborn, Holder-B.Anger.
8
plays
53
yds
4:40
pos
3
7
Point After TD 10:58
(Kick formation) K.Forbath extra point is GOOD, Center-K.McDermott, Holder-R.Quigley.
plays
yds
pos
0
7
Touchdown 10:58
D.Cook up the middle for 1 yard, TOUCHDOWN.
7
plays
75
yds
4:02
pos
0
6
Team Stats
Time of Pos 22:14 37:46
1st Downs 20 25
Rushing 0 7
Passing 19 16
Penalty 1 2
3rd Down Conv 1-6 7-13
4th Down Conv 0-0 0-0
Total Net Yards 342 494
Total Plays 51 70
Avg Gain 6.7 7.1
Net Yards Rushing 26 125
Rush Attempts 9 37
Avg Rush Yards 2.9 3.4
Net Yards Passing 316 369
Comp. - Att. 28-40 25-33
Yards Per Pass 7.9 11.2
Sacked - Yards Lost 2-12 0-0
Penalties - Yards 7-37 5-53
Touchdowns 2 4
Rushing TDs 0 1
Passing TDs 2 3
Other 0 0
Turnovers 3 0
Fumbles - Lost 2-0 0-0
Int. Thrown 3 0
Punts - Avg 4-40.8 3-40.3
Return Yards 79 86
Punts - Returns 0-0 0-0
Kickoffs - Returns 3-79 1-20
Int. - Returns 0-0 3-66
Kicking 3/3 6/6
Extra Points 2/2 4/4
Field Goals 1/1 2/2
Red Zone Eff. 1-1 -100% 3-5 -60%
Goal to Go Eff. 0-0 -0% 2-3 -67%
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Buccaneers 1-1 3014017
Vikings 2-1 71410334
316 PASS YDS 369
26 RUSH YDS 125
342 TOTAL YDS 494
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
J. Winston 3 QB
19
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
70% 328 2 3 80.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
65.7% 532 3 3 84.9
J. Winston 28/40 328 2 3 19
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
J. Rodgers 32 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 15 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
24 82 1
J. Rodgers 5 15 0 4 1
J. Winston 3 QB
19
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 4 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 7 0
J. Winston 1 4 0 4 19
C. Sims 34 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 4 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
4 6 0
C. Sims 2 4 0 2 0
B. Reedy 18 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 3 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 3 0
B. Reedy 1 3 0 3 0
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
D. Jackson 11 WR
14
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
7 4 84 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 7 123 1
D. Jackson 7 4 84 1 32 14
A. Humphries 10 WR
6
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
10 6 68 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 8 86 0
A. Humphries 10 6 68 0 17 6
M. Evans 13 WR
6
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
12 7 67 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 14 160 1
M. Evans 12 7 67 0 17 6
C. Godwin 12 WR
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 3 44 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 3 44 0
C. Godwin 3 3 44 0 18 4
C. Brate 84 TE
9
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 4 33 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 6 57 1
C. Brate 4 4 33 1 18 9
O. Howard 80 TE
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 12 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 2 29 0
O. Howard 1 1 12 0 12 1
C. Sims 34 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 9 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 3 16 0
C. Sims 1 1 9 0 9 0
B. Reedy 18 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 6 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 6 0
B. Reedy 1 1 6 0 6 0
A. Cross 45 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 5 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 2 11 0
A. Cross 1 1 5 0 5 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
K. Beckwith 51 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-2 0 0.0
K. Beckwith 6-2 0.0 0 0
V. Hargreaves 28 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-1 0 0.0
V. Hargreaves 4-1 0.0 0 0
A. Glanton 53 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-4 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-4 0 0.0
A. Glanton 4-4 0.0 0 0
C. Conte 23 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-3 0 0.0
C. Conte 4-2 0.0 0 0
L. David 54 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-4 0 0.0
L. David 4-3 0.0 0 0
T. Ward 43 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-3 0 0.0
T. Ward 3-3 0.0 0 0
R. Smith 29 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-0 0 0.0
R. Smith 3-0 0.0 0 0
W. Gholston 92 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-6 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-9 0 0.0
W. Gholston 3-6 0.0 0 0
C. McDonald 98 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
C. McDonald 2-1 0.0 0 0
G. McCoy 93 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-4 0 0.0
G. McCoy 2-2 0.0 0 0
A. Humphries 10 WR
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
A. Humphries 2-0 0.0 0 0
S. Siliga 96 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-3 0 0.0
S. Siliga 1-3 0.0 0 0
R. Ayers 91 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-3 0 0.0
R. Ayers 1-3 0.0 0 0
K. Tandy 37 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
K. Tandy 1-0 0.0 0 0
R. McClain 36 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 1 0.0
R. McClain 1-0 0.0 0 0
D. Dotson 69 T
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
D. Dotson 1-0 0.0 0 0
W. Clarke 94 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
W. Clarke 1-0 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
N. Folk 2 K
5
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 2/2
SEASON FG XP
4/4 4/5
N. Folk 1/1 40 2/2 5
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
B. Anger 9 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
4 40.8 0
SEASON NO AVG IN20
7 44.1 1
B. Anger 4 40.8 0 47
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
B. Reedy 18 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 26.3 50 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
3 26.3 50 0
B. Reedy 3 26.3 50 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
C. Keenum 7 QB
33
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
75.8% 369 3 0 142.1
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
64.3% 536 3 0 101.8
C. Keenum 25/33 369 3 0 33
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
D. Cook 33 RB
22
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
27 97 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
61 288 1
D. Cook 27 97 1 26 22
C. Keenum 7 QB
33
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 18 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
6 18 0
C. Keenum 6 18 0 12 33
J. McKinnon 21 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 5 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
8 26 0
J. McKinnon 2 5 0 4 0
L. Murray 25 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 5 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
7 17 0
L. Murray 2 5 0 3 0
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
S. Diggs 14 WR
29
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
11 8 173 2
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 17 293 4
S. Diggs 11 8 173 2 59 29
A. Thielen 19 WR
9
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
8 5 98 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 19 299 0
A. Thielen 8 5 98 0 45 9
D. Cook 33 RB
22
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 5 72 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 10 82 0
D. Cook 5 5 72 0 36 22
C. Ham 30 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 12 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 12 0
C. Ham 1 1 12 0 12 1
J. Wright 17 WR
6
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 9 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 4 39 1
J. Wright 3 2 9 1 7 6
K. Rudolph 82 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 4 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 8 75 1
K. Rudolph 2 1 4 0 4 0
L. Treadwell 11 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 2 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 5 42 0
L. Treadwell 1 1 2 0 2 0
J. McKinnon 21 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 -1 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 8 40 0
J. McKinnon 2 2 -1 0 3 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
H. Smith 22 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-2 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
14-5 1 0.0
H. Smith 6-2 0.0 1 0
A. Sendejo 34 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
15-6 1 0.0
A. Sendejo 4-1 0.0 1 0
A. Barr 55 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
14-6 0 0.0
A. Barr 3-0 0.0 0 0
T. Newman 23 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-2 0 0.0
T. Newman 3-1 0.0 0 0
E. Kendricks 54 MLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-11 0 0.0
E. Kendricks 2-2 0.0 0 0
X. Rhodes 29 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-3 0 0.0
X. Rhodes 2-1 0.0 0 0
T. Waynes 26 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
15-4 1 0.0
T. Waynes 2-1 0.0 1 0
T. Johnson 92 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
T. Johnson 1-1 0.0 0 0
E. Griffen 97 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-3 0 4.0
E. Griffen 1-0 1.0 0 0
K. Forbath 2 K
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
K. Forbath 1-0 0.0 0 0
D. Hunter 99 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-7 0 0.0
D. Hunter 1-2 0.0 0 0
J. Kearse 27 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
J. Kearse 1-0 0.0 0 0
S. Stephen 93 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-8 0 1.0
S. Stephen 1-2 1.0 0 0
B. Gedeon 42 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-3 0 0.0
B. Gedeon 1-2 0.0 0 0
M. Alexander 20 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
M. Alexander 1-1 0.0 0 0
L. Joseph 98 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-3 0 0.0
L. Joseph 0-2 0.0 0 0
J. McKinnon 21 RB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
J. McKinnon 0-1 0.0 0 0
C. Ham 30 RB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
C. Ham 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
K. Forbath 2 K
10
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
2/2 4/4
SEASON FG XP
6/6 6/8
K. Forbath 2/2 37 4/4 10
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
R. Quigley 4 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
3 40.3 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
11 42.9 5
R. Quigley 3 40.3 1 47
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
J. McKinnon 21 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 20.0 20 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
7 25.7 39 0
J. McKinnon 1 20.0 20 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:58 TB 25 4:40 8 53 FG
2:56 TB 23 1:34 4 10 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:25 TB 11 1:50 3 5 Punt
5:37 TB 14 1:46 5 52 INT
0:47 TB 25 0:43 5 18 Punt
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 TB 11 1:32 3 8 Punt
12:25 MIN 46 3:38 6 46 TD
2:24 TB 25 2:24 7 75 TD
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:33 TB 35 1:08 3 21 INT
8:40 TB 25 2:59 8 54 INT
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 MIN 25 4:02 7 75 TD
6:18 MIN 15 3:22 6 15 Punt
1:22 MIN 24 5:57 13 76 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
8:35 MIN 43 2:58 5 2 Punt
3:51 MIN 8 3:04 6 92 TD
0:04 MIN 25 0:04 1 -1 Half
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:28 MIN 34 1:03 3 66 TD
8:47 MIN 25 6:23 13 73 FG
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 MIN 25 1:27 3 7 Punt
12:25 TB 35 3:45 6 16 FG
5:41 MIN 11 5:41 9 55 Game