Quick Take: Tampa defense holds off Vikings

It was over when ...
Vikings running back Chester Taylor fumbled with 1:23 left in the game with his team down by six. Ronde Barber recovered the football, sealing the win for Tampa Bay.

Game ball
Jeff Garcia kept Tampa Bay in the game. He scrambled, extended plays and made crucial first downs even when penalties continued to push back the line of scrimmage. He finished with 255 yards on 23-of-30 passing

Key stat
Gus Frerotte was sacked five times by five different Bucs.

Noteworthy
Tampa Bay RB Earnest Graham left in the first quarter with an ankle injury. He did not return. ... The Bucs are 5-0 at home this season for the first time in franchise history. ... Fox reported that the officials had to warn both sides in this physical contest to reign in the hard hitting. ... The Vikings are 5-2 in November over the last two seasons.

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