Quick Take: Vikings (5-4) at Buccaneers (6-3)

Last meeting
The Buccaneers held Minnesota without an offensive touchdown in a 24-13 win in 2005.

Streaks
Tampa Bay has won four of the past five meetings but still trails in the overall series, 31-19. See a breakdown of the last five meetings.

Last week
Mason Crosby missed a 52-yard field goal attempt in the final seconds as the Packers fell at Minnesota, 28-27. ... The Buccaneers had a bye.

Keep your eye on ...
The return of Williams: Bucs RB Cadillac Williams has not played since suffering a gruesome knee injury in Week 4 of the 2007 season, but he could get some action on Sunday. He says he feels good but "at the same time ... we want to be smart about the whole thing." When healthy, Williams is one of the more explosive rushers in the league.

A Ruud welcome for Peterson:Vikings RB Adrian Peterson leads the NFL in rushing and is coming off a game in which he had a season-high 192 yards on the ground. Watch for Tampa Bay middle linebacker Barrett Ruud to be paying close attention to Peterson wherever he goes on the field. A fan of the Grateful Dead, Ruud leads Tampa Bay with 71 tackles. He also has two interceptions, one when he was covering a running back.

Allen's hot streak: Despite playing with a severely sprained shoulder, Vikings DE Jared Allen dominated Green Bay, collecting a sack and his second safety of the year against Pro Bowl left tackle Chad Clifton. Bucs tackle Donald Penn will have his hands full this week.

Did you know?
Allen has 51 sacks since 2004, the most in the NFL over that span. ... Peterson has rushed for at least 100 yards in four straight games. ... Bucs CB Aqib Talib leads all rookies with three interceptions.

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