Vikings rookie Anthony Barr scooped and scored a fumble he forced by Buccaneers TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins on the first play of overtime to give Minnesota a 19-13 comeback win in Tampa Bay Sunday.
Barr, in just his third year of playing linebacker after playing his first two seasons of college as a running back, showed good wheels as he ran 27 yards down the Vikings sideline for his first career touchdown.
The play capped quite a day for the Vikings "D" in Tampa Bay, and continued momentum gained after Minnesota tied the game on a 38-yard field goal by Blair Walsh as time expired in regulation.
Walsh's kick capped a nine-play, 61-yard drive that rookie QB Teddy Bridgewater orchestrated in the final 2:02 of the game. Bridgewater completed five of eight passes for 54 yards to calmly and efficiently move the ball into field-goal range. He finished 24-for-42 passing for 241 yards and threw a 17-yard touchdown to Greg Jennings for a 10-0 lead midway through the third quarter.
The Buccaneers, who were stymied for much of the day on offense, answered with 13 points in the fourth quarter, including a 7-yard TD pass from Mike Glennon to Seferian-Jenkins to take a 13-10 lead with 2:02 remaining.
Vikings cornerback Captain Munnerlyn set the tone early with an interception of Glennon to stop the Buccaneers first possession. Munnerlyn won a battle for the ball on a deep throw intended for Mike Evans. It was the first pick for Munnerlyn in Purple and second of his career against the Bucs.
Minnesota held Tampa Bay to 72 net yards in the first half, 31 of which occurred before the interception.
The Vikings (3-5) recorded five sacks and limited the Buccaneers (1-6) to just 225 net yards, 15 first downs and 1-of-12 on third down.