If Vikes TE Kyle Rudolph (57 snaps) could have a defens...

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If Vikes TE Kyle Rudolph (57 snaps) could have a defensive end trying to cover him man-to-man on every snap, he'd be unstoppable. But the Bucs learned their lesson after Rudolph easily beat Bennett on a cross for a 12-yard gain on third-and-10.

QB Christian Ponder didn't throw Rudolph's way again until a quick out for 5 on the final drive. Tampa used safeties to match up when Rudolph was detached from formation (20 times) and ran linebackers underneath him in zone.

He usually relies on his catch radius in lieu of truly getting open, but Ponder seems increasingly skittish about throwing him the ball when he's covered.

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Filed Under: 2012, W9

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