Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 3 Studs Versus Denver Broncos
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers played their second road game of 2020. This time they would travel to Denver to play the Broncos. The Broncos started the game with no wins and two losses. The question for the Buccaneers was could the offense continue to gel after they did better against the Carolina Panthers. The Broncos came in with many injuries on offense and defense. The cool part of this game is there human fans in the stands. It is good to see that even if there are very few. Tampa Bay will try that next week against the Los Angeles Chargers. Today it was Tampa Bay defense they should its dominance. For Brady, another solid game as he gets used to a new offense. The Bucs also got Chris Godwin back after clearing concussion protocol. This was a win Tampa needed with the team starting to come together.
I mentioned earlier Tom Brady is coming more and more familiar with Tampa Bay Buccaneers offense. He had another solid game today. Brady went 25of 38 for 297 yards and three touchdowns. He was able to fit is the buddy in crime Rob Gronkowski in the offense today. Many in the local press were wondering why the Bucs were paying him so much to just be a blocker. All three touchdown passes came to wide receivers. He threw his first own to Chris Godwin which was good to see. The other two where Mike Evans who is starting to look comfortable with each other. The offense also used the running game to help get a win.
Tampa Bay Wide Receivers
This was a big day for the wideouts. The three touchdowns all came from them. It was great to see Mike Evans get two. Evans is starting to be a solid weapon for Brady. With Godwin back, it was the one-two punch that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers need. Today the lead receiver was Scotty Miller. Miller had three catches for 83 yards. He is starting to become the slot receiver that Brady loves to have. Despite being tight ends both Rob Gronkowski and OJ Howard also helped the passing game. Godwin left the game with a hamstring injury, so he is up in the air next week. The offense became much more balanced this week.
Tampa Bay Defense
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense held the Denver Broncos to just 226 total yards for the game. Which means Tom Brady threw for more than the Broncos compiled for the game. The defense had six sacks, two turnovers both interceptions, and a safety. They punished both Jeff Driskel and Brett Rypien. The Broncos offensive line was overmatched all game long. Even with the Bucs losing Sean Murphy-Bunting the secondary was good. They made many pushing tackles. This is what many of us thought the defense would look like under Todd Bowles in year two. Look for them to continue to build against the upstart Chargers this week.
Overall, this was a great game for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. All three facets contributed to the win. Brady and the offense are gelling better. Every week it seems another player is getting comfortable with him at the helm. The defense was just overpowering today. It kept the Broncos on their toes all day. Causing havoc for both Denver quarterbacks. The only special teams’ blunder was a missed extra point. On the other hand, they blocked a punt. Look for them to continue to use this game film to bring it to the Chargers. The Bucs should be excited as we see fans at Raymond James Stadium next week for the first time.
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