Denver Broncos vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Sunday – October 2 – 3:05 p.m.
Raymond James Stadium – Tampa – Florida
Records Before the Game
Denver Broncos (3-0, 1-0 Away)
Tamps Bay Buccaneers (1-2, 0-1 Home)
This week the Broncos list 5 players as questionable. OT Donald Stephenson, Safety Justin Simmons, Safety T. J. Ward, Safety Shiloh Keo and Tight End Virgil Green. The Broncos need Safety T.J. Ward to stop the run down in the box. He also covers the opposing teams tight ends in the flat. I feel the Bronco defense will continue to play lights out but will give up big yards in this contest. ESPN`s Game Matchup is predicting the Broncos have a 63.2% chance of winning.
Why you shouldn’t watch this game:
It’s Sunday afternoon and you have chores to do before the NFL’s Sunday night game. You need the four hour gap to complete everything that’s on your list.
Why you should watch this game:
Every week arm chair quarterbacks are silently rooting against the Broncos. The “I told you so bandits” are looking to find Trevor Siemian’s weakness as the starting QB. Believe it or not. He’s pretty good.
Offensive Game Plan
Trevor Siemian is a decent quarterback. Everyone and I mean everyone keeps bringing up Peyton Manning. Remember Manning didn’t put up big numbers last season, so let’s just put number 18 to rest. Back to Trevor! Trevor Siemian has passed for 756 yards on 94 attempts. His five touchdowns to three interceptions is better than Manning’s at this time last season. The key is giving C.J. Anderson the ball. His team leading 54 carries keeps the defense honest. They have to stop the run first which would allow Trevor to get the ball down the field. Demaryius Thomas has to hold on to the ball. Key drops has him looking mediocre at times. Look for the offense to open up this week.
Defensive Game Plan
Jameis Winston is the key for the defense. He can beat you through the air and with his feet. As of today, Winston has passed for 929 yards with eight touchdowns and six interceptions. He will take chances with his arm, but if the cornerbacks give him a window, he will take his chances! Mike Evans is his go to guy. Evans has three touchdowns and 301 yards receiving. He’s big, physical and fast. The Broncos defensive backs can cover one on one but he’s a nightmare for a small corner. Constant pressure on Winston will keep the Bucs offense guessing.
Order a couple of pizzas from PaPa Johns, get 20 wings and a 12-pack of Cokes. The Broncos will win this one, but it won’t be easy. The score Broncos 24 – Bucs 17