Buccaneers improve to 2-1, beat winless Broncos

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Tom Brady had his best game yet in a Buccaneers uniform as Tampa Bay took an early lead in Denver today and never looked back.

Brady completed 25 of 38 passes for 297 yards, with three touchdowns and no interceptions, as the Bucs went up 23-3 in the second quarter and ultimately won 28-10.

Rob Gronkowski also had his best game as a Buccaneer, catching six of the seven passes Brady threw him for 48 yards. Mike Evans caught just two passes for two yards, but both catches were one-yard touchdowns.

The Broncos were playing without injured starting quarterback Drew Lock, and the offense missed him. Jeff Driskel completed just 17 of 30 passes for 176 yards with a touchdown and an interception before he was benched in favor of Brett Rypien, who went 8-for-9 for 53 yards.

At 0-3 and plagued by injuries, the Broncos are going nowhere this season. At 2-1, the Buccaneers are in good shape exiting September.

34 responses to “Buccaneers improve to 2-1, beat winless Broncos

  1. Fun fact for the Brady crybabies
    In 3 games with the Bucs Tom Brady has completed more passes 35 or more yards downfield (air yards) than Drew Brees did ALL of last season.

  2. Rob Gronkowski also had his best game as a Buccaneer, catching six of the seven passes Brady threw him for 48 yards.
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    I intimated yesterday we may have seen the last of those kinds of days for Rob Gronkowski. I appear to have been wrong, at least for now.
    Nice game, sir.

  3. Antoine winfield is a beast. I can’t believe he fell so far in the draft. He’s done nothing but tear it up on the field in college, and now the NFL. height doesn’t matter as much as scouts seem to think.

  4. Things could have been better if that O-Line didn’t keep spotting the D a free 10 yards with countless penalties. Somebody teach these big boys to play. Brady or not, Bucs aren’t going to beat quality opponents having to play from 1 and 20.

  5. The Bucs could have scored even more to be honest. Broncos look absolutely pathetic. They made Tommy look 10 years younger!

  6. flash1224 says:
    September 27, 2020 at 7:27 pm

    Fun fact for the Brady crybabies
    In 3 games with the Bucs Tom Brady has completed more passes 35 or more yards downfield (air yards) than Drew Brees did ALL of last season.
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    So what? They both suck, especially Brady. Same QB as last year with all those weapons now. Retire already.

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    So what? They both suck, especially Brady. Same QB as last year with all those weapons now. Retire already.

    Yeah he looked really horrible the last 2 games. ( he says with heavy sarcasm)
    And only will get better as the season goes on.

    Doesn’t it suck to know Brady is better than any QB that has ever played for your Ravens and better than any AB that ever will.

  8. So what? They both suck, especially Brady. Same QB as last year with all those weapons now. Retire already.
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    Poor baby. Now your day is complete because you got to cry about Brady.

  9. Denver stinks out loud. Still confused as to why so many prognosticators had them as a team to watch. And no, Drew Lock is not the answer.

  10. dwhite11 says:
    September 27, 2020 at 8:23 pm

    So what? They both suck, especially Brady. Same QB as last year with all those weapons now. Retire already.
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    Poor baby. Now your day is complete
    because you got to cry about Brady.
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    You kidding me? I’m enjoying this. Brady looks crap. Seeing ghosts again. NE is a much better team without him.
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    Better QB than Ravens ever had? Who cares? But Lamar will have something to say about that… Baltimore gave NE a few beatdowns with all their cheating ways.
    Manning, Unitas? Brady couldn’t hold their jock. Brady is a 5-yard pass system guy. Those Baltimore Colts QBs were field generals. Manning had 9 first team all pros. 9 times better than Brady.

  11. You kidding me? I’m enjoying this. Brady looks crap. Seeing ghosts again. NE is a much better team without him.
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    Better QB than Ravens ever had? Who cares? But Lamar will have something to say about that… Baltimore gave NE a few beatdowns with all their cheating ways.
    Manning, Unitas? Brady couldn’t hold their jock. Brady is a 5-yard pass system guy. Those Baltimore Colts QBs were field generals. Manning had 9 first team all pros. 9 times better than Brady.

    Ha ha ha this coming from the same Brady crybaby that said “Greatest of all time isn’t the same as best”

    “Brady looks like crap”. You clearly don’t have a clue.
    The only obvious thing is your jealousy of Brady

    By the way Ray Lewis (your hero) disagrees with your opinion of the GOAT, Brady.

  12. Manning had 9 first team all pros. 9 times better than Brady

    You no what else Manning had “9 times better than Brady “?
    9 times one and done in the playoffs!!! Ha ha ha ha

    And 8 of those he had a top 10 scoring defense AND a top ten defense in yards allowed.

    Manning = choke artist

    Brady must have taken that “magical system “ with him to Tampa because he looks pretty good.
    And you should come up with something new , the “5 yard pass “ thing is played out and obviously false.

  13. Bash the 42 year old Brady all you want to, he is still a sixth round draft pick with six Super Bowl rings.

  14. People are still trying to make the ridiculous “Manning is better” argument. That stopped being a thing 3 SB wins ago.

  15. Did ya’ll see that old man’s arm. Deep balls looking good. The GOAT hasn’t lost much, don’t count the Bucs out playoff time. That defense is legit too, fast and ferocious.

  16. People are still trying to make the ridiculous “Manning is better” argument. That stopped being a thing 3 SB wins ago.

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    I watched Manning and Brady in their prime. Prime Manning made plays and had games better than anything Brady ever did. Taller, better technique, and he called the plays himself real time. Manning is the GOAT.

  17. Not sure I understand the crapping all over the Broncos. They have a somewhat talented young team, but they have been crushed by injuries. QB, #1 WR, #1 defensive player. Any team is a few injuries away from being terrible, and when you are a young, not great team to begin with, it really shows.

  18. It’s hard to believe Shaq Barrett had trouble getting on the field when he was in Denver. That guy is a monster. I know he was behind Von Miller, but they could have found some sort of role for him, or they could have traded Von for a trove of draft picks.

  19. Not sure I understand the crapping all over the Broncos. They have a somewhat talented young team…

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    When a team loses close games over and over again, it becomes a trend. Their problem is not new to this season. It has been a trend since the middle of 2016 and has remained through multiple head coaches.

    If you want to play the injury card, that is somewhat fair in this case. However, it works both ways. In 2015, for example, the Broncos had amazing injury luck on the defensive side. New England was a shell of a team due to injuries that year and still played them hard until the last play.

  20. I watched Manning and Brady in their prime. Prime Manning made plays and had games better than anything Brady ever did. Taller, better technique, and he called the plays himself real time. Manning is the GOAT.
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    Why do people even try anymore? Brady also made plays and had games better than anything Manning ever did. The difference is, for Brady, these usually came in the big games. Manning was an all-time great that more often than not could not get it done when it mattered. In 4 SBs, he has 3 TDs, 5 INTs, and a 77 QB rating. To claim he is anywhere near Brady is laughable.

  21. bigtimewhodat says:
    September 28, 2020 at 7:01 am
    People are still trying to make the ridiculous “Manning is better” argument. That stopped being a thing 3 SB wins ago.

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    I watched Manning and Brady in their prime. Prime Manning made plays and had games better than anything Brady ever did. Taller, better technique, and he called the plays himself real time. Manning is the GOAT.

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    Manning isn’t even the GOAT for the Colts organization

  22. 8oneanddones says:
    September 28, 2020 at 9:34 am
    Not sure I understand the crapping all over the Broncos. They have a somewhat talented young team…

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    When a team loses close games over and over again, it becomes a trend. Their problem is not new to this season. It has been a trend since the middle of 2016 and has remained through multiple head coaches.

    If you want to play the injury card, that is somewhat fair in this case. However, it works both ways. In 2015, for example, the Broncos had amazing injury luck on the defensive side. New England was a shell of a team due to injuries that year and still played them hard until the last play.
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    I would say the only difference with this team is that they have no expectations really. They were kind of a dark horse to make playoffs if everything went well for them.
    Hasn’t been to fun to be a fan the last couple of years.

  23. yall realize Manning has more all pro selections than any other QB and he got them all over Tom Brady when he was in his Prime? Brady is a legendary of intangibles, and excellent at the tangibles, but he was not the paradigm shift at the QB position Peyton was. Peyton could throw like Favre and Marino and calmly call the offense the entire game. Maybe that hurt the Colts and stopped them form getting a coach who could install a system, but prime Peyton was the best QB I’ve ever seen. And the only bias I have in this convo is for Drew Brees.

  24. Fun to see Brady win. Who knows how long. Personally, I think he will not stop until he has the TD record safely in hand. After Brees retires.

    Fun.

  25. bigtimewhodat says:
    September 28, 2020 at 7:01 am

    I watched Manning and Brady in their prime. Prime Manning made plays and had games better than anything Brady ever did.
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    You might be right. Prime Manning was a REGULAR season monster!

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