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Week 3 Preview: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Denver Broncos

Previewing the match-up between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers visiting the Denver Broncos, focusing on key injuries and game notes.



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Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Denver Broncos
When: 9/27 @ 4:25pm ET
Watch: FOX
Point Spread: Buccaneers – 6
Over/Under: 43.5
Moneyline: Buccaneers -250 | Broncos +215

Buccaneers Key Injuries: Justin Watson, WR, Shoulder (Q), Donovan Smith, OT, Knee (Q), Scott Miller, WR, Hip (Q), Jason Pierre-Paul, LB, Knee (Q), Travis Jonsen, WR, Quadriceps (Q), Justin Evans, SS, Foot (PUP), Antony Auclair, TE, Calf (IR), John Molchon, OG, Undisclosed (IR), John Hurst, WR, Ankle (IR)  
Broncos Key Injuries: Drew Lock, QB, Shoulder (OUT), Shelby Harris, DE, Neck (Q), Jerry Jeudy, WR, Ribs (Q), Trey Marshall, S, Undisclosed (Q), Jurrell Casey, DE, Undisclosed (Q), Davontae Harris, CB, Hamstring (Q), Phillip Lindsay, RB, Toe (D), DeMarcus Walker, DE, Calf (IR), Mark Barron, LB, Hamstring (IR), Dre’Mont Jones, DE, Knee (IR), Courtland Sutton, WR, Knee (IR), Von Miller, LB, Ankle (IR), A.J. Bouye, CB, Shoulder (IR), Austin Fort, TE, ACL (IR), Justin Strnad, LB, Wrist (IR)

NOTES: Quarterback Tom Brady passed for 217 yards with TD vs. INT in Week 2. Has 10 TDs vs. zero INTs for 101.8 rating in his past five starts at Den. Has three+ TD passes in four of his past five starts vs. Den. Running back Leonard Fournette rushed for 103 yards and two TDs last week, his ninth-career 100 rush yard game. Set career highs in rush yards (225) and scrimmage yards (245) in his last game vs. Den. (9/29/19 w/ Jax.). Running back Ronald Jones had rush TD in Week 2. Running back LeSean McCoy had five receptions in Week 2. Has 170 scrimmage yards (85 per game) in two career games at Den. Wide receiver Mike Evans led team with seven receptions for 104 yards and TD catch in Week 2. Is one of three NFC WRs (DK Metcalf & Calvin Ridley) with TD catch in each of first two weeks. Aims for his fourth in row with rec. TD. Wide receiver Chris Godwin has five+ receptions in four of his past five on road. Tight end Rob Gronkowski has 26 receptions for 357 yards (89.3 per game) and three TDs in his last four vs. Den. Linebacker Lavonte David had nine tackles, FF & FR in Week 2. Is only player with 20+ FFs (22) and 15+ FRs (15) since 2012. Had 10 tackles, three TFL and INT in only career game at Den. (12/2/12). Linebacker Devin White had career-high 15 tackles in Week 2, his fourth-career game with 10+ tackles. Linebacker Shaquil Barrett had 14 sacks and 25 TFL in four seasons with Den. (2015-18). Has 9.5 sacks in his past nine on road. Linebacker Jason Pierre-Paul had sack and FR last week. Defensive tackle Ndamukong Such had two sacks in Week 2, his sixth-career game with two+ sacks. Rookie Safety Antoine Winfield had 11 tackles, first- career sack and first-career FF.

Quarterback Jeff Driskel passed for 256 yards and two TDs vs. INT last week in Den. debut. Has 10 TDs (nine pass, one rush) vs. six INTs in eight career starts. Running back Melvin Gordon led team with 84 scrimmage yards (70 rush, 14 rec.) and had TD catch last week. Had 138 scrimmage yards (84 rush, 54 rec.) and rush TD in only career game vs. TB (12/4/16 with SD). Has six TDs (five rush, one rec.) in four career games vs. NFC South. Is one of three in AFC (Nyheim Hines & Kareem Hunt) with rush TD and rec. TD this season. Running back Royce Freeman has 45+ scrimmage yards in three of his past four vs. NFC. Wide receiver Jerry Jeudy (rookie) had four catches for 62 yards last week. Leads all AFC rookie WRs with eight catches this season and ranks second with 118 rec. yards. Wide receiver Tim Patrick has 75+ rec. yards in two of his past three vs. NFC. Has four+ catches in two of his past three at home. Rookie Wide receiver K.J. Hamler had 48 rec. yards last week in NFL debut. Tight end Noah Fant had four catches for 57 yards and TD in Week 2. Is one of three TEs (Travis Kelce & Jonnu Smith) with TD catch in each of first two games of season. Safety Justin Simmons had eight tackles, two PD, INT and TFL last week. Safety Kareem Jackson had FR in Week 2. Has PD in two of his past three at home. Defensive tackle Jurrell Casey had PD last week and ties for NFL lead among DL with three PD this season. Aims for his third in row vs. TB with two+ TFL and sack. Aims for his fourth in row vs. NFC South with sack. Defensive tackle Mike Purcell had second-career sack in Week 2. Defensive end Shelby Harris had FF and TFL last week.

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