Posted Mon Oct 6th by Monty
Denver Broncos 16, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 13 – telling the story of the game in pictures.
Welcoming old friends back to Mile High.
The defense gave up a big play to start.
Jay Cutler hits Eddie Royal to move the chains.
Cutler can make plays with his feet, too.
And when needed, he can make some more.
The defense steps up big time after the early stumble.
The Broncos and Bucs have a first half field goal-fest.
We’re tied, 6-6 at the half.
Gary Zimmerman gets honored at halftime.
In the third quarter, Champ Bailey knocks Brian Griese out of the game.
Who will step in for the Bucs? None other than…
Brandon Stokley scored the first touchdown of the game.
Prater nails another. He’s 3/3 for the day, including another 50+ yarder. He also had five touchbacks on six kickoffs – in a defensive football game, it’s all about field position. Way to go Prate.
The defense continued to step it up.
They tally three sacks for the day, consistently putting pressure on the quarterback.
Marcus Thomas comes up with a game-sealing interception! … then fumbles it away.
Royal goes out with a left ankle sprain. No word yet on recovery time.
The Bucs start to come back.
An Ike Hilliard touchdown makes it a three-point game with two minutes to play.
The Broncos need a pair of first downs to win. First one comes courtesy Tony Scheffler…
Then Michael Pittman bulldozed over his former teammates to put the game away.
Broncos win! 4-1! What a game!
Much joy and glee were had by all.