Broncos Offense, Defense Get B Grades In Win Over Bucs

December 3, 2012 2:00 AM

Broncos Offense, Defense Get B Grades In Win Over Bucs
" By Rich Kurtzman   The Denver Broncos came into Sunday’s game only one contest away from winning the AFC West, with the strong Tampa Bay Buccaneers entering the Mile High City as a fearsome foe.

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Tampa Bay started the game on fire, scoring a quick touchdown and taking the 10-7 lead into halftime. But the Broncos fought back, scoring 21 unanswered points in second half to win their seventh straight game Sunday in Denver. Peyton Manning caught fire, throwing two straight touchdowns while Von Miller took his first pick-six of the season to secure the win.

Offense Overall: B

The Denver offense started strong, but went into a coma soon afterwards. Their first drive was dynamic, as Peyton Manning passed short to a litany of receivers. He hit Jacob Tame, Demaryius Thomas, Eric Decker and even defensive tackle Mitch Unrein for the touchdown. For most of the first and second quarter, they went to sleep, but the offense woke up in the second half.

Manning went wild, taking four plays to score a touchdown to Tamme, then he hit Thomas in the end zone for the 21-10 lead "

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