Bucs at Broncos Week 13 Capsule

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (6-5) AT DENVER BRONCOS (8-3)

SERIES

BUCCANEERS BRONCOS
SERIES LEADER   5-2
STREAKS   Past 2
COACHES VS. OPP. Schiano: 0-0 Fox: 11-7
LAST WEEK L 24-23 vs. Falcons W 17-9 at Chiefs
LAST GAME 10/5/08: Buccaneers 13 at Broncos 16. Denver QB Jay Cutler throws 10-yard TD pass to  WR Brandon Stokley & Matt Prater kicks 3 FGs (55, 40, 27) to seal home win.
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/5/08
BROADCAST FOX (2:05 PM MT): Dick Stockton, John Lynch, Jennifer Hale (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 136 (TB), 85 (Den.). XM: 235 (Den.).

STATS

PASSING Freeman: 199-349-2,761-21 (T3C)-7-94.3 Manning: 277-409-3,260 (2C)-26 (1C)-8-104.8 (2C)
RUSHING Martin (R): 218-1,050 (3C)-4.8-9 (1C) Hillman (R): 52-197-3.8-1
RECEIVING Jackson: 47-959-20.4-7 D. Thomas: 61-1,015-16.6-6
OFFENSE 365.4 391.8 (3C)
TAKE/GIVE +11 -3
DEFENSE 397.1 308.4 (2C)
SACKS Bennett: 7 Miller: 14 (3L)
INTs Barber: 4 Woodyard: 3
PUNTING Koenen: 44.9 Colquitt: 47.0
KICKING Barth: 92 (32/32 PAT; 20/25 FG) Prater: 84 (36/36 PAT; 16/20 FG)

NOTES

BUCCANEERS: Have won 4 of past 5…In past 7, QB JOSH FREEMAN has 16 TDs vs. 3 INTs & 104.1 rating. Is 3-0 vs. AFC in 2012 with 7 TDs, 1 INT & 121.9 rating. Bucs are 11-3 when he has 100+ rating…Rookie RB DOUG MARTIN is 2nd in NFL with 1,382 scrimmage yards (1,050 rush, 332 rec.). Rushed for 2 TDs last week & leads NFC with 9 rush TDs. Has 522 scrimmage yards (395 rush, 127 rec.) & 4 TDs in 3 games vs. AFC…WR VINCENT JACKSON has 6 TDs in past 8. Since 2008, his 18.5 yards per catch avg. (248 rec., 4,578 yards) is best in NFL (min. 100 catches). Jackson (20.4) & WR MIKE WILLIAMS (16.9) are 1st & 3rd in NFC in yards per catch (min. 30 catches). Williams had 28-yard pass last week to Jackson. TE DALLAS CLARK has TD in 2 of past 3. Has 5 TDs in past 3 vs. Den. WR TIQUAN UNDERWOOD had career-high 5 catches & 77 yards last week…Rookie CB LEONARD JOHNSON has INT in each of past 2 vs. AFC, incl. 83-yard INT-TD. S RONDE BARBER had INT last week. Is only player in NFL annals with 25+ sacks (28) & 40+ INTs (47). DE MICHAEL BENNETT has sack in 3 of past 5. Rookie LB LAVONTE DAVID leads team with 98 tackles. Rookie S MARK BARRON has 62 tackles & 8 PD…BRONCOS: Aim for 7th consecutive win…QB PEYTON MANNING (149) passed HOFer JOHN ELWAY (148) last week for 2nd-most regular-season wins as starter in NFL history. Has 110.2 rating at home in ’12, best in AFC. In 2 career games vs. TB, Manning is 2-0 & has 102.2 rating…RB KNOWSHON MORENO had season-high 111 scrim. yards (85 rush, 26 rec.) last week…WR DEMARYIUS THOMAS has registered 100+ rec. yards in 3 of 5 homes games in ’12 (110, 103, 137). Has 24 receptions for 350 yards with 2 TDs in 3 games vs. NFC this season. WR ERIC DECKER has 8 TD rec. in ’12, tied for career single-season high (8 in ’11)…Defense has NFL-best 37 sacks in ’12…LB VON MILLER had 8 sacks in Nov., surpassing RULON JONES (7.5 in Oct. of 1986) for most sacks in calendar month by Bronco. Aims for 5th consec. game with sack. LB WESLEY WOODYARD has career-highs in sacks (4) & INTs (3) in ’12. DE ELVIS DUMERVIL (8) needs 2 sacks to record at least 10 for 3rd time of career.


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