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Buccaneers at Broncos: TV schedule, notes, and staff picks

Predictions and game info from the 2020 NFL Week 3 capsule.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers v Denver Broncos
The last time the Bucs played in Denver, Peyton Manning lead the Broncos to a 31-23 win over Tampa Bay on December 2, 2012.
Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/Getty Images

Broadcast Info

TV: FOX (4:25 PM ET): Adam Amin, Mark Schlereth, Lindsay Czaeriak (field reporter) SIRIUS: 111 (TB), 83 (Den) | XM: 387 (TB), 225 (Den)

Buccaneers Notes

• QB TOM BRADY passed for 217 yards with TD vs. INT in Week 2. Has 10 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 101.8 rating in his past 5 starts at Den. Has 3+ TD passes in 4 of his past 5 starts vs. Den.

• RB LEONARD FOURNETTE rushed for 103 yards & 2 TDs last week, his 9th-career 100 rush yard game. Set career highs in rush yards (225) & scrimmage yards (245) in his last game vs. Den. (9/29/19 w/ Jax.). RB RONALD JONES had rush TD in Week 2. RB LESEAN MCCOY had 5 receptions in Week 2. Has 170 scrimmage yards (85 per game) in 2 career games at Den.

• WR MIKE EVANS led team with 7 receptions for 104 yards & TD catch in Week 2. Is 1 of 3 NFC WRs (DK METCALF & CALVIN RIDLEY) with TD catch in each of 1st 2 weeks. Aims for his 4th in row with rec. TD. WR CHRIS GODWIN has 5+ receptions in 4 of his past 5 on road. TE ROB GRONKOWSKI has 26 receptions for 357 yards (89.3 per game) & 3 TDs in his last 4 vs. Den.

• LB LAVONTE DAVID had 9 tackles, FF & FR in Week 2. Is only player with 20+ FFs (22) & 15+ FRs (15) since 2012. Had 10 tackles, 3 TFL & INT in only career game at Den. (12/2/12). LB DEVIN WHITE had career-high 15 tackles in Week 2, his 4th-career game with 10+ tackles. LB SHAQUIL BARRETT had 14 sacks & 25 TFL in 4 seasons with Den. (2015-18). Has 9.5 sacks in his past 9 on road. LB JASON PIERRE-PAUL had sack & FR last week. DT NDAMUKONG SUH had 2 sacks in Week 2, his 6th-career game with 2+ sacks. Rookie S ANTOINE WINFIELD had 11 tackles, 1stcareer sack & 1st-career FF.

Broncos Notes

• QB JEFF DRISKEL passed for 256 yards & 2 TDs vs. INT last week in Den. debut. Has 10 TDs (9 pass, 1 rush) vs. 6 INTs in 8 career starts.

• RB MELVIN GORDON led team with 84 scrimmage yards (70 rush, 14 rec.) & had TD catch last week. Had 138 scrimmage yards (84 rush, 54 rec.) & rush TD in only career game vs. TB (12/4/16 with SD). Has 6 TDs (5 rush, 1 rec.) in 4 career games vs. NFC South. Is 1 of 3 in AFC (NYHEIM HINES & KAREEM HUNT) with rush TD & rec. TD this season. RB ROYCE FREEMAN has 45+ scrimmage yards in 3 of his past 4 vs. NFC.

• WR JERRY JEUDY (rookie) had 4 catches for 62 yards last week. Leads all AFC rookie WRs with 8 catches this season & ranks 2nd with 118 rec. yards. WR TIM PATRICK has 75+ rec. yards in 2 of his past 3 vs. NFC. Has 4+ catches in 2 of his past 3 at home. Rookie WR K.J. HAMLER had 48 rec. yards last week in NFL debut. TE NOAH FANT had 4 catches for 57 yards & TD in Week 2. Is 1 of 3 TEs (TRAVIS KELCE & JONNU SMITH) with TD catch in each of 1st 2 games of season.

• S JUSTIN SIMMONS had 8 tackles, 2 PD, INT & TFL last week. S KAREEM JACKSON had FR in Week 2. Has PD in 2 of his past 3 at home. DT JURRELL CASEY had PD last week & ties for NFL lead among DL with 3 PD this season. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. TB with 2+ TFL & sack. Aims for his 4th in row vs. NFC South with sack. DT MIKE PURCELL had 2nd-career sack in Week 2. DE SHELBY HARRIS had FF & TFL last week.

Series History

LEADER: Broncos lead all-time series, 7-2

STREAKS: Broncos have won 5 of past 6

LAST GAME: 10/2/16: Broncos 27 at Buccaneers 7

LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/2/12: Broncos 31, Buccaneers 23

Week 3 Staff Picks

Latest line: Bucs by 6, over/under: 43.5

Gil (1-1): Bucs, 38-13

James (1-1): Bucs, 34-10

Evan (2-0): Bucs, 32-16

David (1-1): Bucs, 27-17

Bailey (2-0): Bucs, 34-17

Jason (2-0): Bucs, 37-17