DENVER (3-0) at TAMPA BAY (1-2)
Sunday, 4:05 p.m. EDT, Fox
OPENING LINE - Broncos by 2
RECORD VS. SPREAD - Denver 3-0, Tampa Bay 1-2
SERIES RECORD - Broncos lead 6-2
LAST MEETING - Broncos beat Buccaneers 31-23, Dec. 2, 2012
LAST WEEK - Broncos beat Bengals 29-17; Buccaneers lost to Rams 37-32
AP PRO32 RANKING - Broncos No. 1 (tie), Buccaneers No. 25
BRONCOS OFFENSE - OVERALL (T21), RUSH (14), PASS (20).
BRONCOS DEFENSE - OVERALL (7), RUSH (27), PASS (4).
BUCCANEERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (9), RUSH (T23), PASS (6).
BUCCANEERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (19), RUSH (T14), PASS (20).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Ninth meeting between teams, first in four years. Since winning pair of blowouts to begin series, past six games decided by eight points of less. ... Broncos CB Aqib Talib was first-round draft pick of Buccaneers in 2008. Talib has most interceptions (31) by cornerback since entering NFL in 2008, nine returned for TDs - tied for fourth in league history. ... QB Trevor Siemian voted AFC offensive player of week after becoming first in NFL history with 300-plus yards passing, four-plus touchdown passes, no interceptions in first career road start. ... LB Von Miller leads league with five sacks, matching Buccaneers' total as team. ... WR Emmanuel Sanders coming off nine-reception, 117-yard, two-TD performance vs. Cincinnati. ... LB Shane Ray had three sacks in first career start, replacing injured LB DeMarcus Ware last week. ... Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston tied for NFL lead with eight TD passes. Threw for career-best 405 yards, three TDs last week vs. Rams. ... WR Mike Evans leads NFC with 21 receptions. Last week he had 10 catches, 132 yards, one TD. His 301 yards receiving are most by Tampa Bay player through three games in team history. ... RB Charles Sims, filling in for injured Doug Martin, had 55 yards rushing, 69 receiving vs. Los Angeles. ... Fantasy Tip: With Martin out second straight week with sore hamstring, Winston likely to throw a lot, even though Broncos have had difficulty stopping run. Young QB attempted 52 and 58 passes in losses past two weeks, targeting Evans 17 times vs. Cardinals, 13 vs. Rams.
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