Tampa Bay @ Denver
Current Records: Tampa Bay 1-1; Denver 0-2
What to Know
The Denver Broncos will square off against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at 4:25 p.m. ET Sunday at Empower Field at Mile High. Denver earned a 27-7 in their most recent matchup in October of 2016.
The Broncos didn't finish too far behind, but the squad still lost 26-21 to the Pittsburgh Steelers last week. No one had a standout game offensively for Denver, but they got scores from TE Noah Fant and RB Melvin Gordon.
Meanwhile, Tampa Bay had a touchdown and change to spare in a 31-17 win over the Carolina Panthers last week. Among those leading the charge for Tampa Bay was RB Leonard Fournette, who rushed for two TDs and 103 yards on 12 carries. Fournette had had trouble finding his footing against the New Orleans Saints two weeks ago, so this was a step in the right direction.
Tampa Bay defense was a presence as well, as it got past Carolina offensive line to sack QB Teddy Bridgewater five times for a loss of 27 yards. Leading the way was NT Ndamukong Suh and his two sacks. Those were the first sacks for Suh through Week 2.
The Broncos are expected to lose this next one by 6. However, those who like betting on the underdog should be happy to hear that they are 2-0 against the spread when expected to lose.
Tampa Bay's victory lifted them to 1-1 while Denver's defeat dropped them down to 0-2. The Buccaneers caused 4 turnovers against the Panthers, so Denver will need to take especially good care of the ball.
How To Watch
- When: Sunday at 4:25 p.m. ET
- Where: Empower Field at Mile High -- Denver, Colorado
- TV: FOX
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $249.00
The Buccaneers are a solid 6-point favorite against the Broncos, according to the latest NFL odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Buccaneers as a 5.5-point favorite.
Denver won the only game these two teams have played in the last six years.
- Oct 02, 2016 - Denver 27 vs. Tampa Bay 7
Top Projected Fantasy Players
- Chris Godwin: 10.81 points
- Mike Evans: 10.62 points
- Melvin Gordon: 10.21 points