ON THIS DAY IN BUC HISTORYOctober 1, 2000 - Live in DC and Sky SportsTampa Bay Buccaneers 17 Washington Redskins 20Click here for the BUCPOWER game screen - stats and picturesThe 2000 season started so well for the Bucs with three superb victories and great performances on both sides of the ball, befitting their position as Super Bowl favourites. Then it started to go wrong.This game was live on Sky Sports and featured a 10-point comeback by the Bucs inside the last two minutes only for Deion Sanders to return a punt 57 yards in overtime and set up ex-Buc Michael Husted's game winning fieldgoal.Husted had earlier seen a potential game-winner blocked by Warren Sapp, a minute after Shaun King picked up his own fumble and threw a TD pass to Reidel Anthony.
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PAST MEETINGS WITH THE BRONCOSThe all-time series with the Broncos is currently led 6-2 by the Mile High team following their wins in the last three meetings. The two teams will only meet once every four years under the NFL’s inter-conference scheduling with the next meeting taking place in Tampa on Sunday.The 1976 encounter was memorable for many reasons as the expansion Bucs led 13-10 in the third quarter before the Broncos ran away with things. John McKay got into a verbal spat with Denver’s head coach John Ralston and ordered the team coaches to leave almost immediately. Owner Hugh Culverhouse missed the last one and wound up running down the road throwing stones at the coach trying to get it to stop.The Bucs lost the last game in 2012, a 31-23 defeat behind Josh Freeman and against Peyton Manning that was not ever as the score might at first indicate.Click here to review all of the past match-ups with the Broncos
HOW IS JAMEIS PROGRESSING?19 starts, 30 touchdowns, 21 interceptions and an 8-12 record. Those are the numbers of the Bucs’ quarterback but his growth can be measured in so many more ways. His leadership skills are clear to be seen and he is quickly establishing himself as one of the top young players in the game.The question is surely, did the Bucs make the right pick with the first overall selection last year? Right now, it has to be a resounding yes. Jameis has thrown some bad passes like all young QBs do but he has also made some magnificent plays, led his team downfield in key situations and proven that he is a winner. Just like he did in college.But he has grown from his well-publicised mistakes at Florida State and his maturity into a true franchise quarterback is happening before our eyes.