Tampa Bay Buccaneers 7  Denver Broncos 27 Sunday 2 October 2016        at Raymond James Stadium
SCORING DEN 13:26-1Q Thomas 11 pass from Siemian (McManus kick) TB 6:40-1Q Winston 7 run (Aguayo kick) DEN 12:14-2Q Anderson 1 run (McManus kick) DEN 0:05-2Q McManus FG38 DEN 7:03-3Q McManus FG24 DEN 8:55-4Q Sanders 5 pass from Lynch (McManus kick)
Facing two straight games against the defending Conference champions, the Bucs fell to their second straight home defeat never coming close to troubling the winners of Super Bowl 50.   The Bucs were held to just 215 yards of total offense and committed three turnovers.  The Broncos were even able to withstand having to give rookie Paxton Lynch his NFL debut in the second half without any undue concern.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS:  Sims 15-28, Rodgers 6-25, Winston 5-19. BRONCOS:  Anderson 19-49, Booker 7-30, Bibbs 3-14, Lynch 3-(-4) PASSING BUCS:  Winston 35-17-179-2-0. BRONCOS:  Siemian 7-5-68-0-1, Lynch 24-14-170-0-1. RECEIVING BUCS:  Brate 5-67, Evans 5-59, Jackson 3-38, Sims 2-7, Humphries 1-4, Rodgers 1-4. BRONCOS:  Sanders 8-8, Thomas 6-94, Norwood 2-25, Heuerman 1-19, Taylor 1-9, Anderson 1-3. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS:  none. BRONCOS:  Talib 2-40. KICK RETURNS BUCS:  R Smith 2-27. BRONCOS:  none. PUNT RETURNS BUCS:  Humphries 3-37. BRONCOS:  Norwood 2-12, Latimer 0-0. SACKS BUCS:  McDonald 1.5-8.5, Alexander 1-0, Gholston 0.5-5.5, McCoy 0.5-5.5, A Spence 0.5-0.5. BRONCOS:  Wolfe 2.5-16, Barrett 1-9, Williams 1-7, Miller 0.5-4.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 76 Smith LDE 57 Spence LG 64 Pamphile DT 93 McCoy C 68 Hawley DT 98 McDonald RG 74 Marpet RDE 92 Gholston RT 69 Dotson MLB 58 Alexander TE 82 Myers WLB 54 David TE 84 Brate CB 38 Adjei-Barimah WR 13 Evans LCB 28 Hargeaves WR 83 Jackson RCB 24 Grimes QB 3 Winston SS 23 Conte RB 34 Sims FS 30 McDougald PLAYED 9 Anger, 11 Humphries, 16 Martino, 19 Aguayo, 21 Vermer, 26 Robinson, 27 Banks, 29 R Smith, 32 Rodgers, 37 Tandy, 43 Barber, 45 Cross, 48 DePaola, 50 Keyes, 51 Smith, 53 Glanton, 62 E Smith, 71 Ward, 75 Lambert, 78 Cherilus, 89 Shepard, 95 Jones, 97 Spence DID NOT PLAY 8 Glennon INACTIVES 4 Griffin, 10 Shorts, 22 Martin, 66 Wester, 77 Benenoch, 88 Stocker, 91 Ayers
COMMENTARY CREW Spero Dedes and Solomon Wilcots
GAME HIGHLIGHTS        Click on the boxes below to view the clips Jameis Winston opens the scoring on a touchdown run Gerald McCoy and William Gholston combine on a second quarter sack