Tampa Bay Buccaneers 23  Denver Broncos 31 Sunday 2 December 2012 at Mile High at Invesco Field
SCORING DEN 8:47-1Q Unrein 1 pass from Manning (Prater kick) TB 4:41-1Q Barth FG31 TB 0:14-1Q Clark 11 pass from Freeman (Barth kick) DEN 9:21-3Q Thomas 8 pass from Manning (Prater kick) DEN 4:39-3Q Thomas 10 pass from Manning (Prater kick) DEN 3:56-3Q Miller 26 interception return (Prater kick) TB 14:55-4Q Barth FG50 DEN 7:36-4Q Prater FG31 TB 3:23-1Q Barth FG55 TB 2:33-4Q Williams 5 pass from Freeman (Barth kick)
This one was never that close after half-time as Peyton Manning threw three scoring passes and Von Miller had an interception return score off Josh Freeman.   Once again Greg Schiano ordered his defense to try and crash the kneeldown play.    "Certainly, you're looking at a first-ballot Hall of Famer," Schiano said of Peyton. "There are reasons why."
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Martin 18-56, Ware 1-8, Freeman 2-7. BRONCOS: Moreno 20-69, Hillman 5-29, Ball 2-(-2), Manning 2-(-5). PASSING BUCS: Freeman 39-18-242-1-2. BRONCOS: Manning 38-27-242-1-3. RECEIVING BUCS: Williams 6-93, Jackson 3-55, Martin 3-42, Clark 3-21, Stocker 2-19, Underwood 1-12. BRONCOS: Tamme 9-89, Thomas 8-99, Moreno 4-14, Willis 3- 22, Decker 2-17, Unrein 1-1. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: David 1-27. BRONCOS: Miller 1-26. KICK RETURNS BUCS: none. BRONCOS: Holiday 1-26. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Parrish 1-15. BRONCOS: Holliday 4-95, Leonhard 0-0. SACKS BUCS: none. BRONCOS: Miller 1-7.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 70 Penn DE 71 Bennett LG 76 Zuttah DT 93 McCoy C 62 Larsen DT 90 Miller RG 79 Meredith DE 50 Te’o-Nesheim RT 69 Dotson WLB 54 David TE 88 Stocker MLB 59 Foster WR 19 Williams SLB 57 Hayward WR 83 Jackson LCB 31 Biggers FB 41 Lorig RCB 29 Johnson RB 22 Martin SS 24 Barron QB 5 Freeman FS 20 Barber PLAYED 9 Koenen, 10 Barth, 11 Underwood, 12 Parrish, 23 Lewis, 28 Ware, 30 Lewis, 36 Gorrer, 37 Tandy, 43 Black, 44 Clark, 48 Economos, 51 Cutrera, 56 Watson, 73 Allen, 74 Wallace, 80 Owusu, 82 Byham, 91 Bowers, 95 Gibson, 96 Irvin, 98 Morgan DID NOT PLAY 6 Orlovsky, 27 Blount INACTIVE 34 Smith, 53 Goode, 68 Hardman, 84 Gilreath, 89 Douglas, 97 Masiflio
COMMENTARY CREW Dick Stockton and John Lynch