Bucs knock QB Siemian out of game; rookie Lynch in for Broncos
The Bucs trail the defending Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos by a 17-7 score at halftime, and they might be facing an even less experienced quarterbak in the second half.
Broncos QB Trevor Siemien left the game late in the second quarter after he was driven to the turf on a sack by Bucs DT Clinton McDonald. The Broncos said he has a left shoulder injury and his return is questionable.
Paxton Lynch, the Broncos' first-round pick, came in and made his NFL debut. He completed passes for 16 and 18 yards in the final minute to set up a 38-yard field goal by Brandon McManus for a 17-7 lead. The Bucs had taken just 16 seconds off the clock after getting the ball left with 1:47 left in the half.
The Broncos got 14 points off two interceptions by former Bucs cornerbak Aqib Talib, setting up touchdowns by Demaryius Thomas and C.J. Anderson.
The Bucs continue to have issues with turnovers, committing three and forcing none in the first half.