Thursday, January 18, 2018
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Denver Broncos-Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Grading the Broncos' 27-7 win

Offense — B

It got a boost from a turnover-inducing defense, and it scored 20 or more points for the fourth consecutive game. The Broncos' offense didn't tone down when quarterback Paxton Lynch relieved Trevor Siemian when the latter suffered a shoulder injury. Each threw a touchdown pass. The running game wasn't great, but it was an improvement over last week.

Defense — A

The Broncos' defense forced the Buccaneers into three turnovers, 215 total yards, five sacks, and a 2.8 yards per carry rushing average. Denver held Jameis Winston to a 34.4 quarterback rating and held its fourth consecutive offense to less than 200 passing yards this season. They held the Bucs to -4 total yards in the third quarter.

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