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Broncos 27, Bucs 23 // BUCS' BEST BY A MILE

John Elway gets credit for his 38th career game-winning drive in the fourth quarter. It was Terrell Davis who did most of the work.

Elway drove the Broncos 80 yards in 14 plays in the fourth quarter, capped by Davis' 3-yard plunge up the middle with 3:32 left, and the Broncos stayed unbeaten, rallying to defeat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27-23 Sunday night.

Davis ran eight times for 39 yards in the drive and finished with 137 yards on 22 carries.

Reggie Brooks ran for 114 yards and a TD for the Bucs (0-3).

Denver (3-0) scored on its first two possessions of the second half, taking a 20-13 lead, but the resilient Buccaneers countered immediately. Brooks ripped off a 56-yard run, and Trent Dilfer completed a 40-yard TD pass to Alvin Harper on a third-and-23 play with 1:57 left in the third quarter.

The Bucs then turned Elway's second interception of the game _ by linebacker Derrick Brooks _ into a go-ahead field goal.

Brooks returned the theft 6 yards to the Denver 47. A 35-yard pass-interference penalty against Denver cornerback Ray Crockett moved the ball to the 15, but the Bucs had to settle for Michael Husted's 28-yard field goal for a 23-20 lead with 11:43 remaining.