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Buccaneers vs. Broncos score: Tom Brady takes care of business against depleted Denver

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were inconsistent at times, but Tom Brady had his first game with three passing TDs with his new team. The Buccaneers controlled the game from start to finish in a 28-10 victory over the Denver Broncos. The Bucs are still trying to find their groove on offense, but Brady finished 25 of 38 for 297 yards and three touchdowns for a 115.8 passer rating. Tampa Bay lost Chris Godwin to a hamstring injury, but its pass offense was balanced with eight different receivers catching a pass. 

Scotty Miller led Tampa Bay with 83 yards receiving and Mike Evans had two touchdown catches — on two targets that went for a total of two yards — giving him four scores in three games with Brady. Tampa Bay had just 68 rushing yards, though the Buccaneers averaged 5.4 yards per play. The defense held a lifeless Broncos offense

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Broncos own up to shortcomings in loss to Bucs, turn ahead to ‘Thursday Night Football’

The Broncos would go three-and-out on their ensuing two possessions and totaled just 3 yards over the rest of the first quarter. When they did move the ball via a 15-yard completion to Jerry Jeudy and a well-designed 18-yard pass to Noah Fant, Driskel took an untimely sack on second-and-7 that stalled the drive. Brandon McManus drilled a 56-yard field goal — the second-longest make of his career — but the Broncos would fall behind 23-3 before scoring again.

Tampa Bay’s 23 first-half points were the most the Broncos had surrendered to an opponent since they gave up 27 in the first half to Brady and the Patriots in 2017.

Driskel guided the offense on a two-minute drill to cap the first half with a touchdown to Patrick, and for a moment the Broncos had life. 

“We moved the ball to a great two-minute drive,” Patrick said. “We were only

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