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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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New Orleans Saints snap counts analysis from Week 1 vs. Buccaneers

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  • DE Cameron Jordan, 60/70 (86%)
  • DT Sheldon Rankins, 43/70 (61%)
  • DT David Onyemata, 40/70 (57%)
  • DE Trey Hendrickson, 39/70 (56%)
  • DE Carl Granderson, 23/70 (33%)
  • DT Malcolm Roach, 23/70 (33%)
  • DL Margus Hunt, 21/70 (30%)
  • NT Malcom Brown, 20/70 (29%)

Jordan’s snaps count is right in line with what he saw last year (averaging 82% per game), but the real story is Rankins returning to form. He played often, starting in the middle of the line next to Onyemata, and looked much more like his old self on several disruptive pass rushes. If Rankins is close to playing at his best again, he can elevate this entire defense.

Meanwhile, the Saints backups did a great job filling in for Marcus Davenport out on the edge. Hendrickson was all over Tom Brady, and Granderson had a few nice moments. Davenport returning from an elbow injury

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