NFL Football

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-1)


Sun. 9/20 Sun. 9/27 Sun. 10/4 Thu. 10/8 Sun. 10/18
vs. Car
W 31-17
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@ Den
W 28-10
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vs. LAC
10:00 AM PT11:00 AM MT12:00 PM CT1:00 PM ET17:00 GMT1:00 10:00 AM MST12:00 PM EST12:00 PM CT21:00 UAE13:00 ET16:00
@ Chi
5:20 PM PT6:20 PM MT7:20 PM CT8:20 PM ET0:20 GMT8:20 5:20 PM MST7:20 PM EST7:20 PM CT4:20 UAE (+1)20:20 ET23:20
vs. GB
1:25 PM PT2:25 PM MT3:25 PM CT4:25 PM ET20:25 GMT4:25 1:25 PM MST3:25 PM EST3:25 PM CT0:25 UAE (+1)16:25 ET19:25

Buccaneers defense doing its part to help Brady's transition

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) A stingy defense that's getting better by the outing is doing its part to help Tom Brady transform the Tampa Bay Buccaneers into winners.

The six-time Super Bowl champion had his best game since joining his new team, throwing for 297 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in a 28-10 victory over the Denver Broncos. Just as compelling was another stellar effort by a defense that had six sacks and forced two turnovers.

Even before signing Brady in free agency, coach Bruce Arians insisted the key to ending the second-longest playoff drought in the NFL would be the emergence of a largely young, aggressive defense that began to build confidence and enjoy success late last season.

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NFC South Division
TeamWLTPct
Tampa Bay 210.667
New Orleans 120.333
Carolina 120.333
Atlanta 030.000
Full Standings
Leaders
Pass Yds: T. Brady753
Pass TDs: T. Brady6
Rush Yds: R. Jones II142
Rush TDs: L. Fournette2
Rec Yds: S. Miller167
Rec TDs: M. Evans4
Int: L. David1
Sacks: J. Pierre-Paul3.0
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 1002 (25)
Passing Yards: 753 (21)
Rushing Yards: 276 (27)
Points per game: 27.3 (14)
Yards per game: 334.0 (25)
Touchdowns: 10 (11)
Field Goals: 4 (23)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 924 (4)
Passing Yards: 794 (19)
Rushing Yards: 211 (3)
Points per game: 20.3 (8)
Yards per game: 308.0 (4)
Touchdowns: 6 (7)
Field Goals: 4 (14)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
9/29 D. Helm pract. squad del
9/28 K. Barner pract. squad add
9/26 K. Barner active/prac. squad
9/23 T. Hudson active/prac. squad
9/23 R. Cockrell pract. squad add
9/23 D. Helm pract. squad add
9/23 Z. Shackelford pract. squad add
9/22 Z. Shackelford pract. squad del
9/21 C. Grayson pract. squad add
9/21 T. Hudson pract. squad add
Injuries
Date Player Status
9/27 J. Watson shoulder (Out)
9/20 C. Godwin concussion (Out)
9/18 A. Auclair calf (IR)
9/13 M. Evans hamstring (Questionable)
9/6 J. Hurst ankle (IR)
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