NFL Football

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-1)

Sun. 9/13 Sun. 9/20 Sun. 9/27 Sun. 10/4 Thu. 10/8
@ NO
L 23-34
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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

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.

NFC South Division
Tampa Bay 210.667
New Orleans 120.333
Carolina 120.333
Atlanta 030.000
Full Standings
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 (23)
Passing Yards: 753 (20)
Rushing Yards: 276 (27)
Points per game: 27.3 (14)
Yards per game: 334.0 (25)
Touchdowns: 10 (10)
Field Goals: 4 (23)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 924 (6)
Passing Yards: 794 (20)
Rushing Yards: 211 (4)
Points per game: 20.3 (8)
Yards per game: 308.0 (5)
Touchdowns: 6 (8)
Field Goals: 4 (14)
Date Player Transactions
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
9/21 M. Wilkins cut
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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