Buccaneers: 3 Broncos who could be a problem for Tampa Bay

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Three Denver Broncos who could be a problem for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will hit the road this weekend for an out-of-conference matchup with the Denver Broncos Sunday afternoon.

The Buccaneers, who improved to 1-1 on the season with a win over the Panthers last week, will now be looking to build off that victory and take steps forward on their potential path to the playoffs. The Broncos, on the other hand, have yet to get into the win column and have lost two close games- one to the Titans and one to the Steelers- to open up their season.

Even with the Buccaneers listed as a six-point favorite coming into this one, there is still some talent on that Denver roster that could allow that team to compete.

Here’s a look at three Broncos who could be trouble for Tampa Bay.

3. Alexander Johnson

Though the Broncos haven’t picked up a win yet, Alexander Johnson has been one of the bright spots for that defense.

That Denver defensive unit only gave up 16 points to the Titans and 26 points to the Steelers to this point and Johnson has been one of the biggest contributors.

An inside linebacker, Johnson leads the team in tackles with 20. He has been all over the field in these first two games and will be a guy that the Buccaneers focus on as they plan their offensive attack.

He’s not going to get in the backfield and force a lot of negative plays, but he is a run-stuffer that could make the Bucs almost one-dimensional from his ability to shut down the rushing attack.