Buccaneers: Studs & Duds from the victory vs. Denver Broncos

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Studs & Duds from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ victory over the Denver Broncos

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers picked up their second win of the season and moved past .500 with a 2-1 record when they defeated the Denver Broncos 28-10 Sunday afternoon.

With the win, the Buccaneers now sit in first place in the NFC South Divisional Standings, though we all know there is a long way to go.

As we continue to analyze the victory and look forward to the rest of the season, here’s a look at some studs and duds for the Buccaneers.


No turnovers and a crisp performance from Tom Brady

For the first time in his Buccaneers career, Tom Brady made it through a game without turning the ball over.

Brady had his best performance of the season- though we’re just three games in- and looked to be in a much better rhythm this time around than at the beginning of the year.

The 43-year-old veteran finished the afternoon completing 65.8 percent of his passing attempts for 297 yards and three touchdowns to no interceptions. That’s an average yards per attempt number of 7.8.

Tone-setting blocked punt

A special teams play early in a game can be a tone setter and there’s no doubt that was the case Sunday afternoon when Pat O’Connor came away with a blocked punt on the Broncos’ first drive of the afternoon.

The blocked punt set the Buccaneers up with great field position- at the Denver 10-yard line- and allowed the offense a chance to get in the right column to begin the game. You can’t ask for much more than that.