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

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Rob Gronkowski, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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Mike Edwards‘ exclamation point interception

Now, skipping towards the end of the game, there was one more play that deserves the notoriety of being called a ‘stud’ and that’s Mike Edwards spectacular interception at the goal line with less than four minutes remaining in the ball game.

At this point, the game had likely already been decided- the Bucs were up 18- but a Broncos score could’ve at least made things a bit interesting and a little more uncomfortable, especially given how the Tampa Bay offense had performed in the second half.

Edwards’ interception put any hope of Denver making a miraculous comeback to bed and was the perfect exclamation mark to officially close out the game.

That nasty Buccaneers pass-rush

There’s no doubt that this Buccaneers defensive unit is one of the best in the league with great depth among all levels.

That being said, you’ve got to give credit to the pass-rush Sunday afternoon.

Tampa Bay finished the afternoon with six sacks- a total of 45 yards lost- and that’s a credit to both the front-seven and the secondary, who did a great job in coverage with their men. It should also be noted that the Bucs defense forced two interceptions, as well.

Rob Gronkowski, Chris Godwin & Mike Evans

How about the three-headed receiving monster that is Gronk, Godwin and Evans?

Mike Evans had two receptions, both of which were 1-yard touchdowns. Chris Godwin made a few spectacular plays and finished the afternoon with five receptions for 64 yards and a touchdown. Then there’s veteran TE Gronkowski who caught six passes for 48 yards and was the perfect safety valve for Tom Brady in some key conversions.

Oh, and not mentioned above: The leading receiver of the afternoon: Scotty Miller, who just had a modest three receptions for 83 yards.

Major point? Those Buccaneers receiving options are unreal.