15:00: It’s second-and-five at the Tampa Bay 25, and it has started to rain.
Cutler completes his pass for a four-yard gain to Scheffler, bringing up third-and-one at the Tampa Bay 21.
Pittman pounds the ball for a gain of four and the first down.
12:40: After a pair of runs, it’s third-and-two from the Tampa Bay nine yard line.
Cutler’s pass is incomplete as it flys out the back of the endzone.
Prater’s 27-yard field goal attempt is good, and the Broncos extend the lead, 16-6.
12:24: Finally the Bucs have a kickoff they can run out, as Prater’s kick is fielded at the three by Jackson. He takes it out to the 19 before being taken down, and that’s where the Buccaneer offense will begin their drive.
11:00: It’s third-and-two at the 28, and Garcia fires across the middle and has his pass intercepted by Marcus Thomas.
Thomas begins to return the pick, but he fumbles the ball and Tampa Bay recovers.
So now Tampa Bay has another first down at their own 12.
9:45: The Bucs face a third-and-two at their own 20 after Nate Webster stops a run short of the first down.
Garcia pitches the ball to the left to Dunn, and he just barely gets back to the line before being pushed out of bounds by Marlon McCree.
Bidwell to punt to Martinez.
9:00: The punt goes for 53 yards, and Martinez has a nice return out across midfield, but a penalty against the Broncos negates the good return. So now the Broncos will start the drive at the 20.
INJURY UPDATE: Bucs’ Linebacker Barrett Ruud has a knee injury and his return is questionable.
7:40: On third-and-three from their own 27, Cutler’s pass for Stokley is incomplete, and Kern must punt.
He kicks a low and fast punt, and it rolls all the way down to the nine where Jackson fields it. He is taken down a yard later by Koutouvides.
7:24: The Bucs face a third-and-two at their own 18, and Graham gets the handoff and goes 12 yards.
5:22: After a penalty backed them up five yards, Tampa Bay has a second-and-15 from their own 25.
Garcia finds an open man and gets the Bucs close to a first down.
Then on third-and-four, Nic Clemons looked like what should have been a sack. But penalties on both teams offset, and it’s third down all over again.
4:40: Garcia completes his pass to Bryant on a crossing route, and he reaches and gets the first down as he is taken down.
3:49: Garcia finds Bryant again for another first down, moving the ball into Denver territory.
Boss Bailey has been shaken up on the play, and he is being attended to on the field.
But he has now gotten up and is walking off the field on his own.
3:46: The Broncos have called their first timeout of the half.
On first down, Garcia scrambled for a gain of six, giving the Bucs a second-and-four at the Denver 39.
Then after a quick pass to Stovall at the sideline, it’s first-and-10 at the Denver 30.
3:00: Garcia fires a bullet across the middle, but it never gets close to its target as Kenny Peterson smacks it down at the line.
2:30: The Bucs have moved into the redzone on a pass from Garcia to Bryant, and now they have first-and-goal after another pass to Ike Hilliard.
2:10: Garcia finds Hilliard open near the left sideline and hits him for the seven-yard touchdown.
With just over two minutes remaining, the Broncos lead the Bucs, 16-13.
2:02: Bryant kicks a squib deep down the middle of the field on the ensuing kickoff, and Martinez falls on it at the Denver 14.
That brings us to the two-minute warning.
2:00: Rather than a run, which many would expect on first down with two minutes to go, Cutler fires to Scheffler for a first down.
1:43: After a six-yard gain on a Pittman run, Tampa Bay called their second timeout of the half.
Now it’s second-and-four at the 32, and Pittman rumbles for another gain of six and another first down.
And now Tampa Bay takes their final timeout.
1:38: Out comes the victory formation, and Cutler takes a knee. With Tampa Bay having no timeouts left, that will seal the deal.
The Broncos move to 4-1 with their 16-13 win over the Buccaneers.