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Tom Jones' Two Cents: Tampa Bay Bucs vs. Denver Broncos

Tom Jones' Two Cents: Tampa Bay Bucs vs. Denver Broncos

tampabay.com Updated Dec 2, 2012
By Tom Jones, Times Staff Writer Sunday, December 2, 2012 Worst lossSomehow there was a notion among some Bucs followers that losing Sunday at Denver wouldn't be all that devastating to the team, that maybe it could afford a loss.For starters, it's a ri…
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  • Scenes from Denver: Josh Freeman feels the pressure. Leonard Jo…

    Scenes from Denver: Josh Freeman feels the pressure. Leonard Johnson feels picked on. Von Miller just feels good.

    tampabay.com Dec 2, 2012
    Stephen F. Holder, Times staff writer Sunday, December 2, 2012 Playoff picture murkierMaking the playoffs isn't out of the question for the Bucs. But Sunday's events didn't help their chances.Their loss at Denver, coupled with the Seattle's thrilling ov…
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  • Bucs' best efforts don't faze Peyton Manning

    Bucs' best efforts don't faze Peyton Manning

    tampabay.com Dec 2, 2012
    DENVER -- The Bucs knew it was probably an unreasonable objective. After all, you don’t exactly fool Peyton Manning. You can make him think, or occasionally make him second guess himself. But usually, Manning usually figures you out. Despite the Bucs”
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  • Broncos attack, shut down Doug Martin

    Broncos attack, shut down Doug Martin

    tampabay.com Dec 2, 2012
    DENVER -- A week after being held to his lowest per-carry average of the season (2.4 yards) against the Falcons, Bucs rookie RB Doug Martin had another uninspiring performance today here at Mile High. Martin rushed for 56 yards on 18 carries (3.1 yards …
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  • Manning, Broncos beat Bucs to clinch AFC West

    Manning, Broncos beat Bucs to clinch AFC West

    Peyton Manning threw three touchdowns, including one to defensive tackle Mitch Unrein, to help the Denver Broncos wrap up the AFC West with a 31-23 victory Sunday over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
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  • Halftime thoughts: Buccaneers-Broncos

    Halftime thoughts: Buccaneers-Broncos

    ESPN.com Dec 2, 2012
    If you’re not watching the game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Denver Broncos, you might want to get to a television quickly. The Bucs are in position to pull off an upset that could mark a key turning point for a team with a first-year head coach
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  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Denver Broncos: live scoring summary

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Denver Broncos: live scoring summary

    tampabay.com Dec 2, 2012
    Times Staff Writer Sunday, December 2, 2012 Times Staff WriterThe Denver Broncos outscored Tampa Bay 21-0 in the third quarter and Peyton Manning threw for three touchdowns as Denver beat the Buccaneers 31-23 Sunday to clinch the AFC West division champ…
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  • Week 13 late inactives

    Week 13 late inactives

    profootballtalk.com Dec 2, 2012
    We’re back to a full slate of games in the late afternoon slot this week, which is a good place to be in the football season. The teams playing in those games have handed in their lists of inactive players, which we’ve compiled right here. Buccaneers
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  • Darren McFadden, Rashard Mendenhall headline late game NFL inac…

    Darren McFadden, Rashard Mendenhall headline late game NFL inactive lists

    yahoo.com Dec 2, 2012
    Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden will miss a fourth consecutive game with an ankle injury. McFadden was injured in a Nov. 4 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but still leads the Raiders with 455 yards and two touchdowns on the ground. In add…
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  • The day ahead in the NFC South

    The day ahead in the NFC South

    ESPN.com Dec 2, 2012
    It’s a very unique Sunday in the NFC South with only two division teams playing. After New Orleans and Atlanta played Thursday night, we’re down to only two games involving NFC South teams. The Carolina Panthers play at Kansas City at 1 p.m. ET and th
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  • Video - Sunday Blitz: Buccaneers-Broncos Recap 01:38

    Sunday Blitz: Buccaneers-Broncos Recap

    Dec 2
    Jorge Andres and Eric Allen break down the Broncos' 31-23 win over the Buccaneers
  • Video - Buccaneers postgame press conference 02:09

    Buccaneers postgame press conference

    Dec 2
    Buccaneers react following game with Broncos
  • Video - Broncos Clinch AFC West 00:31

    Broncos Clinch AFC West

    Dec 2
    Peyton Manning threw for 242 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Broncos over the Buccaneers 31-23.
  • Video - Buccaneers vs. Broncos highlights 01:46

    Buccaneers vs. Broncos highlights

    Dec 2
    Peyton Manning throws for 241 yards and three touchdowns as the Denver Broncos beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31-23 to clinch the AFC West title.

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Backs against wall, Batch, Steelers prove they're not quite don…

    Dec 2
    BALTIMORE -- We probably should have seen this one coming. The aging Charlie Batch has looked like he was on his last legs for years now. Just like the aging Pittsburgh Steelers. But they both refuse to go away. At least quietly.
  • Don Banks: Surprisingly, the race is on in NFC West, North; more Snaps

    Dec 2
    BALTIMORE -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight from a tragedy-marred Week 13 in the NFL, but one that treated us to multiple fantastic finishes...
  • Kansas City Chiefs take first step toward healing after Jovan Belcher trag…

    Dec 2
    Kansas City Chiefs take first step toward healing after Jovan Belcher tragedy.