Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-5) at the Denver Broncos (8-3)

Time: 2:05 p.m. today, KASA, KRSJ 100.5 FM.

Opening Line: Broncos by 6˝.

Records vs. Spread: Tampa Bay 7-3-1; Denver 6-5.

Series Record: Broncos lead 5-2.

AP Pro32 Rankings: Buccaneers No. 12; Broncos No. 5.

Last Meeting: Broncos defeated Buccaneers 16-13, Oct. 5, 2008.

Last Week: Buccaneers lost to Falcons 24-23; Broncos beat Chiefs 17-9.

Buccaneers Offense: Overall (12), rush (11), pass (13)

Buccaneers Defense: Overall (30), rush (1), pass (32)

Broncos Offense: Overall (4), rush (20), pass (6)

Broncos Defense: Overall (4), rush (9), pass (5)

Streaks, Statistics & Notes

Broncos QB Peyton Manning needs nine completions to pass Dan Marino for second on the all-time list (4,967).

Buccaneers TE Dallas Clark, a former Colt and longtime teammate of Manning’s, has touchdowns in two of his last three games.

Broncos’ tight ends Jacob Tamme and Joel Dreessen have 70 catches for 657 yards and six TDs this year.

Broncos DE Elvis Dumervil needs two more sacks to get to double digits for the third time in his career.

Denver will clinch the AFC West with a win over Tampa Bay or a loss by San Diego.

Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson, a Northern Colorado alumnus, averages 18.5 yards per catch since 2008, best in he NFL.

Jackson and WR Mike Williams rank first and third in the NFL in yards per catch (16.9).

Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas has 100-plus receiving yards in three of five home games this season.

RB Knowshon Moreno is set to make his second consecutive start for the Broncos in place of the injured Willis McGahee.

Buccaneers QB Josh Freeman has a 104.1 passer rating with 16 TDs and three picks in his last seven games.

Associated Press

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