The Buccaneers are over .500. They’ve won two in a row. And yet, you get the feeling they’re still not where they want to be.
On Sunday, the Bucs were in control from the start, beating the Broncos 28-10 in Denver. Tom Brady threw three touchdown passes and no interceptions. And the defense was outstanding: two interceptions, a safety, and six sacks, including two by former Bronco Shaq Barrett, against an injury-riddled Denver team. The defense deserves the game ball for this victory.
Still, there is work to be done. The offense was inept in the second half for the second week in a row. There were more dropped passes. There were way too many penalties – again (9 for 71 yards.) And while special teams blocked a punt that led to a TD, they also had a PAT blocked. And who knows how serious the hamstring injury is to Chris Godwin.
But we’ll take the wins any way we can get them. And it’s not every day the Bucs beat an opponent by 18 points. They’re back home to face the Chargers next week.
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