Originally posted on The Bay Cave  |  Last updated 12/2/12
In a game that seemed to be going in the Buccaneers favor as it began, it was one single quarter of the game that was all the Broncos needed to beat Tampa Bay 31-23. As the Bucs took a 10-7 lead into the half, their gameplan looked as if it was working successfully, that was keep Peyton Manning off the field. But that was not the case in the third quarter. Denver would get a touchdown on their second possession of the quarter after Manning found wide receiver Demaryius Thomas from eight yards out following a pass interference call on Bucs’ rookie cornerback Leonard Johnson. After another three and out by the Bucs’ offense, Manning would find Thomas in the end zone again to give Denver a 21-10 lead. On the drive, an illegal use of hands penalty to defensive end Michael Bennett put the ball on the Tampa Bay nine yard line. Still in the third, Bucs’ quarterback Josh Freeman would be hit as he threw a pass intended for wide receiver Vincent Jackson in which Broncos’ Von Miller interce...
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