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NFL Capsule: Buccaneers at Broncos

By The Associated Press
    2012-11-29 13:15

TAMPA BAY (6-5) At DENVER (8-3)

Sunday, 4:05 p.m., FOX

OPENING LINE - Broncos by 6 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Tampa Bay 7-3-1; Denver 6-5

SERIES RECORD - Broncos lead 5-2

AP PRO32 RANKING - 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, STATS AND NOTES - Broncos QB Peyton Manning needs nine completions to pass Dan Marino for second on all-time list (4,967). ... Bucs TE Dallas Clark, a former Colt and longtime teammate of Manning's, has touchdowns in two of his past three games. ... Broncos DE Elvis Dumervil needs two more sacks to get to double digits for third time in his career. ... Denver clinches AFC West with win over Tampa Bay or loss by San Diego. ... Buc WR Vincent Jackson averages 18.5 yards per catch since 2008, best in NFL. ... Jackson and WR Mike Williams rank first and third in 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 set to make second straight start for Broncos in place of Willis McGahee. Rushed for 85 yards last week vs. Chiefs. ... Bucs QB Josh Freeman has 104.1 passer rating with 16 TDs and three INTs in last seven games.

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