Team Stats

  • Total Yards

    • TB 306
    • 333 DEN
  • Turnovers

    • TB 1
    • 1 DEN
  • Possession

    TB DEN
    33:27 26:33
  • 1st Downs

    • TB 18
    • 25 DEN

Game Information

Sports Authority Field at Mile High
,
Coverage: FOX
  • Denver, CO 80204
  • Line: DEN -7.0
Attendance: 76,432
100%
Capacity: 76,125
Referees: Terry McAulay
12/3/2012 Associated Press

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.

Scoring Summary

FOX1234T
Buccaneers10001323
Broncos7021331
first QuarterTBDEN
TD
8:53
Mitch Unrein 1 Yard Pass From Peyton Manning
10 plays, 65 yards, 4:00
06
XP
8:47
Matt Prater Kick is Good
10 plays, 65 yards, 4:00
07
FG
4:46
Connor Barth 31 Yard Field Goal is Good
9 plays, 61 yards, 4:06
37
TD
0:20
Dallas Clark 11 Yard Pass From Josh Freeman
5 plays, 68 yards, 2:31
97
XP
0:14
Connor Barth Kick is Good
5 plays, 68 yards, 2:31
107
third QuarterTBDEN
TD
9:27
Demaryius Thomas 8 Yard Pass From Peyton Manning
4 plays, 52 yards, 1:22
1013
XP
9:21
Matt Prater Kick is Good
4 plays, 52 yards, 1:22
1014
TD
4:45
Demaryius Thomas 10 Yard Pass From Peyton Manning
7 plays, 52 yards, 3:23
1020
XP
4:39
Matt Prater Kick is Good
7 plays, 52 yards, 3:23
1021
TD
4:04
Von Miller 26 Yard Interception Return
1 plays, 28 yards, 0:43
1028
XP
3:56
Matt Prater Kick is Good
1 plays, 28 yards, 0:43
1028
fourth QuarterTBDEN
FG
15:00
Connor Barth 50 Yard Field Goal is Good
6 plays, 17 yards, 2:11
1328
FG
7:41
Matt Prater 31 Yard Field Goal is Good
14 plays, 67 yards, 7:19
1331
FG
3:28
Connor Barth 55 Yard Field Goal is Good
5 plays, 33 yards, 1:14
1631
TD
2:39
Mike Williams 5 Yard Pass From Josh Freeman
4 plays, 47 yards, 0:24
2231
XP
2:33
Connor Barth Kick is Good
4 plays, 47 yards, 0:24
2331

Research Notes

  • Peyton Manning (4,986 completions) passed Dan Marino (4,967) for 2nd-most completions in NFL history. Brett Favre ranks 1st with 6,300.

  • QBR: Peyton Manning posted a 90.2 Total QBR in Sunday's win over the Buccaneers. Manning now has 6 games this season with a 90+ QBR, most in the NFL. No other player has more than 4.

  • Demaryius Thomas was targeted a season-high three times in the end zone Sunday with a pair of touchdown catches. Additionally, Thomas drew a pass interference penalty in the third quarter on Leonard Johnson, setting up a Manning-to-Thomas touchdown pass on the next play that put Denver ahead for good. Sunday was Thomas' first multi-touchdown game of the season, and he now leads the Broncos with six touchdown catches on 12 end-zone targets this year.

  • Doug Martin had 18 rushes for 56 yards Sunday against the Broncos. For the first time this season, Martin did not have a single rush of at least 10 yards. Martin's 33 yards after contact was his lowest total since Week 6 against the Chiefs.

  • Peyton Manning completed 21-of-29 passes with at least two tight ends on the field Sunday, throwing for 189 yards, three touchdowns and an interception. His season-high 21 completions was more than his previous four games combined, and his final 17 passes Sunday all came from multiple-tight end formations.

  • From Elias: Peyton Manning now has 71 games with at least 3 pass TD, one shy of the NFL record set by Brett Favre.

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