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Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Denver Broncos is an intriguing Sunday afternoon match up in Week 13 of the NFL. This could be a fantastic game for the neutrals as well as fans from both teams, as two good teams with contrasting styles of play clash together. The game will start at 4.05 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream (link provided below).
The Broncos have lit up the AFC this season and are currently way out at the top of a weak AFC West Division. Coming into this game with a record of 8-3, their nearest divisional rivals are San Diego who are four games behind. A win today basically would all but clinch the divisional title for the Broncos as well as likely seal a playoff berth.
Meanwhile the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be eager to claim the scalp of Peyton Manning and the Broncos. They are second in the NFC South with a record of 6-5. They will not want to fall back down to .500, which would make their playoff push much more on the edge. If they can claim a confidence-building win against one of the AFC's best sides it would form the perfect platform for the Buccaneers to finish the season with a flourish, clinch their playoff spot, and prepare for a postseason run with Super Bowl dreams.
However, it will not be easy for the Buccaneers. Peyton Manning and the Broncos will have identified the very generous Tampa Bay secondary, and will be looking to exploit it to the fullest today. Eric Wright will be missing from today's game as he is starting a four game suspension, and that will only stir the Broncos even more to find the gaps and take advantage.
The Buccaneers will be looking to hammer the Broncos defense with everything they've got. The run-heavy Tampa Bay team will be looking to Doug Martin to drive them down the field. Martin has carried 218 times this season for 1050 yards – an average of 4.8 yards per carry – for an impressive nine touchdowns. He will be looking to make that double figures today.
The contrasting styles should be fantastic to watch, and it will be intriguing to see who comes out on top. This is a match up between two of the NFL's in form teams – the Broncos one a six game winning streak, and the Buccaneers having won four of their last five games. Something must give today.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Denver Broncos is scheduled to start at 4.05 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream by clicking here.