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Cornerback Aqib Talib, a former Tampa Bay Buccaneer, had two interceptions against the Bucs Sunday, resulting in two touchdowns. He was given the game ball after the game. (Denver Broncos photo by Eric Bakke)

Cornerback Aqib Talib, a former Tampa Bay Buccaneer, had two interceptions against the Bucs Sunday, resulting in two touchdowns. He was given the game ball after the game. (Denver Broncos photo by Eric Bakke)

DenverBroncos-Logo 3Tampa, Fla. — The Denver Broncos battered the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27-7 here in the Raymond James Stadium Sunday afternoon and evening with their defense, especially Aqib Talib, introducing them to Turnover City four times. The game was interrupted by a weather delay, caused by heavy rain and lightning, that lasted nearly an hour and a half.
Broncos lost their quarterback Trevor Siemian to injury Sunday when he suffered a left shoulder injury after being sacked by Buccaneer Clinton McDonald near the end of the first half. The injury was considered relatively minor, but more will be known Monday after a MRI and/or X-ray.
Siemian completed 5-of-7 passes for 68 yards and a touchdown before leaving the game.
The touchdown pass to Demaryius Thomas came after an interception by former Buccaneer cornerback Aqib Talib.
tampa_bay_buccaneers_logoThe Buccaneers’ only touchdown came in the first quarter with a run by quarterback Jameis Winston. Winston completed 17-35 passes for 179 yards and was sacked five times.
A Broncos touchdown run by C.J. Anderson came in the second quarter after another interception by Talib. It was payback time for Talib since, after being number one draft pick and playing five seasons with the Bucs, he was traded to the New England Patriots in November 2013. He signed a one-year contract with the Patriots for 2014 and then a six-year contract with the Broncos.
Siemian was replaced near the end of the second quarter by University of Tennessee’s Paxton Lynch, a rookie.
The Broncos scored one field goal in the third quarter.
Lynch scored his first NFL touchdown, a 5-yard pass to Emmanuel Sanders in the fourth quarter. Lynch went 14-of-24 for 170 yards in the course of the game.
In a press conference Sunday Coach Gary Kubiak said, “I’m really proud of Paxton Lynch, how he did today.”
Kubiak noted, “Obviously, both (Siemian and Lynch) are good players . . .We’re probably going to need them both . . . Both have bright futures.”
Kubiak after the game Sunday said, “I’m really proud of everybody in this room . . . We just kept battling.” Talib was given the game ball.
Broncos Sunday ended up with a 4-0 record for the season. The 3-0 Minnesota Vikings play the 2-1 New York Giants Monday night. Update: The Vikings beat the Jets 24-10 Monday night, achieving a 4-0 record.
The 3-0 Philadelphia Eagles were off this  week. On Oct. 9 the Eagles go to Detroit to play Detroit to play the Lions; the Lions are 1-3 after losing 17-14 to the Bears in Chicago Sunday. No one else is undefeated.
Only the Cleveland Browns have won no games so far.
The Broncos next play the Atlanta Falcons Oct. 9. The Falcons are 3-1 after defeating the Carolina Panthers 48-33 Sunday.
The Broncos then play the San Diego Chargers Oct. 13. The Chargers are 1-3 after losing 35-34 to the New Orleans Saints Sunday; the Saints are now 1-3.
The Buccaneers, now 1-3, next play the Carolina Panthers Oct. 10 at Charlotte. The Panthers, who are now 1-3; may be without quarterback Cam Newton, who was put on concussion protocol during the game against the Atlanta Falcons this week. Update: Panthers Coach Ron Rivera Monday said Newton’s status remained uncertain.
The Buccaneers then have off the following week.
So . . . Are the Broncos on their way to another Super Bowl?
C.L. and H.E.
Rookie quarterback Paxton Lynch took over after Trevor Siemian was injured in the the game against the Buccaneers Sunday. Lynch scored his first NFL touchdown in the fourth quarter. (Denver Broncos photo by by Eric Bakke)

Rookie quarterback Paxton Lynch took over after Trevor Siemian was injured in the the game against the Buccaneers Sunday. Lynch scored his first NFL touchdown in the fourth quarter. (Denver Broncos photo by Eric Bakke)


Running Back C.J. Anderson scored the Broncos second touchdown in the second quarter Sunday. He led the team in rushing with with 19 carries for 49 yards. (Denver Broncos photo by Eric Bakke)

Running Back C.J. Anderson scored the Broncos second touchdown in the second quarter Sunday. He led the team in rushing with with 19 carries for 49 yards. (Denver Broncos photo by Eric Bakke)


Quarterback Trevor Siemian runs with the ball Sunday. (Denver Broncos photo by Eric Bakke)

Quarterback Trevor Siemian runs with the ball Sunday. (Denver Broncos photo by Eric Bakke)


Demaryius Thomas scored the first Broncos touchdown Sunday. He had ten receptions for 88 yards. (Denver Broncos photo by Eric Bakke)

Demaryius Thomas scored the first Broncos touchdown Sunday. He had ten receptions for 88 yards. (Denver Broncos photo by Eric Bakke)


Trevor Siemian and Coach Gary Kubiak talk during thr game Sunday. (Denver Broncos photo by Eric Bakke)

Trevor Siemian and Coach Gary Kubiak talk during thr game Sunday. (Denver Broncos photo by Eric Bakke)


Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston is sacked by Sylvester Williams. Winston was sacked five times Sunday.  (Denver Broncos photo by Eric Bakke)

Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston is sacked by Sylvester Williams. Winston was sacked five times Sunday. (Denver Broncos photo by Eric Bakke)


Buccaneers Coach Dirk Koetter and Broncos Coach Gary Kubiak talk after the game Sunday. (Denver Broncos photo by Eric Bakke)

Buccaneers Coach Dirk Koetter and Broncos Coach Gary Kubiak talk after the game Sunday. (Denver Broncos photo by Eric Bakke)


Aqib Talib was given the game ball Sunday. (Denver Broncos photo by Eric Bakke)

Aqib Talib was given the game ball Sunday. (Denver Broncos photo by Eric Bakke)

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