4:05 PM ET, October 5, 2008
Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver, CO
Denver knocks Griese out of the game, but doesn't go any easier on Garcia
DENVER -- Brian Griese has one more bad memory of Denver to digest.Tampa Bay's quarterback was knocked out of the game with a swollen right elbow on a blind-side blitz in the third quarter Sunday, and he watched helplessly as Jay Cutler guided a patient Denver offense to a 16-13 win over the Buccaneers.
• Denver's offense (16 points) and defense (13 points) had season-lows against the Buccaneers.
• Brandon Marshall recorded a season-low 25 receiving yards. He had not totaled fewer than 77 yards in each of the three previous games.
• Tampa Bay coach Jon Gruden fell to 1-9 against Denver in his career.
-- ESPN research
Broncos TE Tony Scheffler, DE Ebenezer Ekuban and TB Selvin Young all suffered left groin strains and rookie WR-KR Eddie Royal sprained his left ankle. ... Broncos coach Mike Shanahan improved to 150-96 in his career. ... Prater is 4-for-4 from 50-plus.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.0||5.6|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||1-3||1-2|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||0|
|FG||4:32||Matt Bryant 33 yd Field Goal|
Drive info: 7 plays, 65 yds, 4:01
|FG||15:00||Matt Prater 55 yd Field Goal|
Drive info: 10 plays, 40 yds, 4:32
|FG||2:25||Matt Prater 40 yd Field Goal|
Drive info: 9 plays, 42 yds, 4:48
|FG||0:03||Matt Bryant 31 yd Field Goal|
Drive info: 11 plays, 67 yds, 2:21
|TD||5:51||Brandon Stokley, 10 yd pass from Jay Cutler (Matt Prater kick is good)|
Drive info: 5 plays, 47 yds, 2:11
|FG||12:28||Matt Prater 27 yd Field Goal|
Drive info: 14 plays, 62 yds, 6:17
|TD||2:08||Ike Hilliard, 7 yd pass from Jeff Garcia (Matt Bryant kick is good)|
Drive info: 13 plays, 90 yds, 5:22