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Denver Broncos vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Preview, Prediction, Spread, Game Time, Channel

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Sunday, October 2, the Denver Broncos square off against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The game, to be played at Raymond Jones Stadium in Tampa Bay is slated for a 4:05 p.m. ET start time and will be broadcast on the CBS. Read on for our Denver Broncos vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers preview.

According to ESPN’s matchup predictor, which is based on its Football Power Index, Denver wins the matchup between the two teams 63.2% of the time. The spread also suggests that the Broncos are the favorite to win the matchup.

The contest is scheduled to be played at Raymond Jones Stadium which has a capacity of 65,890 fans.

Spread: Denver Broncos -3

Game Time: 4:05 p.m. ET

Channel: CBS

Denver Broncos vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers preview:

After traveling to Tampa Bay, the Broncos host the Atlanta Falcons and then travel to San Diego to take on the Chargers in a key divisional matchup.

After hosting the Broncos the Buccaneers travel to Carolina to face the Panthers on Monday Night Football. The Buccaneers then have a Week 6 bye before traveling to San Francisco to take on the 49ers.

The Broncos enters this matchup without a loss on the season. With wins over the Carolina Panthers, Indianapolis Colts, and Cincinnati Bengals, the Broncos look like legit contenders.

The Buccaneers opened the season with a win over the Atlanta Falcons, but have dropped two straight. Tampa Bay was blown out by Arizona in Week 2 and lost to the Los Angeles Rams in Week 3.

Denver Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak is in his second season with the team and enters this matchup with a 75-68 record as a head coach in the NFL.

Dirk Koetter is in his first season at the helm of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and brings a 1-2 record into this weekend’s game.

The Denver Broncos and Tampa Bay Buccaneers have faced each other 8 times in history. The Broncos hold a 6-2 lead in those meetings.

Denver Broncos vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers prediction:

The Broncos defense is legit and Tampa Bay will be without star running back Doug Martin for the second straight week. That doesn't bode well for the Bucs, who will need to rely on the arm of Jameis Winston to get them through this game. That's great news if you're Von Miller, whose edge rushing is the best in the league. Miller will get at least two sacks in this game, and the Broncos defense will stifle Winston and the Bucs.

Denver 24, Tampa Bay 6