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
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.0||5.6|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|FG||04:28||Matt Bryant 33 Yd||3||0|
|FG||14:56||Matt Prater 55 Yd||3||3|
|FG||02:21||Matt Prater 40 Yd||3||6|
|FG||00:00||Matt Bryant 31 Yd||6||6|
|TD||05:41||Brandon Stokley 10 Yd Pass From Jay Cutler (Matt Prater Kick)||6||13|
|FG||12:24||Matt Prater 27 Yd||6||16|
|TD||02:02||Ike Hilliard 7 Yd Pass From Jeff Garcia (Matt Bryant Kick)||13||16|