In week 4 the Denver Broncos face their second consecutive road trip. This time, they travel to Tampa Bay to take on the Buccaneers. What can we expect out of Denver from this game? Do we see the same Trevor Siemian? Does their defense stay strong? Back to back road games to test a team. Here are three keys for the Denver Broncos on Sunday.
No Mind Games!
Like I said in the opening, back to back road games can test a team. Especially when those road games are on the east coast. If the Broncos are able to stay strong and overcome this, there should be no reason why they should not come home with a win. The defense of the Buccaneers is shady. The Broncos offense is much more superior than the Los Angeles Rams, who scored 37 last week. Unless a masked man shows up for Tampa Bay, this game could be over in hurry. Denver needs to play within itself and all things good will happen.
Contain Jameis Winston!
The biggest weapon that the Buccaneers have is their QB Jameis Winston. If he is able to get loose he can find his WRs who will get open. Mike Evans is the biggest threat on the outside. The Broncos defense needs to be able to use their vaunted outside pass rush while minimizing the step up lanes for Winston. If they are able to do this it could be a long day for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and their offense.
Tampa Bay had proven that if you let them hang around the can come back to bite you. They are a sneaky good offense. Those are the kind of teams that you cannot let hang around in close games. They will find a way to hurt you. The Broncos defense needs to put this game away early and often. While the Denver offense leaves no doubt who is the better football team on Sunday.
The Denver Broncos are showing teams that they are no joke. Defense wins championships and the Broncos have one of the best, if not the best, in the NFL. If they are able to shut down the Tampa Bay offense early and often, the Denver Broncos should return to Denver, still atop the AFC West, at 4-0.