Tampa Bay vs. Denver

Scores and stats from WhatIfSports.com's NFL simulations
By Paul Bessire, WhatIfSports.com
September 30th, 2008

WhatIfSports.com "played" the Week 5 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Denver Broncos game 10,001 times. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers win 51.2% of the time by an average score of 25.9-21.9. The stats in the boxscore below represent the average outcomes of those simulations.

To view stats and scores from every NFL game this week and learn more about how these simulations work, please visit our Week 5 NFL Scores page.

Tampa Bay Team Stats Denver Team Stats
Points 25.9 Points 21.9
Win % 51.2 Win % 48.8
First Downs 20.8 First Downs 19.9
- Rushing 7.7 - Rushing 5.5
- Passing 12.6 - Passing 14
- Penalty 0.5 - Penalty 0.5
3rd Down Eff 6.2/12.7 3rd Down Eff 6.4/13.8
4th Down Eff 0.6/1.1 4th Down Eff 0.4/1
Rushes-Yards 30.5-142.8 Rushes-Yards 32.9-109
Avg Rush 4.7 Avg Rush 3.3
Comp-Att-Int 17.8-30.9-1 Comp-Att-Int 18.5-29.3-0.9
Passing Yards 219 Passing Yards 241.6
Sacked-Yards 1.5-8.3 Sacked-Yards 2.1-12.4
Fumbles-Lost 0.6-0.3 Fumbles-Lost 0.8-0.5
Punts-Avg 3.7-40.3 Punts-Avg 4-39.9
KR-Avg 4.8-20.9 KR-Avg 5.2-17.3
PR-Avg 3.9-7.7 PR-Avg 3.6-9
Penalties-Yards 3.2-21.4 Penalties-Yards 3.7-22.9
Time of Possession 30:01 Time of Possession 30:57

Tampa Bay Individual Stats Denver Individual Stats
Rushing
  Att Yds TD
Earnest Graham 18 89.7 0.9
Warrick Dunn 10.7 50.3 0.6
Rushing
  Att Yds TD
Selvin Young 14.1 52.4 0.3
Andre Hall 9.9 34.9 0.2
Michael Pittman 3.7 9.7 0.1
Peyton Hillis 1.4 5 0
Jay Cutler 2.9 4.6 0
Receiving
  Rec Yds TD
Antonio Bryant 5.1 87.9 0.6
Michael Clayton 4.4 47.7 0.4
Ike Hilliard 3.9 41.1 0.2
Alex Smith 1.5 16.8 0.2
Warrick Dunn 1.1 9.6 0.1
Earnest Graham 1 9.1 0.1
Receiving
  Rec Yds TD
Brandon Marshall 6.2 89.1 0.6
Eddie Royal 6.1 69.7 0.5
Brandon Stokley 2.9 41.4 0.3
Tony Scheffler 1.7 30.9 0.2
Passing
  Comp. Att. Yards TD INT
Brian Griese 17.8 30.9 227.3 1.7 1
Passing
  Comp. Att. Yards TD INT
Jay Cutler 18.5 29.3 254 1.7 0.9
Field Goals
  Made Missed
Matt Bryant 1.3 0.1
Field Goals
  Made Missed
Matt Prater 1.6 0.4

Paul Bessire is the Senior Quantitative Analyst and Content Manager for WhatIfSports.com and a member of the Pro Football Writers of America. With any comments, questions or topic suggestions, Paul can be reached at BtB@whatifsports.com. Thanks!

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