The Buccaneers settled for a Connor Barth 50-yard field goal, making it a two-possession game with 14:55 remaining in the game.
The drive started on the cusp of Denver territory after LB Lavonte David added to his statline with his first interception.
The Buccaneers converted on one first down, when Josh Freeman completed to Vincent Jackson for the second time of the day. They were then stopped on three plays, set up at the Bronco 32-yard line. From there, Barth connected on his 50-yard try.
The Broncos will get it back at the 20-yard line and the Buccaneer defense will look to get back into early-game form to give Freeman and the offense another shot at adding some points.