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Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Los Angeles Rams Prediction & Preview


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Los Angeles Rams (6-3) vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-3)

Two teams coming off rebound victories take to the field for Monday Night Football when the Los Angeles Rams take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Los Angeles had suffered a 28-17 loss to Miami but rebounded with an impressive 23-16 victory over Seattle last week. Tampa Bay was crushed by the New Orleans Saints two weeks ago but rebounded with a decisive victory over Carolina, 46-23.

Tampa Bay defeated Los Angeles in the last meeting between these two teams, defeating the Rams, 55-40 last September. However, Los Angeles had won the prior five meetings between these teams. Tampa Bay is a four-point favorite in this game.


Goff, Ground Game Lead Rams Past Seahawks

Quarterback Jared Goff threw for over 300 yards and the ground game produced three touchdowns as the Rams defeated the Seahawks, 23-16. Two big interceptions of Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson helped spur Los Angeles in the victory

Goff had a very efficient game, completing 27 of 37 passes for 302 yards. That now gives the Rams quarterback 2447 yards passing and a 66.4% completion percentage. He has thrown 13 touchdowns this season against six interceptions.

Malcolm Brown carried the ball six times for 33 yards and two touchdowns and Darrell Henderson, Jr. had seven carries for 28 yards and a score. Henderson leads the team with 486 yards rushing. Brown is second with 347 yards and has five touchdowns.

The defense has done a great job getting after the quarterback, as Aaron Donald leads the team with nine and Leonard Floyd has seven of the teams 31 sacks. That is helped the defense produce eight interceptions and five fumble recoveries. Los Angeles has the second-ranked defense in the NFL, allowing 18.7 points per game.


Brady Responds to Lead Buccaneers

A week after being blown out by New Orleans, Tom Brady led the Tampa Bay Buccaneers by throwing for 341 yards in a 46-23 victory. Tampa Bay broke open a 17-17 tie with 15 unanswered points.

Brady completed 28 of 39 passes for 341 yards and three touchdowns. That now gives him 2739 yards and 23 touchdowns this year. Ronald Jones II had a big afternoon as well, rushing for 192 yards and a score on 23 carries. Jones now has 730 yards rushing and five scores, posting an impressive 5.1 yards per carry average.

The Tampa Bay defense has been impressive this season as well, allowing 22.6 points per game, eighth best in the league. They have recorded 32 sacks, 12 interceptions, and five fumble recoveries. Jason Pierre-Paul leads the team in sacks with 7.5, followed closely behind by Devin White and Shaquil Barrett who each have five. Carlton Davis leads the team interceptions with four.

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