The Rams couldn't have asked for much more from their defense in a 27:24 win over the Buccaneers in the second half on Monday night.
LA kept Tom Brady and the Bucs to just 251 yards for the game and 113 yards on attack in the second half. Brady was picked up on the track twice, including a last chance march in the last two minutes of regulation.
The Rams' offense wasn't spectacular, but Jared Goff did enough to outperform Brady. Goff finished 39 of 51 passes (76.5 percent) for 376 yards and three touchdowns with two interceptions. Cooper Kupp was his number one target, taking 11 catches for 145 yards.
Much of LA's production came in the first half when Goff threw TDs at Robert Woods and Van Jefferson. The Rams scored a field goal at the end of half thanks to a great job from Goff and the offensive of rushing the field after a 35 yard reception by Woods and tipping the ball within 1 second. That put LA in the lead 17-14 at halftime.
Brady only completed 26 of 48 (54.2 percent) for 216 yards and two touchdowns with two interceptions in the second half.
Even so, Brady and the Bucs stood a chance thanks to the Tampa Bay defense. Jason Pierre-Paul scored a screen pass in the first round of the second half and scored a field goal from Ryan Succop to end the game between 17-17. And Jordan Whitehead came up with another interception that resulted in a touchdown drive that ended with a 13 yard pass from Brady to Chris Godwin to re-tie him at 24-24.
However, the Goff and the Rams offensive came through when it mattered, bringing the ball within reach of the field goal from Matt Gay, who took the final 27-24 lead from 40 yards away.
The LA Defense spawned another big game to end the game when rookie safety Jordan Fuller launched his second interception of the night, allowing the Rams to run out of time and finish the game on a Johnny Hekker punt.
The Rams (7-3) are now first connected to the Seahawks in NFC West, while the Buccaneers (7-4) fall 1.5 games behind the Saints in NFC South.
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11:22 p.m. – FINAL: Rams 27, Buccaneers 24.
11:17 p.m. – Interception. Brady with another fall and Fuller with another pick. Rams take over at the 37-yard line with 1:49 remaining, Bucs only have one time out.
11:14 p.m. – Two-minute warning. Buccaneers have it, first and 10 at their 38 yard line.
11:11 p.m. – FIELD TARGET, RAMS. Gay hits from 40 yards to give LA the lead, 27-24 with 2:36 remaining.
11:00 PM – TOUCHDOWN, BUCCANEERS. Brady finds Godwin wide open on the right side, and Godwin jumps and reaches for the score. Tampa Bay finished the game at 3:53 between the 24-24.
10:55 p.m. – Interception. Jordan Whitehead makes a great game of skipping the route, and the Buccaneers get the ball back at the 44-yard line from LA, 7:17 from the end.
10:53 p.m. – TURNOVER ON DOWNS. Godwin is tripped by Evans, jammed at the border by Jalen Ramsey and unable to catch Brady's pass in fourth place. Rams take over on their 43-yard line, 8:16 remaining.
10:48 p.m. – Rams Punt. Another threesome for LA. It looked like they got the ball on a fumble return, but a Rams player touched the ball first so it is automatically the Tampa Bay ball. Bucs have it at their 37-yard line, 10:18, to play.
10:42 p.m. – privateers stab. Strange game in third place when Brady's pass is repulsed and he throws it at Evans a second time. The illegal forward pass penalty is denied because Evans was overthrown shortly before the win, so Tampa Bay knocks it off. Rams get the ball back at their 12 yard line, 11:51 left.
10:38 p.m. – Rams go three and go. JPP beat Goff's pass in third place this time around and the Buccaneers get the ball back at their 20-yard line, 1:35 p.m. to play in regulation.
10:32 p.m. – privateers stab. Another three for Tampa Bay and the punt ends the third quarter. End of 3Q: Rams 24, Buccaneers 17. LA has it, first and 10 at its 42-yard line, to start the fourth quarter.
10:26 p.m. – Rams Punt. A big game by Ross Cockrell against Woods in the backfield in third place. Buccaneers get the ball back at their 13-yard line, 1:24 remaining in the third quarter.
10:20 p.m. – Buccaneers go and go three. Really tough start to Tampa Bay's offensive in the second half. Rams got the ball back at their 20-yard line, 4:41 in the third quarter.
10:14 p.m. – TOUCHDOWN, RAMS. Goff meets Cam Akers at the apartment for an easy 4 yard TD throw. LA leads 24-17 at 5:39 in the third quarter.
10:07 p.m. – Interception. This time around, LA's defense has the big game when Brady overturns his man and Jordan Fuller comes up with a simple INT. Rams take over at the 37-yard line from Tampa Bay, 7:42 am in the third quarter.
10:04 p.m. – MISSED FIELD DESTINATION, RAMS. Gay pushes it 44 yards to the right; Buccaneers take over at their 26 yard line, leaving 8:25 in the third quarter.
9:55 p.m. – FIELD TARGET, BUCCANEERS. Tampa Bay goes three and four, but JPP's big game still scores Ryan Succop a 38 yard field goal to finish the game between 17-17, with 12:41 left in the third quarter.
9:52 p.m. – Interception. Goff is rushed to the screen pass and Jason Pierre-Paul cuts it off for selection. Buccaneers take over at the 22 yard line of the Rams, leaving 1:32 p.m. in the third quarter.
9:50 pm – – We're back for the second half; Rams get the opening start.
9:35 p.m. – FIELD TARGET, RAMS. Matt Gay connects from 38 meters away. A damn good job for the Rams to tip the ball for 1 second on the clock after 35 meters from Goff to Woods. HALF: Ram 17, privateer 14.
9:29 p.m. – privateers stab. Brady fails to bond with Chris Godwin in third place and the Rams will get the ball back with 1:00 points remaining on their 19 yard line. You have two time-outs to save.
9:17 p.m. – TOUCHDOWN, RAMS. Goff hits Van Jefferson with a 7-yard touchdown and LA ties him between 14-14 with 4:31 in the first half.
9:07 pm – TOUCHDOWN, BUCCANEERS. Leondard Fournette hits it from two meters away and Tampa Bay takes a 14-7 lead with 8:35 in the second quarter.
8:55 p.m. – Rams Punt. LA is falling short and Tampa Bay will get the ball back at its 24-yard line, 12:00 noon to play in the first half.
8:47 pm – TOUCHDOWN, BUCCANEERS. Brady tosses it to Evans, who does the rest and fights through a few tackles for the 9-yard TD. It's all tied at 7-7 with 2:10 in the second quarter.
8:44 p.m. – END OF 1Q: Rams 7, Buccaneers 0. Tampa Bay has made it to the second and fifth on the LA 13-yard line to start the second quarter.
8:34 p.m. – TOUCHDOWN, RAMS. Jared Goff finds Robert Woods in third place and scores a 4 yard TD. LA leads 7-0 and 3:55 in the first quarter. Nice opening possession for the Rams.
8:21 p.m. – privateers stab. Brady can't quite connect with Mike Evans. A touchback gives the Rams the ball at their 20-yard line for their first possession, 11:47 in the first quarter.
8.15 p.m. – Rams win the litter. They're moving into the second half, so Tom Brady will be leading the Buccaneers out for the opening ride.
Rams vs. Buccaneers start time
- Kicking off: 8:15 p.m. ET
- TV channels (national): ESPN
- Live broadcast: ESPN App, fuboTV
Schedule for Monday Night Football 2020
|week 1||September 14th||Steelers 26, Giants 16|
|week 1||September 14th||Titans 16, Broncos 14|
|Week 2||21st September||Raiders 34, Saints 24|
|Week 3||September 28th||Chiefs 34, Ravens 20|
|Week 4||5th October||Packer 30, Falken 16|
|Week 5||October 12th||Saint 30, chargers 27|
|Week 6||October 19th||Cardinals 38, Cowboys 10|
|Week 7||October 26th||Aries 24, Bear 10|
|Week 8||November 2||Buccaneers 25, Giants 23|
|Week 9||November 9th||Patriots 30, Jets 27|
|Week 10||November 16||Chicago Bears versus Minnesota Vikings|
|Week 11||November 23||Tampa Bay Buccaneers versus Los Angeles Rams|
|Week 12||30th of November||Philadelphia Eagles versus Seattle Seahawks|
|Week 13||December 7th||San Francisco 49ers versus Buffalo Bills|
|Week 14||December 14th||Cleveland Browns versus Baltimore Ravens|
|Week 15||21st December||Cincinnati Bengals versus Pittsburgh Steelers|
|Week 16||December 28th||New England Patriots versus Buffalo Bills|