Tampa Bay Buccaneers
24
Los Angeles Rams
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24 vs 34 Los Angeles Rams summary: score, stats, and highlights | NFL Week 3

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The Los Angeles Rams knocked off the reigning Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers to stay undefeated on the season. Matt Stafford started slow but caught fire in the final three quarters to lead the Rams to the 34-24 win.

Spotlight on LA for Week 3 game of the week

It was the showcase game of Week 3 in the NFL, and a potential preview to the NFC Championship game in three months time. The hype surrounding this game during the week was equal to that of a playoff game so too was the atmosphere inside SoFi Stadium Sunday afternoon.

It was two of the highest powered offenses squaring up against each other, and plenty of fireworks were expected. The first quarter gave us anything but that. Both teams started their opening possessions swapping three-and-outs and the first five series of the game ended with a punt.

The offenses kicked into gear in the second quarter when Matthew Stafford orchestrated a fourteen play, 95 yard touchdown drive capped off by Tyler Higbee catch and run for a touchdown. It just took that first score to blow the lid off the game.

Scoring picked up in second quarter

The offenses opened up, and the game finally started to give us what we all expected coming into this weekend. Brady and the Bucs answered right back with a touchdown drive finished off by Chris Godwin’s first ever rushing touchdown.

Stafford had one more crack at scoring before the halftime break, which he took full advantage of. Cooper Kupp, who has quickly become Staffords favorite target caught a two yard touchdown pass with 51 seconds to go in the half to give the rams the lead going into the break.

Coach Sean McVay came it Sunday 39-0 when going to halftime with a lead. That record improved to 40-0 by days end.

Stafford to Jackson for 75 yard TD to start 3rd

The Rams exploded in the third quarter, scoring 17 points, including the 75 yard bomb from Stafford to Desean Jackson to stretch the lead to 21-7 a minute into the second half.

Brady scored on a QB sneak just four minutes later to tighten the score midway through the 3rd quarter, but another rapid fire possession from the Rams was stretched the lead back to 14 just two minutes later.

The LA defense took over from there, continuously pressuring Tom Brady. They allowed just one field goal, and a meaningless touchdown at the end of the game to close the gap to 34-24 with a minute to go in the game.

Brady has played in plenty of important games over his career, but this was one of Matt Stafford’s biggest games of his career. The hype surrounding the champions coming to town. The speculation that the Rams could be a contender out of the NFC, and what did Stafford do?

He threw for 343 yards and four touchdowns after starting the game 1/6. He found Desean Jackson on three of his 27 completions for 120 yards including the 75 yard TD run.

Brady threw for 432 yards, but spent the whole game chasing Stafford and the Rams. He didn’t get much help from his run game either. He was the leading rusher of the night with 14 yards.

It’s still very early in the season, and a there is a whole lot of time between now and the playoffs. But Los Angeles made a big statement on Sunday, not just by winning but by dominating the Buccaneers.

Kupp's second TD of the day

Brady cut into the lead, but this was the closest the Bucs would be for the rest of the game.

Coach McVay was loving the TD to Jackson

What a was to start the third quarter. Stafford to Jackson on third down.

Stafford to Kupp right before the halftime break.

Godwin with his first career rushing TD

Higbee opens up the scoring after a scoreless first quarter.

The Los Angeles Rams knocked off the reigning Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers to stay undefeated on the season. Matt Stafford started slow but caught fire in the final three quarters to lead the Rams to the 34-24 win.

Spotlight on LA for Week 3 game of the week

It was the showcase game of Week 3 in the NFL, and a potential preview to the NFC Championship game in three months time. The hype surrounding this game during the week was equal to that of a playoff game so too was the atmosphere inside SoFi Stadium Sunday afternoon.

It was two of the highest powered offenses squaring up against each other, and plenty of fireworks were expected. The first quarter gave us anything but that. Both teams started their opening possessions swapping three-and-outs and the first five series of the game ended with a punt.

The offenses kicked into gear in the second quarter when Matthew Stafford orchestrated a fourteen play, 95 yard touchdown drive capped off by Tyler Higbee catch and run for a touchdown. It just took that first score to blow the lid off the game.

Scoring picked up in second quarter

The offenses opened up, and the game finally started to give us what we all expected coming into this weekend. Brady and the Bucs answered right back with a touchdown drive finished off by Chris Godwin’s first ever rushing touchdown.

Stafford had one more crack at scoring before the halftime break, which he took full advantage of. Cooper Kupp, who has quickly become Staffords favorite target caught a two yard touchdown pass with 51 seconds to go in the half to give the rams the lead going into the break.

Coach Sean McVay came it Sunday 39-0 when going to halftime with a lead. That record improved to 40-0 by days end.

Stafford to Jackson for 75 yard TD to start 3rd

The Rams exploded in the third quarter, scoring 17 points, including the 75 yard bomb from Stafford to Desean Jackson to stretch the lead to 21-7 a minute into the second half.

Brady scored on a QB sneak just four minutes later to tighten the score midway through the 3rd quarter, but another rapid fire possession from the Rams was stretched the lead back to 14 just two minutes later.

The LA defense took over from there, continuously pressuring Tom Brady. They allowed just one field goal, and a meaningless touchdown at the end of the game to close the gap to 34-24 with a minute to go in the game.

Brady has played in plenty of important games over his career, but this was one of Matt Stafford’s biggest games of his career. The hype surrounding the champions coming to town. The speculation that the Rams could be a contender out of the NFC, and what did Stafford do?

He threw for 343 yards and four touchdowns after starting the game 1/6. He found Desean Jackson on three of his 27 completions for 120 yards including the 75 yard TD run.

Brady threw for 432 yards, but spent the whole game chasing Stafford and the Rams. He didn’t get much help from his run game either. He was the leading rusher of the night with 14 yards.

It’s still very early in the season, and a there is a whole lot of time between now and the playoffs. But Los Angeles made a big statement on Sunday, not just by winning but by dominating the Buccaneers.

24-34

Onside kick is recovered by Kupp, LA will take over at the LA 49. And the Rams can kneel out the clock. LA WINS THE GAME OF THE WEEK AND REMAIN UNDEFEATED!!!

24-34

TOUCHDOWN BUCS!!

Brady hits Bernard on the slant for a 7 yard touchdown pass, but Bernard was hit on the knee and stays down in the endzone. PAT good from Succop

1:10 remaining in the fourth.

Brady finds Evans on the left side from a gain of 9. 1st and Goal from the LA 7.

Brady hits Johnson over the middle for a gain of 9. 3rd and 7 from the LA 16.

Brady sacked by Floyd for a loss of 6. 2nd and 16 from the TB 25.

Brady pass to the left and picks up 13 on the catch and run. 1st and 10 from the LA 19.

Two Minute Warning

Brady scrambles right for a 9 yard gain. 4th and 2 from the 50 coming up after the two minute warning

Brady finds Bernard out of the backfield but he's stopped for a loss of 1. 3rd and 11 from the LA 41.

Brady's pass to Brate incomplete. 2nd and 10 from the LA 40.

Brady deep pass to Godwin over the the middle for a gain of 21. 1st and 10 from the LA 21.

Brady short pass to Brate for 5 yards to the TB 39. 1st and 10 Bucs

Brady to Evans picking up 5 yards. 1st and 10 from the TB 34.

Brady hits Bernard for 8 yards on the sideline for a gain of 8. 3rd and 1 from the TB 21.

Brady to Godwin for 11 yards on the pass over the middle. 3rd and 1 from the 21.

Brady to Bernard who was stuck in the backfield by Young for a loss of 2. 2nd and 12 from the BY 12.

Darden fair catch at the TB 12. 1st down and 10 coming up for the Bucs.

Michel picks up 6 yards on the run to the left. 4th and 16 fro the TB 39

Michel stopped for a loss of 1 on the run to the right. 3rd and 23 from the TB 45.

Stafford sacked by Gholston for a loss of 12. 2nd and 22 from the TB 45.

Michel runs left for a gain of 15 yards. 1st and 10 from the TB 33.

Brady's pass is too high for Bernard. The Rams take over off downs and wil have the ball at the TB 48.

Brady to Gronk, who picks up 8 yards, but he's short of the first down. 4th and 2 from the TB 48.

Pass tipped by Rapp, and incomplete. 3rd and 10 from the TB 40. Timeout Rams with 7:37 to go in the fourth.

Brady's pass incomplete to Gronkowski. 2nd and 10 from the TB 40.

Brady hits Evans on the right sideline for a gain of 17. 1st and 10 from the TB 40.

Darden returns the kcikoff 24 yards to the TB 23. 1st and 10 Bucs.

17-34

FIELD GOAL LA!!!

Gay hits the 26 yard field goal from the left side.

8:14 to go in the fourth quarter.

Timeout LA with 8:17 to go in the fourth quarter.

Stafford hits Kupp for a 3 yard gain. 4th and 1 from the TB 8 yard line.

Woods runs it up the gut for a gain of 5. 3rd and 5 from the TB 11.

Michel up the middle for a gain of a yard. 2nd and 9 from the TB 16.

Stafford to the sideline hits Jefferson for 10 yards. 1st and 10 from the TB 17.

Michel up the middle for 4 yards. 3rd and 2 from the TB 27.

Short pass to Michel for a gain of 4. 2nd and 6 from the TB 31.

Michel picks up a yard, it'll be enough for for the first down. 1st and 10 from the TB 35.

MIchel gets 3 yards on the run up the middle. 3rd and 1 from the TB 35.

Stafford back to Kupp, for a gain of 6. 2nd and 4 from the TB 39.

Stafford to Kupp on the post route to the sideline. Gain of 17, 1st and 10 from the TB 45.

Michel again, this time for two yards. 2nd and 10 from the LA 34. That will end a long explosive third quarter.

Michle busting through tackles for a gain of 11. 1st and 10 from the LA 36.

LA will take over from the 25 after the touchback.

17-31

FIELD GOAL TAMPA BAY!!!

Succop's field goal is good from 26 yards.

1:14 to go in the third

Brady's throw incomplete to Gronkowski in the endzone. 4th and Goal from the 8.

Brady's pass incomplete to Gronk, who had it in his hands. 3rd and Goal from the 8.

Brady over the top to Johnson for a gain of 31 yards. 1st and Goal from the LA 8.

Brady hits Evans for a 13 yard gain over the middle. 1st down from the LA 39.

Pass incomplete to Johnson. 2nd and 10 from the TB 48.

Brady completes the pass to Johnson for a 23 yard gain to the TB 48. 1st and 10 Bucs.

TB will take over from the 25 after the touchback. 1st and 10 Bucs

14-31

FIELD GOAL LA!!!

Gay hits the field goal from 48 yards.

3:09 to go in the fourth quarter.

Kupp on the catch and run pick up 5 yards. 4th and 3 from the TB 30.

Stafford looking down the sideline to Jefferson. 3rd and 8 from the TB 35.

Michel gets 2 yards on a run to the left. 2nd and 8 from TB 35.

Pinon shanks the punt out of bounds to the TB 37. Just 15 yards on the punt. LA will take over with great field postition.

4:24 to go in the 3rd.

Screen pass from Brady to Bernard stopped by Donald for a loss of four yards. 4th and 24 from the TB 22.

False start on Miller, 3rd and 20 coming up from the TB 26.

Brady sacked in the backfield by Young for a loss of 9. 3rd and 15 from the TB 31.

Brady scrambling out of pressure for a gain of 4. 2nd and 6 from the TB 40.

Brady to Howard over the middle for 11 yards. 1st and 10 from the TB 36.

TB will take over from the 25 after the touchback.

14-28

TOUCHDOWN LA!!!

Stafford to Kupp on the out route and Kupp reaches to the endzone and sneak past the pylon!!! PAT good from Gay.

7:23 to go in the third quarter.

Stafford back to Jackson over the middle, down to the 10 yard line after a 40 yard gain. 1st and Goal from the TB 10.

Short pass to Jackson good for 5 yards. 2nd and 5 from the 50

Stafford's pass incomplete on the right side to Woods. 2nd and 10 from the LA 45.

Stafford Woods for the 20 yard gain and the first down. 1st and 10 from the LA 45.

Stafford's pass incomplete to Michel. 3rd and 10 from the LA 25.

Stafford to Jefferson in the flat to the right side for no gain. 2nd and 10 from the LA 25.

LA takes over from the 25 after the touchback.

14-21

TOUCHDOWN TAMPA BAY!!!

Brady on the QB sneak takes it into the endzone for a one yard TD run!!! Succop's PAT is good.

9:57 to go in the third quarter.

Brady on the screen pass to Brate who takes it 17 yards to the LA 1. 1st and Goal coming up.

Brady hits Fournette on the right side for a 7 yard pick up. 1st and 10 from LA 18

Brady to Gronkowski for a gain of 6 yards, but Gronk was crushed after the catch. Injury timeout with 11:33 to go in the thrid. 2nd and 4 coming up from the LA 31.

Brady goes to Evans on the right side with a short pass, gain of 11 after a catch and run. 1st and 10 from the LA 31.

Brady's pass to Fournette in incomplete. 2nd and 10.

Brady hits Gronk over the middle for 15 yards. 1st and 10 from the LA 42.

Fournette up the middle for three yards on the run. 2nd and 7 from the TB 43

Brady to Evans on the left side for a gain of 20. 1st and 10 from the Bucs 40

False start Evan will back up the Bucs. 1st and 15 from the TB 20.

TB will take it from the 25 after the touchback. 1st down Bucs.

7-21

TOUCHDOWN LA!!!

Stafford DEEP BALL to Jackson who was wide open!! 75 yard catch and run for Jackson!! Huge play on third down! Gay's PAT.

14:02 left in the third quarter.

Pass incomplete to Woods down the left side line.

Michel stopped for no gain. 2nd and 10 from the LA 25.

Start of 3rd Q

We are back in play fro SoFi Stadium. LA will take over at their own 25 after the touchback

Stafford finds his favorite target for the second TD of LA's day.

Godwin and the Bucs answered right back on the following series.

Higbee with the opening score of the day.

Bernard is the top reciever with 43 yards.

The TB running game has been non existent. Jones is the leader with 11 yards on 5 carries.

Brady has 172 yards on 17/22 passing, but no touchdowns.

Sony Michel has 22 yards on 9 carries, and Kupp leads LA with 55 recieving yards.

Matt Stafford has 148 yards on 15/22 passing with two touchdowns.

Halftime

Succop pushes the 55 yard fg wide right, and that brings us to the end of the half.

LA leads Tampa Bay 14-7.

Brady to Miller over the middle for 8 yards. 3rd and 8 from the LA 37. Succop will take the FG after the timeout from TB

The play is confirmed, and the ball will be brought back to the LA 45. 2nd and 16.

Crazy play, after Brady was stripped but, it fell to Bernard who took it 20 yards up field, but becuase it was a forward fumble the ball will be brought back to the spot of the recovery. The play is under review.

Evans makes the catch over the middle and gets out of bounds at the LA 39 after the gain of 14. 1st and 10 Bucs

Screen pass to Bernard who takes it 32 yards to the TB 47. 1st and 10, timeout Bucs with 31 seconds to go in the half

Brady looking for Evans, but the pass was incomplete. 2nd and 20 from the TB 15

Brady hit Godwin for a gain of 20, but Gronkowski was flagged for offensive interference. 1st and 20 from the TB 15.

TB will take over from the 25 after the touchback.

7-14

TOUCHDOWN LA!!!

Stafford hits Kupp who was wide open in the endzone for a two yard touchdown pass. PAT from Gay is good.

51 second to go in the 1st half.

Stafford goes back to Kupp, this time it's completed for a gain of 22. 1st and Goal from the TB 2.

Stafford's pass incomplete to Kupp. 2nd and 10 from the TB 24.

Staffor to Jefferson over the middle to Jefferson for a gain of 21 yards. 1st and 10 from the TB 24.

Stafford's pass down field to Jackson incomplete. 2nd and 10 fro the TB 45.

Higbee over the middle for a 11 yards. 1st and 10 from the TB 45.

Two Minute Warning

Michel stopped for a loss of 2 on the run from the shotgun. 3rd and 4 from the LA 44. Two minute warning from LA.

Pass incomlete to Jackson, TB flagged for an offsides call. 2nd and 3 from the LA 46.

Stafford's short pass to Michel for a gain of two on the left side. 2nd and 8 from the LA 40.

Michel up the middle, bounces off a few tackles for a gain of 4. 1st and 10 from the LA 38.

Stafford to Kupp for a gain of 9. 2nd and 1 from the LA 34.

LA takes over from the 25 after the touchback.

7-7

TOUCHDOWN TAMPA BAY!!!

Godwin on the end around for a 2 yard touchdown run!! PAT is good and we are tied up in LA.

4:03 to go in the half.

Brady to Bernard for a gain of 3. 3rd and goal from the LA 2.

Jones stopped for no gain on the play. 2nd and Goal from the LA 5.

Timeout Bucs with 5:27 left in the 2nd quarter.

Brady to Gronk on the post route to the right for a gain of 26. 1st and 10 from the LA 5.

Jones up the middle for 3 yards. 1st and 10 from the LA 34.

Brady with the short pass to Godwin for a gain of 5. 3rd and 1 from the LA 34.

Jones pick up 4 yards on a run up the middle. 2nd and 6 from the LA 39.

Brady to Evans on the out route for 17 yards. 1st and 10 from the LA 43.

Brady in the flat to Darden, but is stopped at the line of scrimaage. 2nd and 15 from the TB 40.

Brady to Jones on the right side. TB flagged for an illegal formation, 1st and 15 from the TB 39

Brady hits Godwin over the middle for a gain of 6. 1st down and 10 from the TB 44.

Jones stopped in the backfield on the run for a loss of 1. 3rd and 6 from the TB 38

Jones up the middle for 5 yards. 2nd and 5 from the TB 39.

Bernanrd picks up 7 on the pass to the right out of the backfield. 1st and 10 from the TB 34.

Deep ball from Brady incomplete looking for Evans. 3rd and 7 from the TB 27.

Brady to Miller for 3 yards on the pass to the right side. 2nd ad 7 from the TB 27.

Darden bring the return to the TB 24 after a 24 yard return. 1st and 10 Bucs.

0-7

TOUCHDOWN RAMS!!!!

Stafford to Higbee on the tight end screen, the Rams are on the board first after the 6 yard TD pass.  PAT good from Gay.

Stafford was 8-8 on that drive. 12:22 to go in the second quarter.

Michel stopped after a gain of 1 yard on the run up the middle. 3rd and 3 from the TB 6.

Higbee with the catch on the out route on the right side for a gain of 6. 2nd and 4 from the TB 7.

Stafford finds Woods in the middle of the field for 6 yards. 1st and 10 from the TB 13.

MIchel runs right for a gain of 5. 3rd and 3 fro the TB 19.

End of 1st Q

Michel runs right for a gain of 2, that will bring us to the end of the first quarter. Surprising that there has been no score in this game so far. 2nd and 8 coming up from the TB 24.

Pass incomplete from Stafford to Kupp, but a holding on Cockrell will give the Ras a 1st down fro the TB 26.

Back to Michel up the middle for 4 yards and a first down. 1st and 10 from the RB 31.

Michel up the middle for 4 yards. 3rd and 1 fro the TB 35.

Higbee fumbled after the screen pass but it's recovered by LA. Gain of 5. 2nd and 5 fro the TB 39.

Stafford to Jefferson for 11 yards. 1st and 10 from the TB 44.

Stafford to Higbee on the right side for a gain of 12. 1st and 10 from the LA 23

Screen pass to Michel for 6 yards. 3rd and 4 fro the LA 10

Kupp with a fair catch at the 9, but a holding call against LA's Scott wll bring the Rams inside the LA 5. 1st and 10 from the 4. 5:27 to go in the fourth.

Gronkowski could bring in the pass from Brady deep downfield. 4th and 5 from the LA 48.

Fournette up the middle for a yard. 3rd and 5 from the LA 48.

Brady finds Fournette with a short pass up the middle for 4 yards. 2nd and 6 from the 50.

Brady finds Godwin on the out route for 17 yards. 1st and 10 from the TB 47.

Brady's pass batted down by Donald at the line. 2nd and 10 from the TB 30

Fournette on the screen, breaks a few tackles and takes it for 15 yards. 1st and 10 from the TB 30.

Punt returned by Darden 4 yards to the TB 15. 1st and 10 for the Bucs with 8:27 to go in the first quarter.

Stafford's attempt to Jackson down the field was left a little short, would have been a touchdown if it was completed. 4th and 10 from the LA 38.

Stafford pass incomplete to Woods. 3rd and 10 from the LA 38

Kupp dropped it on the crossing pattern. Good pass from Stafford, should have been caught. 2nd and 10 form the LA 38.

MIchel run to the right for 4 yards. and a first down. from the LA 38.

Stafford pass to Woods to the sideline, for a gain of 7, 2nd and 3 from the LA 38.

Atwell fair catch at the LA 27. 1st and 10 Rams with 10:04 to go in the first quarter.

Brady finds Bernard for a gain of 1 on the short pass. 4th and 1 from the TB 20

Brady to Brate on the out route for 5 yards. 3rd and 2 from the TB 19

Fournette takes it up the middle for 3 yards. 2nd and 7 from the TB 14.

Punt out of bounds at the TB 11, 1st and 10 Bucs

Stafford's pass incomplete to Jefferson. 4th and 5 from the LA 47. Two straight 3 and outs to start the game.

Funk runs left for 5 yards. 3rd an 5 from the LA 47.

Stafford had Kupp wide open, but missed him. 2nd and 10 form the LA 42.

Atwell returns the punt 9 yards to the LA 42. 1st and 10 Rams

Pass incomplete inteded for Johnson. 4th and 6, and TB will punt after a 3 and out.

False start on Wells. 3rd and 6 coming up.

Brady to Brate for the first completion of the game for 8 yards. 3rd and 1 from the TB 34

Fournette up the gut for one yard. 2nd and 9 from the TB 26.

0-0

We are underway from SoFI Stadium. TB will start the game from the 25 after a touchback.

Joe Buck and Troy Aikman are on the mic for today's big game. That's how you know its the game of the week.

We are about 10 minutes away from kickoff in LA.

Justin Tucker just broke the NFL record for longest field goal in the history of the league. A 66 yard field goal to win the game for the Ravens.

The Falcons just won on a last second FG, KC is looking to get a last possestion TD. Detroit and Baltimore are in a one point game in the last seconds

There are some tight games coming to a close in the early slot on Week 3.

Expect a highly explosive game tonight between two of the best offensive teams in the league.

According to Bet365.com the Bucs are one point favorites over the Rams, The Over/Under is set at 55.

Aaron Donald and the crew are ready for the Bucs

The Bucs dripping into today's game

The Bucs made one of the longest road trips in the league for today's game.

Could this be a preview to the NFC Championship? Many people around the NFL believe it is

The Bucs are the top scoring team in the league, with 39.5 points per game. The only problem is their are giving up over 27 points a game.

The Bucs haven't lost since Nov 24th of last year. Their opponent that day.. The LA Rams

The headline for the Bucs coming into today's game is Antonio Brown who will miss tonight's game after being put on the COVID/reserves list

Hello everyone and welcome to Sofi Stadium, where the Ram will take on the Bucs in the highlight game of Week 3 of the NFL

It’s a battle of undefeated in La La Land. The reigning Super Bowl champions make the cross country trip to visit the new look Los Angeles Rams. AS English will be providing live coverage, updates, stats and scores from Sunday afternoon’s showcase match up from SoFi Stadium.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers picked up right where they left off last years. They returned all 22 starters from last years title winning team, and were the obvious choice for favorites in the NFC leading up to this season.

Two games in to the season, and they haven’t done anything that would make you question their chances to get to the conference championship and beyond.

The Bucs opened the season with a tight 31-29 win over the Dallas Cowboys on the opening night of the NFL season. It took yet another game-winning fourth quarter drive by Tampa Bay quarterback to beat the Cowboys and their recently returned quarterback Dak Prescott.

Tampa returned to Raymond James Stadium last week, and crushed the Atlanta Falcons. It was another strong finish for Brady and the Bucs who scored 20 points in the final quarter. Brady threw for 276 yards and five touchdowns and remains undefeated against Matt Ryan in his career.

Matt Stafford has had a rebirth in Los Angeles, after over a decade in Detroit. The Rams offseason signing looks to be paying off, at least in the first couple weeks of the regular season.

The 2012 Comeback Player of the Year threw for 321 yards and 3 touchdowns completing 20 of his 26 attempts in the Los Angeles’ 34-14 stomping of the Chicago Bears.

The Chargers next game against the Colts was much tighter. The Indianapolis Colts made them sweat until the end, but Carson Wentz’s injury late in the game hurt the home team and the Rams held off the Colts with an interception on Indy’s last offensive play of the game.

Stafford was less efficient, going 19/30 with 278 yards and two touchdowns, but made big plays down the stretch to secure the win for his side.

Much like the rest of the NFL, the running backs for Los Angeles have yet to kickstart their season, and with leading rusher Darrell Henderson likely out for today’s game Stafford will have to be even better than he was in the first two games.

The one weakness the Patriots have is on the defensive side of the ball. They gave up a total of 54 points in their first two games, and are allowing over 350 yards passing to opposing quarterbacks.

On the offensive end, Antonio Brown will sit out today after being placed on the COVID/reserve list earlier this week. Brown had a huge game in Week 1 with 121 yards and a touchdown, but had just one reception for 17 yards last game. Brady will have plenty of options, but not having his deep threat could hinder the Bucs passing game.

It’s Stafford vs. Brady, Bucs vs Rams. Kickoff is set for 4:25 p.m. ET, from Raymond James Stadium.

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