LA Rams game day primer: Battling the Buccaneers

LA Rams’ game-day puts the 6-3 team on the East Coast for the fourth time this season, this time to take on the 7-3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The LA Rams have traveled to the East Coast a lot this year. But they’ll have to pack up their suitcase and do it one more time. So far, the Rams have taken on the Buffalo Bills, the Philadelphia Eagles, and the Miami Dolphins, and the team is just 1-2 for such a long-distance effort. This weekend, the Rams will make every attempt to even the score.

The Rams are also looking for a bit of retaliation after the Bucs decimated the Rams en route to a 55-40 upset victory over the Rams in Los Angeles. It was that game that exposed cornerback Marcus Peters as the wrong-fit for the Rams secondary. The game was also the beginning of the end for the team’s hopes to defend their NFC Championship title in 2019. The loss to the Buccaneers began a three-game losing streak for the Rams which they never truly recovered from. The team ended the season at 9-7. Now, the Rams have a chance to derail the Buccaneers’ playoff aspirations.

The Monday evening weather is currently forecast to be partly cloudy with dropping temperatures. After a daytime high of 80 degrees, the temperature will fall quickly to a nighttime low of 59 degrees and a steady wind from the north-northeast in a range of 5 to 10 mph. With dropping temperatures and light winds, cloud cover will linger, creating excellent conditions for a football game.

High scoring game?

The LA Rams face another potent offense in this one. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ offense is led by one of the best quarterbacks to play the game in Tom Brady. As such, he has elevated the Buccaneers to the 14th-ranked yardage offense, and sixth-ranked scoring offense. The Brady-led Bucs average 29.6 points per game, which is nearly a touchdown better than the LA Rams at 24.0 points per game.

The Rams hold the upper hand on defense, but don’t take the Buccaneers defense too lightly. They are the eighth-ranked scoring defense and the third-ranked yardage defense in the NFL to date. And they hold a distinct advantage by hosting this Monday Night Football contest.

Matchup
Los Angeles Rams
6-3
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
7-3
Monday, November 23
5:15 pm PT
ESPN sports

Can Rams duplicate NO Saints success against Bucs?

The New Orleans Saints swept the Buccaneers, winning both games handily this season. And the secret to their success is the way the defense confused and confounded veteran QB Tom Brady. Combined in both games, Brady was a combined 45 of 74 passes for 448 yards, two touchdowns, five interceptions, and sacked six times for 38 yards lost.

While the Rams have a defense that can stymie the Buccaneers’ top receivers, the Rams offense may not be quite as dangerous as that of the Saints.  But the Rams do have talented tight ends, a weakness that the Saints were more than happy to exploit. And the Saints were able to rush the ball effectively enough to keep the Buccaneers on their heels. Perhaps the biggest detail to the Saints’ success is the fact that Brees was only sacked once in each game, and threw six touchdowns without throwing a single interception.

LA Rams – TB Bucs, what are the odds?

The books for the LA Rams – Bucs game opened with the LA Rams as 3.5 point underdogs. But the oddsmakers have moved the odds due to the amount of money being bet upon the Buccaneers in this one. So the Rams are now sitting at 4.0 point underdogs against the Buccaneers. Of course, odds can change before the opening kickoff, so be sure to check occasionally with the ACTION APP. Even if you do not bet, this application is great for giving the status of games, scores, and other relevant information.

LA Rams – TB Bucs game time details:

Date: Monday, November 23, 2020
Time: 5:15 pm PT
Location: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida

What TV channel is the LA Rams – TB Bucs game on?
The game is the second game on Sunday and will be broadcast by ESPN sports.

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How can I watch the LA Rams – TB Bucs game online?
You can stream the Monday Night Football game on any number of streaming options by checking out the ESPN.com website or the NFL App. If you wish to stream via ESPN, you will need to validate your service provider in order to access the broadcast. Other streaming options can be found at SportingNews.com.

How will the LA Rams – TB Bucs game be broadcast over the radio?
You can catch the Rams on KSPN (710 AM) and KCBS-FM (93.1 FM). Other radio stations carry the Rams throughout the California listening area. You can also tune in via the internet by checking out Tunein.com/Los-Angeles-Rams. For a comprehensive list of affiliate radio stations, you can check out the team website here for a full list.

Injury reports: The official injury list for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is here.
LA Rams: OT Chandler Brewer has opted out for this season. LB Travin Howard and DB Terrell Burgess are out for the remainder of the 2020 season.  OLB Ogbonnia Okoronkwo on the Injured Reserve roster. The Rams assigned LT Andrew Whitworth (knee), S Taylor Rapp (knee), and K Kai Forbath (ankle) to injured reserve after the Seahawks game.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: The player injury report for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers can be found here when information becomes available.

Player Injury Status Game Status
We will list player and status when the information becomes available
Name           Position                  Injury                   Game Status

How do I enjoy football this year with no stadium?

With another week of NFL Football, you deserve more than leftovers and cold cuts.  To truly amplify watching the game from the comfort of your living room sofa, you should change things up a bit.

I How to tailgate for game day,
II How to set up your living room to watch the game,
III How to get a SoFi experience in your own home.

Be sure to check us out on the game day on Twitter: Ramblin Fan, and on our Facebook Page for pregame and post-game analysis.

In the meantime, the Rams are getting ready for their fourth trip to the East Coast of the season, and with hopes of taking over first place in the very competitive NFC West. Go Rams!