The LA Rams are undefeated, have played very well this season, and yet the odds-makers are torn as to whether the Rams will find a third win at the expense of the visiting Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Well, they were torn, but the odds seem to be moving more and more in the direction of the LA Rams entering Week 3 as a consensus home underdog.
Not just to any ole team off the streets, mind you. This is against the defending Super Bowl Champions, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a team that threw a bunch of free agents onto their roster a year ago, hung around as they all learned how to communicate and synchronize their efforts, and then ensued to win their next ten games. Eight of them were part of their Super Bowl run to win SB LV. Two of which occurred in 2021.
The Buccaneers added quarterback Tom Brady, tight end Rob Gronkowski, wide receiver Antonio Brown, running back Leonard Fournette, and more in an all-in effort to bring home a Super Bowl. That is a lot of NFL ‘star power,’ and it took time for everyone to learn the Buccaneers offense. Of course, the Bucs suffered injuries to some key players, who returned later in the season.
Now, the Buccaneers roster is essentially quite healthy, and they are traveling for their first road game of the season to face the team that was almost their last loss. (They lost their last game the following week against the Kansas City Chiefs).
Now, the LA Rams must try to do what 10 NFL teams were unable to since 2020, find a way to defeat the Buccaneers.