I’m not sure anyone could have predicted the first half of today’s Los Angeles Rams-Tampa Bay Buccaneers game.
The Rams scored their first TD of 2016, a 44-yard pass from QB Case Keenum to WR Brian Quick.
That was real.
Keenum then threw an inexplicable pick-six.
The Bucs put together a solid drive for a second touchdown.
A fumble from WR Kenny Britt set up the Bucs for their third touchdown.
Normally, that would be the recipe for a disaster for the Rams, but an interception from Mark Barron set up the Rams for a much-needed score before the half, though it took far too much effort to get Todd Gurley into the end zone.
As sloppy as the Rams have been today, it sets up a worrisome second half. Yet again, the Rams have been heavily penalized racking up five flags in the first half. Veteran DE Eugene Sims was ejected for two personal fouls.
And yet...the Rams are just down three points. The Bucs look beatable.
There’s an opportunity to be had today.
Will the Rams take advantage?