Just like last week, tonight’s LA Rams game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers can help define their 2020 season, or it can be just another loss to a tough team that some fans may have expected. A loss here doesn’t necessarily ruin their chance at the postseason, but a win certainly helps them solidify their case.
While he may be on a different team now, the Rams haven’t beaten Tom Brady since way back in the 2001 season. At the same time, the Bucs have struggled in primetime games as of late, so this game could really go in either direction.
Both of these teams currently own a defense ranked in the top five. However, the Rams are the only team in that group who also boasts a top-5 offense while the Bucs sit at 15th.
It truly looks like the Rams are hitting their stride at the right time when they need it the most.
Ahead of tonight’s game, go ahead and use this post to throw out your predictions, whether that’s a short summary or simply a final score prediction.
I’ll start: the Rams will start as the hotter team tonight. I believe they hop out to a 10-point lead in the first half before Tampa Bay makes a late push to keep things close near the end. On a potential game-winning drive, Brady throws an ill-advised interception and the Rams are able to run out the clock for a 26-24 victory.
And now for today’s links.
Stu Jackson predicts the Rams-Bucs game (TheRams.com)
The Rams will have their entire roster available for Monday night (TheRams.com)
Bret Stuter talks DT A’Shawn Robinson and why the Rams are excited about him (Ramblin’ Fan)
Cameron DaSilva reminds Rams fans they haven’t beat Tom Brady since 2001 (TheRamsWire)
Seth Walder discusses NFL teams that filled big holes with offseason additions (ESPN+)
John Breech hands out letter grades for each team’s Week 11 performance (CBS Sports)
The Chiefs topped the Raiders on Monday Night Football (CBS Sports)
The Titans used the pregame scrum for motivation (Pro Football Talk)
Alex Ballentine highlights the biggest takeaways from this year’s rookie class (Bleacher Report)