The 6-3 Los Angeles Rams face the 7-3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday Night Football. Coming off of their biggest win of the season, easily knocking off the Seattle Seahawks last Sunday, the Rams could cement themselves as perhaps the most serious contender in the NFC for the number one seed and/or the Super Bowl.
The Rams are also playing their fifth east coast game in 11 weeks, another obstacle to overcome but not one that wouldn’t come without bragging rights if they can pull out a victory against Tom Brady in Tampa Bay.
Los Angeles could have the best pass defense in the NFL, but the Bucs could have the best run defense for the second year in a row: Tampa ranks first in rushing yards and yards per carry allowed. They are third in total yards allowed and second in takeaways.
Rams-Bucs is on ESPN at 5:15 p.m. PT.