The Rams got a BIG win over the Bucs on Monday Night Football and it was thanks in part to their youngsters. Rookies Van Jefferson and Cam Akers both secured their first NFL touchdowns and Jordan Fuller intercepted Tom Brady twice to help the Rams fend off Tampa Bay in the end.
For their performance, the Rams received an “A-” from CBS Sports’ John Breech. Here’s what he had to say about the performance:
“The Rams had no run game on Monday, but that didn’t matter because Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods ran circles around Tampa Bay’s secondary. Both receivers went over 130 yards as Kupp tallied 11 catches for 145 yards while Woods racked up 130 yards and a touchdown on 12 catches. Although Jared Goff did make two big mistakes in this game, he more than made up for it with three touchdown passes and 376 yards. Defensively, the Rams flustered Tom Brady in the second half, holding Tampa Bay to just 12 yards in the third quarter. The Rams are now the two seed in the NFC and a true force to be reckoned with.”
It was as much of a team effort as they could have hoped for and that’s exactly the type of performance they needed against one of the best teams in the NFL. They get an easier test next week against the 49ers but then are right back into fire with a trip to Arizona.
Here’s to hoping this team continues to click like this down the final stretch of the season.
And now for today’s links.
Sean McVay doesn’t like to hear he’s undefeated with a halftime lead (The Rams Wire)
Rams-Bucs game recap (TheRams.com)
Check out the latest comments from the podium after the team’s latest win (TheRams.com)
What we learned from the Rams win over the Bucs (NFL.com)
Joe Burrow tore his ACL, MCL, and more (ESPN)
The NFL is requiring all players to wear masks on sidelines (ESPN)
The Rams defense propelled them to a win over the Bucs (CBS Sports)
Michael David Smith highlights the current NFC/AFC playoff pictures (Pro Football Talk)
Carson Wentz leads the NFL in giveaways (Pro Football Talk)
Week 11 overreactions (NFL.com)