For fans of America’s game, it does not get better than this. Last season’s champions and one of this season’s most-anticipated challengers, both undefeated, meet in the newest and grandest venue in the world. It is the Los Angeles Rams and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 3.
The Bucs went big in 2020 acquiring quarterback Tom Brady to make a push for the Super Bowl and it worked. The Rams, having lost in the Super Bowl three years ago, made a similar offseason move this summer by acquiring veteran Matthew Stafford to serve as the centerpiece to their offense.
The last time these two teams met was last year in Week 11 and the result was the Rams on top 27-24. The Buccaneers are hoping that returning all of their starters from their championship season will help in preventing a second consecutive loss to LA. The Rams are hoping that having upgraded the offense and playing at home they can repeat the result and take their spot as the clear top team of the NFC.
On the visitors’ side, Brady, Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, Vita Vea, and Devin White will line up to defend their undefeated record. The Rams will field Stafford, Cooper Kupp, Robert Woods, Aaron Donald, and Jalen Ramsey to fend off their first loss and get to 3-0. Given the start, it seems likely that these two teams could need a NFC championship stage to settle things. But for now, at stake is the right to remain undefeated.
Rams and Bucs.