Buccaneers win a wild one over the Rams

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It’s never easy with Jameis Winston. But it’s generally exciting, at least.

The Buccaneers stunned the previously unbeaten Rams, taking a 55-40 road win which only became close in the late stages of the fourth quarter.

Quarterback Jameis Winston threw four touchdowns, as the Bucs (2-2) exerted themselves on the Rams (3-1) for most of the afternoon until the seemingly inevitable tightening late.

They ran effectively early and played good defense throughout the day (Todd Bowles might be the assistant coach of the year through four games for the way his pressure has confused opponents), but the play of Winston was steady. For, you know, about 52 minutes.

He has struggled with turnovers in the past, and his pick-six to Marcus Peters midway through the fourth quarter narrowed the gap to five points (they led by 18 in the fourth). Peters then had to be evaluated for a concussion after taking a shot to the head from Buccaneers tackle Donovan Smith as he crossed the goal line.

Winston also hit big plays late (such as the 67-yard touchdown to Mike Evans in the fourth quarter), and spread the ball among eight different receivers. Chris Godwin was the guy the Rams couldn’t stop, as he had 12 catches for 172 yards and two touchdowns.

The Rams offense never got into any rhythm, as quarterback Jared Goff was picked off three times and fumbled away a ball which was returned for a touchdown late. That overshadowed his 517 passing yards, which was good for fantasy purposes or something.

Running back Todd Gurley had just 16 rushing yards and 70 yards from scrimmage, as the Rams didn’t move the ball consistently until the fourth quarter.

22 responses to “Buccaneers win a wild one over the Rams

  1. Great game by Tampa! Leftwich called a much better game with the lead, Jameis looked above average for most of the game. Evans/Godwin are the best 1 2 punch in the league. Shaq and Suh are a force. TAMPAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

  2. Shaq barrett is an absolute beast. Suh showing off the jets lol. Chris Godwin looks excellent great game from Winston. The Buccaneers have talent especially at the skills position. Goff looks like a product of McVay’s system.

  3. Donald is overrated. 54 points dropped on him,and he’s supposed to be the best player in the nfl. Lmao.🍗
    49ers alone in first place.

  4. It’s never easy with Jameis Winston. But it’s generally exciting, at least.

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    You guys never disappoint. Never mind his counterpart had like four times as many turnovers and his defense gave up 500 passing yard, lol. Lead with the one Winston mistake. It’s too easy.

  5. Pat’s got tested this week too…very tough game..but they punched their way out of a tough game in Buffalo..reason they are the best team in the League.

  6. The Bucs are only allowing roughly 70 yards per game against the run. Shaq Barrett is a beast. They have playmakers on both sides of the ball. This team will be a force if Jameis continues to play well.

  7. I’m not surprised the Bucs defense gave Goff trouble. But despite the score does anyone think they Bucs are the better team? Goff had a bad day and Winston had a career day. Stuff happens. But it’s one game, I’m not ready to write the Rams off or evelvate the Bucs into even ‘meh’ status. Not yet.

  8. niners816 says:
    September 29, 2019 at 7:49 pm
    And the 49ers sit by themselves on top of the division. 😎

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    I gotta admit, some 49ers fans are kinda cute – in a silly, fairy-tale way.

  9. Half the brand new Rams fans just snuck off the bandwagon…

    Not to worry though all you have to do is win again and they’ll be back. You have to be a winner to keep them. These aren’t Cleveland fans.

  10. “Half the brand new Rams fans just snuck off the bandwagon…
    Not to worry though all you have to do is win again and they’ll be back. You have to be a winner to keep them. These aren’t Cleveland fans.”

    I guess those long years of futility were all in my head. 3-13, 2-14, 1-15, maybe you can tell me what team I was watching when the Rams were getting blown out every week.

    Thanks for chiming in though.

  11. Man feels good to go into a Monday with a great TEAM win. Bruce is showing these guys how to win. If he sticks around a couple of years we could build a solid foundation for the future.

  12. Don’t know what you guys were watching. Actually, I doubt many of you were. One of Goff’s INTs was a desperation 4th down play where Minter was in his face untouched in about 1 second. Another he his arm got whacked as he was releasing. The 3rd was a bad read – on him. He actually kept the Rams in the game. So many beautiful, accurate passes. D was horrible.

  13. Goff proved how good he is in the super bowl…ran or his life because he cant read defenses….BUST!!!and iver paid just like Bradford!

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