Monday Night Football: Jared Goff throws 3 TDs as Rams earn 27-24 victory over Bucs

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Jared Goff threw for 376 yards and three touchdowns and Matt Gay converted a 40-yard field goal with 2:36 remaining as the Los Angeles Rams took the lead in the NFC West standings with a 27-24 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday night.

Jordan Fuller intercepted Tom Brady twice with the second coming inside the final two minutes to seal the victory for Los Angeles.

With a rushing attack that managed just 37 yards on the night, the game fell to Goff and his receivers to deliver. Robert Woods caught 12 passes for 130 yards and a touchdown and Cooper Kupp added 145 yards on 11 receptions on the night. The Rams are now 32-0 when leading at halftime under head coach Sean McVay.

The Buccaneers also couldn’t run the ball at all with just 42 yards on the ground. However, Brady had far less success in the passing game as opposed to Goff. The Rams held Tampa Bay to just 251 yards of total offense.

Goff and Woods connected on a 4-yard touchdown to cap a 13-play, 80-yard drive on the Rams’ opening possession of the night. A pair of 10-play drives for Tampa Bay followed as Brady and Mike Evans hooked up for a 9-yard touchdown and Leonard Fournette scored on a 2-yard run as the Buccaneers took a 14-7 advantage.

The Rams would answer again when Goff found Van Jefferson for a 7-yard touchdown, the first of Jefferson’s career, to knot the game at 14-14. Gay would convert from 38 yards on the final play of the half as the Rams took a 17-14 lead into the break.

Goff’s two interceptions helped keep the Buccaneers in the game. The two turnovers led to 10 points for Tampa Bay as both came inside Los Angeles territory. A mix up on a screen pass led to Goff throwing a pass directly to Jason Pierre-Paul. Ryan Succop converted a 38-yard kick to again even the game up at 17-all.

After a missed field goal from Gay, the Rams managed to capitalize on Fuller’s first interception of Brady. Goff and Cam Akers connected for a 4-yard touchdown as the Rams took a 24-17 lead.

A fumbled snap exchange set the Rams back before Goff was picked off by Jordan Whitehead to set up the tying score. Brady connected with Chris Godwin for a 13-yard touchdown as the Buccaneers evened the game at 24-24 with 3:53 left to play.

But the Buccaneers couldn’t slow the Rams passing attack. Goff hit Woods for 23 yards and Kupp for 19 yards to move deep into Tampa Bay territory. Gay’s 40-yard kick would give the Rams the lead for the final time. Fuller then intercepted Brady on an overthrow for Cameron Brate and the Rams managed to run out the closing seconds.

Brady completed 26 of 48 passes for 216 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. Brady did take the all-time career passing touchdowns record from Drew Brees. Brees being out injured will allow Brady the chance to rebuild a little cushion to his advantage.

75 responses to “Monday Night Football: Jared Goff throws 3 TDs as Rams earn 27-24 victory over Bucs

  1. People were saying drew brees had a limp noodle arm but they seem to have had the wrong nfc south quarterback. Tom brady looked really bad for the fourth time this season.

  2. The Mike Leach game of the Week. Almost had our 2nd game of the yr where neither team ran it 20 times. Thankfully the Rams got to 20 Carries. Tom Brady thought Jordan Fuller played for the Bucs since he did in College as in The Ohio State Buckeyes.
    Boger and his crew tried to give the Bucs the game early with that Bogus PI on Ramsey
    which was 100% OPI on Evans. This weeks Results The more balanced offence Run Balanced to Run Heavy offense was 10-2 with 2 Pushes Cowboys/ Vikings and the Titans/ Ravens game
    Teams rushing less then 20 times 1-8. 9-38-1 on the season. the Balanced or more Runs then passes 7-1. More runs then passes 4-1.

  3. Brady looked and played his age tonight. Tampa has only beat 2 winning teams this season. They are not as good as everyone is making them out to be.
    Limp noodle arm Brady is done!

  4. No more cruising to an automatic 6 wins in the AFC East. Now you gotta play legit teams. Pound the hapless squads in the NFC but when it comes to actual squads, then there seems to be issues. Last week against a middling Carolina, they cured whatever ailed them in NO, but in comes the Rams and another egg is laid. Let’s see who old school coach blames this time.

  5. calvinhobbes says:
    November 23, 2020 at 11:41 pm
    Aaron Rodgers is the GOAT. Prove me wrong.

    3 4 Rate This

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    Rodgers wishes he could have the career that Brady has. But he’s come up shortt. And everybody sees that, besides you apparently

  6. Bucs can’t beat teams that can pressure the QB. That being said they will most likely run the table they have good matchups against everyone including the chiefs.

    @Liberty Biberty Winston wasnt the only problem but he was the biggest one thats why the bucs already have the same amount of wins they had with him last season.

    @calvinhobbes lets see Aaron’s accomplishments at 43. By the time he hits 43 Mahomes will probably have taken over as the GOAT from Brady

  7. Rams defense deserves the game ball Goff and Brady both looked bad this game due to pressure. Rams are a tough team with a stout run defense which disrupted Brady’s game plan which was to establish Ronald Jones early. Both of these teams are tough and Brady will likely bounce back next week but the Chiefs are no joke.

  8. Tampa Bay Tommy doesn’t shake hands with peasants like Goff and Foles it seems when he loses to them.

    Kinda pathetic to be honest. Bugged me too when he was a Patriot.

  9. Thanks for the 6 SB’s in NE Tom. Sadly you are hanging on too long. Forcing throws to AB has me wondering what’s up? Plus the fact you can’t remember what down it is or where your OC lives makes me wonder.
    Again thanks for the memories but you are making it tough, too much talent in TBay to be this bad.

  10. This game shouldn’t have been as close as the score, but it was, due to several extremely bad calls. 1st Half: Tom Brady throws, Jalen Ramsey gets his helmet twisted and almost torn off, one of the worst non-calls of OPI I’ve seen. But wait! It wasn’t a non-call. Flag thrown, it’s DPI. Utterly ludicrous. Still 1st Half: Again, Jalen Ramsey gets blatantly interfered-with, but instead of OPI, it’s DPI. 2nd Half: Goff throws his second “interception” of the game but actually it’s hard for the receiver to catch the ball when he had just gotten creamed before the ball got there. Not DPI, though! It’s an INT!

  11. Brady has probably already called Kraft and Goodell to have things straightened out for him.

  12. What happened with that illegal forward pass? Ball should’ve been blown dead. A forward lateral would be blown dead. Sure, decline the penalty but you can’t allow the illegal yardage…

  13. The ground game of the Bucs is more a burden than anything else. No creativity, most of the time forcing their way in the middle for 3 yards or less. So, they depend mostly on the passing game, and become predictable, let alone the fact that Brady cannot establish anything beyond 30 yards.
    They should concentrate on the shallow zones in the middle and the perimeters, and involve Fournette and Jones in the process.

  14. No worry’s Buc’s fans. . Brady will look like he’s 29 again when he faces the vaunted Chiefs defense who made Carr look like Joe Montana

  15. The rampant Tom Brady hate is just weird. I guess we should all strive to have so many haters. Must mean we’ve accomplished something

  16. That arm is cooked! Maybe one game its not true but I have witnessed 4 duds like this.

    Make Tom Brady throw more than 15 yards and its anybodys guess where the ball is going to land.

  17. The know it all, and jealous types, have been claiming Brady has been all done since 2011. I’ll believe he’s all done when he officially retires, and is no longer in a position to take a team into the playoffs, and on a run to the promised land. Until then he’s always in it…Period

  18. Pathetic Two-Yard Tommy sulks off the field yet again. Congratulate the winning team? NEVER! Talk about a very unsportsmanlike loser! So sad.

    Yeah, bring up all the stats that say Fading Tom Brady is one of the greatest deep passers of all-time. He’s certainly not now. One of nine on “deep” throws with TWO picks!

    Tommy was definitely the goat of the game tonight.

    So unfair.

    So very, very unfair!

  19. flash1224 says:
    November 24, 2020 at 1:00 am
    Funny, where were all these comments about Brady last week?
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    The haters only come out when he loses. Otherwise they look stupid

  20. Arians is not doing the Bucs any favors by insisting on this downfield passing game.They don’t have the line to protect long enough and the margin for success on those throws is very slim. The last pass call was ridiculous during a two minute drill.

  21. I have heard enough of how much talent this Tampa Bay team has. They have a lot of talent at the skill positions on offense but something is wrong. Take your pick; Perhaps the offense, the offensive line or is it the 43 year old arm and body. Perhaps it’s all of the aforementioned. My guess is that the offensive line needs to be upgraded big time to protect the old quarterback with a running game and time to pass the ball.

  22. jredshoes says:
    November 24, 2020 at 12:14 am
    No worry’s Buc’s fans. . Brady will look like he’s 29 again when he faces the vaunted Chiefs defense who made Carr look like Joe Montana

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    @jredhighheels: Per ESPN, Carr has the fourth best 2020 QBR after Mahomes, Rogers and Brees. His team is 6 wins 4 losses and ranked #7 in the AFC playoff hunt. The four teams to which Carr/ Raiders have lost are averaging about 7 wins each so far this season, obviously a tough set of teams. 2020 Carr is good.

  23. This should prove that QBs themselves do not become great. They neeed an offensive line, receivers a running back and a good coach. QBs are overrated and overpaid in NFL.

  24. Tom Brady really showed his age in the second half. He was trying to throw passes that required arm strength that was not in his capabilities. It actually was sad.

  25. NO ONE likes a sore loser, and Tom Brady is a sore loser. He knows the cameras are on him when the clock strikes 00:00, and yet he STILL snubs the other QB when he loses. Its such POOR sportsmanship!!,,,EVEN when you played POP WARNER you were taught to shake hands and show respect to you fellow players.

  26. This is what happens after 20 years of greatness and 6 world titles playing for the Patriots people have waited for ever to pile on the jealousy and envy are oblivious.

  27. Tampa Bay fans are seeing the Brady that Patriots fans have seen for the last couple of years. Unable to throw the deep ball with any accuracy and no longer capable of pulling rabbits out of hats at the end of games to save the day. The desperate throw that gets intercepted at the end of games has become too common. I think he and Arians are a bad mix given Arians love for the vertical passing game, something Brady can no longer do with any consistency.

  28. Tha Nino Man says:
    November 23, 2020 at 11:55 pm
    Tommy has never responded well to relentless pass rushers. Ask Tuck, Osi and Stray.

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    I’m pretty sure he still has nightmares about JPP and he has to say good morning to him every day in the locker room 😉

  29. Call me crazy, but that Ram team might be the Super Bowl representative. Their defense is special. They definitely aren’t a shoe-in, but I wouldn’t be surprised.

  30. Amount of hate from losers = just how great you’ve been over your career.

    These dejected souls are still experiencing trauma from years (and years) of Brady’s boot on their neck. It’s a deep-seated, life-long affliction.

    If Brady does nothing from this point on, his legacy is still etched in stone.

    Enjoy yelling “noodle-arm!” at a guy in his 3rd decade of professional football….it won’t make you feel any better though. You know what happened.

  31. Aaron Rodgers is the GOAT. Prove me wrong.

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    HAHA! He sure didnt look like the goat when he got beat by the Colts Sunday. Seriously, he isnt even the goat of the Packers, Farve and Starr are ahead of him there

  32. This downfield passing attack is going to get Brady killed. The Bucs need to quit being so stubborn with deep shots and adjust to keep drives going. At least McDaniels and the Patriots were good at making adjustments. I’m a big Brady fan but no fan of these Bucs.

  33. Tampa Bay fans are seeing the Brady that Patriots fans have seen for the last couple of years. Unable to throw the deep ball with any accuracy

    He’s currently ranked 3 in the league in passes completed 29 or more yards downfield.

    So he’s having a bad streak and every one is repeating what the heard on ESPN. “1 for his last 13”

    I remember at the beginning of the season they said the same thing about Brees “he can’t throw downfield “ i

    Oh how the narrative changes week to week in the NFL.

  34. Brady should of played for my WFT , we have the best no passes over 20 yards offense in the game .

  35. Am I the only one who loves to watch Brady choke and lose the game for his team? Should’ve retired while you were on top Tom…

  36. Everybody gets old, things run in cycles.

    The haters will never have what Patriot Fans have. It makes them sick with envy and sadly delusional.

  37. Am I the only one who loves to watch Brady choke and lose the game for his team? Should’ve retired while you were on top Tom…
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    You should be used to losing because of the team you root for. If you are not 35 you have not witnessed a Raiders SB. You must have loved it when the Bucs beat your Raiders earlier this season.

  38. Brady just doesn’t look good. And the Bucs play calling is atrocious. They never run the ball out of this feeling they have to get all their receivers the ball. It’s causing them to lose. Truly one of the worst play calling offenses I’ve ever seen. And top that off with Brady having almost no timing with his receivers and you get a pretty bad offense.

  39. calvinhobbes says:
    November 23, 2020 at 11:41 pm
    Aaron Rodgers is the GOAT. Prove me wrong.
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    Even Eli has double the hardware

  40. I thought it was the NE Patriots TEAM itself, that caused the Refs to turn into idiots and offer the best homecooking the League has ever seen (with the Steelers in a close second) for the past 19 years or so. BUT, now I see it wasn’t only the team but Tom Brady as well.

    Brady continues to get head-scratching, drive extending penalties that NO OTHER QB IN THE LEAGUE would get.

    That DPI on Jalen Ramsey late in the 1st quarter on 3rd down was crazy. If anything it was OPI, AND the ball was nowhere near Evans. SO instead of a punt, Brady gets his drive extended. Seen it so many times starting in 2001 (yes, I’m looking at you Tuck Rule)

    It’s frustrating as Brady continues to get these weird, drive-extending, game-changing calls – week in and week out, year in year and year out regardless of which uniform he puts on.

    I remember him getting a “Low hit on the QB” call against the Ravens (i think) year ago when he complained to the refs after a D-lineman fell down near him and reached up and lightly touched his leg …

  41. Brady gave NE many years of greatness,and I will always appreciate it,but his attitude got really bad at the end. One thing that bugs me about him now is that he will only shake the opposing QB’S hand afterwards if the Bucs win. Last night,he went straight to the locker room to pout,throw a tantrum,or both. So he choked again,but come on. He couldn’t shake Jared Goff’s hand? Or Foles when they lost to the Bears? What a baby. It’s not like he’s still with the Patriots at 4-6. The Bucs are 7-4. It could be a lot worse.

  42. Ya wanna know what’s overrated? Shaking hands after the game. Get lives people. These guys all know each other talk on the phone all the time, etc. Sorry y’@ll didn’t get your heartwarming Kodak moment.

  43. tedmurph says:
    November 24, 2020 at 10:31 am
    Ya wanna know what’s overrated? Shaking hands after the game. Get lives people. These guys all know each other talk on the phone all the time, etc. Sorry y’@ll didn’t get your heartwarming Kodak moment.

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    It’s about sportsmanship. Every team does it,because win or lose,life goes on after the game.
    Brady’s certainly been around the league long enough to know that.

  44. People please. Rams barely won. Won on a field goal cause the great Goff couldn’t go for the game winning td. And enough with the damn handshake talk. Brady has always done this after bad performances. You must be 12 years old if you think handshaking after the game is all that important. Also Brady still has the sb ring. Bet Goff wishes he had that.

  45. Brady is playing exactly like how all aging superstars play: Some days they’re still great while other games everything is just a bit off from start to finish. But Brady isn’t the only problem. Why don’t the Bucs even attempt to have running game? At the very least it’d slow down the pass rush if the D didn’t know every single play was going to be a pass.

  46. raiderdave0109 says:
    November 24, 2020 at 8:59 am

    They should rename the Tuck Rule to the Brady Rule
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    Still not over it? BTW, there isn’t a Tuck Rule anymore.

  47. patsfan112 says:
    November 24, 2020 at 10:52 am
    People please. Rams barely won. Won on a field goal cause the great Goff couldn’t go for the game winning td. And enough with the damn handshake talk. Brady has always done this after bad performances. You must be 12 years old if you think handshaking after the game is all that important. Also Brady still has the sb ring. Bet Goff wishes he had that.

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    Goff still went to Brady to shake hands after losing the Super Bowl to the Patriots. Who’s the more mature one?

  48. The two remaining NE fans in the nation claiming jealousy are amusing It’s over. The realization is clearly a bitter pill.

  49. Belichick didn’t walk Brady did. Hiw’s it working out for Belichick. At least Brady will make the playoffs. Despite the coaching staff.

    Sportsmanship?? Please. This is professional FB, not little league. What other pro league shakes hands after the game, outside of the NHL Playoffs when a series ends.

  50. They are all professionals. Shaking hands does not make you “mature”. You’re paid to play a game. Nothing in the contract saying you have to shake.

  51. I guess the footballs were properly inflated for this game.

    I love watching the cheating Tommy Cry Baby lose!

  52. Besides the pandemic, the other dumb thing about the handshake is it’s become some stupid photo op. “OMG will Belichick shake Mangini’s hand? Will Parcells shake Belichicks hand?” People seem to find this compelling. I don’t. As I said, these guys talk all the time. I only played sports until the high school level. If we lost, yeah, after the game I wanted to start swinging. But, you get over it(usually).

  53. deadinbed says:
    November 23, 2020 at 11:41 pm
    But Brady is still God. Right, fanboys?
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    Yep took 20 years for the bum to show he’s a mere mortal.

  54. raiderdave0109 says:
    November 24, 2020 at 8:59 am
    They should rename the Tuck Rule to the Brady Rule
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    When a fanbase is still obsessed with a rule that was interpreted correctly 20 years ago that says a lot about that fanbases team success since. I suppose not winning a SB in 45 years will do that.

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