Rams 34, Buccaneers 24

September 26th, 2021

There goes the 10-game winning streak. It was fun while it lasted.

But worse than that is the Bucs got their ass kicked, physically manhandled by a team they might have to play on road again in January.

The Rams followed the formula of the last two teams facing the Bucs. Screw the run and let’s go carve up Tampa Bay through the air.

And they did just that. Matt Stafford rung up 31 points and 300+ yards passing before the third quarter was finished. Yeah, Joe will write plenty about the banged up and brutal Bucs pass defense this week. Help is needed. It’s obvious.

As for the Bucs offense, why they can’t run the ball is a mystery. But the passing attack was stout, and overall the Bucs handled the beastly Rams pass rush reasonably well.

Brady was hit just 5 times today despite 55 pass attempts.

The Bucs came back to earth. It feels ugly. Breathe easy. It’ll be ok. Maybe.

34 Responses to “Rams 34, Buccaneers 24”

  1. BerrickDrooks Says:


  2. Tony1775 Says:

    Brady ain’t gonna make it the season with these hits..

  3. Kobe Faker Says:

    Tom brady still on the field?


    Td record?

    Arians a maroon?

  4. DaBux Says:

    If we lose Gio, this is not going to end well. How do we sign Gurley and Sherman?

  5. Richard Dickson Says:

    We lost five games last season and won the Super Bowl, so I’m not going to get worked up over a loss in Week 3. But that defense is worrisome.

  6. BomTrady Says:

    Seems like every time we play the Rams we forget to cover Cupp and he kills us.

  7. 813bucboi Says:

    Missed JPP


  8. Coburn Says:

    January??? Lets not get ahead of ourselves. This team has an awful lot of issues on defense to fix first…

  9. bucfanforever Says:

    The best part of this loss is that the Bucs were down lots of starters early and the Rams might be overconfident in the Playoffs.

  10. Coburn Says:

    Jpp has been terrible the first two games. He’s not going to save this defense. I mean hopefully a week off he can do something, but not holding my breath. His age may be catching up

  11. Joe in Michigan Says:

    It’s one game. McVay and the Rams outcoached the Bucs coaches, same as last year. The pass rush and secondary need improvements, whether that’s Sherman or not, who knows.

  12. Chris Says:

    Going into this game the worst thing that could have happene was we easily beat the Rams. Getting served a slice of humble pie may farewell later on. Need secondary help. DBs need to play closer to the line if defenses are going to keep throwing short.

  13. DoooshLaRue Says:

    Thank god we still have BL THE MASTERMIND on our side.

  14. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Dooosh: Do you even watch the games? The Bucs lost because of their defense.

  15. Bucsfan1988 Says:

    Bucs down major players in secondary….

    It took everything from the RAMS and the piss-poor officiating and every break possible for Rams to beat us…Won’t happen a second time…

    Fuk’n joke!!!! They only missed 2 OPI’s, false start on their o-line, and god knows how many holds…

    Other than that officials did well 🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️

  16. Beeej Says:

    Tom Brady led the team in rushing.

  17. Pelsbuc61 Says:

    Well now we can dispense with the undefeated season BS! Bucs have no pass rush and on 3rd string DBs and it’s shows.And for all the hype over the offense, Bucs have no running game. Rams manhandled the Bucs today and Bucs haven’t played a complete game this year. Calling Richard Sherman on line 1!

  18. Oneilbuc Says:

    I keep telling yall that running game matters and I picked us to win. All that 17 and 0 talk didn’t meabn nothing. Rojo need to be the starter no more Lenny I don’t want to hear about playoff Lenny.

  19. Bucsfan951 Says:

    Can’t breathe on the qb and the secondary is using 2nd (maybe 3rd) string corners. That is a recipe for disaster!

  20. Ash Says:

    Not the end of world tough loss against one of the best teams in the NFL injuries in the secondary definitely hurt need to still clean up the sloppiness and take the easy takeaways ab not in there definitely hurt Tyler Johnson not nearly as dynamic

  21. Eddie Marz Says:

    Hey remember last year. Saints beat us up twice pretty good. Didn’t stop The Bucs from winning it all. GO BUCS!

  22. PSL Bob Says:

    Lack of turnovers. Gave away a pick six. Whitehead caused a fumble, but no support to cover it. Two golden missed opportunities on defense. Don’t know what’s happened to the D-line. Stafford had all day on most passing plays. Glad to get this one out of the way early. Now Bowles needs to fix the defense.

  23. Ne+ bucs fan Says:

    Not for nothing,but complete lack of game planning,do these coaches watch film and try to find the weakness and exploit it,,run game,, PLEASE,wtf,,game planning also covers our weaknesses,,I’m starting to think they don’t know how to,,where’s the in game adjustments,,I can’t even go on,,just frustrated

  24. Buczilla Says:

    Tough loss, but hopefully it wakes our guys the hell up. Too many mistakes made today and that is just not good enough against a good team on their home turf. We need some serious corner help as well. On to the next!

  25. Rob In Land O Lakes Says:

    It’s 1 of 17 on the road against a really good team. Figure a way to fix this defense even if it means acquiring Gilmore who is available after Week 7.

  26. Bucamania Says:

    This team better wake the hell up. They deserved to get their butts kicked.

    Dean dropped INT
    Wells stupid false start
    Gronk drop on 3rd down
    Zero pressure on Stafford
    80% conversion rate for Rams on 3rd down
    More stupid penalties
    No running game at all
    Guys falling down everywhere and out of position (Edwards on Desean TD)
    Totally outcoached

  27. Mike Johnson Says:

    Better pick up Sherman and anybody else who can play in our secondary. Defense sucked eggs today.

  28. unbelievable Says:

    RoJo was running great today. But 4 carries ain’t sh*t

    And Leftwich the magician genius is still calling the same, unproductive scripted plays the 1st 2 drives every week that go nowhere. Then he mixes it up and we start scoring at will. But when your down already it’s a constant uphill battle. He’s still too predictable at times and you can see it in how the opposing defense sets up presnap.

    Meanwhile our Defense just hasn’t looked hungry this season. At all. Seems to me that Devin White got a little too high in himself this off-season.

    Injuries are also starting to pile up.

  29. Joe Says:

    RoJo was running great today.

    He averaged two yards a carry. 🙁

  30. #1bucsfan Says:

    Defense is trash. It wasn’t much better last year but we did get a lot of sacks n the d tighten up big time in the back playoffs but geez guys are running wide open back there. What is going on? I know we need a pass rush but geez guys are so wide open Winston could hit them.

  31. DavidBigBucFan99 Says:

    You all still wonder why no run game? This o line is weak and has no push. It can pass block but that’s it.

  32. Swampbuc Says:

    This was an easy one to call. Bucs have a severe super bowl hangover, this was necessary to perhaps get them shocked out of it. I’ve said since the schedule was released to chalk this one up as a “L”. Now what will ne a travesty is losing to the pathetic Pudriots with their Muck Jones.

  33. UncleHemorrhoid Says:

    It’s was the uniforms. They did not wear white.

  34. UncleHemorrhoid Says:

    Why didn’t the Dallas game “shock” them out of it?