The Week 11 edition of “Monday Night Football” features a rematch — well, sort of.
The Rams (6-3) face Tom Brady, who beat them in the 2019 Super Bowl and is now a member of the Buccaneers (7-3).
Tampa Bay bounced back from a brutal 38-3 beating from the Saints in Week 9 with a convincing 46-23 win over the Panthers in Week 10. Brady, 43, has the Bucs sitting just one game behind New Orleans in the NFC South thanks to a potent offense. With explosive weapons like Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, Antonio Brown, Rondald Jones and Leonard Fournette at his disposal, it isn’t surprising to see the veteran QB having another successful season.
However, it’s been proven over the last few years that there is one reliable way to shut down a Brady-led offense: a strong pass rush.
In that nightmarish loss to the Saints, Brady was hit nine times, three of them for sacks. Putting Brady under constant pressure forced him to make mistakes, resulting in three interceptions for New Orleans’ defense.
The formula for LA will likely be the same: knock Brady on his butt, force him to make quick decisions and capitalize on his mistakes. And with pass rushers like Aaron Donald and Leonard Floyd, it’s possible that we could see Brady struggle again.
Rams vs. Buccaneers score
Rams vs. Buccaneers live updates, highlights from ‘Monday Night Football’
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10:38 p.m. — Rams go three-and-out. JPP swats down Goff’s pass this time on third down and the Buccaneers get the ball back at their 20-yard line, 13:35 left to play in regulation.
10:32 p.m. — Buccaneers punt. Another three-and-out for Tampa Bay and the punt brings an end to the third quarter. END OF 3Q: Rams 24, Buccaneers 17. LA has it, first and 10 at its 42-yard line to start the fourth quarter.
10:26 p.m. — Rams punt. Big play by Ross Cockrell to tackle Woods in the backfield on third down. Buccaneers get the ball back at their 13-yard line, 1:24 remaining in the third quarter.
10:20 p.m. — Buccaneers go three-and-out. Really tough start for Tampa Bay’s offense in the second half. Rams get the ball back at their 20-yard line, 4:41 left in the third quarter.
10:14 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, RAMS. Goff hits Cam Akers in the flat for an easy 4-yard TD toss. LA leads 24-17 with 5:39 remaining in the third quarter.
10:07 p.m. — INTERCEPTION. This time LA’s defense comes up with the big play as Brady overthrows his man and Jordan Fuller comes up with the easy INT. Rams take over at the Tampa Bay 37-yard line, 7:42 left in the third quarter.
10:04 p.m. — MISSED FIELD GOAL, RAMS. Gay pushes this one fro 44 yards wide right; Buccaneers take over at their 26-yard line, 8:25 left in the third quarter.
9:55 p.m. — FIELD GOAL, BUCCANEERS. Tampa Bay goes three-and-out but the big play by JPP still sets up a 38-yard field goal for Ryan Succop to tie the game at 17-17 with 12:41 remaining in the third quarter.
9:52 p.m. — INTERCEPTION. Goff is rushed on the screen pass and Jason Pierre-Paul cuts it off for the pick. Buccaneers take over at the Rams’ 22-yard line, 13:32 left in the third quarter.
9:50 p.m. — We’re back for the second half; Rams receive the opening kickoff.
9:35 p.m. — FIELD GOAL, RAMS. Matt Gay connects from 38 yards out. Hell of a job by the Rams to spike the ball with 1 second left on the clock after 35-yard completion from Goff to Woods. HALF: Rams 17, Buccaneers 14.
9:29 p.m. — Buccaneers punt. Brady can’t connect with Chris Godwin on third down and the Rams will get the ball back at their 19-yard line with 1:00 remaining. They have two timeouts to spare.
9:17 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, RAMS. Goff hits Van Jefferson in stride for a 7-yard touchdown and LA ties it up at 14-14 with 4:31 left in the first half.
9:07 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, BUCCANEERS. Leondard Fournette punches it in from 2 yards out and Tampa Bay takes a 14-7 lead with 8:35 remaining in the second quarter.
8:55 p.m. — Rams punt. LA comes up short and Tampa Bay will get the ball back at its 24-yard line, 12:00 left to play in the first half.
8:47 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, BUCCANEERS. Brady throws it to Evans, who does the rest and fights through a couple of tackles for the 9-yard TD. It’s all tied up at 7-7 with 14:10 left in the second quarter.
8:44 p.m. — END OF 1Q: Rams 7, Buccaneers 0. Tampa Bay has it, second and 5 at the LA 13-yard line to start the second quarter.
8:34 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, RAMS. Jared Goff finds Robert Woods on third and goal for a 4-yard TD and LA leads 7-0 with 3:55 remaining in the first quarter. Nice opening possession for the Rams.
8:21 p.m. — Buccaneers punt. Brady can’t quite connect with Mike Evans. A touchback gives the Rams the ball at their 20-yard line for their first possession, 11:47 left in the first quarter.
8:15 p.m. — Rams win the toss. They defer to the second half, so Tom Brady will lead the Buccaneers out for the opening drive.
Rams vs. Buccaneers start time
- Kickoff: 8:15 p.m. ET
- TV channel (national): ESPN
- Live stream: ESPN app, fuboTV
‘Monday Night Football’ schedule 2020
|Week 1||Sept. 14||Steelers 26, Giants 16|
|Week 1||Sept. 14||Titans 16, Broncos 14|
|Week 2||Sept. 21||Raiders 34, Saints 24|
|Week 3||Sept. 28||Chiefs 34, Ravens 20|
|Week 4||Oct. 5||Packers 30, Falcons 16|
|Week 5||Oct. 12||Saints 30, Chargers 27|
|Week 6||Oct. 19||Cardinals 38, Cowboys 10|
|Week 7||Oct. 26||Rams 24, Bears 10|
|Week 8||Nov. 2||Buccaneers 25, Giants 23|
|Week 9||Nov. 9||Patriots 30, Jets 27|
|Week 10||Nov. 16||Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings|
|Week 11||Nov. 23||Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Los Angeles Rams|
|Week 12||Nov. 30||Philadelphia Eagles vs. Seattle Seahawks|
|Week 13||Dec. 7||San Francisco 49ers vs. Buffalo Bills|
|Week 14||Dec. 14||Cleveland Browns vs. Baltimore Ravens|
|Week 15||Dec. 21||Cincinnati Bengals vs. Pittsburgh Steelers|
|Week 16||Dec. 28||New England Patriots vs. Buffalo Bills|