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Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Los Angeles Rams Week 3 Predictions, Odds & Picks

Buccaneers Vs Rams Week 3
  • Buccaneers QB Tom Brady threw for five touchdowns and no picks in a Week 2 win
  • The Matthew Stafford to Cooper Kupp connection is a pathway to LA Rams wins 

Buccaneers vs Rams Odds

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers -1.5
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Buccaneers vs Rams Week 3 Predictions and Picks

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady just threw for five touchdowns and no picks in Week 2 thanks to head coach Bruce Arians setting him up for quick releases to TE Rob Gronkowski and receiver Mike Evans, who caught two touchdown passes apiece as the GOAT’s championship team now heads west to take on this undefeated Rams franchise.

The 2-0 Los Angeles Rams scored a three-point win over the Indianapolis Colts in Week 2 as the Matthew Stafford to Cooper Kupp connection proves to be a sure pathway to wins, plus the Rams defense posted two interceptions and three sacks on the day, the pressure they must bring against Tom Brady along with tight coverage from star CB Jalen Ramsey.

These two NFC franchises have played each other 26 prior times (including 2 postseason games), with the Los Angeles Rams winning 17 of those games and the Tampa Bay Bucs winning 9 of the games.

Can the Buccaneers Offense Score on the Stingy Rams D?

As productive as Tom Brady’s Tampa Bay offense is – they are rank first in the league averaging almost 40 points per game – they might hit a huge roadblock in Inglewood as they face this tough Rams defense.

Los Angeles has allowed opponents to score less than 20 points per game so far this season, so Brady will have to use his decades of football experience to find his way into the enemy endzone on Sunday.

Helping Brady will be his crafty head coach Bruce Arians, who knows how to game plan for the elderly quarterback with quick passes and lots of play-action worked in to keep the old man as safe as possible.

Can Los Angeles Stop the GOAT?

Yes, the Rams defense has kept opponents mostly out of their end zone, but on Sunday they are about to face Tom Brady and his offensive powerhouse squad that scores at will with lots of productive options.

Los Angeles must figure out a way to stop receivers Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, and Antonio Brown along with soft-handed tight ends O.J. Howard and Rob Gronkowski, a definite challenge for the Rams secondary starring cornerbacks Darius Williams and Jalen Ramsey.

What will help is a solid Rams pass rush to put some level of panic into the rest of the Bucs offense since nothing they do will phase Brady, the crafty veteran with far too many game reps and successes (and Super Bowl rings) to be intimidated by any defense.


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Buccaneers Key Player: (DE) Ndamukong Suh

The Buccaneers have a 6’ 4” 313-pound defensive end named Ndamukong Suh that is worth watching, the powerful veteran is now in his twelfth NFL season after posting an impressive array of stats in the league already.

Suh has 65.5 total sacks and 202 quarterback hits, so he will be key to a pass rush that must neutralize if not stop quarterback Matthew Stafford and running back Sony Michel, which should come easy to the Nebraska alum who has 567 career tackles in the book.

Last week in the Bucs win over the Falcons, Suh had a sack, 2 quarterback hits, and 3 tackles with one of those for a loss, so he should be warmed up and ready to bypass the Los Angeles front line on his way to yet another sack.

Rams Key Player: (WR) Cooper Kupp

Right now leading the league in receptions is Rams number one receiver Cooper Kupp, the 28-year old NFL veteran playing in his fifth NFL season now with 16 catches in two games.

Kupp has only had one 1,000+ reception yards season, and that was back in 2019 with an entirely different quarterback, but now that he has hooked up with new QB Matthew Stafford quite a bit and the two have posted 271 offensive yards together, it could be 2019 all over again.

Expect Stafford to find Kupp early and often on Sunday, the solid route runner is always good for some YACs (yards after the catch) with 27 career TDs, the only way to beat Tom Brady and the Bucs will be to match them score for score and Kupp is just the man to get that job done.

How to Watch Buccaneers vs Rams

Buccaneers vs Rams Information
Teams Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Los Angeles Rams
Location SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California
Time Sunday, September 26, 2021; 4:25 PM ET
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