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Offense struggles as Bucs fall 23-13 at Rams



ST. LOUIS -- Tampa Bay's offensive struggles continued Sunday, as the Rams sacked Mike Glennon seven times and the Bucs dropped to 4-11, losing 23-13 at the Edward Jones Dome.

The Bucs again were within a touchdown in the fourth quarter, but couldn't take advantage. Down 20-13 in the fourth quarter, Glennon was sacked and fumbled on a third and 3 play near midfield, setting up the drive that put the Rams (7-8) up by two scores. Given another chance in the final three minutes, Glennon was sacked on back-to-back plays -- three on Sunday came from NFL sack leader Robert Quinn.

Tampa Bay now closes the season at New Orleans, but they'll do so with an offense unable to move the ball with any consistency in recent weeks. The Bucs had 85 yards on a touchdown drive in the first quarter, but had totaled 48 yards on all the rest of their drives entering the fourth quarter.

[Last modified: Sunday, December 22, 2013 4:00pm]


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