Make us your home page

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

bucs Report

Bucs-Rams: What they're saying, numbers

The poll

Who has been the Bucs' most pleasant surprise this season?

Tim Wright: 37 percent

Mike Glennon: 34 percent

Bobby Rainey: 18 percent

Tiquan Underwood: 2 percent

Keith Tandy: 1 percent

Dekoda Watson: 1 percent

Other: 7 percent

By the numbers

8-12 Record for the Bucs against the Rams, including 0-2 in the playoffs, but the Bucs have won six of the past eight meetings.

4 Catches needed by the Bucs' Vincent Jackson to surpass his career high of 72 set last season.

5 Interceptions for Lavonte David, one shy of becoming the first Bucs linebacker with six in a season.

9½ Sacks allowed by Bucs LT Donald Penn, tied for second in the NFL.

14 Times the Bucs' Mike Glennon has been sacked over the past four games.

15 Sacks by Rams DE Robert Quinn, second in the NFL.

854 Rushing yards for the Rams' Zac Stacy, most among NFL rookies.

What they're saying

Both of these teams have shown more fight late in the season than I expected, so this game may be interesting to watch, even though it doesn't mean anything to the playoff race. I like the Rams, who are a last-place team in the NFC West but would be contenders in the NFC North.

Michael David Smith

Maybe spend more time watching what's going on away from the ball than you do watching the ball itself. Outside of seeing guys like Gerald McCoy and Robert Quinn and Chris Long do their thing, well, this one kind of is what it is. Could be the end of the Greg Schiano era as well with the Bucs' brief stretch of winning play falling deeper into the past.

Jason La Canfora CBS Sports

The picks

If the Rams play like they played last week at home against the Saints, they can beat anybody. The problem is this Rams team can also turn around and lose to the likes of Tennessee at home. Which is why St. Louis has to be one of the most puzzling teams in the NFL to root for. Rams, 23-17.

Don Banks Sports Illustrated

The Rams got all over Drew Brees last week. They will do the same to Mike Glennon. That pass rush is special. The Rams will do enough on offense to win this game between two teams playing for 2014. Rams, 21-13.

Pete Prisco CBS Sports

The consistently inconsistent Rams stunned the Saints last week. And so it would be fitting for the Rams to stumble against the Bucs, especially with a trip to Seattle looming. Bucs, 24-21.

Mike Florio

The Rams have scored 42 points against Chicago, 40 against Indy and beat the Saints last week 27-16. The Bucs have won three of their last five games, but they are 1-5 on the road. Rams, 31-20.

Gerry Dulac Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Bucs at Rams

1 p.m., Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis

TV/radio: Ch. 13; 620-AM, 103.5-FM, 95.3-FM

Line/over-under: Rams by 4; 43

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10 Week 11 Week 12 Week 13 Week 14 Week 15 Week 16 Week 17

Jets 18, Bucs 17


Saints 16, Bucs 14


Patriots 23, Bucs 3


Cards 13, Bucs 10


Eagles 31, Bucs 20


Falcons 31, Bucs 23


Panthers 31, Bucs 13


'Hawks 27, Bucs 24 OT


Bucs 22, Dolphins 19


Bucs 41 Falcons 28


Bucs 24 Lions 21


Panthers 27, Bucs 6


Bucs 27 Bills 6


49ers 33 Bills 14



1 today Ch. 13


1 Dec. 29 Ch. 13

Bucs-Rams: What they're saying, numbers 12/21/13 [Last modified: Saturday, December 21, 2013 8:22pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. College World Series: Gators, LSU face off in all-SEC finals


    OMAHA, Neb. — The matchup for the College World Series finals bolsters the case for those who say the best baseball in the land is played in the SEC.

    Florida’s Brady Singer, delivering during a CWS win over Louisville last week, is scheduled to start tonight against LSU.
  2. Jones: Fox Sports Sun shows depth in Rays coverage

    TV and Radio

    tom jones' two cents

    Tampa Bay Times columnist Tom Jones looks back at the best and worst from a weekend of televised sports.

    Best coverage

    Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria (3) makes a run home for a score in the in the final game of a three-game series between the Tampa Bay Rays and AL East rival the Baltimore Orioles at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Sunday, June 25, 2017.
  3. Brian Boyle says returning to Lightning a 'huge option'


    As former Lightning forward Brian Boyle approaches free agency this week, he said he's trying to stay busy.

  4. Rays journal: Blake Snell to rejoin rotation, Erasmo Ramirez heads to bullpen

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — LHP Blake Snell is rejoining the Rays' rotation, but the move has as much to do with helping the bullpen as it does with Snell's improvement during his time at Triple-A Durham.

    Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Erasmo Ramirez (30) delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Cincinnati Reds Wednesday, June 21, 2017 in St. Petersburg.
  5. Rays' bullpen stars lit up in loss to Orioles

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — Saturday it was the soft underbelly of the bullpen that let one get away from the Rays, incurring the wrath of the team's faithful followers, who wondered why the high-leverage guys weren't pitching.

    Rays closer Alex Colome, coming in with the score tied in the ninth, allows three runs in his second straight poor outing.