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 profootballtalk.com
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
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 profootballtalk.com
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
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