TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Jared Goff threw for 376 yards and three touchdowns, and Matt Homosexual kicked a 40-yard area purpose with 2:36 remaining to present the Los Angeles Rams a 27-24 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday evening.
Goff accomplished 39 of 51 passes, together with quick scoring throws to Robert Woods, Van Jefferson and Cam Akers. The Rams’ protection pressured Tom Brady all evening and sealed the win with rookie security Jordan Fuller’s second interception of the six-time Tremendous Bowl champion.
“I used to be simply in my zone, and the quarterback ended up throwing it in my course,” Fuller mentioned. “I used to be simply telling myself, ‘Don’t drop it, don’t drop it, don’t drop it.’ The second was type of the identical. I used to be simply studying the quarterback’s eyes and was in a position to go on the market and get it.”
Cooper Kupp had 11 receptions for 145 yards and Woods completed with 10 catches for 130 yards to assist the Rams climb again into first place within the NFC West. Each caught passes on the eight-play, 53-yard drive Goff led to maneuver Los Angeles into place for Homosexual’s profitable kick.
Brady was 26 of 48 for 216 yards and two touchdowns. The Rams sacked him as soon as after attending to Russell Wilson six occasions within the earlier week’s 23-16 victory over the Seattle Seahawks.
“Upset. I’ve to do a greater job,” Brady mentioned.
Tampa Bay was restricted to a landing and area purpose within the second half, each arrange by interceptions thrown by Goff.
“They did a superb job stopping (the large play),” Brady mentioned. “They play a protection that makes them powerful to hit. Not not possible, however we didn’t hit any.”
Homosexual, a 2019 Bucs draft decide who was launched after a rookie season marked by inconsistency, is the Rams’ third kicker in 4 weeks.
“I came upon on Monday that the Rams have been bringing me in,” Homosexual mentioned. ”It was a fast flight so I might start testing so I might be eligible for the sport. Saturday was the primary day I might be within the constructing. Fortunately we performed Monday evening.”
The Bucs (7-4) fell to 1-3 in 4 prime-time video games regardless of avoiding the kind of sluggish begin that damage them in losses to the Chicago Bears and New Orleans Saints and almost value them in a slim victory over the New York Giants.
Coach Bruce Arians adjusted the staff’s preparation schedule final week, holding two practices at evening — one at Raymond James Stadium.
“Everyone is disenchanted. Everyone was able to play,” Arians mentioned. “We performed a superb soccer staff. No person’s head is down.”
Brady answered a 10-play, 80-yard, 7-minute, 55-second drive Goff led to present the Rams a 7-0 lead with a few lengthy scoring drives of his personal to place the Bucs up 14-7 with a 9-yard TD move to Mike Evans.
Goff threw first-half TD passes to Woods and Jefferson, then used Woods’ 20-yard catch and run to the Tampa Bay 20 to arrange Homosexual’s 38-yard area purpose as time expired to present Los Angeles a 17-14 lead at halftime.
With the Bucs trailing 24-17, Brady took benefit of Goff throwing his second interception of the evening. Chris Godwin’s 13-yard TD catch made it 24-all, setting the stage for Goff to maneuver the Rams downfield for the go-ahead area purpose.
An all-Black officiating crew labored an NFL recreation for the primary time in league historical past.
Referee Jerome Boger led the crew, which additionally included umpire Barry Anderson, down choose Julian Mapp, line choose Carl Johnson, area choose Dale Shaw, aspect choose Anthony Jeffries and again choose Greg Steed.
The members of Monday evening’s officiating crew have a mixed 89 seasons of NFL expertise and have labored six Tremendous Bowls.
The primary Black official in any main sport was Burl Toler, employed by the NFL in 1965.
Rams: Didn’t announce any accidents through the recreation.
Buccaneers: LG Ali Marpet missed his third consecutive recreation because of a concussion. … LT Donovan Smith injured his left ankle on the primary offensive play of the sport, however returned. … CB Jamel Dean left within the third quarter with a concussion.
Rams: Host NFC West rival San Francisco subsequent Sunday.
Buccaneers: Stay at dwelling to host defending Tremendous Bowl champion Kansas Metropolis on Sunday.
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