The Bucs lost their first game in 10 months as Matthew Stafford threw four TD passes and the Ram defense kept the Bucs under enough control to move their own record to 3-0.  This ended Tampa Bay’s six game regular season win streak dating back to 2020.  Tom Brady passed for over 400 yards but the defense had just one sack and forced no turnovers.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Brady 3-14, Jones 5-11, Fournette 4-8, Godwin 1-2. RAMS:  Michel 20-67, Funk 1-6, Woods 1-5, Stafford 2-(-2). PASSING BUCS: Brady 55-41-432-0-1. RAMS: Stafford 38-27-343-0-4. RECEIVING BUCS: Bernard 9-51, Evans 8-106, Godwin 6-74, Gronkowski 4- 55, Brate 4-35, Johnson 3-63, Fournette 3-26, Miller 2-11, Howard 1-11, Darden 1-0. RAMS: Kupp 9-96, Higbee 5-40, Jefferson 4-42, Jackson 3-120, Woods 3-33, Michel 3-12. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: none. RAMS: none. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Darden 2-48. RAMS:  none. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Darden 1-4. RAMS:  Atwell 1-9, Kupp 0-0. SACKS BUCS: Gholston 1-12. RAMS:Young 1-9, Floyd 1-6, Donald 1-6.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24  Los Angeles Rams 34 Sunday 26 September 2021      at SoFi Stadium
GAME SCORING LA 0-7 12:22-2Q Higbee 6 pass from Stafford (Gay kick) TB 7-7 4:03-2Q Godwin 2 run (Succop kick) LA 7-14 0:51-2Q Kupp 2 pass from Stafford (Gay kick) LA 7-21 14:02-3Q Jackson 75 pass from Stafford (Gay kick) TB 14-21 9:57-3Q Brady 1 run (Succop kick) LA 14-28 7:27-3Q Kupp 10 pass from Stafford (Gay kick) LA 14-31 3:09-3Q Gay FG48 TB 17-31 1:14-3Q Succop FG26 LA 17-34 8:14-4Q Gay FG26 TB 24-34 1:10-4Q Bernard 7 pass from Brady (Succop kick)
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 76 Smith DL 93 Suh LG 74 Marpet DL 50 Vea C 66 Jensen LOLB 9 Tryon-Shoyinka RG 65 Cappa LILB 45 White RT 78 Wirfs RILB 54 David TE 87 Gronkowski ROLB 58 Barrett TE 80 Howard CB 43 Cockrell WR 13 Evans CB 35 Dean WR 14 Godwin CB 24 Davis QB 12 Brady S 33 Whitehead RB 7 Fournette S 31 Winfield PLAYED 1 Darden, 3 Succop, 8 Pinion, 10 Miller, 18 Johnson, 21 Vaughn, 25 Bernard, 26 Adams, 27 Jones, 28 Robinson, 30 Delaney, 32 Edwards, 46 Tinker, 48 Stuard,  52 Britt, 56 Nunez- Roches, 72 Wells, 79 O’Connor, 82 Yelder, 84 Brate, 92 Gholston, 96 McLendon, 98 Nelson DID NOT PLAY 11 Gabbert, 64 Stinnie, 70 Hainsey INACTIVES 2 Trask, 60 Leverett, 85 Mickens, 90 Pierre-Paul, 94 Davis
GAME HIGHLIGHTS Click on the boxes below to view the big plays Chris Godwin became the third Bucs’ WR to score a touchdown on a rushing play Tom Brady’s one-yard sneak kept the Bucs in the game early in the third quarter Giovani Bernard’s somersault score was no more than a late consolation
COMMENTARY CREW    Joe Buck and Troy Aikman
NFL RESULTS - WEEK 3 Carolina 24 Houston 9 LA Rams 34 Tampa Bay 24 Buffalo 43 Washington 21 Cleveland 26 Chicago 6 Baltimore 19 Detroit 17 Tennessee 25 Indianapolis 16 LA Chargers 30 Kansas City 24 New Orleans 28 New England 13 Atlanta 17 NY Giants 14 Cincinnati 24 Pittsburgh 10 Arizona 31 Jacksonville 19 Denver 26 NY Jets 0 Las Vegas 31 Miami 28 Minnesota 30 Seattle 17 Green Bay 30 San Francisco 28 Dallas 41 Philadelphia 21