Brady throws two picks in crucial loss to the Rams, 27-24
Tampa, FL- The Bucs had a couple of mistakes that they could not overcome, as they drop a close one to the Rams.
In a historical night on Monday Night Football, Tampa Bay's offense sputtered early in the first half. Tom Brady hooked up with Mike Evans for a nine-yard touchdown pass to tie up the game against the Los Angeles Rams in the second quarter, 7-7.
Tampa Bay scored their second touchdown of the night, as Leonard Fournette powered in for a one-yard touchdown run midway in the second, 14-7. However, the Rams answered right back with a touchdown of their own to tie the game up with 4:20 left in the half, 14-14.
The Bucs' defense had a break down in their secondary with .19 seconds left in the quarter. On a bubble screen play, the Bucs could not tackle Robert Woods, as he ran for 20 yards to put the Rams in field goal position. Matt Gay's field goal was good and the Rams walked into the half with a three point lead, 17-14.
The Bucs' defense came up big, as they pick off Jared Goff at the start of the third quarter. Tampa took advantage of the turnover and tacked on a field goal to make it a 17-17 game. A couple drives later, Brady threw his first interception of the night. Goff took advantage of the turnover and threw a touchdown strike to Cam Akers for the Rams to retake the lead, 24-17.
With four minutes left in regulation, the Bucs got a much needed touchdown to tie up the game, 24-24. On the ensuing drive, Tampa Bay's defense stopped the Rams from converting a third and long to force the Rams to kick a 40-yard field good. The field goal was good to put the Rams back on top 27-24.
The Bucs had one more gasp of life, as they had the opportunity to drive down the field to kick a field goal to send the game in overtime or win the game with a touchdown. Brady threw his second interception and the Bucs walk away with a tough loss to the Rams.
Brady finished the game 26 of 48 for 216 yards, 2 touchdowns, and 2 interceptions.