11/24/20 TAMPA, FLA --Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost at home in an epic battle to the Los Angeles Rams 27-24 on prime-time on Monday Night Football. Brady attempted 48 passes, completed 26 of them for 216-yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions.
Jared Goff threw the football 51 times for the Rams, completing 39 of his passes for 376-yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions. Robert Woods caught 12 passes for 130-yards one touchdown, and Cooper Kupp 11 catches for 145-yards.
Both teams tried to run the football, but their defenses forced Brady and Goff to throw the football. The Bucs could only gain 42-yards on the ground, and the Rams just 37-yards.
The Monday Night Football game was a very special telecast, featuring an all Afro-American crew, the first time for an NFL football game making history.
The officiating crew were Referee Jerome Boger, included umpire Umpire Barry Anderson, Julian Mapp Down Judge, Carl Johnson Line Judge, Dale Shaw Field Judge, Anthony Jeffries Side Judge, and Greg Steed Back Judge.
The Rams scored first in the first quarter after Goff found Woods in the back of the endzone with a 4-yard touchdown pass, and the extra point by Matt Gay was good giving them a 7-0 lead.
The Bucs scored two touchdowns in the second quarter, Brady's 9-yard touchdown pass to Mike Evans and the other touchdown was Leonard Fournette's 2-yard touchdown run to give them a 14-7 lead.
The Rams tied and regain the lead after Goff threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to Van Jefferson, and Gay kicked a 38-yard field goal gave them a 17-14 half-time lead.
The Bucs would tie the game 17-17 in the third quarter after Ryan Succop's 38-yard field goal. The Rams took the lead back 24-17 after Cam Akers caught a 4-yard touchdown pass from Goff.
Brady and the Bucs trailing the Rams in the 4th quarter, tied the game 24-24 after connecting with Chris Godwin with a 13-yard touchdown pass. The Rams kicker Gay got a chance to redeem himself after missing a field goal earlier, nailed a 40-yard to lead the Bucs 27-24.
The Bucs still had time to either tie or win the game, but Brady overthrew his receiver, and the Rams' Jordan Fuller made his second interception of the night to secure the Rams victory.
The wasn't an easy win for the Rams, who take pride in their running game with Malcolm Brown, Darrell Henderson Jr., and Akers, but their defense showed up on prime-time and made the plays to win the game.
"I just love the way our guys stayed together," Rams' head coach Sean McVay said.
The Rams secondary with Jalen Ramsey, Troy Hill, and Darious Williams were in a dog fight all night long trying to contain the Bucs' receivers Antonio Brown, Chris Godwin, and Mike Evans.
With the win, the Rams improve their record to (7-3) and first place in the NFC West. The Rams will host the San Francisco 49ers next Sunday at So-Fi Stadium, and the Bucs will host the Kansas City Chiefs. #nfl #larams #tampabaybucks #nfcwest #losangelesrams #tampabaybucaneers #football #jaredgoff #robertwoods #tombrady #tgsportstv1