The past 2 weeks have given us polar-opposite versions of the Buccaneers.
They followed a season-low 194 yards and putrid 3 points against the Saints in Week 9 with season highs in yards (544) and points (46) against the Panthers last week.
The New Orleans beatdown came on a Sunday night. The week before, Tampa underwhelmed against the lowly Giants on Monday night (pulling out a late win). Their other primetime game found the Bucs losing at Chicago while scoring their 2nd-fewest points thus far (19).
Should we worry about 43-year-old Tom Brady playing beyond his bedtime? Or will some nighttime practicing over the past week help the Bucs turn their primetime performance around?
And what about these Rams? They controlled the action pretty well in last week’s win over Seattle. But that followed a flailing, 17-point performance in a loss at Miami before the bye. L.A. has actually scored 17 points or fewer in 3 of its past 6 outings. And now comes a matchup with the league’s top-rated defense by Football Outsiders DVOA.
It should be a fun matchup. Let’s check the showdown values ...