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Week 11 Preview: Los Angeles Rams at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Previewing the match-up between the Los Angeles Rams visiting the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, focusing on key injuries and game notes.



NYJ @ LAC | MIA @ DEN | DAL @ MIN | GB @ IND | NE @ HOU | KC @ LV | LAR @ TB

Los Angeles Rams @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
When: 11/23 @ 8:15pm ET
Watch: ESPN
Point Spread: Buccaneers -4
Over/Under: 48.5
Moneyline: Rams +175 | Buccaneers -205

Rams Key Injuries: Taylor Rapp, S, Knee (IR), Andrew Whitworth, OT, MCL (IR), Terrell Burgess, S, Ankle (IR)
Buccaneers Key Injuries: Ali Marpet, OG, Concussion (Q), Vita Vea, DT, Ankle (IR), Justin Evans, SS, Foot is expected to return from PUP

NOTES: Quarterback Jared Goff passed for 302 yards last week and aims for his third in row with 300+ pass yards. Has 300+ pass yards in three of his past four on road. Set career-highs in completions (45) and pass yards (517) in last meeting. Has 23 games with 300+ pass yards since 2017, second-most in NFL. Running back Malcolm Brown had two rush touchdowns in Week 10, his third-career game with two touchdowns and tied his career-high with five rush touchdowns this season. Running back Darrell Henderson had fourth rush touchdown of season last week. Has four touchdowns (three rush, one receiving) in his past five on road. Wide receiver Cooper Kupp had nine receptions for 121 yards and receiving touchdown in last meeting. Has 5+ receptions in seven of his past eight. Has 60+ receiving yards in four of his five road games this season. Wide receiver Robert Woods had 13 receptions for 164 yards in last meeting. Has six touchdowns (four receiving, two rush) in his past five on road. Aims for his fifth in row on road with receiving touchdown and sixth in row on road with touchdown. Wide receiver Josh Reynolds led team and set career-highs with eight receptions for 94 yards last week. Defensive end Aaron Donald has seven sacks and three forced fumbles in his past four on road. Has seven tackles for loss in four career games vs. TB and aims for his fifth in row vs. TB with tackle for loss. Leads NFL with 81 sacks in 2014. Ties-second in NFL with nine sacks in 2020 and is one of four since 1982 with 8+ sacks in each of his first seven seasons. Linebacker Leonard Floyd had career-high three sacks and fifth-career fumble recovery in Week 10. Aims for his third in row with fumble recovery. Rookie linebacker Terrell Lewis had first two career sacks last week. Linebacker Micah Kiser led team with 12 tackles last week, his third 10+ tackle game of season. Cornerback Darious Williams had first-career two interception game last week. Aims for his seventh in row with pass defended.

Quarterback Tom Brady passed for 341 yards and three touchdowns for 124 rating and had rush touchdown last week. Has eight career games with 300+ pass yards, 3+ touchdown passes and rush touchdown, most in NFL history. Has eight touchdowns vs. two interceptions for 100.8 rating in four career regular season starts vs. Rams. Ranks fourth in NFL with 23 touchdown passes and needs two touchdown passes to join Peyton Manning (16) as only players with 15 seasons of 25+ pass touchdowns. Running back Ronald Jones had career-high 192 rush yards, including a 98- yard rush touchdown, in Week 10 and became fourth player (Hall-of-Famer Tony Dorsett, Atman Green and Derrick Henry) to record 98+ yard rush touchdown in NFL history. Has 100+ rush yards in two of his past three at home. Running back Leonard Fournette rushed for 130 yards and touchdown in only career game vs. Rams (10/15/17 w/ Jax.). Wide receiver Mike Evans had 77 receiving yards and touchdown catch last week. Has 427 receiving yards (106.8 per game) in four career games vs. Rams. Aims for his third in row vs. Rams with 85+ receiving yards and touchdown catch. Is one of two (Travis Kelce) with 5+ receiving touchdowns in six of past seven seasons. Wide receiver Chris Godwin had 92 receiving yards last week. Had career- high 12 receptions for 172 yards and two receiving touchdowns in last meeting. Wide receiver Antonio Brown had seven receptions for 69 yards in Week 10. Tight end Rob Gronkowski had fourth receiving touchdown of season last week. Linebacker Lavonte David had interception in last meeting. Aims for his seventh in row vs. Rams with 7+ tackles. Linebacker Devin White is only player with 80+ tackles (88) and 5+ sacks (5) in 2020. Linebacker Shaquil Barrett had sack in last meeting. Aims for his third in row with sack. Linebacker Jason Pierre-Paul is one of two (Aaron Donald) with 7+ sacks in each of past five seasons.

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