#Rams QB Matthew Stafford has his playoff moment. And LA goes home… which is good! Back in the NFC Title game.
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Odell Beckham Jr.
I'm taking Cooper Kupp first overall in fantasy next year and starting him even on his bye week just out of respect.
Rams' WR Odell Beckham, Jr. can earn $750K with a win today, plus $750K more with an NFC title, and another $1M for a Super Bowl win. twitter.com/adamschefter/s…
NFC Championship: #Rams vs. #49ers. Sean McVay vs. Kyle Shanahan. San Francisco has won the last 6 meetings.
Aaron Donald is really on another level 🤯 pic.twitter.com/PAWOapApXK
Rams OLB Von Miller: "It's like a movie. It's been like a movie since I walked in George Paton's office." Miller thanks the Broncos and Rams for making the trade happen.
Matt Gay entered the NFL as 2019 5th round draft pick of the Bucs. He lasted just one season, was waived and later signed with the Rams. He became a Pro Bowler this year and just hit the game-winning kick back in Tampa Bay. Always keep pushing forward.
WHAT A TIME for Kendall Blanton's first career touchdown! 🙌 📺 @SNFonNBC | @TheKspecial_ pic.twitter.com/1AVleuXGZn
You come for Cam Akers you better be prepared…I'm just telling you. He is NOT the one to play with…
The huge return from Brandon Powell that got our scoring drive started. 🔑 📺 @SNFonNBC pic.twitter.com/qSnKDxdLzg
Akers has more fumbles in this game than Sony Michel does in the last 2 seasons
Joe Noteboom, who filled in for Andrew Whitworth at LT, recorded a 96% pass block win rate in the win over the Bucs. (ESPN / NGS)
Costly fumble there by Akers, after Nick Scott's takeaway and great field position at the end of the half. Rams do get the ball back to open Q3 and are up 20-3, but cannot let a team hang around like that.
Raheem Morris stepped into the role vacated by Brandon Staley, ran an unfamiliar scheme (Staley's) with a few new faces... and is kicking some serious ass. And he and his players are a half away from stifling a legend, in the home stadium of the team he once coached. Stay tuned.
Troy Reeder again in the green dot, Terrell Burgess and Nick Scott your starting safeties in alignments during pre-game warmups (all as expected).
Rams inactives: Bryce Perkins, Taylor Rapp, Buddy Howell, Chris Garrett, Terrell Lewis, Tremayne Anchrum, Andrew Whitworth. In big Bucs inactives news: Starting RT Tristan Wirfs won't play.
QB Bryce Perkins, OL Andrew Whitworth + more inactives ⤵️
Fade to Van Jefferson again Carlton Davis on 3rd & Goal?
Rams are putting Jalen Ramsey out on field goal covg team in what I can only assume is to go for the block if look is there. 45-yard FG by Succop is good; Rams hold 10-3 lead.
David Long with a TFL in space on third and long. Brady has time on fourth and 9, incomplete. Huge, crucial play by Long on that third down.
Not that he needs more incentive, but Bucs' QB Tom Brady has one today anyway. Brady has a $500,000 incentive that he achieves if the Bucs beat the Rams in today. Brady also would receive $500,000 more for an NFC Championship Game win, and another $500,000 for a Super Bowl win.
Bucs' Pro Bowl RT Tristan Wirfs is out today vs. the Rams.
I don't care that the ball touches the ground a split second before the DB illegally destroys Mike Evans head, it's a bullshit technicality… and this is coming from someone pulling for the Rams to win pic.twitter.com/XgO8HZMOQY
Bruce Arians asked if he's definitely back next year- "Oh yeah." #GoBucs
Leonard Fournette says at the end of the day he's "just blessed to be a part of this organization."
Antonio Brown on the Bucs playoff loss 😭 pic.twitter.com/1O9NQRRwk5
Lavonte David on Bucs' 2021 season: "Things happen. People get hurt. We had some mishaps here and there, guys bump heads. We had a lot of turmoil going on in our organization. Guys getting injured, guys who were a huge part of our success ... It was definitely a tough season."
So while Tristan Wirfs is inactive, for the first time this season, the Bucs will have every starter on defense active. Sean Murphy-Bunting was the last one.
As Bucs open warmups with first offensive line, Josh Wells is the right tackle. Looks like that's the plan today.
Jason Pierre-Paul said he isn't sure if this is his last game, whether he'll play again, in Tampa or anywhere, but will decide after his shoulder surgery.
Sorry, folks. Ryan Succop good from 31 yards to cut the Rams' lead to 27-6. 3:02 left in the third. It's a three-score game either way, so not sure why Bucs don't go for it there.
WR Tyler Johnson is questionable to return (ribs). pic.twitter.com/rgHg4t7z23
Todd Bowles lets the best WR in the game singled up on a safety with 20 seconds left. pic.twitter.com/VAMFiyg77v
Bucs' inactives are out in 10 minutes, but Cyril Grayson is out on the field and running routes. Testing his hamstring and looks promising right now.
Infamous player-kicking/stomping Ndamukong Suh mad that another player's foot lightly brushed up against him.
Big cheers as Brady converts on fourth-and-9 with throw to Scotty Miller. Gain of 16, first down at Rams 13.
After review, call is reversed -- it's a forced fumble for Antoine Winfield and recovery and Bucs take over at their 2.
Bucs' inactives: T Tristan Wirfs, WR Cyril Grayson, CB Pierre Desir, QBs Kyle Trask and Ryan Griffin; Ronald Jones, Breshad Perriman (injured).
Looked like Carlton Davis wasn't giving full effort trying to chase down Kupp. On the angle from the end zone.
What John Brown brings is big-play ability. Among active NFL players with 300+ catches, Bucs now have three of the top eight in career yards/catch: 5. Mike Evans 15.35 7. Rob Gronkowski 14.95 8. John Brown 14.84 (both not playing, but Godwin is 21st, AB 26th)
#Bucs inactives are out and there will be no RT Tristan Wirfs. WR Cyril Grayson and WR Breshad Perriman are out as well. Josh Wells will start at RT.
#Bucs C Ryan Jensen is out here warming up for the game. pic.twitter.com/GiBbKxAE0E
Would you look at that, Bradley Pinion kicked the ball into the end zone for a touchback. #Bucs
Vita Vea sacks Stafford -- Bucs' first sack of the day -- sets up third-and-19.
Quick clarification. Darwin Thompson was not elevated to the active roster. My bad. twitter.com/ByNateTaylor/s…
Jamel Dean says it's a tough feeling for the defense to know the team lost in that fashion but they fought hard throughout the game.
|LAR||1ST||8:04||Matt Gay kicked a 26-yard field goal||3||0|
|LAR||1ST||3:34||Matthew Stafford passed to Kendall Blanton to the left for 7 yard touchdown||10||0|
|TB||1ST||0:37||Ryan Succop kicked a 45-yard field goal||10||3|
|LAR||2ND||14:28||Matthew Stafford passed to Cooper Kupp to the right for 70 yard touchdown. Tampa Bay committed 15 yard penalty (Unsportsmanlike Conduct)||17||3|
|LAR||2ND||2:23||Matt Gay kicked a 40-yard field goal||20||3|
|LAR||3RD||7:11||Matthew Stafford rushed up the middle for 1 yard touchdown||27||3|
|TB||3RD||3:06||Ryan Succop kicked a 31-yard field goal||27||6|
|TB||3RD||0:16||Leonard Fournette rushed to the right for 1 yard touchdown||27||13|
|TB||4TH||3:27||Tom Brady passed to Mike Evans to the right for 55 yard touchdown||27||20|
|TB||4TH||0:46||Leonard Fournette rushed to the right for 9 yard touchdown||27||27|
|LAR||4TH||0:04||Matt Gay kicked a 30-yard field goal||30||27|
|Blake Countess||SS||Gameday Inactive||OUT|
|Bryce Perkins||QB||Gameday Inactive||OUT|
|Terrell Lewis||OLB||Gameday Inactive||OUT|
|Tremayne Anchrum Jr.||G||Gameday Inactive||OUT|
|Jake Funk||RB||Gameday Inactive||OUT|
|Bobby Brown III||DL||Gameday Inactive||OUT|
|Chris Garrett||OLB||Gameday Inactive||OUT|
|Johnny Mundt||TE||Knee (acl)||OUT|
|Robert Woods||WR||Knee (acl)||OUT|
|Ryan Griffin||QB||Gameday Inactive||OUT|
|Pierre Desir||CB||Gameday Inactive||OUT|
|Kyle Trask||QB||Gameday Inactive||OUT|
|Jason Pierre-Paul||OLB||Not Injury Related||OUT|
|Cyril Grayson Jr.||WR||Hamstring||OUT|
|Ronald Jones II||RB||Ankle||OUT|