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St. Louis Rams (6-7-1) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-8)
The Buccaneers got destroyed in New Orleans last week, losing 41-0. I generally like taking teams off a blowout loss. Teams in this situation tend to be overlooked, undervalued, and embarrassed. The most recent case of this was the Cardinals’ blowing out the Lions as huge home dogs last week after that 52-0 loss in Arizona the week before.
However, I only like doing this when the team is a dog. Here as a favorite, it’s a different dynamic for the Buccaneers. They’re supposed to bounce back and win. They’re not going to be overlooked and they certainly aren’t undervalued, especially as publicly backed favorites and anyone who reads these picks frequently knows I love to fade the public because they always lose money in the long run.
The Buccaneers certainly may be embarrassed (though you’d think they would have been embarrassed last week after losing at home to the lowly Eagles, but that didn’t work out), but it’s not enough for me to...
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ST. LOUIS Like most fathers of six kids, Scott Wells expects Christmas morning to be quite the show at his home. Wrapping paper will fly. There will be few hours of sleep. At some point during the blizzard of activity near the tree, he'll give thanks for three gifts.
"It will be chaos," said Wells, the St. Louis Rams' center, who in August adopted three Ugandan...
According to Dan Arkush of ProFootballWeekly.com, it’s continuing to looking like Rams running back Steven Jackson won’t be back in St. Louis next season.
The way we hear it, the odds that longtime offensive centerpiece Steven Jackson will remain with the Rams after this season have dropped below 50 percent.
“There’s no way I see anybody being willing to pay him $7 million...
The Bucs playoff chances are more than done at this point of the season but the coaching staff and players want something to build off of heading into next season. The task will not be as simple as one may think as they start the final two games off with hosting the Rams on Sunday. Offensive line needs a good game In week 11 against the Panthers, Josh Freeman was pressured and...
St. Louis linebacker James Laurinaitis thinks it's about time Rams running back Steven Jackson got more recognition for his long, productive career.
On Sunday, Jackson became the 27th player in NFL history to rush for 10,000 yards when he ran for 73 yards in a 36-22 loss to Minnesota.
Laurinaitis, who leads the Rams (6-7-1) with 153 tackles, believes Jackson hasn't gotten...
Bucs announced they have placed defensive end Aaron Morgan on injured reserve while promoting another. Here is the information from the team:
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today that they have placed DE Aaron Morgan on Injured Reserve and have promoted DE Markus White from the practice squad to the 53-man roster.
White originally entered the league with the Washington Redskins...
While most of us get into the Christmas spirit by putting up a tree or lights, Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin decided to rock a festive jumpsuit.
Check out the below photo of Doug in the jumpsuit that he posted on Twitter:
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ST. LOUIS (AP) Sam Bradford has never cared much for numbers and statistics.
So the St. Louis Rams quarterback was surprised to find out he has been sacked in 30 successive games, the longest current streak in the NFL.
"That's great to know, thanks," he chuckled.
Bradford, the top overall pick in the 2010 draft, has endured his share of bumps and bruises this season...
On Sunday many watched as Adrian Peterson carved up the St. Louis Rams for 212 yards. The Minnesota running back is chasing a 2000-yard season and Eric Dickerson’s single season rushing record, but you all knew that. What many people didn’t realize is what the running back on the other side of the ball was doing.
St. Louis running back Steven Jackson came...
Last week: 18 (+0)
Net points per drive: -0.43 (26th)
DVOA: -5.1% (19th)
Weighted DVOA: -5.2% (18th)
It’s week 16 and the Rams are still mathematically alive for a playoff spot, even in the tougher NFC. It’s not an accomplishment for most teams, but given this team’s recent history, it is for them. They’ve definitely played some decent football this year and...
Last week: 15 (-5)
Net points per drive: -0.02 (16th)
DVOA: -6.1% (21st)
Weighted DVOA: -7.0% (21st)
The Buccaneers hadn’t lost a single game by more than 8 points all season this year, before getting blown out 41-0 against a sub .500 Saints team last week. They quit down the stretch last season and while I think it’s unlikely that’s happening again under disciplinarian...
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter (Insider), should Rams RB Steven Jackson decide to void his contract and become a free agent following the season, the Green Bay Packers could be a potential suitor for the veteran running back.
“The Packers have always been interested in Jackson and now that his contract is up, it would make some sense for Green Bay to take a look,” writes...