The Week 11 edition of “Monday Night Football” features a rematch — well, sort of.
The Rams (6-3) face Tom Brady, who beat them in the 2019 Super Bowl and is now a member of the Buccaneers (7-3).
Tampa Bay bounced back from a brutal 38-3 beating from the Saints in Week 9 with a convincing 46-23 win over the Panthers in Week 10. Brady, 43, has the Bucs sitting just one game behind New Orleans in the NFC South thanks to a potent offense. With explosive weapons like Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, Antonio Brown, Rondald Jones and Leonard Fournette at his disposal, it isn’t surprising to see the veteran QB having another successful season.
However, it’s been proven over the last few years that there is one reliable way to shut down a Brady-led offense: a strong pass rush.
In that nightmarish loss to the Saints, Brady was hit nine times, three of them for sacks. Putting Brady under constant pressure forced him to make mistakes, resulting in three interceptions for New Orleans’ defense.
The formula for LA will likely be the same: knock Brady on his butt, force him to make quick decisions and capitalize on his mistakes. And with pass rushers like Aaron Donald and Leonard Floyd, it’s possible that we could see Brady struggle again.
Rams vs. Buccaneers score
Rams vs. Buccaneers live updates, highlights from ‘Monday Night Football’
(All times Eastern)
8:44 p.m. — END OF 1Q: Rams 7, Buccaneers 0. Tampa Bay has it, second and 5 at the LA 13-yard line to start the second quarter.
8:34 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, RAMS. Jared Goff finds Robert Woods on third and goal for a 4-yard TD and LA leads 7-0 with 3:55 remaining in the first quarter. Nice opening possession for the Rams.
8:21 p.m. — Buccaneers punt. Brady can’t quite connect with Mike Evans. A touchback gives the Rams the ball at their 20-yard line for their first possession, 11:47 left in the first quarter.
8:15 p.m. — Rams win the toss. They defer to the second half, so Tom Brady will lead the Buccaneers out for the opening drive.
Rams vs. Buccaneers start time
- Kickoff: 8:15 p.m. ET
- TV channel (national): ESPN
- Live stream: ESPN app, fuboTV
‘Monday Night Football’ schedule 2020
|Week 1||Sept. 14||Steelers 26, Giants 16|
|Week 1||Sept. 14||Titans 16, Broncos 14|
|Week 2||Sept. 21||Raiders 34, Saints 24|
|Week 3||Sept. 28||Chiefs 34, Ravens 20|
|Week 4||Oct. 5||Packers 30, Falcons 16|
|Week 5||Oct. 12||Saints 30, Chargers 27|
|Week 6||Oct. 19||Cardinals 38, Cowboys 10|
|Week 7||Oct. 26||Rams 24, Bears 10|
|Week 8||Nov. 2||Buccaneers 25, Giants 23|
|Week 9||Nov. 9||Patriots 30, Jets 27|
|Week 10||Nov. 16||Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings|
|Week 11||Nov. 23||Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Los Angeles Rams|
|Week 12||Nov. 30||Philadelphia Eagles vs. Seattle Seahawks|
|Week 13||Dec. 7||San Francisco 49ers vs. Buffalo Bills|
|Week 14||Dec. 14||Cleveland Browns vs. Baltimore Ravens|
|Week 15||Dec. 21||Cincinnati Bengals vs. Pittsburgh Steelers|
|Week 16||Dec. 28||New England Patriots vs. Buffalo Bills|