With the loss to the Vikings last week, the Rams playoffs hope evaporated. But Sam Bradford put up his best numbers of the year and looked liked a seasoned veteran. The Buccaneers got demolished last week by the Saints, also ending their slim playoffs hope. With the playoffs out of site for both teams, its time for their first year coaches to start evaluating talent for next season. Both teams where in a rebuilding year and both teams has positive seasons.
Jeff Fisher has brought a new fight to St. Louis and the Rams have definitely exceeded expectations this season. Smash mouth defense is a staple of Coach Fisher and the Rams defense has inherited his style of play. This weekend versus the Buccaneers will be another test for the Rams. After giving up over 200 yard to Adrian Peterson last week, the defense looks to redeem itself. Rookie running back Doug Martin, of Tampa is the number 4 rushing running back, and is looking to bounce back from a disappointing performance against the Saints.
This game will be very intriguing. You have two teams out of the playoffs, but they both are looking for a win. The Rams are looking for their third road win of the season and the Buccaneers and looking to end their four game losing streak. Josh Freeman had his worse game of the season against the Saints last week, and will be looking to rebound against a Rams secondary, that has been playing some good football.
The game will be decided on the ground in a battle between Steven Jackson and Doug Martin. Steven Jackson might be playing his last two games for the Rams so he is definitely going to run hard and prove his worth, either to the Rams or any other team out there looking for a running back next season. The St. Louis Rams will pull off a slim victory against the Bucs on Sunday, and use that momentum to go into their season finale game against the Seattle Seahawks.
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Written by James Scoggins Jr.