- The undefeated Los Angeles Rams dropped a game to the 1-2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 4.
- The Buccaneers move to 2-2 on the season as they move along through their road stretch.
- Tampa Bay scored a franchise-record 55 points against the Rams on Sunday.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-2) came out of nowhere with an explosion on offense against the Los Angeles Rams (3-1), defeating them at home 55-40. In doing this, Tampa Bay set a franchise record for points scored in a game that was previously held at 48. The US sportsbooks have taken notice of Tampa Bay and the new odds prove it. After the game, Buccaneers Super Bowl Odds shortened from +10000 to +5000 at Bovada.
Tampa Bay Stuns The Rams In LA
Entering the game at 1-2 and with the 25th best odds (+10000) to win the big game, many didn’t believe in Tampa Bay, as evident by their opening 10-point underdog spread. The Buccaneers and the Rams scored a combined 95 points, which was 46.5 points higher than the original total of 48.5. The Buccaneers stole a game from the 3-0 Rams, an NFC foe. Tampa Bay also set a franchise record for points and did it all while being on the other side of the country in a hostile away game.
The offense just got it going on all three levels. Jameis Winston, for the third week in a row, has registered a passer rating over 100. Winston finished the blowout game with 385 passing yards with four touchdowns to just one interception. In the running game, Ronald Jones was the bell cow, running for 70 yards and a touchdown (though he had two massive runs called back due to injury). Wide receivers, Chris Godwin and Mike Evans, combined for 16 catches with 261 receiving yards and three touchdowns. The Rams simply had no answer.
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Season Outlook in Tampa Bay
Now, the Buccaneers continue on to the second leg of their absurd six-week-long road trip against the New Orleans Saints. The Saints are fresh off a 12-10 win over the Dallas Cowboys and will be eager to stop momentum at home against their division rival. Over the last 10 matches, Tampa Bay has been 4-6 SU, but 6-4 ATS in those same matches.
The Bucs enter this Sunday’s match as an early 4.5-point underdog and will need to continue to prove to bettors that they're capable of being a week-in and week-out favorite - as they did on Sunday against last year's Super Bowl team. Of course, not having Drew Brees under center helps the Buccaneers' odds tremendously, but the Saints are a loaded team. And right after them, it will be the Carolina Panthers, Tennessee Titans, and Seattle Seahawks in away stadiums for Tampa Bay. They will need every win they can get.
Joshua has been a die-hard Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan since 2007, joining the sports betting world not long after. If he’s not talking or writing about the Bucs, you’ll likely find him in a park somewhere hiking.