Buccaneers-Rams Capsule

Updated: December 19, 2013, 12:02 PM ET
Associated Press

TAMPA BAY (4-10) at ST. LOUIS (6-8)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox

OPENING LINE -- Rams by 5½

RECORD VS. SPREAD -- Tampa Bay 6-8, St. Louis 5-8

SERIES RECORD -- Rams lead 10-8

LAST MEETING -- Rams beat Buccaneers 28-13, Dec. 23, 2012

LAST WEEK -- Buccaneers lost 33-14 to 49ers; Rams beat Saints 27-16

AP PRO32 RANKING -- Buccaneers No. 25, Rams No. 18

BUCCANEERS OFFENSE -- OVERALL (32), RUSH (22), PASS (32)

BUCCANEERS DEFENSE -- OVERALL (13), RUSH (15), PASS (15)

RAMS OFFENSE -- OVERALL (26), RUSH (16), PASS (27)

RAMS DEFENSE -- OVERALL (21), RUSH (12), PASS (27)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES -- Buccaneers are 1-5 on road against Rams, including Los Angeles, and playing in St. Louis for first time since 2004. ... Buccaneers were 1 for 10 on third-down conversions for second time in three weeks last game and gained season-low 183 yards. ... Despite winning four of six after 0-8 start, offense has posted four lowest yardage totals in last four games. ... Defense gave up season-high 33 points in loss to 49ers. ... Rookie QB Mike Glennon has 14 TD passes, five interceptions in last nine games. ... RB Bobby Rainey has scored five TDs in last six games. ... WR Vincent Jackson has NFL-best 17.5-yard average among players with minimum 200 catches. ... LB Lavonte David is lone player in NFL with 100 tackles, five sacks and five interceptions. In past decade, only David and Bears' Brian Urlacher have done it. ... Rams CB Janoris Jenkins had 41-yard interception return and TE Lance Kendricks had 80-yard TD catch in last meeting. ... Rookie RB Zac Stacy needs 146 yards rushing for 1,000 after cracking lineup in Week 5. ... QB Kellen Clemens won only career start against Tampa Bay in 2009 with Jets. ... Rookie OLB Alec Ogletree leads team with 134 tackles. MLB James Laurinaitis, who has led team each of his four NFL seasons, is second with 127 stops.

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