TAMPA BAY (1-2) at LOS ANGELES RAMS (3-0)

Sunday, 4:05 p.m. ET, Fox

OPENING LINE - Rams by 9 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Tampa Bay 1-2, Los Angeles Rams 3-0

SERIES RECORD - Rams lead 16-8

LAST MEETING - Rams beat Buccaneers, 37-32, Sept. 25, 2016

LAST WEEK - Giants beat Buccaneers 32-31; Rams beat Browns 20-13

AP PRO32 RANKING - Buccaneers No. 26, Rams No. 3

BUCCANEERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (14), RUSH (8), PASS (20).

BUCCANEERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (14), RUSH (6), PASS (21).

RAMS OFFENSE - OVERALL (16), RUSH (7), PASS (22).

RAMS DEFENSE - OVERALL (3), RUSH (11), PASS (4).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Sean McVay's first head coaching matchup with franchise where he began NFL career as Jon Gruden's 22-year-old assistant receivers coach in 2008. ... Rams have won five straight over Tampa Bay since 2012. ... Bucs DT Ndamukong Suh returns to LA after starting every game in sole season with Rams on way to his first Super Bowl. ... Bucs RB Ronald Jones II also returns to Coliseum, where "Texas Tesla" starred for USC. ... QB Jameis Winston's 380 yards passing last week were fourth most of career. ... Bucs LB Shaquil Barrett leads NFL with eight sacks in four games. Since sacks became official stat in 1982, NFL record through team's first four games is nine, shared by Jets' Mark Gastineau (1984), Panthers' Kevin Greene (1998) and Packers' Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila (2001). ... WR Mike Evans coming off first three-TD receiving game by Tampa Bay wideout since 1985. ... Rams face third NFC South opponent already this season. ... Rams looking for second straight 4-0 start under McVay. Defending NFC champs opened 8-0 last season. ... Rams have gone eight straight regular season games without allowing more than three points in first quarter. ... Rams' pass defense has been outstanding. LA has allowed just four pass plays longer than 20 yards, and none longer than 40. Both totals are NFL best. Also, just one TD pass allowed. ... WR Cooper Kupp is off to outstanding start in return from season-ending injury. He had career-high 11 catches for 102 yards last week. ... DT Aaron Donald coming in hot after slow statistical start in first two games. He has 9 ½ sacks, two forced fumbles in last seven home games. ... S John Johnson led Rams with nine tackles last week. Also has interceptions in back-to-back games. .. Rams LB Clay Matthews' next tackle will be 600th of career. He will be 26th active player to reach mark. ... Fantasy tip: Jones is coming off first career performance with 100 yards from scrimmage. Former Trojan appears to be finding his stride, and he'll be highly motivated coming back to LA. Could be value pickup.

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