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Buccaneers recover after slow start vs. Rams

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NFL: Los Angeles Rams at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers lead the Los Angeles Rams 20-17 after one half of football.

The Bucs had to recover from a slow start to get that far, though. The Rams hadn’t scored a single touchdown this season, and had collected a grand total of 9 points prior to this week. And yet, they got into the endzone on their first drive of the game, with a 44-yard touchdown pass to Brian Quick.

But after that slow start, the Bucs got things together. That started with a Kwon Alexander pick six on the Rams’ second offensive drive, with Keenum completely blind to what was happening.

Jameis Winston took a few drives to get out of his now traditional slow start, but by the end of the first half he’d completed 11/16 passes for one touchdown and one interception, with the one interception being entirely Charles Sims fault for tipping the ball to Mark Barron.

Incidentally, that interception also led to the Rams’ second touchdown of the game, and is really the only reason they’re still in this game. The Bucs look like by far the better team, and should run away with this game in the second half.