Rams' 34-24 victory over the Buccaneers by the numbers

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Inglewood, CA. September 26, 2021: Rams receiver DeSean Jackson beats Buccaneers safety Mike Edwards to the end zone for a 75-yard touchdown in the 3rd quarter at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood Sunday. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times)
Rams receiver DeSean Jackson beats Buccaneers safety Mike Edwards to the end zone for a 75-yard touchdown catch. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)

Breaking down the notable numbers behind the Rams' 34-24 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at SoFi Stadium on Sunday:

16

Consecutive games the Rams have allowed fewer than 30 points.

9

Touchdown receptions of 75 yards or more by DeSean Jackson in his career, after the Rams receiver caught one in the second quarter, tying the NFL record set by Lance Alworth. Jackson had three catches for 120 yards against Tampa Bay. The 75-yard touchdown pass was Matthew Stafford’s longest since 2013 (79 to Calvin Johnson).

9

Touchdown passes for Stafford this season, tying him with Kurt Warner for most by a Rams quarterback in the first three games of a season. Stafford threw four against the Buccaneers.

5

Touchdown receptions for the Rams’ Cooper Kupp this season after grabbing two against Tampa Bay. Kupp had three last season. He finished Game 3 with nine catches for 96 yards.

38-0

The Rams’ record in regular-season games they have led at halftime since 2017. They are the only team without such a loss during that span.

Summary

Tampa Bay 0 7 10 7 — 24

RAMS 0 14 17 3 — 34

Second Quarter

RAMS — Higbee 6 pass from Stafford (Gay kick), 12:20. Drive: 14 plays, 95 yards, 8:05. Key plays: Stafford 12 pass to Higbee on 3rd-and-4, Stafford 22 pass to Kupp, Stafford 11 pass to Jefferson, Michel 4 run on 3rd-and-1, Stafford 6 pass to Woods on 3rd-and-3. RAMS 7, Tampa Bay 0.

TB — Godwin 2 run (Succop kick), 4:03. Drive: 16 plays, 76 yards, 8:19. Key plays: Darden kick return to Tampa Bay 24, Brady 7 pass to Bernard on 3rd-and-7, Brady 7 pass to Godwin on 3rd-and-6, Brady 17 pass to M.Evans, R.Jones 3 run on 3rd-and-1, Brady 26 pass to Gronkowski. Tampa Bay 7, RAMS 7.

RAMS — Kupp 2 pass from Stafford (Gay kick), :51. Drive: 11 plays, 75 yards, 3:12. Key plays: Stafford 11 pass to Higbee on 3rd-and-4, Stafford 21 pass to Jefferson, Stafford 22 pass to Kupp. RAMS 14, Tampa Bay 7.

Third Quarter

RAMS — D.Jackson 75 pass from Stafford (Gay kick), 14:02. Drive: 4 plays, 75 yards, 00:58. RAMS 21, Tampa Bay 7.

TB — Brady 1 run (Succop kick), 9:57. Drive: 10 plays, 75 yards, 4:05. Key plays: Brady 20 pass to M.Evans, Brady 15 pass to Gronkowski, Brady 11 pass to M.Evans, Brady 17 pass to Brate. RAMS 21, Tampa Bay 14.

RAMS — Kupp 10 pass from Stafford (Gay kick), 7:23. Drive: 8 plays, 75 yards, 2:34. Key plays: Stafford 20 pass to Woods on 3rd-and-10, Stafford 40 pass to D.Jackson on 3rd-and-5. RAMS 28, Tampa Bay 14.

RAMS — Field goal Gay 48, 3:09. Drive: 4 plays, 7 yards, 1:15. Key play: Stafford 5 pass to Kupp on 3rd-and-8. RAMS 31, Tampa Bay 14.

TB — Field goal Succop 26, 1:14. Drive: 9 plays, 67 yards, 1:55. Key plays: Brady 23 pass to Johnson, Brady 13 pass to M.Evans, Brady 31 pass to Johnson. RAMS 31, Tampa Bay 17.

Fourth Quarter

RAMS — Field goal Gay 26, 8:14. Drive: 14 plays, 67 yards, 8:00. Key plays: Michel 11 run, Stafford 17 pass to Kupp, Michel 1 run on 3rd-and-1, Stafford 10 pass to Jefferson on 3rd-and-2, Stafford 3 pass to Kupp on 3rd-and-4. RAMS 34, Tampa Bay 17.

TB — Bernard 7 pass from Brady (Succop kick), 1:10. Drive: 14 plays, 88 yards, 3:40. Key plays: Brady 11 pass to Godwin, Brady 8 pass to Bernard on 3rd-and-1, Brady 21 pass to Godwin, Brady 9 run on 3rd-and-11, Brady 13 pass to Godwin on 4th-and-2, Brady 9 pass to M.Evans on 3rd-and-7. RAMS 34, Tampa Bay 24.

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

RUSHING: TAMPA BAY, Brady 3-14, Jones 5-11, Fournette 4-8, Godwin 1-2. RAMS, Michel 20-67, Funk 1-6, Woods 1-5, Stafford 2-(minus 2).

PASSING: TAMPA BAY, Brady 41-55-0-432. RAMS, Stafford 27-38-0-343.

RECEIVING: TAMPA BAY, Bernard 9-51, Evans 8-106, Godwin 6-74, Gronkowski 4-55, Brate 4-35, Johnson 3-63, Fournette 3-26, Miller 2-11, Howard 1-11, Darden 1-0. RAMS, Kupp 9-96, Higbee 5-40, Jefferson 4-42, D.Jackson 3-120, Woods 3-33, Michel 3-12.

PUNT RETURNS: TAMPA BAY, Darden 1-4. RAMS, Atwell 1-9.

KICKOFF RETURNS: TAMPA BAY, Darden 2-48. RAMS, None.

TACKLES-ASSISTS-SACKS: TAMPA BAY, David 6-0-0, Winfield 5-1-0, White 4-3-0, Delaney 4-0-0, Barrett 3-2-0, Edwards 3-0-0, Whitehead 3-0-0, Gholston 2-1-1, Cockrell 2-1-0, C.Davis 2-1-0, Tryon-Shoyinka 2-0-0, Vea 2-0-0, Suh 1-1-0, McLendon 1-0-0, Nelson 0-1-0, Nunez-Roches 0-1-0. RAMS, Young 8-2-1, Ramsey 7-1-0, D.Williams 5-1-0, Rapp 4-1-0, Long 4-0-0, Robinson 3-3-0, Fuller 3-2-0, Floyd 2-2-1, Donald 2-1-1, Joseph-Day 2-1-0, Hollins 2-0-0, Lewis 2-0-0, Gaines 1-1-0, Scott 1-1-0, Reeder 1-0-0.

FIELD GOALS MISSED: TAMPA BAY, Succop 55.

Officials — Referee Craig Wrolstad, Ump Steve Woods, HL Jim Mello, LJ Tripp Sutter, FJ Terry Brown, SJ Jeff Lamberth, BJ Grantis Bell, Replay Kevin Stine.

This story originally appeared in Los Angeles Times.

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