This article is part of our 2020 NFL Breakout Watch series.
It's rare a game goes that well for you, so you have to savor it when it happens. I had the Rams plus 3.5, and I had Antonio Brown going with a six-point lead against Ronald Jones and the Bucs kicker. Done and done, and it wasn't much of a sweat.
- Maybe it was past his bed time, but Tom Brady had a terrible game with two bad picks, including the game loser, and a few deep throws to nowhere. His running backs didn't do him any favors with four drops between them, but a couple of those were off target and would have required the back to break stride or reach behind him.
- Leonard Fournette (7-17-1) got the TD, but dropped three passes, while Ronald Jones (10-24-0) dropped only one. They seem to switch off series more or less, making it hard to count on either.
- Antonio Brown (13-8-57-0) is already Brady's favorite target, and they just missed on a deep ball. Chris Godwin (10-7-53-1) got his, while Mike Evans (9-5-49-1) scored and Rob Gronkowski (6-2-25-0) got some looks at least.
- The Bucs run defense is impenetrable, but their pass defense is beatable.
- The Rams three-headed committee is unstartable at this point. If I had to appoint a head it would be Darrell Henderson, but Cam Akers could get more involved too.
- Jared Goff (376 yards, three TDs) had time to throw, and aside from two picks, was reasonably accurate and sharp. Cooper Kupp (13-11-145) and Robert Woods