NFC championship

January 23, 2000

Time: 4: 15 p.m. today.

TV: Chs. 45, 5.

Radio: WBAL (1090 AM).

Line: Rams by 14 1/2.

Vs. spread: Bucs 10-5. Rams 14-3.

Vs. common opponents: Bucs 6-2. Rams 6-2.

Series: Rams lead 9-3.

Last meeting: Bucs won, 24-14, on Dec. 11, 1994, at Tampa Bay.

Postseason records: Bucs 2-4. Rams 14-20.

Notable: Last week, Bucs' Shaun King became the second rookie QB to win a playoff game. He is 5-1 as a starter. Bucs allowed 235 points, fewest in the NFC. Rams' 49 points last week were most in club playoff history. QB Kurt Warner set Rams playoff records for yards passing (391) and TD passes (five).

Injuries:

BUCS: Out: WR Reidel Anthony (quadriceps); QB Trent Dilfer (clavicle); LB Al Singleton (leg). Questionable: DT James Cannida (hamstring). Probable: CB Donnie Abraham (knee); CB Ronde Barber (knee); DT Brad Culpepper (foot); RB Warrick Dunn (ankle); S John Lynch (quadriceps); DE John McLaughlin (hand); S Damien Robinson (hip); DT Warren Sapp (hamstring).

RAMS: Probable: S Keith Lyle (shoulder); K Jeff Wilkins (knee).

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