Tonight's Game

October 18, 2004|By Ken Murray

Buccaneers (1-4) at Rams (3-2)

Time/TV: 9 p.m.; chs, 2, 7

Line: Rams by 6

Trends: It's a rivalry made for Monday night. The Bucs have won the last three meetings, all on Monday Night Football. The Rams come in off an emotional overtime win in Seattle when they erased a 17-point deficit in the final six minutes of regulation.

Attractions: The Rams can take the NFC West lead from Seattle with a win. The key matchup will be St. Louis' No. 4 passing game, featuring QB Marc Bulger, against the Bucs' No. 3 pass defense, with CB Ronde Barber. Brian Griese will be the third QB to start in as many weeks.

NEXT WEEK

Jets (5-0) at Patriots (5-0): The Jets measure

Jets (5-0) at Patriots (5-0): The Jets measure themselves against the NFL's best team. Chad Pennington and Tom Brady make this an intriguing game.

Jaguars (4-2) at Colts (4-1): The Jaguars played the Colts tough in Week 4, when Byron Leftwich threw for 318 yards in a 24-17 loss.

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