At halftime of their Week 3 matchup, the Buccaneers lead the Rams, 20-17, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. The Buccaneers hadn't recorded a single turnover in either of their first two games, but picked up two in the first half, one of which went for a score.
The Buccaneers gave up a touchdown to the Rams on the first drive of the game, but Tampa Bay quickly responded when linebacker Kwon Alexander picked off Los Angeles quarterback Case Keenum and returned it 38 yards for a score. Tampa Bay forced another turnover later on in the half when linebacker Lavonte David forced a fumble, which was recovered by safety Chris Conte.
While the defense has had a strong half, so has the Bucs' offense. Jameis Winston has completed 11 of 16 passes for 130 yards with a touchdown and an interception. He enters the second half with a passer rating of 88. His lone touchdown pass came when he connected with tight end Cameron Brate from three yards out in the second quarter.
Both Adam Humphries and Mike Evans have three catches, with Humphries earning 38 yards and Evans leading the team with 40.
The Bucs have struggled to run the ball, though, accumulating just 17 yards between Charles Sims and Jacquizz Rodgers. Despite a slow start, Sims did score a touchdown, finding his way into the end zone from one yard out in the second quarter.
The Buccaneers are set to receive at the start of the second half.