The Rams’ defense, led by Von Miller, had every right to feel confident about the game’s future; so much so that Miller even began to feel free to talk trash at Bucs quarterback Tom Brady.
Los Angeles Rams and Tampa Bay Buccaneers met last year in the NFC divisional round. The Rams enjoyed a commanding 27-3 lead late in the third quarter.
Von Miller Learns A Great Lesson On Overconfidence
Miller and the rest of the Rams’ defense played well in the first half, which led to this result.
Like many others before him, Von Miller quickly saw the devastating consequences of that plan when Brady led the Buccaneers to an incredible comeback that tied the game at 27 in the dying minutes of the game.
Later, the Rams won the game on a last-second field goal, but this is probably the last time Von Miller plays Tom Brady with any degree of confidence.
Tampa Bay’s quarterback, Tom Brady, completed 30 of 54 passes for 329 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. The Buccaneers were led offensively by wide receiver Mike Evans (8 catches, 119 yards, 1 TD) and tailback Leonard Fournette (13 carries, 51 yards, 2 TDs).
The Rams will host the NFC championship game the following week, where they will face the 49ers. In Saturday night’s other divisional matchup, the 49ers prevailed 13-10 against the Packers.