- Associated Press - Thursday, September 11, 2014

ST. LOUIS (0-1) at TAMPA BAY (0-1)

Sunday, 4:05 p.m. ET, CBS

OPENING LINE - Buccaneers by 3 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - St. Louis 0-1, Tampa Bay 0-1

SERIES RECORD - Rams lead 13-8

LAST MEETING - Rams beat Buccaneers 23-13, Dec. 22, 2013

LAST WEEK - Rams lost to Vikings 34-6; Buccaneers lost Panthers 20-14.

AP PRO32 RANKING - Rams No. 32, Buccaneers No. 25

RAMS OFFENSE - OVERALL (23), RUSH (26), PASS (13).

RAMS DEFENSE - OVERALL (13), RUSH (28), PASS (3).

BUCCANEERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (28), RUSH (T18), PASS (29).

BUCCANEERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (12), RUSH (17), PASS (14).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - While Rams and Buccaneers don’t play in same division, there is a history between franchises, stemming from two meetings in low-scoring NFC championship games played 20 years apart and won by Rams. … St. Louis won meetings past two seasons by 15 and 10 points. … Rams QB Shaun Hill left last week’s season opener with quadriceps injury and is day to day. If Hill can’t play, Austin Davis will make first NFL start. Davis was 16 of 23 for 192 yards, but also had interception returned for touchdown. … St. Louis RB Zac Stacy ran for 104 yards and one touchdown, and DE Robert Quinn had three of Rams’ seven sacks in last year’s 23-13 win over Tampa Bay. … Bucs coach Lovie Smith was defensive coordinator for St. Louis from 2001-03 before getting first head coaching job in Chicago. … Tampa Bay QB Josh McCown had two interceptions in loss to Carolina. … In past two games vs. St. Louis, Bucs WR Vincent Jackson has 12 receptions for 206 yards. … Tampa Bay’s Gerald McCoy has 15½ sacks since 2012, second-most by defensive tackle in NFL during that stretch.

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