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Rams vs. Buccaneers 2012: Tampa Bay's offense falters again

SB Nation's Tampa Bay Buccaneers blog, Bucs Nation, reacts to the team's loss at home against the St. Louis Rams after Tampa Bay's offense faltered again.

J. Meric

For the second week in a row, Josh Freeman and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers offense struggled mightily for four quarters, this time leading to a 28-13 loss at home against the St. Louis Rams.

While Tampa Bay scored 13 more points than they did in the previous week, Freeman lived between the 20 yard lines for the most part. The young quarterback completed 30 of 54 passes for 372 yards, but had four interceptions to one touchdown.

As noted by SB Nation's Buccaneers blog, Bucs Nation, all the turnovers weren't solely on Freeman, but they all count the same.

Freeman's four interceptions on the game weren't all his fault, as Mike Williams fell down on one and then ran a bad route on another. Of the four interceptions, only one was solely on Freeman. But interceptions are interceptions, and you can't win games when you turn the ball over four times.

Just a few weeks ago, Tampa Bay found themselves at 6-4 with a realistic chance at a spot in the playoffs. Since then, however, it's been a different story as the team has lost five straight games. It doesn't get easier to end the season as the team will visit the Atlanta Falcons to close out their up-and-down season.

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