The Buccaneers started the first quarter with the ball but were unable to move the ball very well. Following a punt that pinned the Rams deep the defense would force Sam Bradford into a fumble at the 6 yard line. What followed may of been the worst scoring drive in Buccaneer history.
Penalty, penalty, sack resulted in 2nd and Goal from the 35 yard line. A leaping catch on third down by Mike Williams salvaged points from the debacle as Connor Barth put the Bucs up 3-0.
The Rams would quickly answer with a nice drive, showcasing Steven Jackson. Jackson gashed the Bucs all the way down the field but the defense was able to hold the Rams to only a field goal.
The 2nd quarter is now underway with the Bucs and Rams tied at 3.