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Late Heroics Help Rams Overcome Tom Brady, Rams

The Rams had this one—easily. They built a 20–3 lead over the Buccaneers, and had the ball at the Tampa Bay 6-yard line in the waning moments of the first half. They were going to take a 20- or 24-point lead into halftime. OK, sure: They were facing Tom Brady, and he had one particularly famous comeback in recent memory. But they’d dominated the first half. It seemed like their game.

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