Did you know?
Coming off a Pro Bowl season, Tampa Bay’s Gerald McCoy has remained among the league’s most disruptive defensive tackles in 2013 with eight sacks through 14 games:
Jurrell Casey, Titans - 10.5 sacks
Jason Hatcher, Cowboys - 9.0
Gerald McCoy, Buccaneers - 8.0
Marcel Dareus, Bills - 8.0
Kyle Williams, Bills - 8.0
S Mark Barron, who hurt his hamstring in Sunday’s loss against San Francisco, was limited in Wednesday’s practice, along with WR Vincent Jackson (hamstring), G Davin Joseph (knee) and DE Da’Quan Bowers (knee). G Carl Nicks (foot) remains sidelined.
For the Rams, rookie WR Tavon Austin (ankle) and RB Daryl Richardson (thigh) did not practice. Austin, who boasts a 65-yard TD run and an 81-yard scoring reception this season, was inactive last week against New Orleans.
Stat of the day
Since assuming the starting job in Week 5, Rams rookie Zac Stacy has rushed for 850 yards, fifth in the NFL during that span.
Quote of the day
“I promise you next year is not going to be like this, it’s not.’’
- Bucs LT Donald Penn
By the numbers
70 - Solo tackles by Bucs S Mark Barron, tied for third among NFL safeties this season
155 - Career regular-season wins by Jeff Fisher of the Rams, fourth among active NFL coaches
4.2 - Average yards per snap by Tampa Bay during the past four games
Sunday: at St. Louis, 1 p.m.
Dec. 29: at New Orleans, 1 p.m.