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Vita Vea has 4 1/2 sacks through eight games.

Who could have predicted that Sunday’s Bucs-Rams clash will be a clash between two miserable offenses, and the Rams’ is actually worse than Tampa Bay’s.

The Rams have scored just 77 points in their last five games, and they even had a bye week mixed in to get their act together.

Officially, the Rams’ running game is ranked 31st in the NFL. Guess whose is worse? And their passing game is poor, too. Los Angeles ranks 26th in yards per pass attempt. The Bucs rank 15th in that area.

QB Matthew Stafford has thrown seven touchdowns against eight interceptions. Tom Brady has nine TDs and just one pick. Stafford has eaten a whopping 24 sacks; Brady has just 13.

The point here is that the Bucs have yet another opportunity to rescue their sinking ship against a bad football team.

The Rams defense is good but not what it’s been in past years. They’re beatable if the Bucs can somehow shake off inexcusable ineptitude led by a fourth-year offensive coordinator and a quarterback who has stopped raising the games of those around him.

Joe hasn’t given up on the Bucs offense, but Joe is looking more for a big game from Vita Vea, among the other Bucs Pro Bowlers on defense.

Vea hasn’t had the greatest season, but he is rushing the passer and leads the Bucs with 4 1/2 sacks, an extraordinary number for a double-teamed nose tackle on Nov. 1. Vea has the big-play capability, and the Bucs need it after losing their biggest big-play pass rusher in Shaq Barrett.

The season is on the line, Vita, for both teams. Time to have the game of your life.

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