By RICH HAMMOND
THOUSAND OAKS – It’s not easy to juggle 275-pound men, even when no manual labor is involved.
The Rams used their defensive linemen in Sunday’s victory over Tampa Bay. All of them, over and over. Eight linemen dressed, and seven played at least 19 snaps. The other, Eugene Sims, reached just nine snaps because he got ejected in the second quarter. In this case, though, quantity equaled quality.
With a makeshift line that often included star tackle Aaron Donald at end, the Rams held Tampa Bay to 83 rushing yards and sacked quarterback Jameis Winston twice, including one that led to a fumble and a 77-yard touchdown return by end Ethan Westbrooks.