The Buccaneers converted a quick first down on their second possession of the day on two powerful Doug Martin runs.
On first down, DT Kendall Langford got into the backfield for a sack and Freeman again saw pressure on second down, forced to throw it into the ground. On third down, Freeman aimed toward WR Mike Williams for the first time of the day. Williams slipped on the cut-back and the ball fell easily into the hands of St. Louis CB Janoris Jenkins.
Jenkins tiptoed down the sideline and stayed in, running down the field. He was met by a number of Buccaneers at the five-yard line, but was able to break through for the touchdown.
The 41-yard interception return gives the Rams a 7-3 lead. Buccaneers will take over at the 20-yard line after the kickoff.