NFL | Packers beat Buccaneers 14-12

(Tampa) Aaron Rodgers threw for two touchdowns and 255 yards to help the Green Bay Packers defeat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 14-12 on Sunday.

Posted September 25

Fred Goodall
Associated Press

Rodgers threw a five-yard touchdown pass to Romeo Doubs and a six-yard touchdown pass to Allen Lazard in his team’s first two offensive series.

“This is the third week of activities. It sure does good. There could be tiebreakers and other things that come into play over the course of the season when you beat a team like this,” Rodgers said after beating Brady for the first time in three attempts since joining. the seven-time Super Bowl champion joined the Buccaneers in 2020.

“I have a lot of respect for him. He was a pioneer in this role for a long time, Rodgers added. I’ve had a lot of fun competing against Tom over the years and it’s always fun to win. »

The Packers defense held off a final push from Tom Brady and the Buccaneers, who had to make do without the services of star receivers Mike Evans, Chris Godwin and Julio Jones.

For a second consecutive week, the Buccaneers (2-1) had not scored a touchdown before the fourth quarter. Brady finally threw a one-yard touchdown pass to Russell Gage with just 14 seconds left to play, capping a 90-yard offensive streak.

The two-point convert was missed, however, allowing the Packers (2-1) to defeat Brady for the first time in three attempts since the quarterback joined the Buccaneers in 2020.

Rodgers completed 27 of 35 passes and was the victim of an interception. It was the first matchup in NFL history between two starting quarterbacks who have won the season’s most valuable player award three times.

Rodgers has received the honor four times, including the past two seasons, while Brady has earned it three times.

Ryan Succop had two 45-yard field goals for the Buccaneers. The second cut the Packers lead to 14-6 midway through the third quarter.

Brady had 31 of 42 attempts from the air caught for 271 yards. He was the victim of three sacks.

Without Evans, who was serving a one-game suspension due to his role in a scrimmage against the New Orleans Saints, Godwin and Jones, the Buccaneers struggled to find rhythm on offense. Rodgers led his team to a 14-3 halftime lead that could have been bigger.

Aaron Jones fumbled the ball at the Buccaneers’ two-line on a three-yard catch, costing the Packers an opportunity to add at least three points to their total in the second quarter. The attack of the Green Bay troop was not the same thereafter.

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