Aaron Rodgers and the Packers suffered their worst defeat of the season when they lost 38-10 to Tampa Bay. However, Rodgers is unconcerned about that loss.
.@PatMcAfeeShow asks Aaron Rodgers how much Green Bay’s 38-10 loss to the Buccaneers in Week 6 matters:
“I think the Week 6 game matters as much as when the Saints went to their place and beat them 38-3.”
— Matt Schneidman (@mattschneidman) January 19, 2021
The Packers and Buccaneers are setting up for a very intriguing rematch. Brady and Rodgers will go head to head in the playoffs for the first time, and it will be a delight to see.
Aaron Rodgers Vs. Tampa Bay In Week 6
That week 6 loss was absolutely horrific for Green Bay. Consider the fact that Rodgers threw only 5 interceptions all season and two of them came against the Bucs.
That really goes to show just how awful Rodgers played that day. Rodgers threw for a measly 160 yards, going 16 for 35. Tampa Bay’s defense set the tone in the matchup, and they’ll look to do so again.
That loss didn’t slow Aaron Rodgers down for the rest of the season, however. He wound up throwing for 48 touchdowns and is the MVP frontrunner as the Packers nabbed the number one seed in the NFC.
His Packers have a chance at making the Super Bowl as this rematch with Brady and the Bucs has everything on the line.
Perhaps Rodgers saw this matchup coming beforehand too.
Aaron Rodgers to Tom Brady after the Packers’ 38-10 loss in Week 6:
“We’ll see you down the line.” pic.twitter.com/183obAuRKP
— Matt Schneidman (@mattschneidman) January 18, 2021
Buccaneers and Packers Postseason Runs
Both teams have reason to believe they’ll be the superior team come Sunday. The Buccaneers are riding a six-game win streak that dates back to the regular season and are fresh off an upset of the number two seed New Orleans Saints.
Meanwhile, the Packers just came off a strong victory against the Los Angeles Rams. Despite the Rams having the number one ranked pass defense, Rodgers still threw for 296 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions.
He’ll face another tough test in the Buccaneers defense who will be riding the momentum from their last game. The Buccaneers forced four turnovers total as they picked off Brees thrice and added another fumble recovery.
Linebackers Devin White and Lavonte David lead this formidable group, and they’ll be hungry to get after Rodgers one more time.
— NFL Films (@NFLFilms) January 19, 2021