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October 18, 2020

Bucs face tough matchup with the Packers

After a loss in Chicago last Thursday night against the Chicago Bears, the Buccaneers will be back in action against the Green Bay Packers in a nationally televised game on Sunday afternoon.

The Packers come to Tampa as one of four unbeaten teams in the league.

The Packers are 4-0, while the Bucs come in at 3-2.

This is a great matchup of two future Hall of Fame quarterbacks in Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers.

This will be the third meeting between these two quarterbacks and they have split their only two games.

Rodgers and the Packers defeated Brady and the Patriots 26-21 in 2014 the last time they two squared off.

This matchup will be a test for the Bucs defense, as Rodgers has 13 touchdown passes this season and has yet to throw an interception.

The Packers bring the league’s second-best offense to Tampa averaging 445.5 yards per game. Aaron Rodgers has the Packers averaging 38 points a game which leads the NFL. The Packers passing game ranks third with 294.8 yards per game through the air.

The Packers are fifth in the league in rushing averaging 150.8 rushing yards per game. Aaron Jones leads the way for the Packers. Jones has 374 yards rushing with four touchdowns this season while averaging 5.8 yards per carry.

The Bucs have the best run defense in the league giving up 58.4 yards per game. The Bucs allowed the Bears 35 rushing yards in the loss to Chicago.

Linebacker Jason Pierre-Paul said he doesn’t think anyone can run against the defense. Even with the loss of Vita Vea, Pierre-Paul says this team has confidence in Rakeem Nunez Roaches who will start in Vea’s absence.

Linebackers Devin White and Lavonte David will need to have great games in supporting the run game to keep Aaron Jones in check.

The Bucs are an undisciplined team right now as they lead the league in penalties and had 11 penalties against the Bears

Continue reading at https://tampabayprosports.com/2020/10/17/bucs-have-tough-matchup-against-the-packers/

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