There was a lot of hype surrounding the Green Bay Packers vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers NFC Championship game over the last week or so. Fans were eager to see two of the oldest quarterbacks in the league go head-to-head at Lambeau Field on Sunday. It’s safe to say, the pair lived up to expectations.
At the end of the day, it was Tom Brady who had the last laugh as Aaron Rodgers and Co. were knocked out by a 26-31 scoreline. Both quarterbacks had a tough day at the office, throwing a total of 4 interceptions between them. However, the Buccaneers defense did enough to restrict the number one rated offense featuring the likes of Davante Adams, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Allen Lazard, and AJ Dillon.
Let’s take a look at some of the records and stats from the Packers vs Buccaneers NFC Championship game that we witnessed today.
Tom Brady went 20 of 36, throwing for 280 yards with 3 passing touchdowns and 3 interceptions in Sunday’s win over the Packers. All three of his interceptions came in the second half of the game as the Bucs sealed a narrow 5-point win on the road. The folks at ESPN Stats & Info have compiled an interesting set of records that Brady set after a stunning display in the NFC Championship win.
Brady’s thrilling post-season form continues with the Buccaneers. TB12 has now thrown for 800+ yards with 7 passing TDs against 3 interceptions in this year’s NFL Playoffs.
Tom Brady joins NFL greats, Kurt Warner, Craig Morton, and Peyton Manning as the only QBs to start for multiple NFL teams in a Super Bowl finale. Truly a GOAT on all levels!
Meanwhile, Buccaneers RB Leonard Fournette etched his name in record books with yet another solid playoff display. After his 20-yard rushing touchdown, Fournette became the fourth running back in NFL post-season history to have rushing touchdowns in multiple Championship games (he had 1 rushing TD with Jacksonville Jaguars in the 2017 AFC Championship Game).
Meanwhile, Matt LaFleur’s Green Bay suffered their first home defeat in the NFC Championship game with Aaron Rodgers as their starter. There were a lot of things they did right today. But unfortunately, the turnovers came to bite them in the death.
Rodgers’ miserable run in the NFC Championship stage continues. After today’s loss, his record now stands at 1-4.