Should Aaron Rodgers Be Concerned Against the Buccaneers After Regular Season Loss?

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January 21, 2021 7:20 pm

Aaron Rodgers and Co. made their way to a 32-18 win over NFC West big boys, Los Angeles Rams, last weekend. In doing so, Rodgers sealed his first home appearance at the NFC Championship game.

Coach Matt LaFleur’s boys are gearing up to treat the expected 6,500 fans at Lambeau Field to another offensive masterclass.

Jan 3, 2021; Tampa, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) reacts after they score a touchdown during the first quarter against the Atlanta Falcons at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The only thing standing between the Packers and the Super Bowl LV is the Tom Brady-led Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bucs sealed a spot in the NFC Championship tie with a 20-30 win over divisional rivals, New Orleans Saints.

They will face hostile conditions at a possible frozen Lambeau. The home crowd won’t make things easier for the visitors. Who will win this battle between two of the league’s oldest warhorses?

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Packers QB Aaron Rodgers not sweating ahead of the Buccaneers showdown

The Buccaneers have already beaten Green Bay earlier this season. Bruce Arians’ boys made their way to a commanding 38-10 win against the Packers at the Raymond James Stadium in Week 6.

But Rodgers is not ready to read too much into that loss as he prepares for arguably the toughest game of the season. “Yeah, I think the Week 6 game matters just about as much as when the Saints when to Tampa and they beat em 38-3.

“It obviously didn’t affect them last week, at all. We lost by 28 at their place, they lost by 35 at home. They just bit the Saints by 10, this is a funny game,” Rodgers said earlier this week via Speak For Yourself.

Rodgers threw for 296 yards with 2 passing TDs against the Rams. He is currently in the lead for this year’s NFL MVP title ahead of Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen.

A strong display against the Bucs will cement his position at the apex. It will also give the Packers a shot at winning this year’s Super Bowl LV trophy.

Or will it be the Bucs who become the first team in NFL history to play in a Super Bowl final in front of their home fans? Time will tell.

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Daniel Arambur

Daniel Arambur is an NFL journalist for EssentiallySports who is an admirer of the old guard in Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady. He believes the latter has one more Super Bowl left in him before he bows out for good. Daniel bills Patrick Mahomes as one of the best up-and-coming quarterbacks in the league.

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