WATCH: Tom Brady Connects With Mike Evans as Tampa Bay Buccaneers Score With Opening Drive of NFC Championship Game

Published 01/24/2021, 3:22 PM EST
Jan 24, 2021; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans (13) catches a touchdown against Green Bay Packers cornerback Kevin King (20)during the first quarter in the NFC Championship Game at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are off to a dream start. With the first drive of the game, the Bucs have gotten their first touchdown of the NFC Championship Game against the Green Bay Packers. Quarterback Tom Brady connecting with wide receiver Mike Evans gave the Bucs their first points of the game.

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Tom Brady gets the vital first touchdown

At 3rd & 7, the Buccaneers were looking for a first down attempt. But Brady had other ideas. Taking the snap and looking to his left, the veteran quarterback connected with Mike Evans in the end zone to put Tampa ahead with less than 5 minutes played.

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The field goal attempt was good, and the Buccaneers took the lead in the NFC Championship Game 7-0 at Lambeau Field. The Packers, however, rallied back in the 2nd quarter of the game to go level.

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The touchdown was Mike Evans‘ 11th red zone touchdown of the season. The wide receiver also made history recently by breaking an all-time NFL record previously held by the legendary Randy Moss.

During the Buccaneers Week 17 game, Mike Evans became the first player in NFL history to record 1,000+ receiving yards in each of his first 7 seasons.

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are playing their first Conference Championship Game since 2002. The same year, the franchise won their first and only Super Bowl.

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Now, with Tom Brady in the pocket, the Buccaneers are going all out to claim Super Bowl #2. And if they manage to make it to the NFL’s summit, they’ll be making history in a unique way.

Dec 26, 2020; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) drops back to pass against the Detroit Lions during the second quarter at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Super Bowl LV is set to be played at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. The Buccaneers home ground. So if the Buccaneers manage to eke out a win against Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers today, they’ll set up a Super Bowl tie at their own backyard.

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No team has ever managed to achieve this feat in NFL history. But with Tom Brady around, records and achievements are meant to be broken.

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Shivayan Roy

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Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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