Can Tom Brady Replicate His Fine Form Against the Green Bay Packers at the Frozen Tundra?

Published 01/19/2021, 3:28 PM EST
Oct 18, 2020; Tampa, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (right) greets Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (left) after a NFL game at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports


Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ quarterback Tom Brady is on a roll. The 43-year-old is enjoying yet another phenomenal playoff run this season. With a new team, Brady has won 2 on the road.

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That’s no easy task. But his next challenge is set to be his hardest yet. Probably the hardest he’ll face all season. The Buccaneers take on the Green Bay Packers at the Lambeau Field next for the NFC title.

And taking on Green Bay at the Frozen Tundra is a daunting prospect for anyone given the sort of from that Aaron Rodgers has been in.

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A cold winter afternoon awaits Tom Brady

Lambeau Field is known for it’s notoriously harsh playing conditions. With a wind-chill of 10 degrees Fahrenheit, the stadium is one of the hardest grounds to play on. Especially, during the postseason.

And with Aaron Rodgers rolling with the sort of form he has displayed, it only makes the task even harder. Brady and the Buccaneers, on the other hand, have been soaking in the sun down at Tampa, Florida.

Thus a game at the Frozen Tundra will definitely prove to be a shock to the system for the Bucs. Brady, though, has been quick to brush off suggestions that he might struggle on Sunday. Instead, he seems pretty pumped up about it.

Patriots’ experience could play a key factor

While the quarterback might have been soaking in the Tampa heat this past year, it was at the Gillette Stadium with his former team, the New England Patriots, that he really made a name for himself.

Situated in Foxborough, Massachusetts, the stadium too experiences some pretty harsh winters. So to count Brady out just because of the weather would be a mistake.

But now, 43, it’ll be interesting to see whether the QB will be able to adapt to the cold chill that Lambeau throws at him or not.

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Dec 27, 2020; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; Workers clear snow from the sidelines prior to the game between the Tennessee Titans and Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

There’s interestingly some history running with this tie as well. The Buccaneers and Packers have played out a very special NFL game at the very same stadium before.

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In 1985, the 2 sides met for what is now known as the ‘Snow Bowl’ at Lambeau Field. On a day when the stadium registered 16 inches of snow, the 2 sides took to the field at the stadium which hosted less than 20,000 fans.

All thanks to the harsh weather conditions prevalent that day. The Buccaneers would end that game with a 21-0 loss. With the stage set for a redemption tale, can Brady and the Buccaneers steer their way into the Super Bowl?

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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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