Buccaneers defeat Packers 31-26, advance to Super Bowl LV

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For the first time, a team will play a Super Bowl in its home stadium.

The Buccaneers defeated the Packers 31-26 in the NFC Championship Game, and will host Sunday’s winner of the AFC Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on Feb. 7.

But like another conference championship in recent memory, Sunday’s game was not without controversy.

The officials had largely kept their flags in their pockets throughout the game, calling just six penalties. But the most consequential came with 1:46 left.

On third-and-4 from the Tampa Bay 37, Tom Brady‘s pass over the middle to Tyler Johnson fell incomplete. But Packers cornerback Kevin King held the back of Johnson’s jersey and was called for pass interference. It gave the Buccaneers a free first down and effectively ended the game.

The Buccaneers had the ball because with 2:09 left, Green Bay head coach Matt LaFleur elected to kick a field goal on fourth-and-8. The three points cut Tampa Bay’s lead from eight to five — meaning a touchdown would have put the Packers ahead even before the extra point. But LaFleur was also betting on his defense to stop Tampa Bay’s offense.

That proved to be a bad gamble.

Though Green Bay’s defense struggled at times to stop Brady, the club did pick off the quarterback three times. Brady hadn’t thrown three picks in a playoff game since losing to Baltimore in 2009.

But the Packers went three-and-out after both of their fourth-quarter interceptions, wasting the extra possessions.

Brady finished the game 20-of-36 passing for 280 yards with three touchdowns and three interceptions.

Aaron Rodgers finished 33-of-48 passing for 346 yards with three touchdowns and an interception. That pick was toward the end of the first half, and led to Brady’s 39-yard touchdown pass to Scotty Miller that gave Tampa Bay a 21-10 lead at the break.

Fortunately for the Buccaneers, the NFC is the home team for Super Bowl LV, which means they’ll be able to use their own locker room for the contest.

168 responses to “Buccaneers defeat Packers 31-26, advance to Super Bowl LV

  1. Matt Lafleur didn’t deserve to win that game because of the 4th down decision. Yes, Rodgers should have ran it, but regardless, it was a horrible call then and will forever be a horrible call. It was playing to lose instead of playing to win.

  2. Good game. Aaron is a great QB. But we already knew that Brady is the GOAT. Tenth Super Bowl. At 43.

  3. Hey Rodgers, you’re 1-4 in nfc championships…..hang it up. So good to see Tampa accept the trophy at that terrible stadium.

  4. cant believe Matt LaFleur decides to kick a fg with 2:05 remaining down 7 near the goal line instead of going for it, also why didnt arrod run for the td he keep forcing the ball to adams.

  5. Home field. Totally healthy. MVP season. Three interceptions by your defense. No excuses.

    Aaron Rodgers is forever a regular-season QB.

  6. The bad was mostly on King and MLF. King because he’s useless and MLF for going for 2 too early and the field goal instead of going for a TD on 4th down.

  7. Kicking a field goal instead of going for the td may be the dumbest decision of all time. Incredible.

  8. When I think of Rodgers (and Favres) careers in Green Bay it always reminds me of the Iron Maiden song, Wasted Years.

  9. great decision to cut the lead to five with 2 minutes left. the lack of drafting a wide receiver finally caught up with them so maybe its time to think about moving on from rodgers. he choked on third down and should have walked in to the end zone

  10. That was by far not the worst pass interference of the night, however it was the only one called.

    If there is ever an example of a ref deciding the outcome of game. Sometimes it only takes one play.

    Again, i am not saying it wasn’t PI, just that they let worse than that go all game, including one that ended up a pick against Rodgers which turned into 7 points for TB.

  11. 1 – 4 in NFCCGs and the only win was against caleb hanie. Rodgers is just not that good against winning teams. He pads his stats against losing teams.

  12. If Aaron Rogers runs on 3d and goal, we have a whole different ending. And why kick a field goal on 4th down????? You have one of the greatest QBs in history and you give him a shot on 4th and goal. Dumb.

    GB lost this game…..

  13. Wow what a game. When the Bucs offense sputtered in the second half the defense stepped up. Great team effort. Now lets hear the over confident bitter Packers fans complain about the obvious pass interference with a fist full of jersey… when you Packers fans should be complaining about your coach kicking a field goal late instead of going for the TD and two.

  14. It was the NFL wanted. They did everything they could to have Tampa win. There are some refs who should be ashamed of themselves

  15. Rodgers will be back as good as ever. With the salary cap and free agents they will look different in 2021. Cant blame the refs in this game. .brady is the GOAT. Congrats to the Bucs.

  16. Congratulations to The Bay. I hope if The Giants ever host a SB, I’m alive to see it.

  17. Controversy??? Are you serious? It was the CORRECT call!!
    The GOAT is back in the Super Bowl!!

  18. Rogers (the gloat) fails again in another NFCC game…. 6 appearances and won only 1…

    Brady (the G.O.A.T.; LEGEND; ICON) takes the Bucs to the SB…

    What a game!

  19. Wow! Tom Brady gets to play the Bills in the Super Bowl!

    Seriously, though. Apparently it was the QB & NOT the coach in New England. With the exception of a couple of players, Jameis Winston had virtually the same team and did nothing. If you’ve been hating on Brady for the last 20 years, you gotta give it to him now.

  20. The big question for Green Bay next year is will they trade up in the first round to draft another QB to motivate Rodgers for next season?

  21. Aaron Rodgers is 1-4 in conference championship games.. let that sink in for a moment… his only win was against a backup..A backup

  22. Poor Brees and Rodgers. If Brady didn’t decide to switch teams one of them would have been in the SB this year. They have both been desperately trying to get back to the SB for a decade and Brady just strolls over to the NFC and cruises right to the SB.

  23. Sure, they kept their flags in their pockets, but when you grab four feet of stretched jersey that can be seen from the nose-bleed seats, they have to call it.

  24. Once again Mr Wonderful comes up short in a big game. Rodgers never fails to disappoint. I wonder who Aarons throwing under the bus for this one. Lafleur? The defence? His receivers? Cause we all know it wasnt Mr Rodgers fault, it never is.

  25. Glad the refs decided to finally show up with 2 minutes left to give TB the game-winning first down. Never fails when it comes to Brady.

  26. Wow.

    3 road wins…previously a 7-9 team…beating the MVP twice in one season and in their own home…

    You can’t even believe what you’re seeing.

    Anyone comparing Brady to any other QB – ever – is to be dismissed. Period.

  27. chickensalad43 says:
    January 24, 2021 at 6:31 pm
    Home field. Totally healthy. MVP season. Three interceptions by your defense. No excuses.

    Aaron Rodgers is forever a regular-season QB

    He’s Drew Brees and P Manning

    Flashy stats WEAK between the ears.

  28. Mr. Rogers could’ve run into a gap that big for a TD, much less Aaron Rodgers. At worst they would’ve had 4th down at the 1. Rodgers blew it big-time.

  29. It was really weird seeing Rodgers throw incomplete passes that weren’t immediately followed by PI flags, and being sacked with no roughing called. And at Lambeau no less. Brady managed the game well but didn’t throw up to his standards and didn’t get a lot of help from his WRs. They’re going to need to be a lot more dialed in in the passing game 2 weeks from now and I expect they will be. That all said, a fun game to watch overall.

  30. That was an absolutely horrible call by Lafleur to kick a field goal in that situation. You have all the momentum, Rodgers at QB, and with 2 minutes left you kick a field goal that just cuts the lead from 8 to 5 instead of trying to tie it? What?

  31. eagleswin says:
    January 24, 2021 at 6:32 pm

    That was by far not the worst pass interference of the night, however it was the only one called.

    If there is ever an example of a ref deciding the outcome of game. Sometimes it only takes one play.

    Again, i am not saying it wasn’t PI, just that they let worse than that go all game, including one that ended up a pick against Rodgers which turned into 7 points for TB.
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    Live by the flag, die by the flag.

  32. It’s harder to make good calls and play well as the competition gets better.
    LaFleur really folded and embarrassed himself.
    Terrible coaching.

  33. Again, i am not saying it wasn’t PI, just that they let worse than that go all game, including one that ended up a pick against Rodgers which turned into 7 points for TB.

    I don’t think they called PI
    I think it was D holding
    and he CLEARLY had his Jersey.
    If it’s that obvious you have to call it.

  34. On the Packer’s last incomplete at 3rd and goal 71 just about tackled 68 to let Rodgers get outside the pocket. (it would have been declined if tampa could have known about Green Bay’s dopey choice to kick the FG. Lafleur obviously did not trust Rodgers in that situation)

  35. hobbescalvin says:
    January 24, 2021 at 6:35 pm
    The Yuckaneers didn’t beat the Packers, the Packers beat themselves.

    ——
    Delusion is fun.

    Us Patriot fans have watched and heard every excuse in the world from the AFC also-rans over the years. We’re used to it and now the Tampa Bay Area gets their turn at laughing at it.

    What more proof does anyone need? The sample size of Brady winning is HUUUGE.

    Done deal.

  36. While he sucked in the second half, he played well enough in the first half to put Tampa Bay in a position to win. Their defense (and some gaffs by Lafleur) won it for them in the second half.

  37. With the 30th pick in the 2021 NFL draft, the packers move up and take the QB from…….Maybe that will motivate rodgers

  38. Brady is the LOAT!
    Luckiest QB of all time…rejoice!
    Funny, you guys give all the credit to Brady. I must need a new TV because I could have sworn he was trying to give the game away.

  39. Make no mistake, Rodgers had a bad first half, while Brady had a bad second half. No excuses. The better team won. Honestly, I’m surprised the Bucs didn’t win by 20 points.

  40. Sorry Brady CRYBABIES, WRONG again.

    GREATEST OF ALL TIME

    BEST OF ALL TIME.

    10 SB, that’s amazing

    Oh and you were WRONG about EVERYTHING you said in the off-season

  41. And the lesson today, boys and girls, is that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers–and ONLY the Tampa Bay Buccaneers–can grab the receivers by the uniform, jerk them back, spin them around like a top, pull them back by the arm, and in general act like DPI doesn’t exist.

    But don’t forget–the Packers always get all the calls.

  42. 3rd year in a row that PI influences the outcome in the playoffs.

    And yeah it was a PI but but so were the calls they let go and thats the point. After almost 4 quarters the players were playing within the cadence the officials set up. It was a B.S. call.

  43. I was looking for better clock management and play selection by TB, then I remembered–this is not NE, it’s Tampa Bay and there’s a different approach.

    Belichick would not have had Tom hucking up jump balls off leaning back on his heels. Ugh. 3 picks.
    TB’s D saved his az.

  44. nyctraffic says:
    January 24, 2021 at 6:37 pm
    Mr. Rogers could’ve run into a gap that big for a TD, much less Aaron Rodgers.
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    Rodgers gets tentative once he starts getting hit like he was today. He lacks the heart of a guys like Elway who would put his body on the line to win a game for his team.

  45. hobbescalvin says:
    January 24, 2021 at 6:32 pm
    Aaron Rodgers is the GOAT. Change my mind

    ——
    If your mind isn’t changed by now, I guess it’s not possible.

    Enjoy Fantasyland. I hope it’s fun there.

  46. nite2al says:
    January 24, 2021 at 6:40 pm
    Brady is the LOAT!
    Luckiest QB of all time…rejoice!
    Funny, you guys give all the credit to Brady. I must need a new TV because I could have sworn he was trying to give the game away

    Yeah go with that guy.

    Just know YOU too were WONG about EVERYTHING
    I’m sure Brady’s 3 TDS had nothing to do with the win.
    Especially the one right before half.

  47. A gopher ends the packer season. Thank you, Johnson! And thank you Kevin king for the most obvious hold ever!

  48. Congrats to Tampa, GB should have done more with those turnovers, but man it is FRUSTRATING to watch the officials “Let them play”, didn’t matter block in the back, blatent False starts by Turner from GB, or obvious arm bars, and the 3 or 4 jersey tugs by Tampa, until LITERALLY the last possesion.

    Say what you want about how GB “could have went for it” late, based on how 99% of the game was called GB made a stop and forced 4th down giving them the ball back. It was just the refs finally to flag a defnsive holding call.

  49. nite2al says:
    January 24, 2021 at 6:40 pm
    Brady is the LOAT!
    Luckiest QB of all time…rejoice!
    Funny, you guys give all the credit to Brady. I must need a new TV because I could have sworn he was trying to give the game away

    ——

    You need a new tv then.

    Lamar the running back would have lost this game by 2 touchdowns. Brady plays the whole game and threw more dimes than you can shake a stick at.

  50. Maybe before a team hires a young coach with no head coaching experience they should give them a math test. It is obviously something they don’t teach in school anymore or Lafleur was napping during the class. I’m just saying!!!

  51. Why are these games officiated differently in the playoffs than the regular season? Totally inconsistent. They throws flags galore in the regular season and then hardly any in the playoffs. I’d like to hear Goodel explain that!

  52. Not a fan of either team. I’m probably in the minority but I thought the game officials did an outstanding job. It was nice to watch a game actually flow instead of being constantly interrupted by insignificant calls. Good job and good game.

  53. That’s Rodgers. I called this all week. Did not will his team to victory. Fantastic QB. Mediocre leader. They did not capitalize on 3ints. This is who he is. Of course it was the refs fault.

  54. Lets be honest, Tampa bought this team, so I would have to say its the best championship you can buy.

  55. One way or another Brady keep finding ways to win games. At the end of the day this is all that matters.

  56. Hard to believe that Rodgers has 1 Super Bowl appearance in 16 years & TOm Brady has 10.

  57. Great game. 10 SB appearances by Brady is incredible. Doubtful that record will ever be broken by a single player unless he gets 11.

  58. Does anyone know what network the Vikings and Patriots playoff games were on today. I’ve been searching up and down the channel guide and couldn’t find them.

  59. Rodgers is now 1-4 against Brady, 1-4 in NFC championship games, he is 12-9 in the playoffs, and he’s about to win his third MVP award. Personally, I think Brady getting a 7-9 team to the super bowl the following season is more impressive. Aside from him, the only difference is the addition of Gronk, Antonio Brown, and some of their 2020 draft players. And, Brown didn’t even play today.

  60. David Dunn said this may be rodgers last game with the packers, 49ers are now in discussion with Dunn.

  61. Lamar the running back would have lost this game by 2 touchdowns. Brady plays the whole game and threw more dimes than you can shake a stick at.
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    Brady threw 3 picks too when it counted. Don’t give Lamar anything. He’s not even a top 5 QB league, so what does it matter?

  62. Brady is the GOAT. Packers coaching wasn’t aggressive enough. That was the deciding factor.

  63. Say what you want about how GB “could have went for it” late, based on how 99% of the game was called GB made a stop and forced 4th down giving them the ball back. It was just the refs finally to flag a defnsive holding call.

    ————

    If he didn’t hold him the pass is complete and first down TB. He held and got the correct PI penalty called on him.

    The other non calls are irrelevant to that play

  64. “Does anyone know what network the Vikings and Patriots playoff games were on today. I’ve been searching up and down the channel guide and couldn’t find them”

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    Neither team were playing, it also looked liked the packers weren’t playing. 🙂

  65. It’s true that the Packers didn’t get any help from the refs today. And I’m still waiting to see the Packers win a game without any help.

  66. To all of the Brady haters, DEAL WITH IT!

    And to all the Minnesota losers on here gloating about nothing, get lost, Brady OWNS YOU TOO!

  67. Who is pathetic enough to even bring up Lamar Jackson? Most overrated player ever.

  68. What a game! I loved that the refs let them play. The PI at the end had to be called because WE all saw the jersey pull. I couldn’t believe TB12 three interceptions though two were on the receiver. But Aaron Rodgers also made some very bad mistakes, not running for the TD on that third down was Unbelievable! Excellent football between two great teams.

  69. Lets be honest, Tampa bought this team, so I would have to say its the best championship you can buy

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    There is a thing in the NFL called the Salary cap. packer fan showing his ignorance.

  70. Rodgers turned 3 picks into 6 points. That lost the Packers the game. Congrats Tommy Boy.

  71. Yes, Brady threw three 2nd half picks but only one hurt them. Two were effectively short punts with no runback so the net wasn’t much worse than a punt. That said, Tom usually plays more of a ball control game with the lead so it was surprising to see.

    Tom picked on single deep coverage in the 1st half and it worked three times leading to TDs. That was huge.

    I thought the difference in the game was how bad the GB offensive line played and how how poorly GB’s offense played in the red zone.

  72. So much for plugging in any QB to the ‘system’ – Brady WAS the system. As a head coach, Bill was sub – .500 pre-Brady and is now sub-.500 post Brady…speaks for itself as Brady at 43 in his FIRST season with a NEW team at 43 and taking them to the SB! BB should give his pathetic boat with the ring count on the back to the guy who actually earned those rings in SPITE of working with a LOSING head coach….uh, that would be BRADY. Case closed.

  73. Brady’s win is so impressive! He had a top 10 defense and the number 1 offense…

    In the end he deserves it. Gave the Packers three picks if they didn’t capitalize it’s on them. Awful call not to go for it on 4th down with no time
    left.

  74. That was one heck of a game. For as butt-hurt as Vikings fans are that they haven’t sniffed a championship in over 60+ years, your envy of the greatness of Rodgers is palpable. Rodgers dominated Brady in this game. In fact you’d think Aaron played against Pettine’s defense and Brady against Bowles’.This game is on King, Pettine and MLF’s call for the FG.

    Nonetheless it was a very good season for the Packers and they can hang their heads high. The future is bright in the NFL’s smallest city.

  75. If his press conference was any indication, I’d guess Rodgers isn’t returning to the Pack next year.

  76. Rodgers gets intimidated every time he faces Suh. It’s obvious he’s afraid of him. Happy feet and quick errant throws.

  77. On the play that looked like Rodgers should have run it in ,if you look at the replay the Bucs had a defender at about the 5 yard line who was in position to tackle him.

  78. Running Belichick down is ridiculous. Brady was decisive in some of those postseason games but Belichick clearly won both Super Bowls against the Rams (Tom’s stats were pedestrian). He coached Malcolm Butler and the defense to expect the inside slant in the goalline situation that made the difference against the Seahawks in SB 49. Tom looked pedestrian in both Super Bowls against the Giants and it was the defense that kept them in those games.

    Tom grabbed the spotlight in the Snow Bowl against the Raiders and the Super Bowls against the Panthers, the Eagles (500 yards in a losing effort), and the Falcons. He also shares the credit for that win over the Seahawks with his 2 4th Quarter TDs to complete the comeback.

    Belichick was good at neutralizing Peyton Manning for 3 quarters and for his defensive schemes at Giants D-coordinator twice against Joe Montana (49-3 and 15-13) and against Jim Kelly’s Bills (20-19) when the Giants had to start Jeff Hostetler at QB.

  79. Is there any doubt who was responsible for every single iota of success in New England?

  80. Obviously there was no better football for better people this afternoon or #packer nation. I dont wanna hear a PI call cost the Packers the game, the Packers lack of execution was the problem. Throwing the ball 3 times in a row to Adams clearly on the goal line shows Adams is the only one Rodgers trust and not taking a speedster WR in draft to stretch the field to complement Adams was huge mistake.

  81. nite2al says:
    January 24, 2021 at 6:55 pm
    Lamar the running back would have lost this game by 2 touchdowns. Brady plays the whole game and threw more dimes than you can shake a stick at.
    _______________________________________

    Brady threw 3 picks too when it counted. Don’t give Lamar anything. He’s not even a top 5 QB league, so what does it matter?

    ——-

    Brady WON when it matters. Everyone forgets that every single time he does it.

    The game is 60 minutes long. He punched Green Bay in the face in the first half on their home turf. He’s only been doing this for 20 years. He did enough to win and they outlasted a Green Bay comeback. He’s the guy (again and again) giving speeches and holding hardware after these games. There’s really nothing to debate anymore.

  82. Giving Brady credit for 3 ints and blaming recovers for 2? One barely touched the tips of Evans fingers, and the last was comical when the safety blitz never touched him.. he’s been a great player. That was a putrid second half. It’s ok to admit it.

  83. Good luck to the Bucs, they were the better team today. I’ll pull for the Chiefs or Bills though, it is time Tommy’s deal with the devil comes to an end.

  84. As I said few days ago, other than bucks and Rams, there was no legit defense in NFC whole year. This Bucks team has both safety out. Packers had been punching points on injury ridden hapless defense while season, faced average defense today and would have lost by 20 If Brady did not throw three picks. And that holding call? Way more correct than Jimmy’s 3rd and 10 against Seahawks in wild card and holding calls on Lions defense last year

  85. Matthew Giarmo says:
    January 24, 2021 at 7:18 pm
    Running Belichick down is ridiculous.
    ____________________________________________
    Incorrect….As a head coach, Bill had a losing record in Cleveland and was fired for that. Now, post Brady, he is AGAIN sub.500. The great coaches like the Tuna had winning records with multiple teams/QBs. Bill will NEVER have a winning record without Brady…he should have retired when Tom left. Now he regrets being exposed as the losing head coach that he is Sans Brady. Facts march on.

  86. artic19 says:
    January 24, 2021 at 7:00 pm
    It’s true that the Packers didn’t get any help from the refs today. And I’m still waiting to see the Packers win a game without any help.
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    Apparently you haven’t been watching this year and last year when they did it 14 times each.

  87. Before the fg with 2 minutes left, lafluer called mike McCarthy and asked him what to do.

  88. charliewaffles2020 says:
    January 24, 2021 at 6:36 pm
    Did Rodgers put on the championship belt??
    ————————————–

    Was waiting for Jones to get up and dust off his Jersey as well. His pride was hurt after that costly fumble so I guess he decided to go hide on the bench for the rest of the game.

  89. Codylaws says:
    January 24, 2021 at 6:31 pm
    Let the 100 years of choking continue. Who bet against me?
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    And this is coming from a fan of a team who has 13 fewer championships than this team.

  90. Matthew Giarmo says:
    January 24, 2021 at 7:18 pm
    Running Belichick down is ridiculous.
    ____________________________________________
    Incorrect….As a head coach, Billy B. had a losing record in Cleveland and was fired for that. Now, post Brady, he is AGAIN sub.500. The great coaches like the Tuna had winning records with multiple teams/QBs. Bill will NEVER have a winning record without Brady…he should have retired when Tom left. Now he regrets being exposed as the losing head coach that he is Sans Brady. Facts march on.

  91. Looks like it will be the Bucs vs the Chiefs in the SB. The GOAT and Brady’s heir, The Kid. Mahomes is just fun to watch.

  92. GB was exposed. They rode an easy season in a brutal division and won many single digits games in the last minute per usual. Trick plays by AR can only get you so far and the better team won. GB will not be going to Miami and instead will be licking their wounds in their frozen homeland

  93. If the Bears had any competent QB in 2010, Rodgers would be 0-5 in NFC Championship games….

  94. LaFleur’s performance was absolutely pathetic. Unbelievable. It was bad enough when they kicked a FG in the first half to still be 4 down. But holy cow. A field goal when down 8 and giving the ball back to Brady with 2 minutes left. That should be grounds for firing. Terrible.

  95. Shouldn’t be surprised. The Packers played a baby soft schedule this year. Each time they faced anyone decent, they lost.

  96. Matthew Giarmo says:
    —————

    Matthew, you’re right, don’t even worry what those others think. It’s not Brady vs. BB, it was a team. BB’s SB defensive scheme against the Bills won that game.

  97. steelcurtainn says:
    January 24, 2021 at 8:01 pm
    Greatest cheater of all time

    —-

    Shocker

    Nothing he does will satisfy you. We get it. You’ve probably thrown a thing or two at the tv when he’s beaten you. Especially a Steelers fan.

    Make no mistake though—you witnessed greatness. 10 Super Bowl visits.

    10.

  98. otheirony says:
    Kicking a field goal instead of going for the td may be the dumbest decision of all time. Incredible.
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    Maybe not the dumbest, but clearly lacking in courage. And its tough to win these games without it.

  99. That was the least controversial defensive pass interference call I’ve seen in a while. He was yanking on that jersey like a high school bully trying to win a wedgie competition. No way the refs could let it slide.

  100. Pankaj Pandey says:
    January 24, 2021 at 7:41 pm
    As I said few days ago, other than bucks and Rams, there was no legit defense in NFC whole year. This Bucks team has both safety out. Packers had been punching points on injury ridden hapless defense while season, faced average defense today and would have lost by 20 If Brady did not throw three picks. And that holding call? Way more correct than Jimmy’s 3rd and 10 against Seahawks in wild card and holding calls on Lions defense last year
    ******************************************************************************************

    Actually, it was Rams, WFT, Saints, and Bucs — in that order.

  101. hobbescalvin says:
    January 24, 2021 at 7:45 pm
    Codylaws says:
    January 24, 2021 at 6:31 pm
    Let the 100 years of choking continue. Who bet against me?
    ———————————-
    And this is coming from a fan of a team who has 13 fewer championships than this team.

    ——
    Weren’t 5 of those “championships” from when there was no forward pass and the Three Stooges were in their prime?

    C’mon now.

  102. hobbescalvin says:
    January 24, 2021 at 6:32 pm
    Aaron Rodgers is the GOAT. Change my mind.
    * * * * *
    If GOAT stands for Genuinely Overrated Average Talent, then yes he is the GOAT. If GOAT stands for Greatest Of All Time, then that would be Tom Brady (10 Super Bowls).

  103. Imagine having Favre and Rodgers as your QB the last 30 years and the Bucs are about to have the same amount of rings as you in that time.

  104. The MVP curse strikes again!

    So nobody’s gonna talk about the MVP curse? The last MVP who won the Super Bowl is Kurt Warner in 1999!

    1999 – Kurt Warner (won SB)
    2000 – Marshall Faulk
    2001 – Kurt Warner
    2002 – Rich Gannon
    2003 – Peyton Manning
    2003 – Steve McNair
    2004 – Peyton Manning
    2005 – Shaun Alexander
    2006 – LaDainian Tomlinson
    2007 – Tom Brady
    2008 – Peyton Manning
    2009 – Peyton Manning
    2010 – Tom Brady
    2011 – Aaron Rodgers
    2012 – Adrian Peterson
    2013 – Peyton Manning
    2014 – Aaron Rodgers
    2015 – Cam Newton
    2016 – Matt Ryan
    2017 – Tom Brady
    2018 – Patrick Mahomes
    2019 – Lamar Jackson
    2020 – Aaron Rodgers

    The curse continues…

  105. directdriver says:
    January 24, 2021 at 9:31 pm

    The MVP curse strikes again!

    So nobody’s gonna talk about the MVP curse? The last MVP who won the Super Bowl is Kurt Warner in 1999!

    1999 – Kurt Warner (won SB)
    2000 – Marshall Faulk
    2001 – Kurt Warner
    2002 – Rich Gannon
    2003 – Peyton Manning
    2003 – Steve McNair
    2004 – Peyton Manning
    2005 – Shaun Alexander
    2006 – LaDainian Tomlinson
    2007 – Tom Brady
    2008 – Peyton Manning
    2009 – Peyton Manning
    2010 – Tom Brady
    2011 – Aaron Rodgers
    2012 – Adrian Peterson
    2013 – Peyton Manning
    2014 – Aaron Rodgers
    2015 – Cam Newton
    2016 – Matt Ryan
    2017 – Tom Brady
    2018 – Patrick Mahomes
    2019 – Lamar Jackson
    2020 – Aaron Rodgers

    The curse continues…
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    You call that a curse?

  106. @Chill_Mickelson

    Incorrect. There are circumstances Bill has had to negotiate this year that he never had to deal with previously. The Patriots had a league high number of COVID opt outs. Then after starting the season 2-1, they were the first team to have their starting QB sidelined by COVID.

    The Patriots also had less $ uneer the cap this year than at any other time in Bill’s tenure. Brady count $26 million against the cap.

    As the facts march on, they will inclyde next year’s wins and losses. You’ll see a return to form.

    How can you not remember Super Bowls 21, 25, 36, and 49? Belichick’s defenses agaibst Joe Montana, Jim Kelly, Payton Manning, and the Greatest Show on Turf? The Matt Cassel year (11-5). The Brady Suspension (3-1). Proof positive, my friend.

    7-9 under those circumstanxes, and with one of the league’s most challenging schedules, is not all that bad.

  107. chickensalad43 says:
    January 24, 2021 at 6:31 pm
    Home field. Totally healthy. MVP season. Three interceptions by your defense. No excuses.

    Aaron Rodgers is forever a regular-season QB.
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    I guess a regular season QB outplayed Brady in every statistical category today.

  108. In the year the Patriots went on to win SB 53 (13-3 over Rams), they beat Mahomes twice. They key to those victories was a defense that kept Mahomes off to a slow start.

    Game 1 first half. 6 points
    AFCCG first half. 0 points

    Yep, Brady played some good defense

  109. Mahomes had the conf title won…full stop… against the pats 2 years ago …until Dee Ford lined up an inch offsides…otherwise he’d be at 3 SB titles by age 25. If he stays healthy…he’ll still probably get to 6 anyway.

  110. Terrible call by LaFleur. It was wrong instinctively and it was worse by the analytics. The sequence of events that has to unfold for Green Bay to win if they don’t go for it was a far longer shot than 4th and goal with a QB (league MVP) that had a running lane on the previous play.

  111. Teams need to practice, scheme, and coach harder on two point conversion. Be more resourceful!

  112. Bill is sub .500 pre and post Brady…speaks for itself, would have been a continued losing record without Brady and fired again for this.

  113. Rodgers wouldn’t have scored even if he had ran, the Bucs’ defense would’ve closed in on him much faster than it appears on TV.

  114. Ron Jull says:
    January 24, 2021 at 6:35 pm
    Once again Mr Wonderful comes up short in a big game. Rodgers never fails to disappoint. I wonder who Aarons throwing under the bus for this one. Lafleur? The defence? His receivers? Cause we all know it wasnt Mr Rodgers fault, it never is.
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    Yes, you are damn right it wasn’t Rodgers fault. Of course he should blame the defense for allowing a hail mary TD just before halftime and Lafleur for kicking a FG down by 8 with 2 min left.

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