Tom Brady’s stunning 39-yard touchdown pass gives Buccaneers 21-10 halftime lead

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Tom Brady has done it again.

After Aaron Rodgers threw a rare Lambeau Field interception, the Buccaneers took advantage to extend their lead just before halftime.

Tampa Bay took a timeout with eight seconds left in the first half following Brady’s six-yard pass to Leonard Fournette, converting fourth-and-4. The Buccaneers initially lined up to punt on fourth down, but thought better of it after a timeout.

But then Brady displayed he hasn’t lost much with his 43-year-old arm, throwing a strike down the left sideline to wide receiver Scotty Miller for a 39-yard touchdown. Miller beat cornerback Kevin King in a one-on-one matchup.

It was a stunning play to end a strong first half for the Tampa Bay offense, and a problematic one for the Green Bay defense.

The Packers had a lot of trouble getting off the field on third down, allowing Tampa Bay to convert 7-of-10 opportunities in the first two quarters. Brady began the game 6-of-6 on third down for 141 yards with a touchdown.

Overall, Brady finished the first half 13-of-22 for 202 yards with a pair of touchdowns.

On the other side, Rodgers has completed 14-of-19 passes for 169 yards with a touchdown and the costly pick. He threw a 50-yard scoring strike to Marquez Valdes-Scantling early in the second quarter.

But Rodgers has been sacked three times, with defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul coming up with two of them.

The Packers will get the ball to start the second half.

7 responses to “Tom Brady’s stunning 39-yard touchdown pass gives Buccaneers 21-10 halftime lead

  1. So New England fans, how is your day going?
    I think you know the answer, as the rest of us knew. It’s not the coach, it’s the GOAT.

  2. Packers defense is playing well on 1st and 2nd down. They are playing absolutely awful on 3rd down–especially the secondary.

    It’s 28-10 now. This game is over.

  3. I am happy to see Brady doing well in Tampa but he wasted historical defense last year with bad QB play and a pick 6 to exit the playoffs.

  4. george1859 says:
    January 24, 2021 at 4:44 pm
    So New England fans, how is your day going?
    I think you know the answer, as the rest of us knew. It’s not the coach, it’s the GOAT.

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    This NE fan is very happy to see TB12 performing well in this game. He gave us 20 awesome, fun years and everyone I know up here wishes him nothing but the best and more success.

  5. So New England fans, how is your day going?
    I think you know the answer, as the rest of us knew. It’s not the coach, it’s the GOAT.

    We are doing great! 90% of us are happy for Tom, We had 20 years and this current Pats team was not SB ready. Plus happy that Brady is getting more love
    PS Belichick would make that Bucs team go undefeated!

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