Buccaneers dominate Packers: Final Score, Stats & Analysis
Tampa Bay Buccaneers dominate the Green Bay Packers
The taste of an ugly loss to the Chicago Bears more than a week and a half ago clearly didn’t sit well with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The Buccaneers, who were considered an underdog coming into Sunday’s matchup with the Green Bay Packers, may not have gotten off to the hottest start, but their finish was about as picture-perfect as you could’ve asked for.
Tampa Bay fell behind early, with a 10-0 deficit following the first quarter and things looking as if they may be in jeopardy moving forward. But Aaron Rodgers and that high-powered Packers offense wouldn’t score another point the rest of the game and the Tom Brady-led Buccaneers offense would go on scoring spree, putting up 28 points in the second quarter.
The ultimate result was a 38-10 victory for the Bucs, who improved 4-2 on the season and remained undefeated at home.
Stat Leaders & Analysis from the Buccaneers’ impressive victory over the Packers
Passing: Tom Brady 17-of-27 for 166 yards and 2 TDs.
Rushing: Ronald Jones II 23 carries for 113 yards, 2 TDs; Ke’Shawn Vaughn 5 carries for 42 yards.
Receiving: Rob Gronkowski 5 receptions for 78 yards, 1 TD; Chris Godwin 5 receptions for 48 yards, Tyler Johnson 1 reception for 7 yards, 1 TD.
Defensive: Devin White 10 tackles, 1 sack; Lavonte David 8 tackles, 1.5 sacks; Jamel Dean with a pick-six.
It wasn’t the cleanest start, but the finish was about as good as you could’ve dreamt up. Tom Brady was efficient and accurate through the air, especially in that second quarter, and Ronald Jones II was extremely impressive for yet another week on the ground.
Jones II may not have gotten off to the greatest start earlier in the season, but he is running with a purpose and has a clear hold on that starting job, which seemed in jeopardy just a few weeks ago.
And then there’s that Tampa Bay defense.
The Bucs continue to prove to be one of the league’s best defensive units- which is something very few expected coming into this season- and that’s why this team truly has a chance to be special.
This a good Packers team and to come away with such an emphatic victory in a must-win situation shows that this team is different from what we’ve seen in the past.
The Bucs will be back in action next Sunday night to take on the Las Vegas Raiders on the road.