Tampa Bay Buccaneers dominate top-ranked Green Bay Packers
By Rob Leeds
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers didn’t just defeat the Green Bay Packers; they dominated in their most convincing win of the young 2020 season.
After several weeks of unconvincing matchups, the Buccaneers have finally put it all together. The weeks of poor play-calling and mental mistakes could finally be in the rearview mirror, and this team looks frightening when healthy.
The Buccaneers didn’t have a convincing win under the belts up until yesterday. Mediocre teams like the Panthers and the Broncos, with their third-string quarterback, showed some severe deficiencies in this Buccaneer team. Some began to wonder if Tampa Bay had the legs to make the run that was expected.
The Packers got off to a quick 10-0 start. Aaron Rodgers was rolling out of the pocket with ease, and the Buccaneer defense didn’t appear to have an answer. The Green Bay celebrations reached a bothering level, and “Go Pack Go!” drowned out everything else in Raymond James. The Packers still looked like the best team in the NFL, and Tampa Bay showed some of the same issues that had nagged at the beginning of the season.
Despite the tough start, Todd Bowles and Bruce Arians were ready (but mostly Todd Bowles). The long week of preparation before the game proved fruitful, and Tampa Bay was ready to make a substantial turnaround in the second quarter.