The Bucs (4-2) knew they were up against a tough test in the Packers (4-1) this week, but they also knew they had every chance of winning this game.
Tampa Bay put on a dominant performance and drilled the Packers, 38-10. Let’s relive the game’s best moments.
Aaron Jones puts the Packers on the board first
Yep, it was Aaron Jones, not Aaron Rodgers who drew first blood in regards to six points. The fourth-year back scores from one yard out extend the Packers lead to 10-0 lead in the first quarter.
Touchdown do Aaron Jones visto de cima.pic.twitter.com/Ih8WYuqiXU— Empacotadores (@Empacotadores) October 18, 2020
Jamel Dean takes it to the house for his first career interception
Tampa Bay fans know you don’t throw the out route.....
Dean picks it off and brings it home for six. The play cut the Packers’ lead to 10-7.
Aaron Rodgers Pick-Six Alert— MyBookie Sportsbook (@mybookiebet) October 18, 2020
You have just witnessed only the third time in the 16-year career of Aaron Rodgers that a player returned an interception for a touchdown.
Jamel Dean does the deed for the Bucs (+3)pic.twitter.com/GrAOkKHQRz
Mike Edwards joins the pick party
Rodgers —and the Packers— had zero turnovers coming into this game, but Tampa Bay forced two interceptions in the first half. The bad news with this play is that Edwards had come in for an injured Antoine Winfield Jr. Regardless, it was a huge play that came on the subsequent drive after the Dean interception.
#Bucs rookie Antoine Winfield got injured which allowed Mike Edwards to come into the game and he picked off Aaron Rodgers.— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) October 18, 2020
He was down at the 2, nearly back to back pick-6. pic.twitter.com/8EigfztHGQ
Ronald Jones II bangs it in to give the Bucs the lead
Dean took it inside the Packers’ five-yard line and RoJo took it in for the touchdown on the first play to give the Bucs a 14-10 lead.
Ronald Jones ll runs for a 2 yard TD to give @Buccaneers a 14-10 lead over @packers after @AaronRodgers12 threw his 2nd INT— Schillers_Sports_Talk (@SchillersT) October 18, 2020
@FullPressNFL #GBvsTB pic.twitter.com/oi817wRmOn
Tyler Johnson records his first career receiving touchdown
The rookie continues to impress after a solid showing in Chicago. Brady scrambles to his left and finds Johnson for the score to put the Bucs up 21-10 in the first half.
TOUCHDOWN BY THE ROOKIE TYLER JOHNSON. @T_muhneyy10 #GoBucs pic.twitter.com/cyf6sMIu8x— AllThingsBucs (@AllThingsTBbucs) October 18, 2020
Brady finds Rob Gronkowski for their first touchdown connection as Buccaneers
It finally happened. Brady finds Gronk for a beautiful throw and catch to close out an incredibly well-played first half for the Bucs. Tampa Bay would go into halftime with a 28-10 lead.
TOUCHDOWN: #GoBucs' Gronkowski throws down his first spike in a #Bucs uniform as he celebrates the game-leading touchdown. #GoBucs lead #GoPackGo 28-10 with 1:02 left in the first half. #GBvsTB pic.twitter.com/3HeNScYKsu— (wears a mask) (@faiello_mari) October 18, 2020
RoJo does it again
Ryan Succop hit a 50-yard field goal on the first drive of the second half. Josh Jackson was hit for a DPI a couple of drives later that set up Jones’ second touchdown of the day. This time, it was from one yard out and put the Bucs up, 38-10.
Ronald Jones touchdown and Tampa +1 bettors might as well go cash your tickets— SONT Betting (@SONTBetting) October 18, 2020
Both teams would eventually pull their starters as the Bucs went on to win, 38-10.