Following his game-winning touchdown toss against the Atlanta Falcons, Baker Mayfield has Bucs' fans dreaming of a chance at a third consecutive division title. The Buccaneers (due to tiebreakers) currently stand at first place in the NFC South. The team controls its own destiny and must simply win and they'll be in.
Last week, with the assistance of a stupendous rushing attack, Baker Mayfield flashed a flare for some theatrics. After just three points in the first quarter, Mayfield led Tampa Bay to 17 second-half points and a 29-25 victory. Over the past three weeks, Baker Mayfield has given Tampa's offense six touchdowns (five passing, one rushing) and two wins.
Mayfield's opponent, this week, will be Jordan Love and the Green Bay Packers. In a very similar situation to Tampa Bay, Green Bay had an unofficial reset last offseason when their Hall of Fame quarterback left the premises.
With Aaron Rodgers in New York and Tom Brady in retirement, both the Bucs and the Packers entered the 2023 season a little bit unsure of what their future's would be.
In Green Bay, after 13 games, Love has found hope for Packers' fans. The team's new franchise quarterback has thrown 23 touchdowns, just 11 interceptions, and over 3,000 yards.
In Tampa Bay, Chef Mayfield has also put up impressive numbers. Mayfield has smashed the, "Bucs are only going to win four games this year" narrative. Tampa's passer has put the ball in the end zone 21 times, has thrown for 2,934 yards, and eight interceptions.
This week, when the two collide with playoff implications on the line for both sides, Baker Mayfield versus Jordan Love could be the game's deciding matchup— Who do you think is most likely to come out on top?
Game on the line, who's more likely to come through for their team?
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