Tom Brady and Tampa Bay Buccaneers picked up a signature win on Sunday after beating the Green Bay Packers 38-10 pounding at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. Box Score
The Packers entered the game unbeaten and got off to a positive start after scoring the opening 10 points of the contest in the first quarter.
But Aaron Rodgers and visitors failed to get on the scoreboard after that as Brady and Buccaneers rallied from the early deficit to secure their fourth win of the season.
Tom Brady went 17 of 27 on completed passes for 166 yards and two scores, including the 91st touchdown pass of his career to tight end Rob Gronkowski.
The 12-yard connection with 1:02 left in the first half capped a 28-point second quarter outburst that shaped the game’s remainder.
Ronald Jones II rushed for 113 yards and two touchdowns, Gronkowski too five catches for 78 yards and a score, while Tyler Johnson also caught a touchdown pass on the day for Tampa Bay (4-2).
Jones became the first Buccaneers’ running back since Doug Martin in 2015 to rush for 100 yards in three straight games.
“I think it was very important to get a big win like this back at home, just keep the ball moving,” said Jones II, who scored two touchdowns. “They’re a great team, we’ll see them down the line, but we needed this one.”
Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers ended 16 of 35 for 160 yards with two interceptions and no touchdowns for the visitors who were called for six penalties for 76 yards.
Rodgers was intercepted by Jamel Dean and Mike Edwards on the day.
“The big turnaround was obviously [Dean’s interception],” said Head Coach Bruce Arians. “They came out with a pretty quick start and we kind of hung in there and then Dean made his play. That kind of changed the whole momentum, I thought, in the whole stadium.”http://gty.im/1280965563
Brady agreed: “Jamel made a hell of play.. He did that to us in training camp a few times. That was a huge play, sparked us, then we got another turnover got the ball in, had a decent drive, got the ball in.
“It was good. I think not turning the ball over helped a lot. Not being behind on down and distance helped a lot. But certainly there are things we can do better than what we did today and we’re going to keep working at it.”
Aaron Jones ran for the only touchdown on the day for the Packers (4-1), who had their four-game winning streak snapped.
–Field Level Media, additional information by David Agus