Buccaneers vs. Packers
Who Has the Edge?
Tom Brady vs. Aaron Rodgers
>> Bucs are 2-0 over Green Bay with Brady. Last game came in NFC Championship at Lambeau Field following 2020 season. Rodgers was sacked 9 times in those two games compared to 1 for Brady. Brady threw 3 INTs in that championship game victory.
>> Both are having substandard starts with juggling OL and WR.
>> Take your pick on stats to include on the tale of the tape. Top 2 in active QB wins. No. 1 (Brady) and No. 5 (Rodgers) in all-time passing TDs.
Rashan Gary and Preston Smith vs. LT Tristan Wirfs and TBD
>> Bucs LT Donovan Smith is questionable after missing last week with an elbow injury. Backup LT Josh Wells missed the second half with a calf injury and was replaced by Brandon Walton, who saw his first NFL action.
>> Smith and Gary both have two sacks this season.
>> Wirfs and Smith were two of the highest-graded tackles by Sports Info Solutions last season.
Aaron Jones and A.J. Dillon vs. Devin White and Lavonte David
>> Without a go-to WR, Jones and Dillon are the Packers’ best playmakers.
>> White makes plays all over the field. Jones and Dillon will have to meet him in pass pro, in the hole and in space.
>> White already has 3 sacks and 10 solo tackles in pass coverage. David has 8 total tackles in pass coverage.
>> Jones is averaging 9.1 yards per carry and is the second-leading receiver for GB.
>> Dillon is the battering ram but he also leads GB in targets with 9 as Rodgers is spreading it around.
Shaq Barrett vs. David Bakhtiari and Elgton Jenkins
>> Bakhtiari missed the first two games and could miss his third against Tampa Bay, but Jenkins returned to RT vs. the Bears.
>> Barrett had 3 sacks vs. Rodgers in 2021 NFL Championship game.