Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers seek an important win for the Buccaneers and Packers and another for their pride
Tom Brady has more Super Bowl rings, Aaron Rodgers more NFL Most Valuable Player awards. The quarterbacks of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Green Bay Packers have won it all and have nothing else to prove, but when they meet on the same court, pride plays a role and losing is not not an option for them either.
In that sense, the advantage is for Brady with a 3-1 record against Rodgers, including the playoffs, and beyond the importance of a victory between teams in contention for the NFC title, the fact of being the one to lead the rivalry is motivating for the Bucs quarterback.
On the other side of the coin, the possibility of shaking off Brady’s dominance is also an incentive with which Rodgers will jump onto the field at Raymond James Stadium, a property that has not been kind to him.
Brady has beaten Rodgers in his last three meetings against the Packers, including the last two as a Tampa Bay quarterback, most recently the NFC Championship game of the 2020 season. In turn, the Green quarterback Bay has found the Bucs to be one of the toughest rivals in his career and against whom he is 2-4 and 1-3 as a visitor.
In six career games against the Buccaneers, Rodgers had 10 interceptions, including eight at Raymond James Stadium. It’s Rodgers’ second-highest total against any opponent (the Chicago Bears lead with 12 interceptions in 29 games).
For this Week 3 duel, which could be in the news in a few months for the Playoff seeds, Brady and Rodgers, who won three and four Most Valuable Player awards respectively, arrive with a performance that is far of what they have shown throughout. their careers, another factor that personally should motivate them both out of their bad time.
They each have just two touchdown passes this season, the fewest for two in two games at any point in their careers and reflecting the difficulty they’ve had getting into rhythm with their receivers early in the season. the season.
Victory is reason enough to go to the court motivated, but when it comes to future Hall of Famers like Brady and Rodgers, outplaying the other plays a big part in the outcome.
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