Tom Brady’s stunning 39-yard touchdown pass gives Buccaneers 21-10 halftime lead
Tom Brady has done it again.
After Aaron Rodgers threw a rare Lambeau Field interception, the Buccaneers took advantage to extend their lead just before halftime.
Tampa Bay took a timeout with eight seconds left in the first half following Brady’s six-yard pass to Leonard Fournette, converting fourth-and-4. The Buccaneers initially lined up to punt on fourth down, but thought better of it after a timeout.
But then Brady displayed he hasn’t lost much with his 43-year-old arm, throwing a strike down the left sideline to wide receiver Scotty Miller for a 39-yard touchdown. Miller beat cornerback Kevin King in a one-on-one matchup.
It was a stunning play to end a strong first half for the Tampa Bay offense, and a problematic one for the Green Bay defense.
The Packers had a lot of trouble getting off the field on third down, allowing Tampa Bay to convert 7-of-10 opportunities in the first two quarters. Brady began the game 6-of-6 on third down for 141 yards with a touchdown.
Overall, Brady finished the first half 13-of-22 for 202 yards with a pair of touchdowns.
On the other side, Rodgers has completed 14-of-19 passes for 169 yards with a touchdown and the costly pick. He threw a 50-yard scoring strike to Marquez Valdes-Scantling early in the second quarter.
But Rodgers has been sacked three times, with defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul coming up with two of them.
The Packers will get the ball to start the second half.