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Buccaneers defeat Packers in NFC Championship Game 31-26

Story By Griffin Stroin
Regional Sports Published 01/24/2021 4:52PM, Last Updated 01/24/2021 5:21PM
Green Bay - For the second straight year, the Green Bay Packers season comes an end one game away from the Super Bowl. 

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers came into Lambeau field and beat Green Bay 31-26. 

Tom Brady and the Buccaneers got off to a hot start. Their first drive of the game resulted in a 15 yard touchdown pass to Mike Evans to give Tampa Bay the early lead. 

But Aaron Rodgers and the Packers would respond at the beginning of the second quarter. A 50 yard touchdown pass to Marquez Valdes-Scantling would tie this game at seven. 

The Buccaneers would dominate the rest of the second quarter. The big play for Tampa Bay coming at the very end of the half. A 39 yard touchdown pass from Brady to Scotty Miller with one second remaining in the quarter. That gave the Buccaneers an 11 point lead going into halftime. 

Tampa Bay would extend their lead to 18 in the third. Packers running back Aaron Jones fumbled the football, and the Buccaneers would capitalize. Brady finds Cameron Brate for his third touchdown pass of the game. Buccaneers in control of this one. 

Rodgers and the Packers offense would respond their very next drive.  Green Bay goes 75 yards, in eight plays, and finishes the drive with a touchdown pass to Robert Tonyan. 

After an Adrian Amos interception off Brady, it was the Packers turn to get points off a turnover. Rodgers finds Davante Adams for the two yard touchdown pass to make it a five point game. 

In the fourth quarter, the two teams would trade a pair of field goals. At the end of the game Green Bay could not get a stop on defense.

The Buccaneers win the game and are moving on to Super Bowl 55 in Tampa Bay.
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