Packers take home thriller win over Bucs 14-12
TAMPA BAY, FLA. (CBS 58) -- The Packers have defeated the Bucs 14-12 in a game that came down to the wire.
The Packers were with star offensive tackle David Bahktiari, while the Bucs were without both Mike Evans to a suspension and Chris Godwin to an injury.
To start their first offensive drive, the Bucs moved the ball well, converting on a fourth down after a pass to newly signed receiver Cole Beasley.
The Packers prevented them from scoring six. Instead, Ryan Succop kicked a 45-yard field goal to give Tampa a 3-0 lead.
The Packers wasted no time on their first offensive drive. They scored on their 10th play after a 75-yard drive. Romeo Doubs was the standout on that first drive, after a five-yard touchdown reception. After the PAT, the Packers took a 7-3 lead over the Buccaneers.
The Bucs started their next offensive drive in tough field position and failed to make any gains.
After the first quarter, the Packers held a 7-3 lead over the Bucs.
On their next offensive drive, there weren't too many flashes from the Packers. At this point in the game, the Packers were 4/4 on third down conversions.
You could tell the Packers were really opening up the playbook and getting multiple players involved on their offense. It's also worth noting that Bahktiari was on limited snaps for this game. He was splitting with Yosh Nijman.
On the same drive, Rodgers threw a wide-open pass to Tyler Davis for a 23-yard gain. On the very next play, Rodgers threw a six-yard touchdown pass to Allen Lazard. After the PAT, the Packers extended their lead to 14-3.
The Bucs just couldn't find any momentum on offense. Once the Packers took over, it didn't take long for them to move the ball. On that drive, Rodgers threw a pass to Randall Cobb for a 44-yard gain.
The Packers nearly scored on that drive before Aaron Jones fumbled it near the endzone. The Bucs took over. On their drive, the Bucs gained momentum where they got close to scoring until Packers linebacker Quay Walker batted the ball out from Breshad Perriman and the Packers recovered the ball.
The Packers held a 14-3 lead over the Bucs going into halftime.
To start the third quarter, the Packers had a quiet drive and ended up punting to give Tom Brady and the Bucs the ball again.
It's worth noting that on the Bucs' first offensive drive of the game, they ran 10 total plays. At this point in the third quarter, that was the most offensive plays they had run in one drive.
On that same drive, a pass was caught and fumbled by Russell Gage. It was recovered by Jarran Reed. The Packers take over on offense.
After an unsuccessful drive, the Bucs took over. It was fairly quiet for most of the third quarter for both teams. Rodgers did throw his first interception of the game to Logan Ryan.
On the Bucs' next offensive drive, they weren't able to put up six, but Succop did make another 45-yard field goal to make it 14-6 Packers.
After three quarters, the Packers held a 14-6 lead over the Bucs.
In the first half of the fourth quarter, Rodgers threw an interception that was intended for Cobb. However, the Bucs had too many players on the field and Green Bay got the ball back on offense.
Once the Bucs got the ball back, they had a nice 25-yard gain, but after that, their momentum went away.
Towards the end of the game, the Bucs defense started to get their momentum after a rookie Logan Hall sack on Rodgers.
The Bucs' momentum continued and they marched down the field and scored on a one-yard Russell Gage touchdown pass. It's 14-12 Packers.
The Bucs failed to convert the two-point conversion and the Packers took home the win on the road in Tampa Bay.
Next week, the Packers head back home to take on the New England Patriots.