2020 NFL NFC Conference Championship – Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Green Bay Packers Preview & Pick

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THE FACTS

When is Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Green Bay Packers taking place? Sunday 24th January, 2021 – 20:05 (UK)

Where is Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Green Bay Packers taking place? Lambeau Field, Green Bay

What is the expected weather for Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Green Bay Packers? -2c, mostly cloudy

What channel is Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Green Bay Packers on? Sky Sports will be showing live NFL games during the season so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I stream Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Green Bay Packers? If televised on Sky, subscribers will be able to stream the match live via Sky Go. Subscribers to NFL GAMEPASS can also stream matches live on their platform

Where can I get tickets for Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Green Bay Packers? Check Ticketmaster for ticket information on selected games

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Green Bay Packers 10-38 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

THE TEAM NEWS

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers earned a hard-fought victory over NFC South rivals New Orleans Saints as the Bucs capitalised on some second half turnovers to advance to the NFC Championship clash with a come-from-behind success which made it six successive wins.
  • The Buccaneers trailed by seven points with just over two minutes remaining in the third quarter but punished their opponents for turning the ball over with those drives proving to be decisive in determining the outcome.
  • Despite that win, the Bucs have suffered a blow with the loss of one of their offensive weapons after WR Antonio Brown was ruled out of this game with a knee problem but in better news on the other side of the ball, destructive DL Vita Vea has been activated to return from IR having not featured since Week 5.

GREEN BAY PACKERS

  • Green Bay Packers advanced to the NFC Championship where they will host Tampa Bay Buccaneers after they proved to be too good for Los Angeles Rams in last week’s Divisional matchup and they have now won seven straight matches.
  • QB Aaron Rodgers carried on where he left off during the regular season as he marched his team up the field on numerous occasions with a superb display to guide the Packers to a relatively comfortable 18-32 success.
  • The Packers deployed a three-pronged attack out of the backfield with RBs Aaron Jones, Jamaal Williams and A.J. Dillon all playing their part last week and that trio are likely to see multiple touches once again provided the latter overcomes a quadriceps injury, while Green Bay will be hoping CB Kevin King can take to the field despite his questionable tag because of a back issue.

THE PREDICTION

Green Bay Packers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers will do battle for the NFC Championship and a spot in the Super Bowl with two of the all-time great QBs set to lead their teams in what should be a superb matchup. Aaron Rodgers has been in imperious form this season and looks set to clinch the MVP award while Tom Brady has shown he still possesses the class he has shown throughout his career despite being 43-years-old. The veteran pair have never met in a play-off encounter before now which adds a further back story to this eagerly anticipated contest. There is little to split the two teams with both showing their brilliance on offense this season while the respective defenses can both get the job done too. Green Bay’s defense is perhaps under-rated having improved as the season has progressed and with Rodgers in arguably the best form of his career along with WR Davante Adams, home advantage can prove to be crucial here with the Packers able to edge this.

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