- A clash of titans came to the NFL, where Aaron Rodgers managed to beat a Tom Brady defense that could do little
Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers quarterback, was in charge of commanding his team’s victory against passer Tom Brady’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers, whom they beat 14-12 in week three of the 2022 NFL season.
Thanks to the victory, the Packers are with two wins and one loss, the same record that the Bucs now have, a team that lost its unbeaten record at the hands of one of the great quarterbacks in the league.
In the fifth meeting between these veteran quarterbacks, considered legends of the league, Rodgers, 38, added the second victory for him, by three of Brady, 45 years of age. In his stats, we see that Rodgers had 255 yards, had two touchdown passes, was intercepted once and had a sack.
On the other hand, Brady, who is one of the best known on the circuit for his passing in the NFL, passed for 271 yards, one touchdown pass and was sacked three times.
The Buccaneers took the lead on their first drive with a field goal. However, Rodgers attacked the depth of Tampa Bay’s defense by relying on 22-year-old rookie Romeo Doubs, who gave his squad a 7-3 lead with a catch in the end zone.
Later, Rodgers did damage again with his aerial attack; he extended the lead to 14-3 with a touchdown pass to Allen Lazard.
The Bucs’ defense held off Green Bay’s offense in the third quarter with a Logan Ryan interception that the home attack converted with a field goal to pull within 14-6.
In the fourth quarter Rodgers couldn’t find a way to penetrate the Buccaneers’ defense and let Tom Brady have one last drive with nearly three minutes left.
The Bucs quarterback did not waste it, he led his attack through 89 yards until the touchdown via air with Russell Gage, but he missed the two-point conversion and the score favored the Packers 14-12.