LIVE BLOG: Brady vs. Rodgers, a trip to the Super Bowl on the line

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers pumps his fist after an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Los Angeles Rams Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in Green Bay, Wis. The Packers defeated the Rams 32-18 to advance to the NFC championship game. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – We can debate who’s the best all we want, but at the end of the game, only one of these quarterbacks will be taking their team to a Super Bowl. Tom Brady will be looking at his 7th Super Bowl ring, the first one without Bill Belichick, and in his first season with a brand new team, coaches and teammates.

For Aaron Rodgers, this would be his second Super Bowl since the Packers won it back in 2010. They’ve lost the last three NFC Championship games that they’ve played in. Stakes are high, to say the least.

PACKERS/BUCS INACTIVES:

  • PACKERS:
    • QB Jordan Love
    • CB Ka’dar Hollman
    • S Vernon Scott
    • CB Josh Jackson
    • LB Jonathan Garvin
    • TE Jace Sternberger
    • DL Kingsley Keke
  • BUCS:
    • QB Ryan Griffin
    • RB Ke’Shawn Vaughn
    • S Antoine Winfield Jr.
    • WR Antonio Brown
    • TE Antony Auclair
    • DL Khalil Davis
    • DL Jeremiah Ledbetter

1ST QUARTER:

  • Packers win the toss. They defer. Packers defense up first
  • On 3rd down, Tom Brady hits Mike Evans on a deep route for a 1st down in Packers territory.
  • Rashan Gary is having NONE of Leonard Fournette right now
  • Brady to Evans for a TD. Bucs strike first. They lead 7-0 with 10:59 left in the 1st quarter
  • After a beautiful pass to Big Dog for a first down, Rodgers is sacked and the Packers have to punt it away. Woof.
  • Kevin King with a big stop. Loss of 3. 3rd and 13… but then Brady converts to Chris Godwin for a gain of 14 for a first down.
  • Bucs are now 5 for 5 on third down
  • Kenny Clark gets Brady to eat turf and the Bucs punt the ball away
  • Annndddd Rodgers gets sacked again, and it’s now 3rd and 15
  • THE LIZARD KING. Lazard catches a first down pass at the 29 yard line
  • Davante Adams has entered the chat. Catches a pass for a first down

2ND QUARTER:

  • MVS WITH THE BOMB TOUCHDOWN CATCH AND WE ARE TIED AT 7 WITH 14:07 LEFT IN THE 1ST HALF
  • Chris Godwin makes a HELL of a catch (Still confuzzled on this) and then Leonard Fournette makes everyone miss to the end zone. 14-7 Bucs
  • Matt LaFleur challenges that the ball did hit the goal line. He wins. To the 25!
  • MVS with 1st down catch. He has wheels.
  • THE RUN GAME IS HERE
  • That was almost a disaster. Aaron Jones gets hit, ball pops out, but Bobby Tonyan is there to fall on it, so crisis averted.
  • FEED THE RUN GAME. JUST FEED IT
  • 3 straight times to Davante. No dice. Not sure I’ve written that all season so I kind of don’t know what to do with myself, yet here we are.
  • Crosby hits a 24-yard field goal. Bucs lead 14-10 with 4:59 left in the 1st half
  • Davante Adams is not happy
  • Krys Barnes walking of the field with the trainers
  • Pressure comes up big for Packers defense and the Bucs punt it away
  • Kenny Clark is in the medical tent
  • THE LIZARD KING. Lazard for the 1st down.
  • But woof, big sack of Aaron Rodgers. 3rd sack of the day.
  • Bucs intercept it. Not what you wanted with 30 seconds left in the 1st half.
  • Well, that’s a gut punch. Brady to Scotty Miller and its 21-10 at half.

3RD QUARTER:

  • Rodgers to Aaron Jones. He’s hit hard, fumbles, and he’s down on the ground.
  • He walks off on his own power
  • Brady to Cameron Brate. 28-10 Bucs.
  • Davante Adams. 1st down Packers
  • Aaron Jones is questionable to return with a chest injury.
  • HI BOBBY TONYAN. He tumbles into the end zone and the Packers get back in it a little bit, down 28-17 now with 9:28 left in the 3rd quarter
  • I would like to speak to the manager and ask them to give the Packers defense a turnover, plz.
  • PICKED OFF. ADRIAN AMOS.
  • IT’S LIKE HE HEARD ME
  • Tyler Lancaster is questionable to return with an ankle injury
  • AJ DILLON WITH THE FIRST DOWN CATCH
  • Rodgers to Davante for the TD. 2 point conversion attempt is no good, EQ drops a catch that hits him in the chest. 28-23 Bucs with 24 seconds left in the 3rd quarter

4TH QUARTER:

  • JAIRE ALEXANDER. PICK
  • If they could just throw a touchdown bomb right now, that would be ideal
  • A sack of Rodgers is not what was asked for, I would like to return it to the kitchen
  • JAIRE ALEXANDER IS PUTTING THIS TEAM ON HIS BACK DO NOT DISRESPECT THIS GIFT
  • Another three and out by the Packers offense. 8:10 left in the game
  • How many more chances will the Packers offense get?
  • Bucs field goal is good. 31-23 with 4:42 left in the game
  • Jamaal Williams 30 yard return. Packers start on their own 34
  • MVS. FEED THE MAN
  • Packers can’t get a touchdown, settle for the field goal. 31-26 Bucs with 2:05 left

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