The Tampa Bay Buccaneers dominated the Green Bay Packers this afternoon, 38-10, at Raymond James Stadium.
Could this be a wake up call for a Packers team that (mostly) dominated in their first four games?
Aaron Rodgers played statistically his worst game in six years.
The Packers got out to a 10-0 lead in the first quarter and never had any success after that. The Buccaneers forced two Aaron Rodgers interceptions, one being returned for a touchdown to make it a 10-7 game. On the next Packers possession, Rodgers threw another interception that was run back to the two yard line setting up another Tampa Bay touchdown to make it 14-10 Buccaneers.
The Green Bay offense never looked comfortable after the second interception.
Even when the Packers jumped out to the 10 point lead, the offense seemed lethargic to me and never looked quite right.
Kevin King was questionable for the game and ended up not playing, which led to Josh Jackson starting in his place.
Darnell Savage left in the second half with a quad injury and didn’t return to the game.
David Bakhtiari had a chest injury in the third quarter and didn’t return. Rick Wagner replaced him and struggled to slow down Tampa Bay’s front seven.
Rodgers had a 35.4 passer rating which was his third lowest of his career and worst in six seasons. He also only completed 45.7 percent of his attempts, which was also his third worst of his career and worst in six seasons.
It’s the first time Rodgers threw multiple interceptions in one game since week 15 of the 2017 season.
The Green Bay defense couldn’t stop the Tampa Bay offense, in particular the rushing game as the Buccaneers had 158 rushing yards. The rush defense is something Mike Pettine’s defense has had a tough time stopping, or at least slow down over the last couple seasons.
The Green Bay Packers will look to bounce back next week when they hit the road again, this time heading to Houston to take on the 1-5 Texans on Sunday. Kick-off is set for 12:00 PM (CT).