The Green Bay Packers will be taking a trip to Florida for a Week 6 matchup with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. Green Bay entered its Week 5 bye undefeated and couldn’t be playing better offensive football at this point in the season. Tampa Bay’s last appearance was in Chicago, where it gave a winnable game away in all phases to the Bears.
Green Bay is coming into Sunday as a one-point road favorite with a moneyline of -120. Tampa Bay’s moneyline is +120, with the over/under for the contest set at 55.5 points.
Rodgers Isn’t Done Yet
The narrative in Green Bay the past few seasons has been that Aaron Rodgers’ time with the Packers is fading. Green Bay took a quarterback in the first round in this year’s draft, signaling to some that it is already planning for life after Rodgers.
Despite the media negativity, Rodgers has shown that he still has what it takes to be Green Bay’s franchise quarterback. The statistics he has put up this season have been fantastic but also necessary because the defense is in the bottom half of the league in points allowed per game.
Rodgers has yet to throw an interception this season and has an average quarterback rating of 128.4. With the return of Davante Adams this week off injury, expect Rodgers to continue putting on a show.
Don’t Look Back
Tampa Bay needs to break down last week’s film to see its mistakes, but the Bucs also need to move on as quickly as possible. They played on Thursday night, which means they received a mini bye, so this team must be going nuts having to wait over a week to make up for their horrible display against Chicago.
Tom Brady should be embarrassed after last week’s loss as well as the rest of the offense. Their loss to Chicago on Thursday night wasn’t on the defense. Brady didn’t know the down and distance on the last snap of the night for the Buccaneers, which was the final nail in the team’s coffin.
It’s no surprise that Brady’s head wasn’t in the game, considering the offensive line didn’t protect him all night. The Buccaneers gave Chicago over 100 yards in penalties, which makes it close to impossible to win in the NFL.
Brady has had bad outings in his career. Everyone has seen this, and many critics have written him off after these poor showings.
The thing that makes Brady so good is his ability to bounce back and not lose two in a row. That has been why Brady has been able to be a franchise quarterback into his mid-40s.
The Buccaneers are getting healthy again and could have a majority of their original Week 1 lineup back on the field, so they’ll have more offensive firepower.
The Packers struggle defending the pass, so there couldn’t be a better week for Brady to have his weapons back. If the Buccaneers’ offensive line can step up this week, I think they have a great chance to win.
I’m taking Tampa Bay at +120 and over 55.5 points.