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LIVE BLOG: Packers undefeated streak ends in Tampa, Buccaneers win 38-10

Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Jamel Dean (35, right) heads for the endzone after intercepting a pass by Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and returning it for a score during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Jamel Dean (35, right) heads for the endzone after intercepting a pass by Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and returning it for a score during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)(Jason Behnken | AP)
Published: Oct. 18, 2020 at 1:36 PM CDT
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TAMPA, Fla. (WBAY) – This weekend marks the Battle of the Bays, as the Green Bay Packers take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The Packers haven’t visited the Buccaneers since 2014, and the teams last played in 2017. The Packers won that game in overtime by a score of 26-20.

This is only be the third time Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady have faced each other as starting quarterbacks. Each of them won one of the previous matchups between the Packers and the New England Patriots.

Kicker Mason Crosby helped the Packers get on the board in the first quarter with a 39-yard field goal giving them a 3-0 lead about four and a half minutes into the game.

The Packers later scored a touchdown after Aaron Jones punched the ball into the end zone following a one yard run. to bring the score 10-0 with a minute to go in the first quarter.

At the end of the first quarter, the Packers had had possession of the ball for more than 12 minutes.

Rodgers threw his first interception of the season during the second quarter, which was returned 32 yards for six points by Jamel Dean.

That interception came shortly after tight end Robert Tonyan walked off the field.

The following drive, Rodgers threw another interception after receiver Davante Adams bobbled a pass, which ended up being caught by Edwards. There were two interceptions within three passes.

Tampa took the lead on the following play with a two yard touchdown run from Ronald Jones II.

On the following 3-0 drive, Tonyan re-entered the game.

Packers corner back Parry Nickerson left the game with a hamstring injury, and is questionable to return.

Buccaneers wide receiver Tyler Johnson caught a 7-yard pass from Brady in the second quarter for his first career touchdown, widening Tampa’s lead after an extra point kick, 21-10.

Rob Gronkowski caught a 12 yard touchdown pass from Brady with a minute to go in the first half. That brought the Buccaneers to a 28-10 lead following a successful extra point kick.

Rodgers was sacked just before the half ended, and the teams headed to the locker rooms with a score of 28-10.

Tampa received the ball in the second half, and on the first play, Brady and Gronkowski connected for a 31-yard pass.

The Packers' defense held the Buccaneers to a field goal on their opening drive of the second half, and Tampa tacked on another three points following a 50-yard field goal from Ryan Succop, bringing the score to 31-10.

The Packers also announced defensive tackle Tyler Lancaster is now out for the rest of the game with a shoulder injury. Soon after, David Bakhtiari went down with an injury, but was able to walk off, and was replaced by Rick Wagner at left tackle.

The Packers’ drive ended with a 52-yard punt by Scott.

The Packers announced Bakhtiari is questionable to return with a chest injury.

Later on, Krys Barnes went down with an injury, but returned to the game shortly after going off the field.

Tampa then ran the ball into the end zone for another touchdown by Jones II. The Buccaneers now lead 38-10 late in the third quarter.

The Packers announced shortly after that Bakhtiari has been ruled out with a chest injury, and safety Darnell Savage is also questionable to return due to a quad injury.

Tampa leads Green Bay 38-10 going into the fourth quarter.

Things didn’t improve for the Packers during the fourth quarter, when Rodgers was sacked yet again.

Second string quarter back Tim Boyle entered the game in the fourth quarter to replace Rodgers.

The score of 38-10 lasted through the end of the game.

This weekend marks the Battle of the Bays, as the Green Bay Packers take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The Packers haven’t visited the Buccaneers since 2014, and the teams last played in 2017. The Packers won that game in overtime by a score of 26-20.

This is only be the third time Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady have faced each other as starting quarterbacks. Each of them won one of the previous matchups between the Packers and the New England Patriots.

The Packers are currently undefeated at 4-0 and coming off a bye week, while the Buccaneers are 3-2.

Green Bay has scored 30 or more points in four consecutive games and no turnovers for only the second time in franchise history. They also lead the NFL in points per game this season, with 38.0. The Seattle Seahawks are second, with 33.8.

Earlier this week, the Packers activated wide receiver Equanimeous St. Brown from injured reserve. In addition, receiver Davante Adams and defensive lineman Kenny Clark will be back this week after injuries have kept them out of multiple games this season.

The Packers announced Sunday afternoon that corner back Kevin King, running back Tyler Ervin and quarterback Jordan Love will be inactive for the game.

The Buccaneers will be without running back Leonard Fournette.

About 16,000 fans are expected to be in the stands Sunday afternoon in Tampa.

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Joe Buck will do play-by-play, while Troy Aikman will analyze the game, which airs on FOX. Erin Andrews will report from the sidelines. DIRECTV subscribers will be able to watch the game on Channel 715.

Members of the Action 2 News Sports team will be tweeting throughout the game – check back for updates and highlights.

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