Packers: Five players key to victory in Week 6 vs. Buccaneers

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Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers, Matt LaFleur
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Five players to watch for the Packers in Week 6.

The Green Bay Packers are fresh and getting healthy after their bye.

After a strong 4-0 start, the only thing to slow down Matt LaFleur, Aaron Rodgers and the red-hot offense was a scheduled bye week.

The first test in their quest is a trip down south to Tampa Bay and a date with Tom Brady and the Buccaneers. Brady has been uneven so far with his new team. His play has not been Brady-esque, but he still has shown glimpses of what has made him one of, if not the greatest in the game.

Brady’s best performance this season came in week four against the Los Angeles Chargers when he threw for five touchdowns and 369 yards… classic Brady.

His more recent performance is more indicative of how his season is going with a sloppy showing against the Chicago Bears, throwing for one touchdown and 253 yards, forgetting the down at the pivotal moment in the game. While that has made for great meme material, this still is Tom Brady, the only person who carries a bigger chip on their shoulder than Aaron Rodgers.

You can bet Brady will be on top of his game and be ready to avenge his poor performance from that Thursday night.

Tampa also looks to be getting back some of their key players as LeSean McCoy, Leonard Fournette, Mike Evans, and Chris Godwin all returned to practice to start the week. There’s also good news on the Packers’ injury front as Kenny Clark and Davante Adams were full participants as the Packers begin their work week.

The team will also have to deal with more than just the game as this will be the hottest game time temperature the team will face this season. Right now, the forecast calls for temperatures in the mid 80s, making it 30-50 degrees warmer than what the Packers will leave behind in Green Bay.

It won’t be an easy task but these five players will be key for the Packers to get to 5-0.