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

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Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers
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5. Aaron Rodgers

The marquee matchup of Sunday’s game will be the quarterbacks. And why shouldn’t it be? Aaron Rodgers versus Tom Brady. Despite a combined 36 years in the NFL, these two have only squared off against one another two other times.

In 2010, Rodgers was injured and missed the game with a concussion. We wouldn’t get the opportunity to see them square off until 2014, a game Rodgers and the Packers won. It would be another four years before we saw them play each other again when Brady, then with the New England Patriots, would lead his team to victory.

If not for Brady’s move to the NFC, we might have not seen them play each other again and would’ve had to settle for a 1-1 tie for these all-time greats.

Lucky for us, we will get the rubber match between these two.

I always hoped the face-off would be settled in the Super Bowl. Unfortunately that never happened. But I’ll take a red-hot Rodgers looking to keep the Packers undefeated as a nice second option.

This could be the last time these two play each other. With Brady’s age and the Packers only playing the NFC South every three years, the only other options are the playoffs or finishing at the same place in their respective divisions. Since neither is guaranteed, we must enjoy this game as if it is the last time.

Rodgers would love to put the argument on who’s better to rest with a phenomenal performance. There’s plenty of evidence from this season he can.

Rodgers is playing at an MVP level and should be in for a big day. The game could, and if fate will have it, come down to the play of Rodgers and Brady. A shootout between two future Hall-of-Famers would be every football fan’s dream. And it’s what we should expect.

The next chapter in the Rodgers revenge tour should be to take down the GOAT.

This should be a very fun game to watch. Despite ups and downs from Brady, he’s capable of putting up a great showing. He has one of the best supporting casts he has had in sometime and a coach who likes to “risk it for the biscuit”.

This game has all the makings for a classic and should come down to the wire.

Get ready football fans, this could be the last time we see a Rodgers-Brady matchup.

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