For 15 minutes, the Green Bay Packers looked fine. They were leading the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10-0 early in the second quarter with the football. Then everything fell apart as the second quarter belonged to the Bucs.
Aaron Rodgers threw a pair of interceptions on the next two series, including a pick-six — only the third of his career but his second at Raymond James Stadium. The Packers’ defense then allowed some lengthy drives to the Bucs, as Tom Brady hit Tyler Johnson and Rob Gronkowski for touchdown passes as they rolled up 28 unanswered points to take a 28-10 lead into halftime.
Although Rodgers started out throwing the ball well, his final stat line for the first half goes 11-for-25 for 128 yards and two interceptions — good for a passer rating of 26.8. Rodgers has never had a single game with a passer rating below 30 in his career.
The Buccaneers will get the football to start the second half as well. Keep it here at APC as we follow along with the rest of today’s game.