Aaron Rodgers explains reasons Bucs shut down Packers’ high-powered offense
The previously unbeaten Green Bay Packers met their match when they faced the streaking Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a Week 6 matchup. The home team’s stifling defense led by Bucs’ defensive coordinator Todd Bowles limited opposing quarterback Aaron Rodgers from creating damage by dealing him four sacks all throughout the game.
The tally was more than what the Packers allowed through the first four games of the season combined with only three sacks. The two-time NFL MVP spoke on the pressure that the Buccaneers defensive players put on him in their recent encounter:
“You’ve got to give them credit,” Rodgers said. “I saw Todd after the game and gave him my respect. I thought they had a really good plan, they executed it really, really well. They did a nice job with their disguise, nice job with their pressures and they were very physical tonight.
The veteran also assured that his team will find ways to get better in their coming games:
“We just didn’t match them as well as we have the first four weeks but we’ll bounce back from this, I have no doubts about that, and we’ll be ready for next week.”
The Wisconsin-based squad chalked up 10 points in the first quarter but failed to score in the succeeding frames to find themselves in a big hole for the rest of the contest. Rodgers struggled to be productive under center as he only recorded 160 passing yards on 16-of-35 passes completed without a passing touchdown and two interceptions in the loss.
WR1 Davante Adams was also limited with 61 receiving yards on six receptions while wideout Marquez Valdes-Scantling put up a meager output of 32 yards on three touches.
The Packers will aim to vent ire on the struggling Houston Texans when the two teams match up for Week 7 proceedings.