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Buccaneers’ Jamel Dean gives play-by-play of Aaron Rodgers pick-6

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had their way with Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. The Packers entered the game as the first team in NFL history to score at least 150 points through four games without committing a turnover, per Bucs Nation, and Rodgers had been in MVP form since Week 1.

However, the Buccaneers consistently stifled the Packers’ high-powered offense in the rout at Raymond James Stadium, beginning in the second quarter.

After falling behind 10-0 early, a pick-6 by Jamel Dean sparked a run of 38 unanswered points by the Bucs and three quarters of domination from the Tampa Bay defense — resulting in a 38-10 result to move the Bucs to 4-2 on the season, atop the NFC South.

On a 3rd-and-10 early in the second quarter, Deal jumped a Rodgers pass and returned it 32 yards to the house to give Tampa its first points of the day. It marked only the third pick-6 of Rodgers’ career:

After the game, the Buccaneers’ second-year cornerback provided a detailed play-by-play of his game-changing interception, and he credited his preparation in the film room throughout the week. Once he saw WR Davante Adams go in motion, he knew where Rodgers was looking.

Via NBC Sports’ Peter King:

“The minute he motioned over, I automatically knew the route was coming.” Dean said. “I did a whole lot of film study this week, and I just kept seeing that same thing over and over. You play Aaron Rodgers, and you know you can’t half-step a guy like him.”

“What are you thinking when you see Rodgers throw?” King asked.

”I’m gonna jump it,” Dean responded.

“Did you think you’d pick it off?” King followed up.

“Oh, I knew I was gonna get it.”

“Then what’d you think?”

“End zone,” Dean proclaimed.

Mike Edwards intercepted Rodgers on the next drive, too, and nearly returned it to the end zone:

Rodgers finished 16-for-35 with 160 yards, zero TDs and two interceptions for a QB rating of 17.8 — one of the worst box scores of his career. The Buccaneers tallied five sacks, eight tackles for losses, and 13 hits on the quarterback in their finest performance of the Tom Brady era.