Never, ever count out Tom Brady (and by extension, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers).
With a 14-10 Tampa Bay lead, Sean Murphy-Bunting intercepted Green Bay Packers star passer Aaron Rodgers with 34 seconds left in the half near midfield. While it looked like he might’ve gotten away with a hold, it didn’t matter. The Buccaneers got the ball back and were on a mission to score.
Aaron Rodgers INT to Sean Murphy-Bunting.
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Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians didn’t waste any time, even with a limited clock.
Tampa Bay faced a fourth down and had the punt unit out before calling a timeout. Arians then surprised everybody by bringing out Brady again, and it paid off for Tampa.
DIME. Brady hits Scotty Miller to stun Green Bay with one second left in the first half 😳pic.twitter.com/G7C2jtBQil
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Brady connected on a deep ball to Scotty Miller—who beat Packers cornerback Kevin King—on a 39-yard touchdown stunner to give the Bucs an 11-point lead at halftime.
Lambeau Field and the thousands of Packers fans in the stands were stunned, and Brady once again delivered in a clutch situation.
Brady now had over 200 yards and a pair of touchdowns, and Tampa Bay has one half left before perhaps another Super Bowl trip for number 12.
The Packers will discuss in the locker room and come out on the receiving end of the football to start the second half, and Rodgers and second-year Green Bay coach Matt LaFleur have to find a way to get into the end one.
Brady once again delivers a huge blow to the opposing team—and fans—on a huge stage, something he’s done his entire career.