The Green Bay Packers are currently one of only four undefeated teams remaining in the NFL. Furthermore, the heralded NFC North franchise and the Seattle Seahawks are the only two remaining unbeaten teams in the NFC. With a formidable foe in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers next up on the schedule, the Packers will be able to prove just how legitimate this team is with a win on Sunday afternoon.
Although Green Bay will be forced to hit the road in Week 6, the Packers will be more than prepared — especially coming fresh off a bye week from Week 5. With a little bit of extra time to prepare for the 3-2 Buccaneers, the Packers should increase the team’s winning streak to five. Tampa Bay won’t be able to hang with future Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Aaron Rodgers and company.
Even though Tampa Bay has a future Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback of their own under center in Tom Brady, the well-rounded approach of the Packers will simply be too much for the Buccaneers to overcome in Week 6.
1. Aaron Rodgers will throw for more than 400 yards
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has remained dominant despite the fact the team’s top wide receiver in Davante Adams hasn’t played since Week 1. With Adams potentially gearing up to play on Sunday afternoon against the Buccaneers, Rodgers will no doubt wreak havoc on the opposition if this is ultimately the case.
If Adams takes the field on Sunday afternoon in Tampa Bay, it is not out of the question for Rodgers to throw for more than 400 yards while notably outdueling Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady in what could become a shootout.
2. Aaron Jones will rush for more than 150 yards
Aaron Rodgers isn’t the only Aaron primed for yet another big performance. Packers running back Aaron Jones has been outstanding early on this season while allowing the team to lean on him in the absence of injured wide receiver Davante Adams.
However, Jones is going to tear up the defense of the Buccaneers whether or not Adams takes the field in Week 6. If the Buccaneers are forced to focus more attention on Adams, Jones will be able to carry the workload while a consistent lead from the Packers could lead to a high volume afternoon for the veteran rusher. Jones will continue to stay hot against the Buccaneers en route to rushing for more than 150 yards via the ground game.
3. Tom Brady will throw several picks vs. Packers
Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady hasn’t been as immaculate this season, with the 43-year-old appearing human at times in 2020. If Brady expects to try to go toe-to-toe with Aaron Rodgers, who is also headed for Canton, the longtime New England Patriots star will be in for a rude awakening against one of the best teams in the NFL.
The Packers have a dominant defense that features a forceful pass rush from Preston Smith and Za’Darius Smith, who will no doubt get to Brady at some point in Week 6. Because of the pressure that Green Bay can bring, expect Brady to throw more than one interception against the Packers. Most notably, the aging Brady cannot move in the pocket, which will make him force throws into tight windows, something that Green Bay will be able to capitalize on throughout the Week 6 matchup.
4. Packers will defeat Buccaneers by more than 10 points
Simply put, the surging Packers are just head and shoulders above the Buccaneers, a new-look team that is still trying to find their footing with Week 6 rapidly approaching. Because the combination of Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and the team’s stout defense, a unit that is playing extremely well at the moment, the Buccaneers won’t be able to hang in this game for very long. The minute the Buccaneers give up the lead, the Packers will know to pounce while making sure that quarterback Tom Brady and company have absolutely no chance at maneuvering a comeback attempt.
The Buccaneers are coming off a tough loss to another NFC North team in the Chicago Bears, and Green Bay looks like a far superior team than Chicago. While Tampa Bay is getting a little extra rest thanks to play the Bears on Thursday night, the well-rested Packers are one week removed from the team’s bye and will be more than ready to handle anything and everything thrown at them. With Rodgers leading the way, the Packers will win this NFC clash by double digits come Sunday afternoon in Tampa Bay to move to an immaculate 5-0 on the season.