The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were able to convert a deep touchdown pass from Tom Brady to wideout Scotty Miller before the end of the first half, bringing up memories of old games for the Green Bay Packers.
Following Miller's touchdown, many brought up the late first-half touchdown by Hakeem Nicks back in 2011.
In 2011, Hakeem Nicks caught 37-yard TD on final play of the first half to give the #Giants a 20-10 halftime lead over Green Bay. 10 years later, Scotty Miller catches a 39-yard TD on final play of the first half to give Tampa a 21-10 lead over Green Bay.pic.twitter.com/Ahp7JQxeGd
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) January 24, 2021
Similar to the Buccaneers, the New York Giants had fewer than 10 seconds remaining with no timeouts remaining. Eli Manning and the Giants would take one shot down the field in hopes to get a closer field goal or a touchdown.
Manning would deliver a pass to Hicks for a touchdown, giving the Giants a 20-10 lead heading into halftime of the NFC Divisional Round. New York would proceed to defeat Green Bay 37-20 despite the Packers being heavy favorites as a 15-1 team in the regular season.
On the crucial touchdown pass to Miller on Sunday, all Green Bay had to do was make sure that the Buccaneers didn't convert a deep pass down the field. Instead, defensive back Kevin King seemed to be playing for a quick, outside pass to Miller, who would easily get behind the secondary for a touchdown.
While the Packers were favorites to take care of business at Lambeau Field, Brady and Tampa Bay's offense is rolling. Despite getting the ball first to begin the second half, the Packers put themselves in a massive hole after allowing Miller to inexcusably get behind them for a touchdown.
And it appears Miller's touchdown will net the Packers the same result they saw in 2011 against the Giants, which was a heartbreaking loss at home.