Green Bay had been steamrolling through teams recently, so it was somewhat of a shock to see that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had the Packers on the ropes. However as what has become custom for Green Bay, Aaron Rodgers put drives together late to seal the the game, such as the 40 yard touchdown pass to Jordy Nelson putting the Pack up for good 35-26 with minutes to go against the Bucs.
The Packers started this game as usual with two touchdowns, including one by defensive tackle B.J. Raji on a one yard run. With the 14-0 lead the Buccaneers started battling back starting with a 54 yard touchdown run by LeGarrette Blount, where he ran over six Green Bay defenders before getting to the end zone. After adding a field goal to make it a four point game, the Bucs attempted an onside kick, which was first ruled to be recovered by Tampa Bay, but then overturned after a review. After the failed onside kick attempt the Packers drove the field and Rodgers threw a touchdown pass to Jordy Nelson with a little under two minutes left in the half, giving the Packers a 21-10 lead.
In the third quarter the Green Bay offense was surprisingly quite, unable to put any points on the board. The Buccaneers tried to take advantage by adding another Connor Barth field goal, cutting the lead to 21-13. Early in the fourth quarter the Bucs were able to put a drive together and finish it off with a touchdown pass to Mike Williams. Tampa Bay attempted the two point conversion for the tie, but Kellen Winslow could not hang on to the pass.
Green Bay answered with a touchdown of their own by John Kuhn, making it a two possession game. The Buccaneers were able to come back with a score of their own, but could not keep the Packers out of the end zone one last time before getting the ball back.
Aaron Rodgers and company will be looking to move 11-0 on Thanksgiving early this week against the upstart (7-3) Lions. Green Bay will move the ball against the Lions, but the real question is will the porous Packer D, be able to stop Stafford and Calvin Johnson. If your betting on Thanksgiving, lay the six points with the Pack.