Undoubtedly the marquee matchup of Sunday afternoon is the key NFC showdown between the Green Bay Packers and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It’ll occur during the second-wave of Sunday contests, and given the fact that the only other game going on at the time is the Jets/Dolphins, this is basically a standalone showdown among two of the sport’s best teams.
Green Bay enters Week 6 with a stellar 4-0 record. While many anticipated this Packers squad could take that next step, they’ve looked pretty flawless thus far. Expect them to receive a stiffer test this week from a mostly healthy Tampa Bay side. Aaron Rodgers too has rebounded off a bit of a down season in 2019, coming back with a vengeance to his game thus far.
The Bucs enter Week 6 with a 3-2 record, coming off an extended break after last playing on Thursday Night Football of Week 5. That match ended in controversy as it seemed as if veteran quarterback Tom Brady forgot what down it was in a crucial stretch vs. Chicago. You can bet the future Hall of Famer will be keen on retribution as he battles another one in Aaron Rodgers.
With the Bucs finally fully healthy on offense, and the Packers’ attack rolling – points should be plenty come Sunday afternoon. The fact that this game isn’t conflicting against any other intriguing matchups makes it all the more enticing. Continue reading on beneath the posted odds for our preview and tactical breakdown of the Bucs vs. Packers here in Week 6. This should be a special matchup!
Green Bay Packers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Betting Odds:
Green Bay Packers -1 (-110)
@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers +1 (-110)
Over 55 (-110)
Under 55 (-110)
*Betting odds provided by BetOnline.ag
Green Bay Packers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Pick:
While we talked above about the Tampa Bay Buccaneers finally returning to full offensive strength, Aaron Rodgers will be ecstatic to get back his top wideout in Davante Adams. The Packers have been elite without Adams, and adding him back into the lineup should add yet another element to this in-form attack.
The Buccaneers’ secondary isn’t the best right now, and they’ll struggle to contain Adams downfield. One area Tampa should succeed in is stifling the running game. They’ve been awesome with this so far in 2020, and even without Vita Vea – there’s enough horses in their front seven to limit Aaron Jones, and solely focus on what Aaron Rodgers can and will do with his arm.
Meanwhile in Tampa, the Bucs should be thrilled to get Chris Godwin back – clearly Tom Brady’s likely top target for the remainder of the season. The talented slot receiver was battling a concussion, but will be in the lineup against the Packers in Week 6. Pairing Godwin with the vertical threat of Mike Evans is what the Bucs’ envisioned when they went out and secured the services of Tom Brady, and look for the veteran QB to finally be able to show off the full extent of this Bucs’ offense.
Green Bay’s secondary is decent, though with all of the pass-catchers at Brady’s disposal, there will be openings to be had. Expect the Bucs to also be able to get the running game going, and also use Ronald Jones as a receiver coming out of the backfield, as Green Bay’s linebackers have struggled picking these plays up of late.
The Buccaneers were -3 on the lookahead line prior to Week 5, and the shift to seeing the Packers favoured is pretty surprising. Throughout his career, Tom Brady has always been awesome coming off of a loss, to the tune of a 43-21 ATS record. Look for the Bucs’ defensive front to get pressure on Rodgers, and expect Tampa’s offensive weapons to take over late. Bucs win an exciting contest on Sunday afternoon.