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NFL Week 3 Game Recap: Green Bay Packers 14, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 12

Tampa, Florida, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) hands off to Green Bay Packers the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the first quarter at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers won the battle of great quarterbacks by downing Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 14-12, in Week 3.

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Offensive spotlight: Both teams were dealing with injuries on offense, particularly at receiver, but it was Tom Brady’s receivers who were hit harder and struggled more in this game. They only actually cost the Bucs a pair of drops, but there were numerous other instances where they weren’t quite on the same page or able to secure the catch.

Defensive spotlight: De’Vondre Campbell made the game-winning play in the end zone, breaking up a pass that would have tied the game on a two-point conversion. Campbell tipped the ball away a full stretch and continues to look like he will back up the All-Pro season that came out of the blue last year.

Rookie spotlight: Defensive lineman Logan Hall, Tampa Bay’s top pick in this year’s draft, had his best game as a pro this week. He recorded a 19.1% pass-rush win rate and got to Aaron Rodgers at a few key moments in the game to keep the score close.

Offensive line spotlight: Green Bay finally saw the return of left tackle David Bakhtiari, but they didn’t ask him to play the entire game in his first action back. He split time with Yosh Nijman, who has been filling in admirably in his place. Both players allowed just one pressure in the game.

Box Score

Passing
Green Bay Packers
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int
Aaron Rodgers 17.1 27 / 35 255 7.3 2 1
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int
Tom Brady 14.74 31 / 42 271 6.5 1 0
Rushing
Green Bay Packers
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long
Aaron Rodgers 17.1 1 -1 -1 0 -1
Aaron Jones 6.7 12 36 3 0 10
AJ Dillon 5.8 12 32 2.7 0 7
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long
Tom Brady 14.74 1 -1 -1 0 -1
Leonard Fournette P 12 12 35 2.9 0 6
Breshad Perriman P 6.4 1 0 0 0 0
Receiving
Green Bay Packers
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT TD
Romeo Doubs 21.3 8 8 73 9.1 1
Allen Lazard 14.5 6 4 45 7.5 1
Robert Tonyan 9.7 7 6 37 5.3 0
Randall Cobb 7.7 2 2 57 28.5 0
Aaron Jones 6.7 4 3 11 2.8 0
AJ Dillon 5.8 3 2 6 2 0
Tyler Davis 4.6 2 2 26 13 0
Juwann Winfree 0 2 0 0 0 0
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT TD
Russell Gage 25.7 13 12 87 6.7 1
Leonard Fournette 12 6 5 35 5.8 0
Cameron Brate 10.2 6 5 52 8.7 0
Breshad Perriman 6.4 4 3 44 11 0
Cole Beasley 4.2 4 3 12 3 0
Jaelon Darden 3.5 1 1 25 25 0
Kyle Rudolph 2.2 1 1 12 12 0
Scotty Miller 1.4 5 1 4 0.8 0

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