PREVIEW: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Green Bay Packers Battle for NFC Championship in the Frozen Tundra

By  //  January 24, 2021

Kickoff set for 3:05 p.m. ET

GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN (Buccaneers) – The weather forecast in Tampa on Sunday, January 24? Partly cloudy with a high of 77 degrees. The weather forecast in Green Bay, Wisconsin on Sunday, January 24? Snow. With a high of 32 degrees – also known as freezing.

The Buccaneers will travel to the Frozen Tundra this weekend to take on the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship game at historic Lambeau Field. It’s the fourth time the Buccaneers will play for the conference title.

The last time they were in it? That was also on the road… in the last game at Veteran’s Stadium in Philadelphia. The infamous game now known as, “Shutting down the Vet” propelled the Buccaneers to Super Bowl XXXVII in San Diego, Calif. Now, they’re hoping the results are the same, except this time, they would come home to Tampa to be the first team in NFL history to both play in and play host to a Super Bowl.

Green Bay won’t make it easy. Both with the weather forecast and because they boast the league’s top-ranked scoring offense, averaging 31.8 points per game thanks to MVP-candidate Aaron Rodgers, who leads the league in passer rating (121.5) and passing touchdowns (48). But the good news is, the Bucs sit just behind this Packers offense, averaging 30.8 points per game of their own for the third spot in the category.

Better news is that the Bucs’ defense is only letting up an average of 22.2 points per game – good for the eighth best mark in the NFL.