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History Points to Big Game From Tom Brady in NFC Championship

Isaiah De Los Santos
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady looks primed for a standout performance in the NFC Championship Game.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady looks primed for a standout performance in the NFC Championship Game. / Chris Graythen/Getty Images
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The NFC Championship Game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Green Bay Packers gets closer by the day, and fans are anticipating this matchup between high-powered offenses. Tampa QB Tom Brady will be integral to this team's chances at upsetting the Packers on the road.

It turns out, history indicates that Brady could be in for a great game against Green Bay, due to his string of recent success against Packers defensive coordinator Mike Pettine.

The veteran being 8-0 in his last eight games against Pettine isn't exactly a great sign for the Packers. Brady having Pettine's number could spell disaster for Green Bay's defense as they hope to slow down Tampa Bay's deadly offense.

One way to prevent Tampa from getting any momentum is forcing turnovers. The Bucs QB has struggled with interceptions this year, throwing his most in a season (12) since 2011. However, with Brady throwing just 3 INTs in his last eight games against a Pettine-led defense, that outcome doesn't seem likely.

Tampa Bay's offense has put up 30-plus points in both of its playoff games, so the Packers will need to prepare for a shootout. The total is set for 50.5 points even despite the weather forecast.

The Packers are current 3-point favorites for the conference championship, per FanDuel Sportsbook.


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