3 reasons why Packers will beat Buccaneers in NFC Championship

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The Green Bay Packers were able to rest and recover on Sunday following their Divisional Round victory and wait to see who their opponent in the NFC Championship will be. Now that they know it will be the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the preparation by both teams is in full swing.

Green Bay traveled to Tampa earlier in the season and got boat-raced 38-10. The Packers led 10-0 early and had the ball looking to add to their lead. Unfortunately, an Aaron Rodgers pick-six (his only one this season) completely turned the game and the Buccaneers quickly took the lead for good.

This is a totally different game from earlier in the season, as both teams have come a long way. Let’s check out three reasons why the Packers will be able to win and advance to the Super Bowl.

3. Offensive line

Even without stud left tackle David Bakhtiari, the Packers did a tremendous job against the scary Los Angeles Rams’ defensive line in the Divisional Round. And that’s reminiscent of their work all season long. Not only did they keep Rodgers upright, they also opened up a ton of rushing lanes for Aaron Jones and the other running backs. Green Bay will get that type of performance again against the Buccaneers, as the Packers will look to gash them on the ground and keep their defense on high alert.