Green Bay Packers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers on October 18, 2020

Green Bay Packers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Green Bay Packers, long-time former NFC Central foes, each had new head coaches in 2019 and each showed clear improvement. It was a more dramatic jump for the Packers, however, as they went from 6-9-1 in Mike McCarthy's last year at the helm to 13-3 and a spot in the NFC Championship Game in Matt LaFleur's debut campaign.

The Buccaneers climbed from 5-11 to 7-9 under Bruce Arians and showed particular improvement in the season's second half, especially on defense. The team felt as it if had enough promise and roster talent to go all-in with the signing of Tom Brady, the trade for Rob Gronkowski and a cap-stretching commitment to keep its defensive front intact. Will the Buccaneers be able to make the jump to the next level? For that matter, will the Packers be able to stay at the level they reached last year? Or could these two teams meet in the middle somewhere?

WEEK 6 • SUN 10/18 • 4:25 PM EDT

Green Bay Packers 3 - 0

3 - 0

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2 - 1

2 - 1

History: Green Bay Packers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

All Time Record (entering 2020 season): 21-33

Streaks: Bucs lost last three meetings

Most Recent Matchup: Bucs lost on the road, 26-20

Players and Coaches to Know:

Green Bay Packers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Green Bay Packers 2019 Record: 13-3

Scoring Offense: 15th (23.5 points per game)

Total Offense: 18th (345.5 yards per game)

Rushing Offense: 15th (112.2 yards per game)

Passing Offense: 17th (233.3 yards per game)

Scoring Defense: 9th (19.6 points per game)

Total Defense: 18th (352.6 yards per game)

Rushing Defense: 23rd (120.1 yards per game)

Passing Defense: 14th (232.6 yards per game)

Turnover Margin: t-3rd (+12)

Packers' 2020 Draft Class: QB Jordan Love (Round 1, 26th overall), RB A.J. Dillon (Round 2, 62nd overall), TE Josiah Deguara (Round 3, 94th overall), LB Kamal Martin (Round 5, 175th overall), G Jon Runyan (Round 6, 192nd overall), C Jake Hanson (Round 6, 208th overall), T Simon Stepaniak (Round 6, 209th overall), S Vernon Scott (Round 7, 236th overall), DE Jonathan Garvin (Round 7, 242nd overall)

Key Veteran Additions: T Ricky Wagner (FA), LB Christian Kirksey (UFA), WR Devin Funchess (UFA)

Notable Departures: LB Blake Martinez (UFA), OLB Kyler Fackrell (UFA), T Bryan Bulaga (UFA), TE Jimmy Graham (Released), WR Geronimo Allison (UFA), FB Dan Vitale (UFA)

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