NFC championship game Buccaneers 31 Packers 26

Aaron Smith, Staff Reporter

Sunday January 24th marked the matchup between the Green Bay Packers and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. For Tom Brady his 14th championship game and with his new team in his first year, he takes the Buccaneers back to the Super bowl. 

On February 7th Tom Brady will be appearing in his 10th Super Bowl and a chase for a 7th Super Bowl victory. Tom Brady leads the Bucs to their first Super Bowl since 2002 winning a tough one in Green Bay. 

The Buccaneers have been underdogs all season and once again Tom Brady proves the haters wrong. The Bucs missed the playoffs last year, which makes their story this year that much better.

“I’m just so happy for our team they put in so much work to get here, we had a lot of backups coming in and they played their tails off and just a great team win,” Buccaneers Head Coach Bruce Arians said. 

Arians inherited a losing team last season and after so much success coaching the Arizona Cardinals, he finally makes his first trip to the Super Bowl.

On the other side back to back championship losses for the Green Bay Packers bring up a lot of questions this offseason. Aaron Rodgers will most likely be the league MVP but failing to reach the Super Bowl ends another great season in disappointment. 

The Packers were in position to tie the game but faced a 4th down. Packers head coach Matt Lefleur decided to kick a field goal down 8 with just over 2 minutes left instead of going for it. 

“I didn’t have a decision on that one,” he said. “It wasn’t my decision, but I understand the thinking. Above two minutes with all of our timeouts. But it wasn’t my decision.” 

Sadly for the Packers they are going home missing out on a prime chance to reach the Super Bowl.