A HEAVYWEIGHT fight awaits the NFL this weekend.
Two legends of the game, Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers, will go head-to-head on Sunday at Raymond James Stadium when their Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Green Bay Packers go head-to-head.
Brady and Rodgers are true masters in their field.
The former is a seven-time Super Bowl winner, five-time Super Bowl MVP, three-time NFL MVP, and three-time First-Team All-Pro.
The latter is a one-time Super Bowl winner, a one-time Super Bowl MVP, a four-time NFL MVP, and a four-time First-Team All-Pro.
And after both braved father time with Brady in his 23rd season and Rodgers in his 18th, they’ll both be looking for another moment of glory before hanging up their boots.
This is only the sixth time fans have seen these two square off, with Brady currently leading the neck-and-neck race, leaning heavily in Brady’s favor at 4-1.
Arguably two of the best quarterbacks of their generation, at least Brady and Rodgers, played each other for the first time at Lambeau Field in 2006.
There, the Packers were shut out 35-0 by Rodgers as Brady threw for 244 yards and four touchdowns while Rodgers split reps while Brett Favre passed just 105 yards combined.
It wasn’t until eight years later, in 2014, that the two fought each other again, with Rodgers leveling the score at 1-1 between the two thanks to another 26-21 win in Wisconsin.
Here Brady passed for 246 yards and two touchdowns while Rodgers drove for 368 and two touchdowns.
The Patriots defeated the Seattle Seahawks in this season’s Super Bowl.
Fast forward another four years, and this time it was New England’s turn to host the Packers when Brady returned to winning ways, rushing for 294 yards and a touchdown to lead the Patriots to a 31-17 win.
Rodgers threw for 259 yards and two touchdowns.
Once again the Patriots won the Super Bowl, this time against the LA Rams.
After Brady’s move to the Buccaneers, these two met twice in the 2020 season, with Tampa Bay winning both games.
Their Week 6 game at Raymond James Stadium ended 38-10 while the Buccaneers threw Green Bay out of the playoffs 31-26 in the NFC Championship game.
Over the course of those two games, Brady rushed for 446 yards, five touchdowns and one interception.
Rodgers threw for 506 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions.
And once again Brady won the Super Bowl.
Now, with Brady aged 45 and Rodgers aged 38, who knows if this will be the last time they face each other.
Brady’s 2-0 Buccaneers are favorites for another Super Bowl, while Rodgers’ 1-1 Packers are a potential Dark Horse contender.
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