The Bucs are headed to Super Bowl in their own backyard at Raymond James Stadium as they defeated the Packers 31-26 in Lambeau Field to win the NFC Championship. It was a historic day for the Bucs as they started out with a 21-10 lead at halftime with a last second touchdown from Tom Brady to Scotty Miller, and held on in the second half to come out on top.

Here were the most impressive players on the offensive side of the ball from the game.

WR Chris Godwin
It was an outstanding NFC Championship game for Godwin, who was having drop issues in the postseason up to that point. He had one drop early on in the game that could have caused fear in Bucs fans that the drops would continue, but he bounced back on the next play, making a tremendous 52-yard acrobatic catch on a ball that he came down with after juggling it. It was a huge play that set the Bucs up for a touchdown. He also made a great play by taking a screen pass 15 yards on a third-and-14, breaking tackles to get the first down. Godwin was the most consistent receiver for the Bucs, and he sealed the game at the end with a toss sweep that went for a first down. Godwin made five catches for 110 yards and had one rush for six yards.

QB Tom Brady
What more can you say about a man that is going to his 10th Super Bowl? Brady looked dialed in during the first half throwing dime after dime in perfect spots,  but didn’t get a lot of help from his receivers as the Bucs had six drops. Tampa Bay went 7-for-9 on third downs in that half, which played a big factor. He capped off a great first half by hitting Scotty Miller for a 39-yard touchdown pass with eight seconds remaining. While Brady threw three interceptions in the second half, one came after the ball went off Mike Evans’ fingers, and another was a jump ball thrown following a missed blocking assignment on third down. But when the game was on the line at the end, Brady and the Bucs were able to convert some first downs, which was set up by a nine-yard reception to Evans that helped clinch the game. Brady finished the game throwing for 280 yards on 20-of-36 passing, three touchdowns and three interceptions.

Bucs’ Offensive Line
Brady can’t have a good game if he’s doesn’t have time to throw, and the offensive line gave him plenty of that. Brady was sacked just one time in the entire game and that happened in the first half. Brady had all day to throw as the line did a good job to keep him clean. A lot credit should go to tackles Donovan Smith and Tristan Wirfs as they both continue to play at a very high level in the postseason. The Bucs have played some tough pass rushing teams so far and they’ve passed the test each time.

WR Scotty Miller
With Antonio Brown unable to play, Miller was once again utilized as one of the Bucs’ primary down field threats. While he made just two receptions, his 39-yard touchdown catch at the end of the half to put Tampa Bay up 21-10 was arguably the play of the game. Even if he’s not getting the ball, Miller can take the top off of the defense and open up things for all the other weapons. Miller put the burners on for his touchdown reception, getting past Kevin King and making the catch in the end zone. Brady and Miller have had an excellent rapport together on the deep ball, and it paid off there. Miller had three catches for 36 yards and a touchdown.

Honorable Mention: RB Leonard Fournette (55 rushing yards, 19 receiving yards, one rushing touchdown)

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chefboho
5 months ago

Little Miller is such an underutilized weapon. You’d like to see if AB could come back next year but with Miller and Johnson behind him, you can afford to let him go. This team is so damn loaded at WR. What a win!

Dman
5 months ago

How about that pass rush!!!! Barrett, JPP, Vita Vea!!!!

Randy H.
Reply to  Dman
5 months ago

This is for the Offense only, hence the title of the article.

thewbacca
Reply to  Dman
5 months ago

No doubt.

Virtual_Camel
5 months ago

It’s just criminal not to have Shaq on this list with 3 sacks and JPP with 2! Whole team played well. Go Bucs!

chefboho
Reply to  Virtual_Camel
5 months ago

It’s only the offensive players cuz. I also think did the same thing

Virtual_Camel
Reply to  Virtual_Camel
5 months ago

Add me to most disappointing!

bmayhew
5 months ago

How do you have brady on the list after he threw 3 picks (should have been 4) and not put shaq barrett or jpp on the list after they combined for 5 sacks and kept the packers from scoring after most of bradys picks

Spitfire
Reply to  bmayhew
5 months ago

You gotta watch the game and read the title of the article to understand Bud. It’s hard for the avg person to understand how not every pick is the QBs fault too but it’s all good.

bmayhew
Reply to  Spitfire
5 months ago

I watched every second of the game. Tom had a good first half other than the 1 pass that should have been picked. But his second half was terrible. Good thing the defense put the clamps on

Dave
Reply to  bmayhew
5 months ago

Think he was better than just good in the first half. 190 yards, 2 TD’s and 0 TO’s. To go along with converting 7 of 10 3rd downs, which included a 3rd/7, 3rd/9, 3rd/9, and 3rd/13. Brady did absolutely everything he had to do, to jump out to a big lead, and put all the pressure in the 2nd half squarely on Rodgers. Which ended up proving to be too much to overcome

toofamiliar17
Reply to  Spitfire
5 months ago

Listen, I’m 1,000% the guy who wants to assign interceptions to the truly responsible parties, but those picks were on him. Think about this – Mike Evans is 6’5″ tall with 35″ arms. Which means that standing flat on his feet, he can reach about 8.5 feet into the air. On that ball Brady threw off Mike’s fingertips, he leapt up to try to catch it and could still BARELY touch it. Which basically means that he threw the ball so that when it got to Mike, it was something in the neighborhood of 10 feet off the ground. That’s… Read more »

Last edited 5 months ago by toofamiliar17
Eddie
Reply to  toofamiliar17
5 months ago

Look at it this way. That will just mean this team can be and will be even better in two weeks time when Brady will have time to review the game film and correct those interceptions with his teammates.

TBChucky
5 months ago

What a win! I’m pretty sure I wore out my flooring with the pacing! Brady should rebound for the next game! GO BUCS!!

seat26
5 months ago

Miller and Johnson are great for the next generation of receivers for the Bucs. This team is deep at that position.

bucballer
5 months ago

Buc’s OLine! They manned up and played solid ball. Nice to see after they caught holy hell in first half of season!

DMIbucs98
5 months ago

List is too offensive heavy imo. Like the selections but I think this section should highlight the individuals who dominated the whole game.
S.Miller end of the half TD catch was sensational and pivotal. And one of the handful of reasons why the win. He would probably be in my honorable mentions.

Most Impessive.

DC Todd Bowles
QB Tom Brady
WR Chris Godwin
D/OL Trenches
(Honorable Mentions:
Jordan Whitehead[1/2 game], Scotty Miller, Leonard Fornette)

toofamiliar17
Reply to  DMIbucs98
5 months ago

Check out the headline here one more time.

Randy H.
5 months ago

Note to the editors: Either do separate offense and defense every game throughout the season or just do one combined like you usually do, because half the people on here are confused.

PatsFan
5 months ago

As a lifetime Pats and Brady fan, you all are like an abused spouse. You have been hit so many times you can’t appreciate excellence. Big Sombrero is a f-ing retard. Brady is a winner. Your weak receivers dropped like 8 passes today, including 2 of 3 picks. Appreciate him while you have him. Pats fans and the Pats management didn’t…they didn’t even offer him a contract, and we sucked this year with Cam “I won’t jump on my own fumble in the the Superbowl” Newton. There is nothing wrong with being a good game manager. Gaudy stats mean nothing… Read more »

Captain Sly
Reply to  PatsFan
5 months ago

Patriot fan coming aboard calling our receivers “Weak” when there isn’t one reciever on your team that would even make this roster. Realize you may support Brady but try to show a little more class & respect before jumping on our Ship. Go Bucs!

compewterpirate
Reply to  PatsFan
5 months ago

Yes, Big Sombrero is a f****ing retard. Huge credit to TB12 for the fact of us reaching the superbowl. Without his leadership, his work ethic, his professionalism and all the other intangibles he brings to the table, not to mention his talent and his acumen as a QB, the Bucs don’t come close to making the Superbowl.

PatsFan
5 months ago

Hopefully AB will be back in two weeks and you will have someone who can catch a ball in a pressure game. Evans was a disappointment.

Knightrider79
5 months ago

I know it’s not offense but our special teams should be on here as well. They played lights out

toofamiliar17
Reply to  Knightrider79
5 months ago

If special teams isn’t offense, then why would any special teams players make the list for “NFC Championship Game Most Impressive – Offense“?

They did play really well, no doubt. Best we’ve seen all year, maybe.

Last edited 5 months ago by toofamiliar17
rocky
5 months ago

Lol the amount of people that can’t read a headline is staggering.

I know the offensive of line is on here but I want to really pin point Aaron stinnie. What a story this is. Comes in for relief in the divisional round and nfc championship game at right guard and plays great along with everyone on the line. Well done to him and the other 4 alongside him. Now he’s going to the super bowl!

Horse
5 months ago

Sorry, but Brady wasn’t, Impressive today, but he was adequate.