Thursday December 18th, 2014

Green Bay Packers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Packers will clinch a playoff spot with a win over the Buccaneers and still have an outside shot at securing the NFC’s No. 1 seed. Tampa Bay (2-12) have yet to win at home this season and have lost seven straight home games. Overall, the Buccaneers have lost four games in a row and haven’t scored more than 17 points in any of those defeats.

You can follow the game with live stats and play-by-play here.

How to watch

Details for Sunday's game are below:

Kickoff: 1 p.m. ET

Live stream: The game can be live streamed here

TV coverage: FOX

Radio: For a list of Packers affiliates, click here. For a list of Buccaneers affiliates, click here.

Season recaps


Week 15: Bills 21, Packers 13

Aaron Rodgers had one of his worst games as a pro, throwing for 185 yards and two interceptions as the Packers had their five-game winning streak snapped. Buffalo’s offense didn’t do much either, only mustering 13 first downs, but the Bills were helped out by Marcus Thigpen’s 75-yard punt return for a touchdowns and Dan Carpenter’s four field goals.

Week 14: Packers 43, Falcons 37

The Packers held off a second-half rally by the Falcons to win their fifth straight game. Green Bay took a 31-7 lead into halftime, but Matt Ryan threw four second-half touchdowns to make the game close down the stretch. Aaron Rodgers completed 24 of 36 passes for 327 yards and three touchdowns, and Jordy Nelson caught eight passes for 146 yards and two scores. James Starks and Eddie Lacy combined for 148 rushing yards and two touchdowns. The Packers won despite giving up 259 receiving yards to Julio Jones.

Week 13: Packers 26, Patriots 21

Aaron Rodgers continued his hot streak at home by throwing for 368 yards and two touchdowns to increase an NFL-record of consecutive touchdown passes at home (20) without an interception this season. Eddie Lacy added 98 rushing yards for Green Bay, who held the ball for 36 minutes. Tom Brady had 245 passing yards and two touchdowns in the first ever meeting between the two former NFL MVPs.

Week 12: Packers 24, Vikings 21

Eddie Lacy helped the Packers running game get on track by rushing for 125 yards, and Aaron Rodgers continued his stellar season by throwing for two touchdowns as Green Bay moved into first place in the NFC North. Teddy Bridgewater threw for 210 yards and two touchdowns for the Vikings.


Week 15: Panthers 19, Buccaneers 17

Derek Anderson threw for 277 yards and a touchdown filling in for an injured Cam Newton as the Panthers remained within striking distance of the NFC South lead. Graham Gano kicked four field goals and Jonathan Stewart added 75 yards as Carolina held the ball for 37 minutes while racking up 28 first downs. Tampa Bay lost their fourth straight game despite rushing for 151 yards.

Week 14: Lions 34, Buccaneers 17

Matthew Stafford was 26-of-34 for 311 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions as the Lions beat the Bucs, 34-17. Calvin Johnson caught eight passes for 158 yards and a touchdown, while Joique Bell accounted for two total scores. The Bucs committed three turnovers. The Lions fumbled three times but only failed to recover once. 

Week 13: Bengals 14, Buccaneers 13

Cincinnati held off Tampa Bay to earn a third straight road win. Andy Dalton threw one touchdown to A.J. Green and rushed for another, but he also tossed three interceptions. Giovani Bernard led the team with 49 rushing yards on ten carries, while James Wright and Green added 59 and 57 receiving yards, respectively.

Week 12: Bears 21, Buccaneers 13 

Chicago came back from an early 10-point deficit, as Matt Forte rushed for 89 yards and two third quarter touchdowns. Josh McCown threw for 341 yards and Vincent Jackson and Louis Murphy each went over 100 yards in receiving, but the Bucs turned the ball over four times, leading to 14 Chicago points.

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