Rodgers told reporters that he saw something that shouldn’t have been shown on the jumbotron in Tampa and he passed that information along to his defense.
Tom Brady pulled the Bucs within two on a touchdown pass to Russell Gage with just 14 seconds left, but a delay-of-game penalty set them back five yards. Rodgers hinted after the game that if it weren’t for him, Tampa Bay might not have been penalized at all.
“Well they showed it on the previous play, too,” Rodgers said on the Fox broadcast. “It was a delay on both plays. Sometimes you see things in the game. Sometimes the Jumbotron shows things they probably shouldn’t show, even at home. I saw something, (and) I just passed on the information.”
Brady could not connect with Gage again on Tampa Bay’s final offensive play because of the penalty, and the Packers walked away with the victory.
Brady declined to make excuses after the game, blaming the miscue and others on poor execution.
“We needed good execution, and we didn’t get it,” Brady told reporters. “There was a lot of other times where we had other bad execution. I think the reality is when you do that, you don’t have the opportunity to score points.”
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