Rodgers had a 100+ passer rating and threw for 350+ yards and 3 TDs. None of that was garbage time inflated numbers.CharVike wrote: ↑Sun Feb 14, 2021 10:43 pmSince when was Fournette an NFL star? He has 3.9 ypc for his career. The Buc HC talked with him and told him to do things this way and if that don't work for you I can cut you right now. What has Brown done in recent memory to be labeled a star. Fournette will go to any team that calls him. IMO that Buc D started playing great D during the finale stretch. Rodgers and Mahomes didn't look like there usual great self's because the heat was coming. Rodgers was at home playing a team on there 3rd straight road game. That's easy pickings for him. Couldn't deal with the heat. There sive D couldn't handle Brady. Brady has proven he can play anyway it needs to be done. When he had Moss he was the mad bomber. He can also be a dink and dunk guy. He can do everything but run for big yardage. He knows there's no longevity taking that road. Give him big time heat and it changes everything. It does for all QBs.chicagopurple wrote: ↑Thu Feb 11, 2021 10:19 amOH, BTW.....in making it sound that the influence of Brady in the game was not huge, given that what he did in that particular game was very much "game management", taking what they give you, not turning the ball over much.....
1, those things were exactly the key to victory so he did what he needed to do and didnt let his justifiably immense ego get in the way.
2. You ignore the fact that all the key players in the Super Bowl Victory came to the team purely because of Brady's presence and leadership....Gronk, Brown, Fournette...they all have publicly stated that the only reason they came was due to Brady's presence and request. These are huge factors entirely absent from the Vikings organization and its laughable to try and draw a parallel between the two clubs. Its like a sitcom to picture Kirk Cousins calling big name NFL stars and saying , "Hey man, I got things totally under control here and I can lead you to the promised land....come join me.....". Hell none of them would even pick up the phone if they saw him on caller ID.
Mahomes had 3 elite level throws where he was throwing off his back foot or falling down that were drops. 2 of those would have been TDs or gotten KC inside the 5 that hit his receiver in the facemask, and 1 was a 20+ yard easy catch to Kelce that resulted in a punt that gave the Bucs great field position.
This is also just one game we are talking about here. In one game the Miami Dolphins can beat the eventual SB champ NE Patriots or the 7-9 Vikings can beat the eventual #1 seeded Packers. Stuff happens.
In the playoffs as whole, the Bucs D was solid if not spectacular, and it needed its offense to produce a decent amount of scoring to win.