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Chris Godwin, Leonard Fournette make incredible back-to-back plays to get Tampa Bay a TD

Frank Schwab
·2 min read

One of the reasons the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were attractive to Tom Brady is he was going to have plenty of help.

In the NFC championship game, that was easy to see.

In the second quarter, after the Green Bay Packers had tied the game 7-7, two straight great plays helped Tampa Bay take back the lead. On a third-and-9, Brady threw a desperation heave that hung up in the air for a long time. Because it was third down, it was worth taking a risky throw downfield. Packers safety Darnell Savage had an interception lined up, but Chris Godwin got his hands on it and made a great juggling catch for a huge first down.

Buccaneers fans hadn’t even calmed down from that highlight when Leonard Fournette was handed the ball, and he made a phenomenal run for a touchdown. The Buccaneers took a shot on the former fourth overall pick when the Jacksonville Jaguars gave up on him, and the touchdown run in the second quarter at Green Bay might have been the best of his career.

Before those two plays, Mike Evans made a couple great catches on Tampa Bay’s first drive, including a touchdown grab.

Brady had a great year, especially for a 43-year-old quarterback. All the talent around him certainly helped.

Leonard Fournette celebrates with Tom Brady of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after scoring a touchdown in the second quarter of the NFC championship game. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
Leonard Fournette celebrates with Tom Brady of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after scoring a touchdown in the second quarter of the NFC championship game. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

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