They deserve credit — they got us out of our rhythm. Aaron Rodgers had some fun on Sunday and gave us the best touchdown celebration of the week. The NFL’s highest scoring offense was virtually unstoppable through the first four weeks of the season and the opening quarter of Sunday’s 38-10 loss to Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Aaron Rodgers after Packers' loss to Tom Brady's Bucs: 'We needed a kick in the a—'. “Those were frustrating plays, especially up 10-0 there, giving them basically 14 points, obviously changed the momentum of the game. The last three quarters showed it’s a lot tougher to move the ball and score at will than it seemed during the team’s best start since 2015. It was the 43-year-old Brady’s first signature victory since signing with the Bucs (4-2) after a historic 20-year run with the New England Patriots, which included nine NFL title-game appearances and six championships. TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Things had been going so smoothly for Green Bay that Aaron Rodgers figured the Packers were due for a dose of reality. | Commentary, ‘Shark Tank’ hears Volusia couple’s chainsaw carving knife pitch, Maitland triathlete 1st with Down syndrome to attempt Ironman, Months after Kissimmee man’s killing, family still seeks answers, Former San Francisco 49er Dana Stubblefield, the 1997 NFL Defensive Player of the Year, sentenced to 15 years to life after a rape conviction. “It starts with the preparation, having a better week of practice, and then we have to play better. "I felt like we needed a little bit of a wake-up call at some point this season because things have been so good and there's been so much talk maybe outside the building about the ease with which we're moving the ball on offense and scoring. It was just the third time Brady and Rodgers have faced each other in their long successful careers. Former Packers teammate says Rodgers believes bizarre conspiracy theory. As soon as you get comfortable, you get your butt whipped,” Packers coach Matt LaFleur said. I gotta do a better job with our guys, making sure they’re dialed in, knowing what we’re asking of them and then ultimately those guys gotta take it out to the field and go out and execute.”. "I knew it was tight, we've hit throws like that, but I missed on my spot by probably a foot or so. “I’m not saying that’s what happened. Brady also threw a 7-yard TD pass to rookie Tyler Johnson and Ronald Jones rushed for 113 yards and a pair of TDs for Tampa Bay, which didn’t turn the ball over, allow a sack or commit a single penalty after being flagged 11 times in a one-point loss to Chicago in its previous game. It sparked us,” Brady said. We got outcoached, got outplayed. Brady outplayed Rodgers, but a young Bucs secondary was equally impressive in setting the tone for a 38-10 rout of the previously unbeaten Packers, who unraveled after taking a 10-0 lead and limiting Tampa Bay to just five offensive plays in the first quarter. Cornerback Jamel Dean returned the first pick 32 yards for a touchdown. While Brady outplayed Rodgers, the real story was the job the Bucs defense did on the Packers after Green Bay scored a field goal and touchdown on its first two possessions. MORE: Former Packers teammate says Rodgers believes bizarre conspiracy theory. The Bucs had two of their four sacks by halftime. “You don’t ever want to lose like this; I felt like we needed a little bit of a wake-up call at some point this season because things have been so good and there’s been so much talk maybe outside the building about the ease with which we’re moving the ball on offense and scoring,” Rodgers said. “I don’t feel like we ever got into a rhythm. It was good. Did mysterious independent candidates swing Florida House, Senate races to Republicans? Rodgers threw two interceptions — Green Bay’s first turnovers of the season — within a three-pass span of the second quarter to turn the 10-point lead into a 14-10 deficit. Given how few mistakes the Packers offense had made all season long, it felt like it was gonna be a long day for the Bucs defense. If you really look critically throughout the course of our week, it wasn’t our best [week of practice] and it showed today. Two interceptions within a three-pass span of the second quarter — one of them returned for a touchdown — changed the game. “You can never get comfortable in this league. It … Both of Rodgers' interceptions — his first with multiple picks since throwing three in a loss to Carolina on Dec. 17, 2017 — came on throws intended for Davante Adams, who had a team-leading six catches for 61 yards in his return from a hamstring injury that sidelined him two games. “But that falls on me. Green Bay carried a flawless record into the Week 6 contest, but the Packers were upstaged by Tom Brady and the Buccaneers 38-10 in Tampa. There's a little bit of wake-up to stop feeling ourselves so much and get back to the things that got us to this position. When you’re playing a really good defense like that ... we’ve got to be able to move the ball efficiently, to get the ball out of my hand, to get open on time, and obviously I have to take care of the ball better.”, More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL, Tampa Bay Buccaneers inside linebacker Devin White (45) sacks Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken), Connect with the definitive source for global and local news. “It was a pretty frustrating day. Gronkowski led the Bucs with five receptions for 78 yards — his best game since ending a one-year retirement to join Brady in Tampa Bay. "Jamel made a hell of play," Brady countered. The Packers (4-1) entered Sunday as the first team in league history to score at least 150 points without committing a turnover in the first four games.