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The Buccaneers breaks history with a victory over the Packers 31-26

Tampa- The Bucs will be the first team hosting a Super Bowl in their own home.

With a chance to be the first team to break history with hosting a Super Bowl in their own stadium, the Bucs had to defeat the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship game.

At the start of the first half, everything was clicking for Tampa Bay. They scored two touchdowns in the first quarter and did not allow Aaron Rodgers to make big plays down the field on the defensive end. After the Bucs' defense picked off Rodgers with less than a minute left in the second quarter, Brady threw a touchdown strike to Scotty Miller to close out the half, 21-10.

Bruce Arians told his team to attack the Packers and boy did they take heed. The Bucs forced a fumble at the start of the third quarter and turned the turnover into points. Brady found Cameron Grate for the two-yard touchdown to extend their lead 28-10.

Momentum started to shift midway in the third, after Green Bay scored a touchdown and intercepted Brady on the Bucs third possession of the quarter. Tampa's defense had no answer for Rodgers and the Packers, as they scored another touchdown at the end of the quarter to climb back into the game, 28-23.

Ryan Succop hit a 46-yard field goal to give the Bucs a little breathing room with under five minutes left in regulation to go up 31-23. However, the Packers moved the ball down the field and tacked on a field goal to cut Tampa's lead to five, 31-26.

Tampa Bay ran out the clock and have advanced to the Super Bowl.

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