Buccaneers...30 Packers...21

From the Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. -- Tampa Bay’s aging defense still has what it takes to make things miserable for young, inexperienced quarterbacks. Just ask Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers.

Derrick Brooks had one of the Buccaneers’ three interceptions and also forced a fumble that Jermaine Phillips returned 38 yards for a touchdown, helping them beat the Packers, 30-21.

Rodgers threw two touchdowns to Greg Jennings but was sacked three times and left because of a shoulder injury in the fourth quarter.

He returned briefly after Green Bay (2-2) fell behind, 23-21. But he was hit from the blind side as he passed on second down, and the ball was picked off by Gaines Adams with just over two minutes left.


Earnest Graham had 111 yards rushing in 20 carries for Tampa Bay (3-1), which won its third straight with Brian Griese at quarterback.

Quoteworthy: “There’s a lot of strength left in Derrick Brooks and we need him in the final 12 weeks.” -- Jon Gruden, Buccaneers coach