By Nick Freimuth
The Packers recorded the second most sacks in a single game in team history Sunday (seven) to lead Green Bay to a 26-20 overtime win over Tampa Bay. The Buccaneers lost the toss in the extra period giving the home team the first possession of overtime. Brett Hundley conducted his best possession of the game leading the Packers to an eight play 72-yard drive capped by a 20-yard Aaron Jones rushing touchdown. It was Jones first carry of the ball game.
Jamaal Williams eclipsed 100 yards rushing plus Hundley added a career high 66 yards rushing for Hundley. The defense carried the team Sunday however. Green Bay’s seven sacks was only bested in 2004 when the Packers tallied eight sacks against the Philadelphia Eagles.
The highlight of the game was when Dean Lowry returned a fumble for a 62-yard touchdown and made his first career Lambeau Leap giving the Packers a ten-point lead in the second quarter.
The win keeps the Packers in the playoff conversation. At (6-6) Green Bay is a game back of the Falcons and a game and a half behind the Seahawks before their game Sunday night in the Wild Card chase.
Green Bay travels to Cleveland for a noon kickoff next Sunday against the league’s worst team in the winless Browns.