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Bucs-Packers: What you need to know about the NFC title game

Tampa Bay will play its coldest game of the year when it kicks off next Sunday in Green Bay.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, left, and Bucs quarterback Tom Brady visit at mid field following Tampa Bay's victory over Green Bay earlier this season at Raymond James Stadium.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, left, and Bucs quarterback Tom Brady visit at mid field following Tampa Bay's victory over Green Bay earlier this season at Raymond James Stadium. [ DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times ]
Published Jan. 18

Tom Brady might need to pack his winter clothes again. Though the Bucs quarterback played for 20 seasons in New England, he has grown fond of Florida’s warmer weather.

But after defeating the Saints 30-20 Sunday in a division playoff game in New Orleans, Brady and the Bucs will travel to Green Bay to play the Packers in the NFC Championship Game next Sunday at Lambeau Field. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:05 p.m.

Green Bay is expected to have snow showers with a high of 24 degrees and low of 21. There’s a 40-percent chance of rain, according to The Weather Channel. It’s expected to be the coldest matchup of the year for the Bucs.

The Packers defeated the Rams 32-18 in the division round on Saturday. They will be hosting the conference championship game for the first time in 13 years.

The game will mark the fourth meeting between Brady and Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers and second this season. The last time the teams met, Brady led the Bucs to a 38-10 win in Tampa in Week 6.

Contact Mari Faiello at mfaiello@tampabay.com. Follow @faiello_mari.