The Green Bay Packers opened as a -3.5 home favorite against the Tampa Bay Bucs for their NFC Championship game.
The Packers easily covered the -7 spread against the LA Rams on Saturday.
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers threw two touchdown passes and also ran for a score in the 32-18 win. He will play a conference championship game at home for the first time since taking over as Green Bay’s starting quarterback in 2008.
“I’m definitely a little emotional, just thinking about what we’ve been through,” said Rodgers, who went 23 of 36 for 296 yards. “It got me emotional with the crowd out there today.”
Tom Brady and the Bucs, meanwhile, turned three Saints turnovers, including two interceptions of Brees, into touchdowns, and Tampa Bay beat New Orleans 30-20 in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs Sunday night.
Brady finished 18 of 33 for 199 yards in what often resembled more of a defensive struggle.
The Bucs will try to advance to the second Super Bowl in franchise history.
– Mary Montgomery, Gambling911.com