After the dust settled from NFL Championship Sunday, fans and media pundits alike reflected on Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur’s decision to kick a field goal late in the fourth quarter instead of going for the tie. The Packers never got the ball back, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers advanced to Super Bowl 55.
But the Packers wouldn’t have even been in that situation had they not allowed Bucs’ slot receiver Scotty Miller to sneak past the defense for a 39-yard touchdown with one second left in the first half. NFL Hall of Famer Cris Carter had an interesting take about that game-changing play, saying Miller got behind the defense mainly because he’s white.
The first half of the 2021 NFC Championship was a fairly even battle between two deserving teams. The Buccaneers led the Packers 14-10 with eight seconds left in the half and the ball on the 39-yard line.