Sean Murphy-Bunting ties Bucs postseason picks record
In the span of one postseason, Sean Murphy-Bunting has evolved from erratic to historic. The second-year cornerback's second-quarter interception of the Packers' Aaron Rodgers - setting up Tom Brady's soon-to-be-mythologized scoring pass to Scotty Miller - was his third in as many playoff games, tying a franchise postseason record shared with Donnie Abraham, Dexter Jackson and Dwight Smith.

"Sean played that thing perfectly" Bucs coach Bruce Arians said. "I thought he was going to get another one later when they hit that same ball on him."

Only a month ago, Murphy-Bunting seemed mired in the classic sophomore slump, managing only one regular-season interception. Appearing tentative and a step slow, he was exposed by Falcons receivers Calvin Ridley and Russell Gage in an unsightly first half at Atlanta.

Now, the 23-year-old second-round pick out of Central Michigan has picked off Drew Brees and Rodgers in consecutive weekends. "Sean has been playing outstanding" Arians said. "He's got all his confidence back. The whole secondary does, and should, because they're playing really, really well."

Joey Knight, Tampa Bay Times, published 25 January 2021