Buffalo Bills 27, Green Bay Packers 17: quick summary and notes

Buffalo Bills 27, Green Bay Packers 17: quick summary and notes

The Buffalo bills he easily handed a loss to the fighters Green Bay Packers Sunday night, 27-17. Buffalo amassed a 17-point advantage at half-time that the Packers were unable to overcome for the remainder of the game. Josh Allen did everything he needed to do, he saw plenty of support from his running backs, Devin Singletary and James Cook, and the Bills defense happily let the Packers grind yards while maintaining their big lead to the end. .

The Packers simply couldn’t keep up with an attack from Bills that made everything go well in the first half. The Bills made 28 scrimmage plays in the first half and faced only three thirds down (and one of them was a voluntary field goal attempt when time ran out). They scored three touchdowns and a field goal, while keeping the Packers to a single touchdown on their possessions. Aaron Rodgers was hardly a factor other than a touchdown pass caught by a leaping, writhing, arms outstretched Romeo Doubs. Instead, Green Bay leaned on their running game, which showed some promise against Bills’ top seven. When the dust settled, the Bills led 24-7.

To start the second half, the Packers returned to the running game and had to settle for the results. Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon amassed 68 yards on five carries – and even though they settled for a field goal, there seemed to be a weakness to exploit in the way Buffalo was defending their outside gaps. The Bills responded with their own shot for a field goal, restoring their 17-point lead.

The Packers thought they had an X factor and performed their next seven plays on the ground, earning 40 yards. He moved the chains over and over, but let them down when he mattered most, on a 4th and 1st game that was blown up by Von Miller and Taron Johnson. More curiously, the drive took nearly seven minutes from the clock to finish without points. The Bills were, of course, thrilled to let their opponent waste time by three points.

From there, the game took a temporary detour into interception land. Allen allegedly tried to throw himself through his body in one of his patented “jog to the right” scrambles, but instead of finding his target, he found Rasul Douglas with the throw. In the next play of scrimmage, Aaron Rodgers received a pass from Tim Settle and Matt Milano fell with his own interception. The Bills advanced 41 yards from there, almost entirely on a splendid catch-and-run by rookie James Cook, but as they approached the end zone, Allen tried to blur another pass through a small window, and a Jaire dive. Alexander picked it up ready for choice.

With ten minutes left in the game, the Packers took possession, still 27-10 behind. To their credit, after Aaron Jones narrowly escaped a safety during the first play of scrimmage, they advanced 95 yards in just three and a half minutes. For a brief moment, Aaron Rodgers looked like his vintage self, buying time to throw a 37-yard rainbow at Samori Toure in the red zone.

The Bills didn’t finish the game flawlessly. They were able to take four minutes from the clock, but they committed more penalties and Allen missed an (apparently) easy shot from Jake Kumerow (although it would have been disallowed by a penalty anyway). A touchdown would have been ideal, to restore the three-point lead, but they had to settle for a 27-17 lead in the final two and a half minutes.

From there, the Packers made their best attempt to advance the ball into Buffalo territory, but when they attempted a 55-yard field goal, Mason Crosby’s kick drifted to the left of the uprights and the Bills were aloft. sure to kneel for the rest of the game with their 10-point lead.

Now 6-1, the Bills will remain at the top of the AFC rankings for another week. Next: a trip to New Jersey.

Accident report

  • Jordan Poyer left the game in the fourth quarter, with his elbow wrapped in a brace. The Bills put Jaquan Johnson in his place in the lineup.

Quick shots

  • Congratulations to Stefon Diggs for recording her fifth 100-yard reception game of the season. He also managed to score a touchdown in each of those matches.
  • Greg Rousseau scored his fifth layoff of the season and would have had a sixth, but his teammate was offside.
  • Tremaine Edmunds was asked to do a lot, with the Packers so heavy. He led the ranking with 16 tackles, 13 solo. However, tonight he had a couple of runners crushing him.
  • Jordan Phillips may want to try as a defender for the Sabers. He knocked out two players with a shoulder check in this game. Also, the Sabers could use the extra help right now.
  • Matt Milano came painfully close to two interceptions tonight, and one could have been a six-handed pick. The third time was the charm, after Tim Settle overturned a layup pass for the linebacker.
  • Let James Cook? The rookie hit the ball six times for 76 yards tonight. He looked better than ever in his short professional career when he was given the opportunity.
  • Tim Settle played well tonight, firing Aaron Rodgers and flipping a pass to an interception.
  • You saw far more yards run by both teams tonight than you would see in a 2022 Bills game. They combined for 58 attempts and 361 yards, while there were 55 passing attempts and 406 passing yards. Both teams ran more than they surpassed in this match.
  • Speaking of which, there were 27 rushing attempts for the Bills, but zero by Zach Moss (active tonight). Even when the team has entered their own goal line or in short-range situations, they have not received a carry.
  • It was a mixed night for Josh Allen, who had some fantastic flips and runs, but also a couple of bad decisions that led to two choices. The important thing is that he saved the bad plays for the second half, after his team had a massive advantage.

Next week

A 13:00 division game against the New York jet. The Jets fell 22-17 against the Patriots this week as Zach Wilson threw three interceptions and cost his team the chance of a crucial win. They dropped to a record of 5-3.

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