It was a rough week for the Green Bay Packers as they were dismantled by the Miami Dolphins 38-10 to fall to 3-2 on the season. The Buffalo Bills, who have been climbing in the rankings after winning 4 of their first 5 games, will look to build on their momentum as they head into Lambeau Field to take on Green Bay tonight. Here’s what you need to know about tonight’s Bills 27-Packers 17 win
Bills fans were treated to another impressive home showing on Halloween Eve as they defeated the Green Bay Packers 27-17.
The Bills defense suffocated Aaron Rodgers, sacking him four times and intercepting him twice. Buffalo’s offense was led by LeSean McCoy who rushed for 149 yards and a touchdown.
This win puts the Bills in first place in the AFC East with an impressive 6-3 record. Tyrod Taylor and the rest of this team has shown that it can compete at a high level with any other team in the NFL, which is something Buffalo hasn’t seen for years.
It feels good, said Taylor after the game. Week by week, we’re improving.
If this team continues its winning ways, there is no doubt that it will be hosting playoff games come January 2017. It’s been too long since we’ve had some postseason football in Western New York.
Keep believing, Bills fans! With six weeks left to play, Buffalo remains in the hunt for a possible Wild Card berth. One loss won’t keep them from making it happen.
You can still support your team by picking up tickets at Ticketmaster or joining us at Ralph Wilson Stadium on November 20th when the Bills take on their divisional rival Miami Dolphins!
Thank you so much for reading this blog post about the big victory over Green Bay! Stay tuned for more coverage from everyone’s favorite professional football team: The Buffalo Bills are just three wins away from locking up a spot in the playoffs.
The playoffs are what all Bills fans have been dreaming about for months now, and I’m here to tell you that it’s not going to be easy.
Every single one of these remaining six opponents (including the Patriots) will do everything they can to knock Buffalo out of contention before we get there.
All this means is that our boys need our help even more than ever before – show up on Sundays with energy and passion, yell until you’re hoarse during Monday night matchups, share our posts across social media networks – anything and everything helps! Do whatever you can because Buffalo needs your love now more than ever! In other news, let me take a minute to talk about my personal experience at this past Sunday’s game against Green Bay.
Before the season started, I wrote an open letter to Sean McDermott where I talked about my skepticism surrounding his appointment as head coach.
But looking back on how well he has done with his rebuilding efforts thus far, it would be unfair of me to say that he doesn’t deserve recognition.
He’s accomplished what many people thought was impossible given the limited amount of resources he was given in comparison to former head coach Rex Ryan.
At this point in time McDermott deserves a lot more credit than he is given and I am happy that Buffalo finally has someone capable leading them into battle each and every day.
The 10 things you need to know about Sunday night’s game
- The Bills took an early lead in the first quarter. Defensive end Jerry Hughes recovered a fumble by Aaron Rodgers and returned it for a touchdown, putting the team up 10-0.
- The Bills defense was impressive all game long, holding Rodgers to just 210 yards and one interception while also forcing two fumbles and two sacks on him.
- With 7:56 left in the third quarter, quarterback Nathan Peterman found tight end Charles Clay for a 12-yard touchdown pass to put them up 20-3 before Clay’s knee injury sent him out of the game for good.
- After Clay went down, rookie wide receiver Zay Jones saw his most productive outing yet this season as he recorded four receptions for 82 yards and his first career touchdown reception.
- Tyrod Taylor relieved Peterman midway through the fourth quarter and led Buffalo on a 13-play drive that culminated with kicker Stephen Hauschka making the score 27-17 with a 45-yard field goal with 5 seconds remaining in regulation time.
- The Bills finish their home schedule at 8-6 and will need to win next week against Miami or hope that Jacksonville loses next week against New England in order to make the playoffs.
- If they do make the playoffs, they would play Houston next week who beat Indianapolis earlier today.
- As for the Packers, they finish their regular season at 7-7-1 after going 0-5 on their travels this year (losing away games to Carolina, Atlanta, Dallas twice).
- Wide receiver Jordy Nelson did not record any catches for the second consecutive week, but fellow wideout Davante Adams did have six catches for 84 yards and had a 19-yard reception from Rodgers late in the game to set up Mason Crosby’s 47-yard field goal.
- On Sunday night, there were three head coaches with more wins than losses: Mike McCarthy (133), Jason Garrett (135) and Bill Belichick (164).
-RB LeSean McCoy: 24 carries, 161 yards; 1 touchdown
-QB Tyrod Taylor: 10-of-20, 117 yards passing with one TD and a rushing touchdown
-CB Ronald Darby: seven tackles, four pass deflections -LB Lorenzo Alexander: five tackles, two sacks
-SS Micah Hyde: one fumble recovery and six tackles. A well balanced attack was led by offensive tackle Cordy Glenn, who made his first start of the season and graded out at 92.5% on just 18 snaps in pass protection (with no QB pressures allowed) while also grading out at 100% in run blocking.
On defense, DT Kyle Williams once again showed that he’s still got plenty of gas left in the tank as he recorded three tackles (two for loss), two quarterback hits and half a sack.
Final score and final thoughts
At a kickoff for the Buffalo Bills’s 27-17 win on Sunday Night Football over the Green Bay Packers, fans got another terrific performance as Ty Montgomery ran a kickoff for a touchdown and the teams each exchanged turnovers.
One of those turnovers included rookie Josh Allen handing the ball off with 6 minutes left in the game, when he found himself about to be tackled, only for Aaron Rodgers to make contact with Allen and fumble out of bounds.
Bills’ quarterback Nathan Peterman didn’t let them lose though as he made big throws in crucial moments that helped secure a convincing victory.
Wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin had seven catches for 89 yards, including a 2nd quarter catch where he managed to catch a tipped pass from Peterman before running into the endzone.
The play saw him break three tackles before reaching the endzone and it capped off his day of six receptions for 73 yards.
Another highlight of this Bills team is how well their defense has been playing, especially since linebacker Tremaine Edmunds started at middle linebacker after missing most of last season with a torn Achilles tendon.
He showed why on this night too as he made plays all over the field; finishing with six tackles, one sack, one tackle for loss and one pass defensed which led to his first career interception late in the 3rd quarter.