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PACKERS POUNCE ON BILLS, WIN 22-0

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Before Sunday’s game, a pattern had been established between the Buffalo Bills and the Green Bay Packers. Having played against each other six times since 1997 – three times in Buffalo, three times in Green Bay – the home team had emerged victorious each time.

That trend continued at Lambeau Field during the Bills’ 22-0 loss. Early on, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers – who didn’t play at his best, completing just 22 of 40 passes – connected with tight end Jimmy Graham for a 6-0 lead. Running back Aaron Jones cashed in on a three-yard touchdown run a quarter later, and the rout was on.

Mason Crosby capped off the scoring with three field goals – two of them from 52 yards away.

FAST FACTS

  • It was the first time the Bills had been shut out in ten years, when the New England Patriots won 13-0 on a blustery and windy December day in Orchard Park. Conversely, the Packers hadn’t held an opponent scoreless since 2010.
  • Every one of Buffalo’s 12 offensive drives ended in a punt, except for three turnovers by Bills quarterback Josh Allen (two interceptions, one fumble) and one that ended when time ran out.
  • The Bills converted just three times on 16 third-down attempts, averaged only 2.6 yards-per-play, and allowed seven sacks – three of them to Kyler Fackrell.
  • The Packers racked up 423 yards of total offense, while the Bills feebly managed 145.
  • Bills wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin and safety Micah Hyde were each taken out after suffering head and groin injuries, respectively.

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