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Allen struggles, Bills get blanked by Packers, 22-0

The Bills fall to 1-3 on the season after getting shut out for the first time since 2008

September 30, 2018 - 1:47 pm

After an exciting upset win last week against the Minnesota Vikings, the Buffalo Bills were sent back to the losing column after a 22-0 loss to the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

The Bills fall to 1-3 on the season after getting shut out for the first time since December 28, 2008 against the New England Patriots in the final week of the season. 

Josh Allen and the offense struggled from start to finish. The rookie quarterback went 16-of-33 for 151 yards and two interceptions. On the other side, Aaron Rodgers was solid for Green Bay, going 22-of-40 for 298 yards, a touchdown and an interception. 

As with their other losses this season, the Bills started out poorly. Rodgers hooked up with Ty Montgomery for a 43-yard gain to set up a touchdown pass from Rodgers to Jimmy Graham from three yards out. Packers kicker Mason Crosby missed the extra point, leaving the score at 6-0 early on.

During the first quarter, former Packers safety Micah Hyde went down with a groin injury and was unable to return to the contest for the Bills. That meant Rafael Bush was tasked with filling Hyde's roll for the remainder of the game.

As the Bills' offense continued to struggle, the Packers tallied on another touchdown in the second quarter as they went nine plays to march down the field with Aaron Jones capping off the drive with a three-yard run to make it 13-0. 

The Bills' defense tried breathing life into the game, getting an interception from Jordan Poyer to start a drive at midfield. However, the Bills were forced to punt and miss out on an opportunity created by the defense. 

Allen and the Bills drove down the field with a two minute-drill, looking to get some points to end the half, but a desperate pass attempt from Allen towards the end zone after a blitz wound up being intercepted by rookie cornerback Jaire Alexander. The Packers took advantage of the turnover, needing only 47 seconds to get a 52-yard field goal from Crosby to end the half leading the Bills 16-0.

The Packers added another field goal coming out of the half to make it 19-0, and the Packers defense has continued to frustrate Allen. Packers safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix picked off Allen on Buffalo's first drive of the third quarter, which was Allen's second turnover of the game. 

Allen was forced into another turnover in the fourth quarter, fumbling after scrambling to avoid a sack. The Packers would end the scoring with another 52-yard field goal by Crosby to make it 22-0.

The Bills will now return home to Orchard Park as they prepare to host the Tennessee Titans (3-1) next Sunday at New Era Field. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. with John Murphy, Mark Kelso and Sal Capaccio on the call on WGR Sports Radio 550.


First Quarter: 

  • 6-0 PACKERS - Packers touchdown - Aaron Rodgers 3-yard touchdown pass to Jimmy Graham, Mason Corsby's extra-point attempt was no good
    • Drive info: 6 plays, 56 yards, 2:39

Second Quarter: 

  • 13-0 PACKERS - Packers touchdown - Aaron Jones 3-yard touchdown run, Crosby's extra-point attempt was good
    • Drive info: 9 plays, 83 yards, 5:22
  • 13-0 PACKERS - Bills interception - Bills safety Jordan Poyer picks off a tipped pass from Aaron Rodgers at the Bills' 40-yard line. Poyer returned the ball 11 yards to the Green Bay 49-yard line
  • 13-0 PACKERS - Packers interception - Josh Allen is picked off by cornerback Jaire Alexander in the endzone. Alexander returned the ball to the Packers' 26-yard line.
  • 16-0 PACKERS - Packers field goal - Mason Crosby 52-yard field goal attempt is good
    • Drive info: 7 plays, 40 yards, 0:47

Third Quarter: 

  • 19-0 PACKERS - Packers field goal - Mason Crosby 36-yard field goal attempt is good
    • Drive info: 10 plays, 57 yards, 3:47
  • 19-0 PACKERS - Packers interception - Packers safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix picks off Josh Allen at the Packers' 30-yard line.

Fourth Quarter: 

  • 19-0 PACKERS - Bills fumble recovery - Bills safety Taron Johnson sacks Aaron Rodgers and forces a fumble, Kyle Williams recovered the loose ball at the Packers' 48-yard line.
  • 19-0 PACKERS - Packers fumble recovery - Josh Allen fumbles the ball on a quarterback scramble at the Packers' 27-yard line, recovered by defensive tackle Kenny Clark.
  • 22-0 PACKERS - Packers field goal - Mason Crosby 52-yard field goal attempt is good.
    • Drive info: 7 plays, 39 yards, 2:26 

STATS OF THE GAME 

Passing:

Buffalo Bills:

Josh Allen: 16-of-33, 151 yards, 2 INT
 

Green Bay Packers: 

Aaron Rodgers: 22-of-40, 298 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT 

 

Rushing:

Buffalo Bills:

LeSean McCoy: 5 carries, 24 yards

Josh Allen: 5 carries, 19 yards 

Chris Ivory: 7 carries, 17 yards
 

Green Bay Packers: 

Aaron Jones: 11 carries, 65 yards

Aaron Rodgers: 5 carries, 31 yards

Jamaal Williams: 11 carries, 27 yards

Ty Montgomery: 5 carries, 18 yards

 

Receiving:

Buffalo Bills:

Charles Clay: 4 receptions, 40 yards

Kelvin Benjamin: 1 reception, 34 yards

Zay Jones: 4 receptions, 30 yards

LeSean McCoy: 3 receptions, 13 yards

Jason Croom: 1 reception, 13 yards 

Andre Holmes: 2 receptions, 8 yards

Khari Lee: 1 reception, 5 yards 


Green Bay Packers:

Davante Adams: 8 receptions, 81 yards 

Geronimo Allison: 6 receptions, 80 yards

Ty Montgomery: 2 receptions, 56 yards

Marquez Valdes-Scantling: 1 reception, 38 yards

Jimmy Graham: 3 receptions, 21 yards, 1 TD

Aaron Jones: 1 reception, 17 yards 

Lance Kendricks: 1 reception, 5 yards

 

Defense:

Buffalo Bills:

Tremaine Edmunds: 10 tackles 

Matt Milano: 8 tackles, 1 INT, 1 sack, 1 fumble recovery

Micah Hyde: 8 tackles 

Trent Murphy: 2 tackles, 1 sack, 1 forced fumble 

Jerry Hughes: 1 tackle, 1 sack, 1 forced fumble 

Lorenzo Alexander: 1 tackle, 1 fumble recovery 
 

Green Bay Packers:

Blake Martinez: 9 tackles, 1 sack

Clay Matthews: 5 tackles, 0.5 sack

Kyler Fackrell: 4 tackles, 3 sacks 

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix: 4 tackles, 1 intercepton 

Jaire Alexander: 2 tackles, 1 interception

Nick Perry: 2 tackles, 0.5 sack

 

Total Yards:

Bills: 145
Packers: 423


Passing Yards:

Bills: 87
Packers: 282


Rushing Yards:

Bills: 58
Packers: 141


First Downs:

Bills: 11
Packers: 22


Penalties:

Bills: 3 for 20 yards
Packers: 5 for 60 yards


Time of Possession:

Bills: 25:23
Packers: 34:37

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