What happens when the best quarterback in the NFL faces off against the best secondary in the NFL? We will soon find out when the Buffalo Bills travel to Green Bay to face Aaron Rodgers and his Packers. This could be the biggest blowout on the board after watching NFL games in Week One. Buffalo struggled to produce any offense at home in their game and the Green Bay Packers played well against the aggressive defense of the Philadelphia Eagles.
Defense of both Buffalo Bills & Green Bay Packers Solid
The Buffalo Bills defense lived up to their preseason praise and they held Chad Henne and Miami Dolphins offense to only 15 points in the opening game in Buffalo. The Bills kept containment on the Miami Dolphins wide receiver Brandon Marshall, limiting him to 53 yards receiving and keeping Henne out of the end zone.
Buffalo has their work cut out for them in this game. Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is good against a tight defense as he proved in his game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Rodgers knows how to keep the ball within the hash marks when he needs to and how to strike up top when the defense starts cheating in close. Look for Rodgers to have his average 300 yards passing and three touchdowns against the Buffalo Bills when they meet up in Lambeau Field this coming Sunday.
The Green Bay Packers defense should be stout but there may be yet another injury in the secondary. Nick Collins left the Philadelphia game late with a rib injury and it looked like it could be serious. Add Collins to the missing Al Harris and the deep middle of the Green Bay Packers could be vulnerable. Even with the injuries, the Green Bay Packers defense should be able to handle a weak Buffalo Bills offense. The defensive edge goes to the Green Bay Packers over the Buffalo Bills.
Running Game For Both Green Bay Packers & Buffalo Bills Up in the Air
The running games of both teams could be in trouble as they head into this game. Keep an eye on the injury reports after this NFL Week One, Ryan Grant left the Green Bay Packers game with an injured ankle and that could lead to a season long problem for Grant. Brandon Jackson came in to take over for Ryan Grant and he rushed for 63 yards for the remainder of the game.
The back field of the Buffalo Bills is a mess at the moment. They are obviously looking to ease CJ Spiller into the line up and the tandem of Fred Jackson and Marshawn Lynch combined for a measly 32 yards of rushing. The offensive line of the Buffalo Bills is just as much a culprit of the poor rushing numbers as the running backs. This may be why Spiller saw limited action also in his first NFL game.
Buffalo Bills vs Green Bay Packers -13.5: Pick Against the Spread & Final Word
The Buffalo Bills have plenty to work on as they prepare to travel to Lambeau Field. The running game and the offensive line, as well as the defensive line, will all need to bring their A game to play the Green Bay Packers. Green Bay’s offense stuttered against the Eagles but they should be fine in this game. 13.5 points is a lot of points in the NFL but the Green Bay Packers should on their game playing at home. Take the Green Bay Packers -13.5 but make sure to keep an eye on the injuries to the Green Bay Packers.
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