Green Bay Packers vs. Buffalo Bills Recap
Green Bay Packers vs. Buffalo Bills Recap
Bills receiver Stefon Diggs says he isn’t the one who began the verbal change he and Packers cornerback Jaire Alexander had within the tunnel earlier than and after pre-game warmups.
Regarding what s of the case may be, Diggs and the AFC-leading Payments certainly acquired within the final phase on Sunday evening.
Diggs had a game-high six catches for 108 yards and ran an ideal route in making a 26-yard landing catch in a 27-17 win over the Packers, who’re off to their worst beginning eight video games right into a season below Aaron Rodgers.
“I do not give a (hoot) who began it. I am going to end it, you realize what I am saying. I acquired the win” Diggs mentioned, without going into elements over what sparked the verbal change.
“It is probably the most speaking that is ever been with one other group as a result of I do not know why. We do not actually do an excessive amount of speaking,” he added. “I’ll proceed to be a frontrunner and I’ll lead by instance. And I am not going to get pushed around by no person.”
Alexander disputed Diggs’ declaration by saying he did not know who began the issues, which started when Diggs was noticed working sideways and yelling at the cornerback about their method out of the tunnel. Their feud continued because the groups filed again to their locker rooms.
“I all the time thought he was an honest receiver, however not a lot I can say about him,” Alexander mentioned.
In an outing that was each chippy Packers linebacker Quay Walker getting ejected for shoving Payments observe squad tight finish Zach Davidson on the sideline and sloppy, the Payments (6-1) by no means trailed in successful their fourth straight and matched their greatest begin to a season since 1993.
In he meantime, the showdown between two of the NFL’s high quarterbacks, Rodgers and Buffalo’s Josh Allen, by no means actually materialized.
Allen completed 13 of 25 for 218 yards and two touchdowns with two interceptions. He added 49 yards dashing, together with a robust 20-yard achievement on third-and-14 to arrange his 1-yard TD go to Dawson Knox that opened the scoring.
Allen was sad with the 2 interceptions he threw within the fourth quarter, which briefly gave the Packers life.
Rodgers, meantime, was unable to will the Packers to victory per week after he referred to as out teammates, cited too many psychological errors and shared the blame following a 23-21 loss at Washington.
Rodgers’ message following the newest loss was extra understated this time.
“I believe the crucial factor is to take a beat. After a frustration like this, the very last thing you need is to reply in emotion,” the four-time MVP mentioned. “So take a beat, let it sit. There’s not a complete lot to say after the sport that’s actually going to spark the group, I do not suppose.”
The three-time defending NFC North champion Packers dropped to 3-5. The four-game skid is the second-longest below Rodgers and the group’s worst since 2016. Inexperienced Bay hasn’t been 3-5 since 2006, Brett Favre’s second-to-last season.
Rodgers completed 19 of 30 for 203 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. He was restricted by an injury-depleted group of receivers. Inexperienced Bay was already lacking veterans Allen Lazard (shoulder) and Randall Cobb (ankle), after which they misplaced Christian Watson to a concussion within the first quarter.
Rookie Romeo Doubs had a 19-yard TD catch within the second quarter, and fellow rookie Samori Toure caught a 37-yard TD go the second catch of his profession with 6:32 remaining.
The dearth of a downfield risk particularly after the Packers traded Davante Adams to Las Vegas this offseason stays a priority for Rodgers.
“We’ll need to push the ball down the sector in an effort to win on this league,” mentioned Rodgers, who accomplished simply three passes past 20 yards.
The one factor Rodgers beat was the purpose unfold. Inexperienced Bay got here in as a ten 1/2-point underdog, in keeping with FanDuel Sports book, probably the most within the quarterback’s 15 years as a starter.
The Payments, meantime, proceed a season-opening stretch through which they’ve defeated three NFL MVP quarterbacks, following a 23-20 win over Lamar Jackson and the Ravens on Oct. 2, and a 24-20 win over Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs two weeks in the past.
“It reveals the kind of character that we acquired within the locker room,” pass-rusher Von Miller mentioned of the Payments staying poised amid the trash-talking and with the protection permitting a season-worst 398 yards offense, and 208 yards dashing.