Green Bay Packers traveling to take on Buffalo Bills, Sunday
The Green Bay Packers have three games left in its season.
Green Bay can clinch a playoff spot, Sunday with a win and a loss by the Dallas Cowboys to the Philadelphia Eagles. In the NFC North, the Packers are 10-3 while the Detroit Lions are 9-4. The division championship could very well come down to Week 17 at Lambeau Field. For homefield advantage, the Packers are still chasing the Arizona Cardinals. Arizona won last night to improve to 11-3. Green Bay is currently the No. 2 seed in the NFC.
Green Bay finishes the year at Buffalo, at Tampa Bay and at home against the Lions.
This weekend, the Packers go on the road, where they are 3-3 on the season. Buffalo is 4-3 at home. The last time these teams met was on September 7, 2010, when the Packers beat the Bills, 34-7, in Green Bay. In fact, the Packers are hoping to beat the Bills for the first time ever in Buffalo.
Kyle Orton is facing the Packers for the first time since 2011 when he played for the Kansas City Chiefs and handed Green Bay its first loss of the season in Week 13 (Packers went 15-1 that year).
Green Bay averages 32.5 points per game, while Buffalo averages 21.6 points per game. The Packers defense allows 23.4 points per game, while the Bills allow 18.5 points per game.
One match-up for the Packers defense is to watch is rookie wideout Sammy Watkins against Green Bay's secondary. Julio Jones had 11 catches for 259 yards and a touchdown last week against the Packers last week.
Aaron Rodgers is hoping to continue his 'MVP' season against the Bills. He has thrown for 3,652 yards, 35 touchdowns and three interceptions on the season so far.
Hopefully, Eddie Lacy's hip will be good to go for Sunday's early afternoon kick-off. He's had a rushing and receiving touchdown, rushed for at least 60 yards, averaged greater than 4.7 yards per carry in three of the last four games.
Bills: Chris Gragg and Mike Williams did not practice yesterday. Dan Carpenter, Stefan Charles, Jarius Wynn, Da'Norris Searcy were limited in practice, Thursday.
Packers: Bruce Gaston, Davon House, and Jamari Lattimore did not practice yesterday. Lacy, T.J. Lang, Nick Perry and Josh Sitton were limited in practice, Thursday.
Green Bays plays at noon, Sunday, on Fox. Fans can also listen to the game right here on ESPN 99.1.
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