Packers Put Together Complete Effort in 22-0 Win over Bills
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — This is more like it for the Green Bay Packers.
The offense built a big lead as quarterback Aaron Rodgers gutted through another game with a brace on his injured left knee. The defense had seven sacks and pitched a shutout for the first time in eight seasons.
They put together their most complete game of the year in a 22-0 win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.
"I'll just definitely start off with the defense. I mean, the shutout is huge. It's what you're looking for," coach Mike McCarthy said.
And just the edge that the Packers (2-1-1) needed with Rodgers not necessarily playing at his best. He was 22 of 40 for 298 yards with one touchdown. Green Bay had decisive edges in total offense (423-145) and first downs (22-11).
Rodgers also threw an interception off a deflected pass and fumbled the ball away on a sack early in the fourth quarter. The offense wasn't as productive in the second half after a fast start.
Ever the perfectionist, Rodgers certainly wasn't pleased, even if he seemed to be moving a little bitter this week.
"It was as bad as we've played on offense with that many yards in a long time," Rodgers said.
The Bills (1-3) were much worse.
Rookie quarterback Josh Allen accounted for three turnovers, including two interceptions and a fumble late in the fourth quarter that stood on review. He was 16 of 33 for 151 yards.
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