Bills vs. Packers Preview

Who: Buffalo Bills (1-2) vs. Green Bay Packers (1-1-1)

When: Sunday, September 30th 1:00 p.m.

Where: Lambeau Field

The Bills will look to build off of their first win of the 2018 season, when they travel to Green Bay to face the Packers. This week concludes the forth and final week of what is a brutally tough start to the season for the Bills. Similar to the Vikings, Chargers, and Ravens, the Packers have playoffs on their mind, and with a talented roster and a healthy Aaron Rodgers, it remains likely the Packers will find a way to the playoffs.

The Bills will take the field with a healthy LeSean McCoy, as the star running back returns from a rib injury that sidelined him last week. Unless another miracle happens right out of the gate again, the Bills will need to control the ball and will probably play in a competitive game. McCoy’s availability will help take pressure off of Josh Allen who is only making his second career road start. Also, receiver Kelvin Benjamin had a lot to say to the media this week when questioned about how involved the receivers will be in this week'‘s passing attack. It remains to be seen if they can actually get the ball, but at least everyone can still acknowledge the need to involve players across the entire offense.

Aaron Rodgers, as noted in last week’s blog, is pretty banged up, and should still be somewhat limited in terms of his mobility. Jerry Hughes and company will need to continue their stellar performance from a week ago and force Rodgers to make quick decisions from the pocket, and not roll out and extend plays. The longer Rodgers has the ball, the more likely it becomes that he burns the Bills.

I cannot wait for this game. I’am very excited to see if Josh Allen can even match half of his performance against the Vikings, if the defense plays lights out again, and if the Bills can somehow win 2 of these seemingly impossible first four games. I have a good feeling about tomorrow and that’s why I’m picking the Bills to go into Green Bay and steal a win. This should be a hard fought game, but no one circles the wagons like the Buffalo Bills!

Prediction:

Bills - 24  Packers - 20

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