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Around the NFL: Bills-Packers game predictions

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Field goals galore! Can the surging Bills make it two in a row?! No. The Packers will rebound from their loss to Washington with strong play from Aaron Rodgers, made possible by better pass protection than Kirk Cousins received against a Buffalo stampede last week. Oh, and the Green Bay pass rush will grab Josh Allen and gently rock him to the ground, so as not to draw any penalties. The Bills will need LeSean McCoy to provide a bigger lift than he has yet this season (3.8 yards per carry, zero scores in two games). If he can play, that is. He says he can. Either way, don't expect a huge letdown from his squad, which should be brimming with the newfound confidence of playing for a talented quarterback who is willing to put his body on the line.

Green Bay 26, Bills 16.

Mike Rodak's pick: Opponents have posted a Total QBR of 50.0 or better in seven of 10 road games for the Bills under coach Sean McDermott. In his career at home, Aaron Rodgers is 49-6-1 when he posts a Total QBR of 50.0 or better. It would be an upset if Buffalo can make Rodgers look like a below-average quarterback, and also if Rodgers loses at home playing average or above average.

Packers 28, Bills 21.

Rob Demovsky's pick: How will a roughing-the-passer call affect this game? That seems to be on everyone's mind around the Packers. They lead the NFL with five such penalties through three weeks, but at least Sunday's referee, Bill Vinovich, has only called two so far. Maybe the Packers will get away clean for a change and enjoy an easy win.

Packers 31, Bills 23.

The Bills are playing consecutive road games outside the division. That's brutal for a young team. They played well last week, but the Packers are coming off a loss. I think that combination will make it tough on the young Bills. Packers take it big.

Pick: Packers 31, Bills 17

The Buffalo Bills will travel to take on the Green Bay Packers Week 4. In anticipation for the matchup, we take a look at the opponents through the years.

Is there a chance the Bills can turn this thing around? A week ago, there's no way they're going into Lambeau and doing anything other than taking a beating. Now, after what they perpetrated against the Vikings, maybe there's a method to coach Sean McDermott's madness. Then again again, maybe the Bills just got the Vikes on a bad day. There's also the matter of a suspect offensive line and the lack of playmakers around rookie quarterback Josh Allen. But the Packers are coming off an uninspiring loss to the Redskins, and apparently the officials have been instructed to flag Clay Matthews every time he makes a tackle, so that's clearly a disadvantage as well. Still, Aaron Rodgers is Aaron Rodgers, even with the bum knee and here's a fun fact: Since 1997, these two teams have played six times. The Bills won all three games in Buffalo; the Packers won all three games in Green Bay.

Pick: Packers 21, Bills 18

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