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GAME RECAP: Bills fall on the road in Green Bay

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Location: Lambeau Field, Green Bay, WI

Regular season records: Buffalo (1-3), Green Bay (2-1-1)

In a nutshell:

The Buffalo Bills’ defense stepped up in the second half of the team’s Week 4 matchup with the Green Bay Packers, allowing just six points in the third and fourth quarters. Buffalo’s offense, however, failed to score any points throughout the game. The Bills lost by a score of 22-0.

The Bills’ offense couldn’t get anything going on Sunday. Josh Allen was sacked seven times. He finished the game with a quarterback rating of 36.3, completing 16 passes for 151 yards. Buffalo finished the game with 145 net yards and nine first downs.

The Bills’ young defenders played well on Sunday, with Tremaine Edmunds, Taron Johnson, and Ryan Lewis making impact plays throughout the game. Unfortunately, Green Bay’s early lead proved to be insurmountable.

With the loss, Buffalo fell to 1-3 on the season.

How it went down:

- A 43-yard pass to Ty Montgomery put the Packers in the red zone on their second drive of the day. Aaron Rodgers capped off the drive with his seventh touchdown pass of the season, a three-yard toss to Jimmy Graham. Mason Crosby missed the extra point, keeping Green Bay’s lead at six midway through the first quarter (6-0).

- The Packers found the end zone yet again in the second quarter. Aaron Jones finished off a nine-play, 83-yard drive with a three-yard touchdown run, giving Green Bay a two-score lead (13-0).

- Rookie cornerback Jaire Alexander intercepted a Josh Allen pass in the end zone, giving Green Bay possession with less than one minute remaining in the first half. Rodgers promptly led the team down the field and into field goal range. Crosby put the ball through the uprights from 52 yards out as time expired (16-0).

- The Packers added to their lead early in the second half. On their first drive of the third quarter, Rodgers connected with Davante Adams and Geronimo Allison often, getting into the red zone. Buffalo’s defense was able to hold Green Bay’s high-powered offense, forcing a field goal (19-0).

- The Packers put up their final set of points of the day with less than two minutes remaining in the contest. Crosby finished off a seven-play drive with his second 52-yard field goal of the day (22-0).

Subplots:

- The Bills ended Aaron Rodgers’ consecutive passes without an interception streak on Sunday. Prior to throwing an interception to Jordan Poyer in the second quarter, Rodgers had completed 150 consecutive passes without throwing a pick.

- Poyer’s first half interception was the eighth pick of his career.

- Cornerback Ryan Lewis led the team in tackles on the day with eight. The second-year defensive back also deflected two passes and forced two fumbles.

- Rookie safety Siran Neal recorded the first sack of his professional career on Sunday, taking Rodgers down late in the second quarter.

- Rookie cornerback Taron Johnson also recorded the first sack of his career on Sunday. Johnson also knocked the ball loose on the hit, his first forced fumble.

- Charles Clay finished the game as Buffalo’s leading receiver, catching four passes for 40 yards.

- Josh Allen connected with seven different targets on Sunday.

- Inactive for the game were CB Philip Gaines, RB Marcus Murphy, OG Ike Boettger, OL Jeremiah Sirles, OG Wyatt Teller, TE Logan Thomas, and DT Robert Thomas. 

Up next:

The Bills will host the Tennessee Titans in their second home game of the 2018 season next Sunday. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.

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