How the Bills made Aaron Rodgers, Packers one dimensional in Week 8 win

The Buffalo Bills beat the Green Bay Packers by 10 points, and many fans were still disappointed because the Bills’ offense struggled with unforced errors and the Packers ran the ball seemingly at will against the Bills’ D. Green Bay averaged 6.7 ypc in Week 8 – well above their season average of 4.9 – on their way to 208 rush yards on the day. The Packers had 7 drives that started when trailing by two or more scores. Removing the one-play drive where Milano intercepted Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay had six drives in which conventional wisdom would say to pass more often. The Fightin’ LaFleurs ran 26 times in those 6 drives, which included 52 plays, subtracting penalties and punts. In 2022, Green Bay has run 41% of the time, but Sunday, the Packers were choosing runs at a 50% rate with a HOF level QB and a game script that indicated increased passing. Why? The Bills encouraged the Pack to run with the effectiveness of their coverage and pass rush. Let’s look at two plays in sequence to demonstrate. The Plays: (1) 2 & 8 from the GB 32, 1:13 Q2 The Packers come to the line in … Continue reading How the Bills made Aaron Rodgers, Packers one dimensional in Week 8 win