What Went Wrong For Green Bay Packers In Buffalo?

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Dec 14, 2014; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Green Bay Packers nose tackle Letroy Guion (98) sacks Buffalo Bills quarterback Kyle Orton (18) during the first half at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

There are some who are too devoted to a statistic given to quarterbacks called W-L (wins and losses). Those people will look at the final score and make the determination that Kyle Orton beat the Packers again.


Yes, Orton’s teams are 5-2 when he starts against Green Bay in his career, but giving Orton credit for the Bills’ win would be beyond wrong.

He was 14-for-27 for 158 yards. He threw a pick. He led exactly zero touchdown drives.

Defensively, the Packers for it done, for the most part—three sacks, four field goals allowed.

Clay Matthews had two of those three sacks, with the other credited to Letroy Guion. Sam Barrington made 10 tackles. The safeties—Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and Morgan Burnett—had 13 and 12, respectively.

Barrington, however, killed the Packers with three penalties—one questionable, one ill-advised and one inexplicable.

The horse-collar tackle call was iffy. The unnecessary roughness call was undisciplined. Jumping offside? Inexcusable. It’s not like you’re 40 yards from the ball out on the edge. Find the ball. Line up on it. Go when it moves. How hard can this be?

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