Green Bay Packers vs Buffalo Bills: Studs and Duds

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The Green Bay Packers shut out the Buffalo Bills Sunday afternoon. It was a group effort. While some pulled their weight, others fell short of expectations.

After their Week 3 beatdown at the hands of the Washington Redskins, the Green Bay Packers were looking to bounce back in Week 4 against the Buffalo Bills. Except for a tip-ball interception, they looked pretty good through one half of football. Second-year running back Aaron Jones looked explosive when given the touches, and the defense made life difficult on rookie quarterback Josh Allen.

In the second half, the Packers only scored six points due to drops and working to run the clock down. However, they threw the ball far too many times. Rodgers shouldn’t have 40 passing attempts in a game where Jones averaged nearly six yards per carry, and the defense pitched a shutout. The defense looked good, and this was hopefully the confidence booster that they needed moving forward.

The Packers (2-1-1) go on the road next week to take on the Detroit Lions (1-3) who currently rank last in the NFC North. While the Lions are last in the division, they have played well in their losses.

The Bills (1-3) showed that they have a lot to work on moving forward. Allen looked like a rookie this week, and he will have to get things together quickly before their next game against the Tennessee Titans (3-1).

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