Bills Keep Playoff Hopes Alive, Beat Packers 21-13

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Syracuse.com

 

The Buffalo Bills pulled off an improbable win over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, holding off Aaron Rodgers and company for a 21-13 Victory.

The defense led the way for the Bills as they have all year, forcing the Packers into two turnovers and only allowing 185 passing yards. This was the second week in a row in which the Buffalo defense held an elite quarterback to a less than stellar performance.

A couple newly acquired Bills Player also provided a major spark as Safety Bacarri Rambo intercepted Rodgers twice and kick return specialist Marcus Thigpen returned a punt 75 yards for a touchdown.

The Buffalo offense wasn’t able to muster more than 258 total yards of offense and scored twelve points, all on kicker Dan Carpenter field goals.

Quarterback Kyle Orton had another subpar game as he completed only 14 of 27 passes for 158 yards and had many balls sail too low or high of his receivers. If the Bills want to have a chance at the playoffs,  Orton will need to improve and quickly.

The Buffalo running game was paced by Fred Jackson who had 71 yards on 20 carries while Bryce Brown somehow led the Bills in receiving with 40 yards on one reception.

The play of the game came late in the fourth quarter when Buffalo defensive end Mario Williams stripped Aaron Rodgers of the ball in the endzone, resulting in a safety and two points.

The Bills move to 8-6 on the season, keeping their playoff hopes alive with the Victory and more importantly, solidifying its first 8-win season in Buffalo in 10 years. They travel to Oakland next week looking to improve to 9-6 on the season.