Diggs, Allen, Bills hand Packer's their fourth straight loss, drop to 3-5
FiredUp Network Sports Writer
Monday, October 31, 2022
Josh Allen overcomes a lesser performance, two interceptions, to handle a lowly Packers squad.
ORCHARD PARK – Aaron Rodgers has become pretty used to being the favourite throughout his career.
Considering he’s on the heels of back-to-back MVP seasons, 2022 has been foregin territory for the Packers’ living legend.
Off to a 3-4 start Rodgers has made his displeasure with his squad known this year stating prior to this one, “Going to Buffalo, on primetime, is a chance to get exposed. Might be the best thing this team needs right now.”
The Buffalo Bills on the other hand are exactly as advertised. A high-powered offence boasted by a top defence is a daunting task at hand, and despite not lighting up the stat line with numbers we’re used to seeing from them this season, the Bills easily took care of business at Highmark Stadium with a 27-17 victory over Green Bay to improve to 6-1.
The Bills started off slow with a three-and-out on their opening drive, before righting the ship on their ensuing drive with a touchdown pass to Dawson Knox for his second of the year. Many were wondering if they’d look rusty coming out of their bye week, but head coach Sean McDermott reminded everyone why they’re Super Bowl favourites as he improved to 6-0 coming off of a the break week during his tenure with Buffalo.
Josh Allen continued to impress, although showed flashes of his human side as the fourth year quarterback threw for a modest 218 yards with two touchdowns as well as two interceptions. Plenty of the attention was on the heated exchanges that occurred seemingly every play between Buffalo’s receiving corps and Green Bay’s secondary with Jaire Alexander and Stefon Diggs exchanging pleasantries many times throughout this one.
It got going early when the two were seen jarring at each other coming out of the tunnel prior to kick off. When asked of the altercation, Diggs, who finished with 108 yards and a touchdown on six receptions stated, “I don’t give a (hoot) who started it. I’ll finish it, you know what I’m saying. I got the win”
“It’s the most talking that’s ever been with another team because I don’t know why. We don’t really do too much talking,” he added. “I’m going to continue to be a leader and I’m going to lead by example. And I’m not going to get pushed around by nobody.”
Many speculate the rivalry was one that carried over from Diggs’ days in the NFC with Minnesota prior to being dealt to Buffalo.
The Packers now fall to 3-5 with the loss being their fourth straight. The skid is the second worst in Rodgers’ career and Green Bay’s worst start to a season since 2006.
The Bills still sit atop the AFC East and hold the number one seed in the AFC as they’ll take a trip just out of state next week to visit the New York Jets in a divisional matchup.