No. 1: Defense stuffs Rodgers (Bills vs. Packers 12/14)
Be honest, did anybody think that the Bills were going to be able to hold on in this game with Aaron Rodgers and company on the other side of the ball?
I certainly didn’t, but that’s neither here nor there. In what turned out to be the most intense game of the season, the Bills proved they could play (and beat) the league’s elite when they jumped out to an early lead and held on to defeat the Green Bay Packers 21-13.
Marcus Thigpen ignited the crowd in the first quarter with a 75-yard punt return for a touchdown to give the Bills a 7-3 lead in the first.
Rodgers led his crew right back down the field to give the Packers a 10-7 lead, but that would be their last of the game.
Dan Carpenter played hero once again, as he hit four straight field goals en route to 12 unanswered points and a 19-10 lead with 9:23 to play in the fourth.
Mason Crosby answered with one to make it 19-13, and after the Bills could not run out the clock, Green Bay had one last shot.
Mario Williams disrupted the Packers offensive line and got to Rodgers, forcing a fumble which was recovered by Lacy in the end zone. But since it was under 2:00, the ball is dead where it was picked up, making it a safety and a 21-13 Bills victory.