Buffalo Bills escape the Green Bay Packers in a 27-17 Sunday Night Football victory

Isaiah McKenzie, Buffalo Bills (Syndication: Democrat and Chronicle)
Isaiah McKenzie, Buffalo Bills (Syndication: Democrat and Chronicle) /

Buffalo Bills dominate the stat sheet in a 10-point triumph over the Green Bay Packers

A chippy contest saw the Buffalo Bills thoroughly dominate the Green Bay Packers; a theme prevalent in this Sunday Night Football contest.

On its opening drive, the Bills offense failed to gain a first down, resulting in a rare three-and-out.

Following a Green Bay turnover on downs, Buffalo opened the scoring when Josh Allen found Dawson Knox on a one-yard pass, capping an eight play, 61-yard drive.

After a Packers three-and-out, the Bills began to roll. Allen orchestrated a masterpiece, connecting with Stefon Diggs on a 26-yard dime to take a 14-0 lead into the second quarter.

In response to Buffalo’s early dominance, Aaron Rodgers and the Packers’ offense appeared to find its rhythm. Green Bay then possessed the ball for more than eight minutes, going 80 yards in 12 plays to cut the lead in half.

The remainder of the first half belonged to Buffalo.

On the Bills’ ensuing possession, the Bills picked up right where they left off, never facing a third down.

Another eight-play 80-yard drive ended in six points when Isaiah McKenzie took a handoff around the left side for paydirt.

A dominating defensive effort by Buffalo forced a Packers punt on the ensuing drive and the Bills drove 56 yards in just four plays and with a Tyler Bass field goal, took a 24-7 lead into the half.

After trading field goals in the third quarter, the Bills again stuffed the Packers on fourth down to take over on downs.

An ugly fourth quarter plagued Buffalo. Following consecutive interceptions by Allen, Green Bay again found the end zone on a 37-yard rope from Rodgers to Samori Toure to cap a 95-yard drive. In a compelling final quarter, Green Bay’s comeback effort fell short. The Bills’ defense stymied the Packers to improve to 6-1 on the season.

In a valiant effort, the game wasn’t as close as the score.

Next week, the Buffalo Bills face off against the 5-3 New York Jets from MetLife Stadium at 1:00 p.m. EST.