Three Crazy Reasons Why The Buffalo Bills Will Beat the Packers
The Buffalo Bills are back to work after their week 7 bye week, as they prepare to host the Green Bay Packers this Sunday night for what is already the Bills third prime time game of the 2022 regular season.
The Bills sit atop the AFC standings at 5-1 and even better is that the three teams that sit below them in the overall standings for the AFC, have all lost to Buffalo already, meaning the Bills hold the head-to-head tiebreaker over them.
The Kansas City Chiefs, Baltimore Ravens and Tennessee Titans.
When you think of the Packers, you think of 12-5, 13-4 records and in the playoffs year in and year out.
That kind of Packers team is not this season.
Green Bay is 3-4 and has lost three straight games; which all came against teams they were favored to beat: New York Giants, New York Jets, Washington Commanders.
The Bills are 10.5-point favorites over the Packers at Highmark Stadium and it's the first time in Aaron Rodgers career he's been a double-digit underdog.
The previous highest underdog line for Rodgers was back in 2014 at the Seattle Seahawks, when his Packers were 8.5-point underdogs.
Three interesting factors might prove too much for Green Bay in this game.
The first is that the Packers, believe it or not, have never won at Highmark/Ralph Wilson/Rich Stadium...ever.
In a night game against a team like the Bills, especially the way the Packers are playing right now, this streak should continue.
The second is that the Packers have not won a game where they entered as an underdog by 7 or more points since 2005. 12 consecutive losses, which is the second longest in the NFL.
Lastly, the Bills are the healthiest they have been since week 1.
We're waiting to see if cornerback Tre'Davious White returns for this game, but the Bills look to have everyone back other than that -- minus Micah Hyde and Tommy Doyle. We have to wait to see what the update is on right tackle Spencer Brown, who left the game against the Chiefs.
If Brown can't go, it would be David Quessenberry at right tackle.
The Packers have no identity on offense right now. They don't have a true number one wide receiver and Rodgers looks uncomfortable on too many drop backs. Against a strong defensive front, the Packers have lost every time, most notably against the Jets.
The Jets dominated the Packers up front, which was aided by the Packers receivers inability to get open in time. Now you're asking that same Packers team to go against a Bills defensive front which has been spectacular.
Von Miller, Greg Rousseau, Ed Oliver, DaQuan Jones, A.J. Epenesa, Jordan Phillips and Tim Settle should feast in this game.
We know this is Green Bay, but the Bills should handle the Packers at home this Sunday night.