September 30, 2018 / 8:50 PM / 6 months ago

Rodgers sharp as Packers blank Bills

Aaron Rodgers threw for 298 yards and a touchdown in leading the Green Bay Packers in a 22-0 win over the visiting Buffalo Bills on Sunday at Lambeau Field.

The Packers (2-1-1) held the Bills (1-3) to 145 yards to post their first shutout since Oct. 31, 2010. Green Bay had allowed an average of 27.7 points and 386.7 yards through the first three games.

Aaron Jones rushed for 65 yards and a touchdown and tight end Jimmy Graham caught his first touchdown as a Packer. Mason Crosby made three field goals (two from 52 yards, one from 36).

Rodgers looked comfortable wearing a brace on his sore left knee, completing 22 of 40 passes to seven different receivers, led by Davante Adams (eight receptions, 81 yards). Geronimo Allison had 80 yards on six catches before heading to the locker room in the third quarter to be evaluated for a concussion. Cornerback Jaire Alexander also left the game with a groin injury after intercepting Allen in the first half.

Buffalo reverted to its form from the first two games following a surprising upset in Minnesota last week. The Bills have been outscored 116-50 through the first four weeks, with 27 of their points coming in the first half of the victory over the Vikings.

Rookie quarterback Josh Allen had his worst game in three starts for Buffalo, completing 16 of 33 passes for 151 yards with two interceptions. The Packers sacked Allen seven times with Kyler Fackrell recording three.

Bills running back LeSean McCoy returned to the lineup after missing one game with a rib injury but had only 24 yards on five carries.

Buffalo lost safety Micah Hyde, a former Packer playing in his first game against Green Bay, to an early groin injury and receiver Kelvin Benjamin was checked for a head injury but cleared to return after colliding with Ha-Ha Clinton Dix on a pass the Packers’ cornerback picked off.

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