The Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers had one of the worst games in his career while the Buffalo Bills kept their playoff hopes alive with a 21-13 victory. The Packers were -4.5 favorites on the road but failed to get their first win in their sixth try at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park.
Rodgers struggled during much of the game as he had three three-and-out possessions in the first quarter. One of them led to Marcus Thigpen getting a 75-yard punt return for a touchdown. Eddie Lacy did get a touchdown run for the Packers but the Bills tied the game up with a field goal not long after then.
The Bills pulled ahead with two field goals from Dan Carpenter while Bacarri Rambo had an interception. Rambo even got a second interception in the next quarter.
Aaron Rodgers was unable to get the Packers up through a two-minute drive to get to the lead at the end. Mario Williams sacked Rodgers near his end zone on the first play of that possession. This caused a fumble that Lacy recovered; however, he was tackled in the end zone for a safety, thus giving the Bills the victory.
Rodgers only went 17-42 for the game with 185 passing yards. He also had two interceptions in the game. Randall Cobb was the only receiver who really got places for the Packers as he had 96 receiving yards on seven catches.
Kyle Orton had a performance where he went 14-27 for 158 passing yards. He was sacked three times with two of those sacks coming from Clay Matthews. This came although the Bills went 4-16 on third downs and had fewer offensive yards than the Packers did.
The Bills moved to an 8-6 record and are still one game behind Pittsburgh and Baltimore for one of the two wild card spots in the AFC. The Packers lost their lead in the NFC North as they moved to 10-4 and are tied with Detroit in the division. The Packers are tied with Seattle for the two wild cards in the division. The Packers actually have the same record as the Lions but they lost to the Lions earlier this year, thus giving Detroit the tiebreaker for the division.