PACKERS (10-3) AT BILLS (7-6)
LAST WEEK — Packers, W 43-37, vs. Falcons. Bills, L, 24-17 at Broncos
LAST GAME — 9/19/10: Bills 7 at Packers 34. Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers threw for 255 yards and two TDs and added rushing TD. Packers TE Jermichael Finley caught four passes for 103 yards.
LAST GAME AT SITE — 11/5/06: Bills 24, Packers 10. Buffalo RB Anthony Thomas rushes 20 times for 95 yards and TD. Bills LB London Fletcher has 11 tackles and scores 17-yard INT-TD.
BROADCAST — FOX (noon): Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch, Pam Oliver (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 138 (Green Bay), 127 (Buffalo). XM: 229 (Buffalo).
PACKERS NOTES: Have won five in row and nine of past 10. Lead NFL in scoring (423 points)…QB Aaron Rodgers won only start vs. Buffalo and had 116.3 rating. Has won past five starts and has 127.1 rating (16 TDs, 0 INTs). Aims for sixth in row with 100-plus rating. Leads NFL with 119.0 rating (35 TDs, 3 INTs). Made 100th start last week and his 27,520 yards, 222 TDs and 107.3 rating as starter are all best in NFL history in first 100 starts…RB Eddie Lacy has 100-plus scrimmage yards in six consecutive games and has 773 yards (128.8 per game) and seven TDs (four receiving, three rushing) in those six games…WR Jordy Nelson is tied for NFL lead with 12 receiving TDs, including two last week. Has 12 TDs in past 14 vs. AFC (including Super Bowl), including eight TDs in past eight. Nelson (12), Lacy (11) and WR Randall Cobb (10) are first Green Bay trio with 10-plus TDs in season…LB Clay Matthews had three sacks in last meeting. Has four sacks and three forced fumbles in past six vs. AFC. Had sack last week. LB Julius Peppers has sack in two of last three meetings. He is the only player in NFL history with 100-plus sacks (123.5) and 10-plus INTs (11). CB Sam Shields has six INTs in past 14 vs. AFC.
BILLS NOTES: In last start vs. Green Bay (12/18/11 with Kansas City), QB Kyle Orton completed 23 of 31 (74.2 percent) for 299 yards with 104.1 rating. Orton’s teams are 13-3 (.813) when he starts and posts 100-plus rating…RB Fred Jackson (5,507 rushing; 2,516 receiving) had 72 scrimmage yards vs. Den. (35 rushing, 37 receiving), joining Hall of Famer Thurman Thomas as only Bills with 5,000-plus career rushing and 2,500-plus receiving yards. Had career-high 10 receptions vs. Broncos…WR Sammy Watkins (No. 4 overall) leads AFC rookies in receiving yards (822) and ranks second in catches (58) with five TDs. Had 127 receiving yards vs. Den, his fourth career 100-yard game. In past two vs. NFC, has 16 receptions for 209 yards and two TDs…Bills lead NFL with 48 sacks and are only team with three players with nine-plus sacks (DE Mario Williams, DT Marcell Dareus and LB Jerry Hughes). Williams has 6.5 sacks in past five games. Dareus leads NFL defensive tackles with 10 sacks. Hughes (9.5) needs half sack to record back-to-back 10-sack seasons. In past nine games, has 8.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. CB Stephon Gilmore has career-high three INTs, including one last week vs. Denver.
|STREAKS||2 of past 3|
|COACHES VS. OPP.||McCarthy: 1-1||Marrone: 0-0|
|PASSING||Rodgers: 276-416-3652 (3C)-35 (1C)-3-119.0 (1L)||Orton: 225-348-2355-14-7-89.2|
|RUSHING||Lacy: 188-843-4.5-7 (T3C)||Jackson: 97-386-4.0-2|
|RECEIVING||Nelson: 78-1265 (2C)-16.2-12 (T1L)||Watkins (R): 58-822-14.2-5|
|TAKE/GIVE||+16 (1L)||+9 (3C)|
|SACKS||Matthews: 5.5||Ma. Williams: 12|
|INTs||Hayward: 3||Searcy, Gilmore: 3|
|PUNTING||Masthay: 45.2||Schmidt: 43.7|
|KICKING||Crosby: 115 (3C) (46/48 PAT; 23/26 FG)||Carpenter: 109 (25/26 PAT; 28/32 FG)|