Packers vs Bills NFL Week 15 Game Capsule

GREEN BAY PACKERS (10-3) AT BUFFALO BILLS (7-6)

SERIES

PACKERS BILLS
SERIES LEADER 7-4
STREAKS 2 of past 3
COACHES VS. OPP. McCarthy: 1-1 Marrone: 0-0
LAST WEEK W 43-37 vs. Falcons L 24-17 at Broncos
LAST GAME 9/19/10: Bills 7 at Packers 34. Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers throws for 255 yards & 2 TDs & adds rushing TD. Packers TE Jermichael Finley catches 4 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 & TD. Bills LB London Fletcher has 11 tackles & scores 17-yard INT-TD.
BROADCAST FOX (1:00 PM ET): Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch, Pam Oliver (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 138 (GB), 127 (Buf.). XM: 229 (Buf.).

STATS

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
OFFENSE 387.5 (3C) 327.2
TAKE/GIVE +16 (1L) +9 (3C)
DEFENSE 374.4 311.9 (2C)
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)

NOTES

PACKERS: Have won 5 in row & 9 of past 10. Lead NFL in scoring (423 points)…QB AARON RODGERS won only start vs. Buf. & had 116.3 rating. Has won past 5 starts & has 127.1 rating (16 TDs, 0 INTs). Aims for 6th in row with 100+ rating. Leads NFL with 119 rating (35 TDs, 3 INTs). Made 100th start last week & his 27,520 yards, 222 TDs & 107.3 rating as starter are all best in NFL history in 1st 100 starts…RB EDDIE LACY has 100+ scrimmage yards in 6 consecutive games & has 773 yards (128.8 per game) & 7 TDs (4 rec., 3 rush) in those 6…WR JORDY NELSON ties for NFL lead with 12 rec. TDs, incl. 2 last week. Has 12 TDs in past 14 vs. AFC (incl. SB), incl. 8 TDs in past 8. Nelson (12), Lacy (11) & WR RANDALL COBB (10) are 1st GB trio with 10+ TDs in season…LB CLAY MATTHEWS had 3 sacks in last meeting. Has 4 sacks & 3 FFs in past 6 vs. AFC. Had sack last week. LB JULIUS PEPPERS has sack in 2 of 3 meetings. Is only player in NFL history with 100+ sacks (123.5) & 10+ INTs (11). CB SAM SHIELDS has 6 INTs in past 14 vs. AFC…BILLS: In last start vs. GB (12/18/11 with KC), QB KYLE ORTON completed 23 of 31 (74.2 pct.) for 299 yards with 104.1 rating. Orton’s teams are 13-3 (.813) when he starts & posts 100+ rating…RB FRED JACKSON (5,507 rush; 2,516 rec.) had 72 scrimmage yards vs. Den. (35 rush, 37 rec.), joining HOFer THURMAN THOMAS as only Bills with 5,000+ career rush & 2,500+ rec. yards. Had career-high 10 rec. vs. Broncos…WR SAMMY WATKINS (No. 4 overall) leads AFC rookies in rec. yards (822) & ranks 2nd in catches (58) with 5 TDs. Had 127 rec. yards vs. Den, his 4th career 100-yard game. In past 2 vs. NFC, has 16 rec. for 209 yards & 2 TDs…Bills lead NFL with 48 sacks & are only team with 3 players with 9+ sacks (DE MARIO WILLIAMS, DT MARCELL DAREUS & LB JERRY HUGHES). Williams has 6.5 sacks in past 5. Dareus leads NFL DTs with 10 sacks. Hughes (9.5) needs half sack to record back-to-back 10-sack seasons. In past 9, has 8.5 sacks, 3 FF & FR. CB STEPHON GILMORE has career-high 3 INTs, incl. 1 vs. Den.


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