Sunday Night Football Preview: Buffalo Bills vs Green Bay Packers

The 3-4 Green Bay Packers visit the 5-1 Buffalo Bills for a clash between two of the league's best quarterbacks in Week 8 on Sunday Night Football. Bills passer Josh Allen will hope to continue his MVP campaign, and Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will attempt to prove his best days aren't behind him. The Bills are decisive 11.5-point favorites to pick up their sixth win. The Bills may not be undefeated, but there's a case to be made no team has been more dominant through seven weeks of the regular season. The team ranks first in yards gained and second in scoring thanks in large part to the superlative play of quarterback Josh Allen, who has accounted for a baffling 2187 out of the Bills' 2645 yards of offense. At his current pace of 364.5 yards per game, he'll crush the record of 5404 yards for total offense set by Drew Brees in 2011.

Amazingly, the Bills defense may be even better. The team ranks first in yards allowed, points allowed, rushing yards allowed, rushing yards per attempt allowed, and interceptions. They've been great to exceptional in just about every category, and so long as they remain healthy, the Bills seem sure bets to run away with the AFC's top seed.
As for the Packers, they've been anything but their typical selves through seven weeks. They've already tied a career-high for losses in a season under head coach Matt Lafleur, and a struggling offense is to blame. After finishing 10th in scoring in 2021, the Packers are down to 23rd this season. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers can't seem to get on track with a receiving corps that jettisoned All-Pro Davante Adams this past offseason; the four-time MVP ranks 27th among qualified passers with 5.70 net yards per passing attempt. If the Packers have any intention of competing this year, Rodgers will need to build chemistry with his new targets immediately.

Meanwhile, the Packers defense has been the team's saving grace. They've allowed the eighth fewest yards in the league and the fewest passing yards. They'd be the ideal complement to an explosive offense, so if Rodgers and the passing attack ever get going, the Packers could be primed to do some damage in the NFC.

The Buffalo Bills host the Green Bay Packers on Sunday Night Football at 8:20 ET.
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