Can the Bills pull another upset when they travel to Green Bay for a Week 4 showdown with Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers (1-1-1)?
Buffalo opens as a 9.5-point underdog vs. the Packers, but the Bills might be catching Green Bay at the right time. Rodgers, hobbled with a knee injury, isn’t at 100 percent with an injury that could affect his performance.
The Packers are dealing with injuries along the offensive line, meaning an opportunity is there for Buffalo to get after Rodgers on Sunday. The Bills will need a repeat of Week 3, when Jerry Hughes, Trent Murphy, and co. applied consistent pressure on Vikings’ quarterback Kirk Cousins to topple another quality NFC foe.
This will be the 13th meeting between these teams, and Buffalo leads the all-time series 8-4. The last time Buffalo faced the Packers, the legendary Bacarri Rambo came away with a pair of interceptions off Rodgers, Dan Carpenter booted four field goals, and Marcus Thigpen returned a punt 75 yards for a touchdown as the Bills won 21-13 Dec. 14, 2014 at Ralph Wilson Stadium.
The last time the Bills traveled to Lambeau, it wasn’t pretty. Behind a pair of Aaron Rodgers touchdown passes and a pair of Trent Edwards interceptions, Green Bay throttled Buffalo 34-7 on Sept. 19, 2010.
In that game, the Packers led only 13-7 at halftime, but Rodgers tossed a pair of TDs and added a nine-yard touchdown run to send Buffalo to an 0-2 start to the season.
Here’s how to watch the game from home:
Date: Sunday, September 30, 2018
Time: 1 p.m. Eastern
Channel: The game will be carried locally on CBS on WIVB 4 in Buffalo, WROC 8 in Rochester, WTVH 5 in Syracuse and Utica, WRGB 6 in Utica and Albany, WCWN3 in Albany, WENY 36-2 in Elmira, and WBNG 12 in Binghamton and Elmira. View the broadcast map.
Announcers: Ian Eagle (play-by-play), Dan Fouts (analyst), and Evan Washburn (sideline reporter).
Location: Lambeau Field | Green Bay, Wisconsin
Radio: WGR 550AM (Buffalo), WCMF 96.5 FM and WROC 950 AM (Rochester), Fan 590 AM (Toronto), WTKW 99.5 FM and WKTV 105.5 FM (Syracuse), and the rest of the Buffalo Bills Radio Network.
Radio Play-by-Play: John Murphy and Mark Kelso in the booth with sideline reporter Sal Capaccio.
Online: NFL Game Pass, NFL.com Game Center
Friday Injury Report: Buffalo Bills: Full participant: CB Phillip Gaines (elbow), S Micah Hyde (toe), DE Shaq Lawson (hamstring), DE Trent Murphy (ankle). Limited participant: TE Charles Clay (shoulder/hip), TE Jason Croom (knee), RB LeSean McCoy (rib), RB Marcus Murphy (rib). Game day status: Questionable: Clay, Croom, McCoy, Murphy. Green Bay Packers: Limited participant: T Bryan Bulaga (back), TE Jimmy Graham (knee), S Josh Jones (ankle), CB Kevin King (groin), LB Nick Perry (concussion), QB Aaron Rodgers (knee). Did not practice: WR Randall Cobb (hamstring), G Justin McCray (shoulder), DL Muhammad Wilkerson (ankle). Game day status: Questionable: Cobb, Jones, King, Perry, Rodgers. Doubtful: McCray. Out: Wilkerson.