Sunday, September 19, 2010
Wrap-up: Packers 34, Bills 7
By Tim Graham
What it means: Unlike last week, the Bills committed themselves to the run but still had another awful day offensively. Cue the shouts for Ryan Fitzpatrick or Brian Brohm.
Big revelation: New head coach Chan Gailey, regardless of his reputation, can't figure out how to get the Bills' offense moving. He hasn't been able to coax plays out of quarterback Trent Edwards (62 net yards passing, two interceptions), get high-paid receiver Lee Evans into the game (zero catches) or generate production from prized running back C.J. Spiller (see below).
Trending: Spiller was a non-factor again. In his NFL debut he had 11 offensive touches for 14 yards. Against the Packers, he had didn't have any carries until the final, meaningless minutes. He finished with one carry for 3 yards and four receptions for 23 yards.
Tomorrow's talker: Were the Bills leaning on Marshawn Lynch because they're about to move him? He had almost twice as many attempts as Fred Jackson. The Bills denied persistent rumors they're on the verge of dealing him, maybe even to the Packers in light of Ryan Grant's season-ending ankle injury. Grant's replacement, Brandon Jackson, had 11 carries for 29 yards and a touchdown.
Heroes: Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was 19 of 29 for 255 yards and two touchdowns and no interceptions against the Bills' respected pass defense. Packers linebacker Clay Matthews had three sacks, four tackles for losses and five quarterback hits.
Goat: Edwards was 11 for 18 for 102 yards and no touchdowns with two interceptions. He couldn't complete a pass to Evans the whole game?
What's next: The Bills' schedule doesn't let up. They'll play the New England Patriots in Gillette Stadium next Sunday.