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-- The Green Bay Packers won their fourth straight home opener yesterday, 34-7 over the Buffalo Bills.
GREEN BAY - The Green Bay Packers won their fourth straight home opener yesterday, 34-7 over the Buffalo Bills.
Clay Matthews had three sacks for the second straight week. And he's the first Packer to dump the quarterback at least three times in back-to-back games since it became an official N-F-L stat in 1982. The Packers never trailed.
They were up 13-nothing when Buffalo got its only score in the second period on a three-yard run by Fred Jackson. Green Bay scored 21 unanswered points in the second half to improve to 2-and-0 on the young season.
Aaron Rodgers completed 19-of-29 passes for 255 yards and two touchdowns. He also ran for a nine-yard TD in the second half, when his quarterback rating skyrocketed to 152.7. It was just 72.8 in the first game-and-a-half. Jermichael Finley caught four passes for 103 yards, as Green Bay had 346 total yards to just 186 for Buffalo.
The Packer running game had just 71 yards without the injured Ryan Grant. Brandon Jackson had 11 carries for 29 yards and a touchdown. Fullback John Kuhn rushed for 36 yards in nine carries. The Packers have won five straight home games, and will travel to Chicago to play the Bears a week from tonight.
Packers’ veteran tackle Chad Clifton left in the second quarter with an ongoing knee problem. Rookie Bryan Bulaga replaced him. Coach Mike McCarthy said three other injuries were minor. Safety Nick Collins left in the fourth quarter with an injured hip flexor. Nose tackle B-J Raji and linebacker Brad Jones had knee injuries but returned. Jones left again late in the second half.
Bills' quarterback Trent Edwards was pressured all day. He threw for 102 yards and two interceptions. He was sacked four times, while Rodgers never went down. Bills' running back Marshawn Lynch -- the subject of recent trade rumors to the Packers -- ran 17 times for 64 yards. Buffalo dropped to 0-and-2 and lost its second straight at Lambeau Field.