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Dope Sheet: Packers and Bills face off in prime time

The Green Bay Packers (3-4) take a trip to play the Buffalo Bills (5-1) on Sunday Night Football.

QB Aaron Rodgers
QB Aaron Rodgers

The Green Bay Packers (3-4) take a trip to play the Buffalo Bills (5-1) on Sunday Night Football. It is the first prime-time game between the two teams.

  • Green Bay and Buffalo have alternated wins in the series since 1994 with each club winning four contests.
  • Only four of the 13 previous contests in the series have been decided by single digits.
  • Green Bay won the last matchup, a 22-0 victory at home in 2018. It will be the Packers first regular-season game at Buffalo since 2014.
  • Neither team has won a road game in the series since 1991, a 34-24 victory by the Bills.
  • The Packers will be looking for their first-ever win at Buffalo. The Bills are the only team in the NFL that the Packers have not won a road game against.
  • It is the second game of a three-game road stretch, marking just the third time this century (2012 and 2016) that Green Bay plays three straight contests on the road.


The game will air across the country on NBC. Play-by-play man Mike Tirico joins analyst Cris Collinsworth with Melissa Stark reporting from the sidelines.

  • Westwood One Sports will be broadcasting on radio to a national audience with Ryan Radtke (play-by-play) and Mike Golic (analyst) on the call and Scott Graham hosting pregame and halftime shows. 
  • All Packers games can be heard on the Packers Radio Network, which is made up of 49 stations in Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, Illinois and South Dakota. This year, the Packers transitioned to a new flagship station in Milwaukee, iHeartRadio Milwaukee's 97.3 The Game WRNW. For a full listing of radio affiliates, go to Wayne Larrivee (play-by-play) and two-time Packers Pro Bowler Larry McCarren (analyst) call the action. McCarren first joined the team's broadcasts in 1995 and enters his 28th season calling Packers games. After originally being paired together in 1999, McCarren and Larrivee enter their 24th season of broadcasts together. They surpassed Jim Irwin and Max McGee for the most regular-season and postseason games broadcast for the Packers with 313 at the 2018 season opener against Chicago.
  • The Packers' radio broadcast is also available on a mobile device through the Packers app or for anyone that lives in the state of Wisconsin. If you live outside the state, you can stream the game broadcast from a desktop computer through It is also available via subscription on Sirius Satellite Radio or NFL Plus (


Packers at Bills:

  • Regular season, all-time: 5-8
  • All-time, postseason: 0-0 
  • All-time, at Buffalo: 0-6
  • Streaks: The Packers have won three of the last five meetings.
  • Last meeting, regular season: Sept. 30, 2018, Lambeau Field, Packers won, 22-0


  • Matt LaFleur: 44-17-0, .721; (2-3 postseason); 4th NFL season
  • Sean McDermott: 57-37-0, .606; (3-4 postseason); 6th NFL season 
  • Head to Head: LaFleur 0-0 vs. McDermott 
  • vs. Opponent: LaFleur 0-0 vs. Bills; McDermott 0-1 vs. Packers 

MATT LaFLEUR…In his fourth season as the Packers' 15th head coach.

  • In his 14th season in the NFL, having previously served as an offensive coordinator for two seasons (L.A. Rams, 2017; Tennessee, 2018), a quarterbacks coach for six seasons (Washington, 2010-13; Atlanta, 2015-16), and an offensive assistant for two seasons (Houston, 2008-09).
  • In his first three seasons leading the Packers, has authored one of the greatest starts to a head-coaching career in NFL history. With a 13-4 record in 2021, led the Packers to a third straight NFC North crown while also earning the No. 1 seed in the NFC for the second consecutive season. 
  • Became the first coach in NFL history to post 13-plus wins in three straight seasons and his 39 wins from 2019-21 passed George Seifert (38) for the most wins by an NFL head coach in his first three seasons in the league (Elias Sports Bureau). His 39 wins are also tied for the second most by a coach over any three-season span in league history, trailing only Mike Ditka's 40 wins with the Chicago Bears 1985-87 (Elias).
  • Guided the Packers to a 22-2 record (.917) in the regular season at Lambeau Field in 2019-21, the top mark in the NFL over that span and the best home winning percentage by a Packers head coach in his first three seasons. His 22 wins at home were also the most in NFL history by a coach in his first three seasons.
  • In 2019, became the first coach in club history to lead the team to the playoffs in his debut season. Also led the largest one-year win improvement in team history (plus-seven).

SEAN McDERMOTT…In his sixth season the Bills' 20th head coach.

  • In 2020-21, helped lead the Bills to back-to-back AFC East division titles for the first time since 1988-91.
  • Ranks No. 3 in franchise history in wins behind Marv Levy (123) and Lou Saban (70).
  • In 2021, helped the Bills rank No. 1 in the league in points allowed per game (17.0) for the first time in team history and also No. 1 in the NFL in total defense (272.8 ypg) and passing defense (163.0 ypg).
  • In 2020, guided the Bills to their first playoff win since 1995 as the Bills reached the AFC title game for the first time since 1994. Finished second in The Associated Press Coach of the Year voting.
  • In 2017, became the third coach in Bills history to earn a playoff spot in his first season, joining Joe Collier (1966) and Wade Phillips (1998).


  • The two teams have met only 13 times, the first game coming in 1974, a 27-7 Bills victory at Lambeau Field. The Packers held RB O.J. Simpson to 62 yards on 16 carries, but Bills QB Joe Ferguson gave the team a lead it would not relinquish with a first-quarter TD pass to WR Ahmad Rashad, and RB Jim Braxton posted three TD runs.
  • Buffalo won five of the first six meetings and has the top winning streak in the series with three consecutive victories from 1988-1994.
  • Seven points is the closest margin of victory in any of the 13 meetings, with nine of the games being decided by double-digit margins.


Packers WR Sammy Watkins was drafted No. 4 overall by the Bills in 2014 and played three seasons (2014-16) for Buffalo…Packers LB Isaiah McDuffie is from Buffalo, N.Y., and attended Bennett High School in Buffalo…Packers president/CEO Mark Murphy was born in Fulton, N.Y., and attended Clarence (N.Y.) Central High School...Packers T Luke Tenuta was a sixth-round draft choice of the Bills in 2022 and was with Buffalo through the preseason...Packers quarterbacks coach Tom Clements served as the offensive coordinator for Buffalo from 2004-05…Packers defensive backs/passing game coordinator Jerry Gray was the defensive coordinator in Buffalo from 2001-05…Packers wide receivers/passing game coordinator Jason Vrable served as an offensive quality control coach (2013-15) and as assistant quarterbacks coach (2016) for the Bills…Packers outside linebackers coach Jason Rebrovich coached in a variety of roles on the defensive side of the ball for the Buffalo Bills from 2013-16…Rebrovich was born in Clarence, N.Y., and attended SUNY Courtland…Packers coaching assistant Quinshon Odom assisted with the Bills' running backs during their 2021 training camp as part of a Bill Walsh Diversity Coach Fellowship…Bills WR Jake Kumerow, who attended the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, appeared in 19 games for the Packers in 2018-19…Bills C/G Greg Van Roten signed with the Packers as an undrafted free agent in 2012 and played in 10 games for the Packers in 2012-13…Bills assistant special teams coach Cory Harkey spent time with the Packers in 2019 as part of a Bill Walsh Diversity Coach Fellowship…Packers head coach Matt LaFleur and defensive coordinator Joe Barry coached with Bills offensive line coach Aaron Kromer with the L.A. Rams in 2017…Bills G Rodger Saffold played for the Rams in 2017 when LaFleur and Barry were on the staff…Kromer also coached with Barry and Packers special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia in Tampa Bay…LaFleur was the offensive coordinator for Tennessee in 2018 when Bills DT DaQuan Jones played for the Titans…Packers safeties coach Ryan Downard was a defensive assistant with Cleveland in 2014-15 when Bills S Jordan Poyer played for the Browns…Bills defensive backs/passing game coordinator John Butler coached at Penn State in 2012-13 while Packers S Adrian Amos played for the Nittany Lions…Packers TE Marcedes Lewis was a freshman at UCLA in 2002 when Bills running backs coach Kelly Skipper served as the Bruins' offensive coordinator…Skipper, Bills tight ends coach Rob Boras, Bills senior offensive assistant Mike Shula and Bills special teams coordinator Matthew Smiley all coached in Jacksonville when Lewis played for the Jaguars…Packers offensive line coach Luke Butkus was a freshman offensive lineman at Illinois in 1998 when Bills assistant head coach/defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier was on the Fighting Illini's coaching staff…Packers defensive backs/passing game coordinator Jerry Gray coached in Minnesota when Bills WR Stefon Diggs and QB Case Keenum played for the Vikings…Former college teammates include: Packers RB AJ Dillon, LB Isaiah McDuffie and Bills TE Tommy Sweeney (Boston College); Packers TE Josiah Deguara, LB Eric Wilson and Bills G/T Justin Murray (Cincinnati); Packers WR Amari Rodgers and Bills LB Baylon Spector (Clemson); Packers WR Sammy Watkins and Bills DE Shaq Lawson (Clemson); Packers DL T.J. Slaton and Bills CB Kaiir Elam (Florida); Packers CB Eric Stokes, LB Quay Walker, DL Devonte Wyatt and Bills RB James Cook (Georgia); Packers LB Jonathan Garvin, DL Jonathan Ford, Bills S Jaquan Johnson and DE Greg Rousseau (Miami); Packers G/T Royce Newman and Bills TE Dawson Knox (Mississippi); Packers S Adrian Amos and Bills DT DaQuan Jones (Penn State); Packers T Yosh Nijman, Bills LB Tremaine Edmunds and DT Tim Settle (Virginia Tech); Packers OL Zach Tom and Bills DE Boogie Basham (Wake Forest).

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