Packers Lead Bills 24-0 At Halftime


Green Bay's first offense scored three touchdowns on four series and the Packers' defense posted four takeaways in the first half as the Packers lead Buffalo 24-0 at halftime at Lambeau Field.

Green Bay's defense set up the Packers' first score with its second takeaway of the evening. With Buffalo facing a 3rd-and-15 from their own 12, defensive end Johnny Jolly and linebacker Brandon Chillar combined for a sack and Jolly forced a fumble by Bills quarterback Trent Edwards, and linebacker A.J. Hawk recovered at the 5. On the next play, quarterback Aaron Rodgers found wide receiver Greg Jennings on a quick slant for a 5-yard touchdown to put Green Bay up 7-0.

The Packers took a 14-0 lead after Rodgers led the offense on a 6-play, 79-yard drive that was capped off with a 3-yard touchdown run by running back Ryan Grant. Rodgers found tight end Jermichael Finley twice for pickups of 18 and 21 yards, and also connected with wide receiver Donald Driver on a 21-yard pass down to Buffalo's 3 to set up the Grant score.

Green Bay's defense provided the offense with a short field again when defensive end Cullen Jenkins forced a Fred Jackson fumble that linebacker Brady Poppinga recovered at Buffalo's 41. Grant posted runs of 13 and 14 yards, and Rodgers found Driver, who made a sliding grab for a 5-yard score near the side of the end zone.

Rodgers completed 8-of-9 passes for 98 yards and two touchdowns, completing passes to six different receivers.

On Buffalo's first possession, safety Nick Collins got a hand in front of Edwards' pass intended for wide receiver Lee Evans at the Bills' 45, and the deflection went into the arms of Poppinga for the interception. Linebacker Brad Jones forced a fumble by quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick late in the half for the fourth takeaway of the night.

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