Week 15 Green Bay Packers vs. Buffalo Bills
|Name||Record To-Date||This Week’s Pick||Score Prediction|
|Kris Burke||9-4||Green Bay Packers||28-17|
|Buffalo has a solid defense and Kyle Orton gave the Packers some challenges when he was with the Bears but the Packers are a much better team than the Bills. There could be the “unfamiliar opponent” issue here that gives the defense a bit of a fit, but Aaron Rodgers is the difference maker here|
|“Jersey” Al Bracco||10-3||Green Bay Packers||27-16|
|This will be the game where you find out if all the praise being heaped on the offensive line is warranted. Hopefully the game plan will include a lot of quick passes and some moving pockets to help keep Rodgers clean.|
|Adam Czech||11-2||Green Bay Packers||28-17|
|This game is going to be a nail-biter for Packers’ fans. Not necessarily because it’ll be a close contest, but because Aaron Rodgers will probably take some hits from the Bills’ defensive line. Everyone will be holding their breath until Rodgers gets up off the turf with all limbs in tact.|
|Thomas Hobbes||10-3||Green Bay Packers||21-17|
|Another case of the unstoppable force going up against the unmovable object. The Bills have the 2nd ranked defense versus the 1st ranked offense of the Packers according to Football Outsiders. If the Packers can keep Rodgers upright I think he can expose their secondary.|
|Chad Toporski||10-3||Green Bay Packers||27-20|
|It’s tempting to pick the Upset Special this week, but this Packers team is an extremely focused and competent group. The offense probably won’t be as dynamic as it usually is; that said, the defense will look to rebound from their dismal second half performance and take control of the Bills’ questionable offense.|
|Jason Perone||10-3||Buffalo Bills||20-16|
|I’ve been watching Packers football for nearly 30 years and I’ve never seen them win in Buffalo. In fact, they’ve NEVER won in Buffalo. With Eddie Lacy out or not 100%, the Bills rush four, sit back in coverage and make life miserable for Aaron Rodgers and the offense in an unfamiliar environment. Green Bay’s defense ends up making Kyle Orton look like a Pro Bowler. Ironically, I see this one as similar to the Kansas City game in 2011, when Orton was at QB for the Chiefs. For the record, I hope I’m dead wrong.|
|Jay Hodgson||10-3||Green Bay Packers||24-21|
|I think the Packers defense will bounce back and have a good showing against Buffalo. Kyle Orton is a professional and a good quarterback, but he’s no Matt Ryan and he doesn’t have Julio Jones to throw the ball. The Packers offense has shown it can perform in cold weather. This game is a real litmus test for them, and if they hope to make a deep playoff run, it starts here. This is a “show me” game in every possible way.|
|Cory Jennerjohn||11-2||Green Bay Packers||17-16|
|The Bills are ranked fifth in the NFL in total defense and first in sacks. This front four could be compared to the Lions. With Eddie Lacy a likely gameday scratch, Aaron Rodgers will beat Buffalo with a decisive last-minute drive.|
|Andy Burch||9-4||Buffalo Bills||27-21|
|The Bills front four is ridiculously good. And as good as the Packers offensive line has been this year, they haven’t played a good defensive line in a while, and when they did the Packers lost. Running will be very difficult so it will all be on Rodgers, which is hard when there’s four guys coming at you. This is a big test that the Packers need to answer, can they block for Rodgers against an elite defensive line? If they can’t then Superbowl talk for this team needs to stop.|
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10 thoughts on “Packers vs. Bills 2014 Week 15 Predictions from AllGBP.com”
All believe this will be a close game and that is probably what will happen. The betting line currently in Las Veags says Packers by 4 1/2 points. I think that is generous. If Lacy isn’t playing or is limited and not effective my guess is that the betting line goes to neutral.
As someone that is a pretty good handicapper I can tell you that Eddie Lacy is not worth 4 1/2 points. An unbelievable amount of money would have to be bet on the Bills for that to happen. The line opened with Green Bay favored by 6 and bettors have moved the line to now 4 in most books. NFL lines unlike college do not have drastic movements.
I don’t understand the concern. This year Buffalo needed OT to beat Chicago, lost to a weak San Diego and Houston, got beaten badly by NE, squeaked out a one point win over the Vikings, lost to KC and got crushed by Miami. Why would the best offense with an MVP QB standing behind a healthy O-line and a decent defense be so concerned. Nobody had to remind the Packers what’s at stake. Plus the D needs something to prove once again.
Have any of you guys hit on your exact score prediction this year?
I haven’t. Not sure about any of the others.
Well Jason, I certainly hope yourself and Mr. Burch are way off. I think it’s close until the 4th quarter and the Packers will pull away after a TO by Orton. He’s not pulling a KC this time. Quick passing game Mike, quick.
Yeah, I did on the Miami game: http://allgbp.com/2014/10/11/packers-vs-dolphins-week-6-game-predictions-from-allgbp-com/
Though I think that’s the first time I’ve ever gotten it exactly.
The vaunted Buffalo defense is good enough to be 7-6 after 13 games.
The Packers offense is as good as any Buffalo has faced this year. GB has one of the best pass blocking lines in the league. Lacy is “probable” (not dead), and James Starks is a good backup option anyway.
Buffalo sucks at running the ball. They’re 25th in the league.
Sure, “any given Sunday” and all that… but I’m not too worried.
Here is how I see this game. The Bills front four will get some pressure. So let’s say Rodgers drops back 35 times in this game and gets sacked 3 times, this means that he still gets off 32 passes of which he is likely to complete 25. With some decent running plays that should translate to 5 red zone trips for the Packers offense, maybe more if the D gets a turnover or 2. I think if the OL continues to play well and the D plays for 4 quarters like it has something to prove the Pack comes out on top 27 – 16. Hopefully Rodgers doesn’t get hit at all thanks to good OL play, quick passes and a rolling pocket. On the other side Buffalo’s only threat is Watkins and he is not as good as Julio Jones. If the Pack doesn’t beat themselves they should be fine. Go Pack Go! Thanks, Since ’61
The Packers are playing an unfamiliar team on the road against the no. 1 a-hole Jim Schwartz who is as dirty as they come. He hates the Packers and will do anything to take out Rodgers. Rodgers needs to get the damn ball out quick and that means throwing to James Starks who I am sure has a ton of people at the game since he played at Buffalo and is “coming home”. Starks needs to have a great game and I also predict you will finally see DuJuan Harris make a meaningful appearance at running back this week which I think will help tremendously.
I don’t feel good about this game at all because I am not familiar with Buffalo. I am familiar with Rodgers and Orton. Rodgers has to be the difference maker in this game. They need this road win bad and I have to think if they are a top team this is a game they have to win. The defense played like shit the second half last week so I also have to believe they want to show up big time in this game to get that bad second half out of their minds. Packers 24- Buffalo 21
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