Green Bay Packers defeat Buffalo Bills, 34-17

Green Bay — Brandon Jackson said all the right things Sunday, but the forced smile on his face told the real story: There is a lot of work ahead.

While Green Bay beat a dysfunctional Buffalo team, 34-7, at Lambeau Field, this victory won't convince anyone that the running game can rebound from the loss of Ryan Grant in just one week.

The Packers running backs gained just 71 yards on 22 carries for a 3.2 average, and the best runner of the day was quarterback Aaron Ro...

Green Bay — The Aaron Rodgers who was uncharacteristically off target in the season opener and pretty mediocre in the first half Sunday against the Buffalo Bills is not the quarterback who will lead the Green Bay Packers to the Super Bowl.

The only guy who has a chance to do that is the Aaron Rodgers who lit up the Bills in the second half of a 34-7 victory at Lambeau Field.

Just compare the passer ratings.

Rodgers in the first six quarters of the season: 72.8


Green Bay — The Bryan Bulaga era at left tackle for the Green Bay Packers might get under way much sooner than later.

Venerable Chad Clifton was lifted for the Iowa rookie midway through the second quarter and didn't return Sunday in the Packers' 34-7 victory over the Buffalo Bills at Lambeau Field.

Clifton clearly struggled in his four-series, 27-play stint. Using subjective judgment, he had nine poor plays before being replaced by Bulaga, the 23rd selection in the ...

Green Bay — Jermichael Finley got man-to-man coverage Sunday.

It might be the last time for awhile.

A week after being swarmed with defenders by the Philadelphia Eagles, the Green Bay Packers tight end actually saw the light of day against the Buffalo Bills, who were not as intent on double- and triple-teaming him Sunday in the Packers' 34-7 victory.

The result was the return of the big play for the tight end position. Finley grabbed four catches for 103 yards, an...