News now! All tied at the half in Buffalo

Posted by Mike Spofford on December 14, 2014 – 1:41 pm

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — The Packers and Bills played to a first-half stalemate on Sunday at Ralph Wilson Stadium, going into the locker room at halftime tied at 10.

The Packers, trailing 7-3 entering the second quarter, took the lead on the second play. After an 11-yard slant to WR Randall Cobb got the ball down to the 1, RB Eddie Lacy plowed in from there for the TD. Lacy had five carries for 57 yards on the drive, which put the Packers ahead 10-7 with 14:14 left in the half.

The Bills came right back to tie the game on a 27-yard FG with 8:04 left in the half. A 28-yard pass to WR Sammy Watkins, who made a great adjustment to haul in the pass over CB Sam Shields, was followed by a 12-yard run by Bryce Brown, who made S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix miss on a tackle in the backfield. WR Robert Woods then made a shoestring catch on a back-shoulder throw along the sideline, and a 10-yard pass to TE Scott Chandler converted a third down and made it first-and-goal.

From there, several penalties on both teams ensued. Ultimately, Buffalo was unable to convert on third-and-goal from the 14, and Carpenter was called on to tie the game.

The Packers had a chance to take the lead again on their next possession, after a 19-yard pass to Cobb and a 10-yard pass to RB James Starks. But K Mason Crosby’s 53-yard FG try was blocked by Bills DE Mario Williams, keeping the score tied at 10 with 6:01 left in the half.

After the two teams traded punts, Packers CB Tramon Williams intercepted a deep pass intended for Watkins, giving the offense the ball back. A personal foul on LB Sam Barrington after the INT wrecked what could have been good field position for Green Bay, as the Packers started on their own 19.

The offense went nowhere and punted again, downing the ball on the Buffalo 2-yard line shortly after the two-minute warning.


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