We've got a tight football game taking place on the east side of the country between the Buffalo Bills and Green Bay Packers. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers has had a difficult start, only going 8-of-24 (33 percent) for 70 yards with no touchdowns.
The game is tied at 10, and we provide you with a recap of the good, and the ugly from the first half.
With the passing game in a limbo, Green Bay's rushing attack has gained 116 yards courtesy of Eddie Lacy and James Starks. The running game created two scoring drives for the Packers in the first, with Mason Crosby's 45-yard field goal coming after Starks ran for 18 on one drive, while Lacy gained 57 on the other before rumbling for a touchdown one-yard out.
On the defensive side, the Packers have created pressure on Bills quarterback Kyle Orton, sacking him just once, but giving him no time in the pocket. Buffalo is 0-for-6 on third downs.
The Packers aerial attack was completely non-existent in the first quarter. Rodgers went 3-of-12 for just 19 yards with a passer rating of 39.6. Jordy Nelson was the only Packers receiver to catch three of Rodgers' completions. That ineptitude continued in the second quarter, as Rodgers tied his career-low for passing percentage in a first half at 33.
The special teams unit gave up a 75-yard punt return to Marcus Thigpen that gave the Bills a 7-3 first quarter lead, and a Packers deficit in the first quarter for the first time since Week 2 against the New York Jets. They later allowed Mario Williams to block the sixth special teams kick of the season. The Packers led the NFL with five blocked kicks coming into Sunday, and punted five times in the first half.