Packers vs. Bills 2014 picks and predictions: Green Bay favored by experts
Experts are nearly unanimous in picking the Green Bay Packers over the Buffalo Bills in Week 15.
The Green Bay Packers, fighting to stay ahead in the NFC North, take on the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. The NFC North may be competitive, but it is only down to two teams. Both the Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears are struggling, leaving the race to the Packers (10-3) and the Detroit Lions (9-4).
Green Bay will take on Detroit for the second time in Week 17, and the division could be on the line in that one. Detroit already beat the Packers once, back in Week 3, so this game against Buffalo is big. It’s not going to be easy for the Packers, despite winning their last five games, as the Bills have been better than expected this year.
Buffalo is 7-6, tied for second place in the AFC East, though their best avenue to the playoffs at this point would be a Wild Card berth. They had won their past two games heading into Week 14 against the Denver Broncos, but couldn’t keep up with Peyton Manning and one of the best offenses in the league. They’ll have their hands full once again when they face Aaron Rodgers and the Packers.
Rodgers is at the helm of the league’s No. 6 passing attack. He’s thrown 16 touchdowns and no interceptions over Green Bay’s five-game winning streak, and has 35 touchdowns against just three interceptions on the season. He’s got a touchdown to interception ratio of 11.67; the next-best quarterback is not even close (Tom Brady, 4.29).
Of course, it’s not surprising that experts think the Packers will win this game. Twelve of the 13 experts picking for ESPN are going with Green Bay. All of the experts picking for CBS Sports are also picking the Packers. It’s the same situation at FOX Sports.
Here at SB Nation, all seven of the experts are going with the Packers.
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