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Rodgers after blanking Bills: ‘We were terrible on offense’

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) celebrates as he walks from the field following the game against the Buffalo Bills at Lambeau Field on Sunday.Photo Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers was pleased with his team’s most recent win, just not so much with the offense’s role in it.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was pleased with his team's most recent win, just not so much with the offense's role in it.

The Packers posted a convincing 22-0 victory over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. They rolled up 423 yards of offense -- including 298 through the air from Rodgers -- but that wasn't enough in the eyes of the two-time NFL Most Valuable Player and six-time Pro Bowl selection.

"We were terrible on offense. I don't think it made a difference for the offense," the 34-year-old Rodgers said.

Head coach Mike McCarthy didn't disagree. "When I closed my door last night and watched the game, I felt like we left a lot out there."

The Packers scored two touchdowns on their first three possessions before settling for three field goals the rest of the way.

"I'm also a realist. That's just not acceptable offense for us," Rodgers said. "Four hundred and twenty-three yards looks pretty good in comparison to some of the games we've put forward the first three weeks, but it should have been about 45 points and 600 yards."

Rodgers lamented the team's five dropped passes -- including three from receiver Geronimo Allison -- as well as his own off-target throws. He didn't stop there, noting that he needs to "get the ball out" to avoid losing it in the fourth quarter.

"We had the ball on the ground five times," McCarthy said. "The biggest negative of the game was the way we handled the football."

The Packers need to correct that as they have some high-powered offenses on their slate, including the Los Angeles Rams (Oct. 28), the New England Patriots (Nov. 4), Minnesota Vikings (Nov. 25) and Atlanta Falcons (Dec. 9).

--OLB Kyler Fackrell had three of the Packers' seven sacks Sunday in the best game of his three-year career. All three sacks came in the fourth quarter.

--CB Jaire Alexander, the team's first-round draft pick, had his first career interception, picking off Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen in the end zone late in the first half. Alexander left the game in the second half with a groin injury.

--RB Aaron Jones rushed for 65 yards on 11 attempts, with his longest carry going for 30 yards.

--S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix has produced an interception in three straight games.

--WR Geronimo Allison left Sunday's game with a concussion, finishing with six catches (on 11 targets) for 80 yards.

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