7 biggest takeaways from Packers’ loss to Bills in Week 8

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Packers’ pass protection remains an issue

Yet again, the Packers were forced to make changes to their starting offensive line. While they did get All-Pro tackle David Bakhtiari back, Pro Bowler Elgton Jenkins missed the game due to injury. It meant rookie Zach Tom started at left guard.

The interior offensive line was an issue for the Packers throughout the game.

Tom started poorly but did improve. According to Pro Football Focus, Tom allowed a sack and pressure during his first six pass-blocking snaps. However, he didn’t give up a single pressure for the rest of the game. So, Tom deserves a ton of credit for bouncing back and not losing confidence after a rough start.

However, protection was an issue for Green Bay throughout the game, mostly at the interior spots.

While the run game was productive all night long, the Packers struggled to get things going in the passing game. Just about anytime Aaron Rodgers dropped back with the hope of picking up a completion downfield, there was pressure in his face.

Buffalo’s defense made two sacks and four quarterback hits, but it doesn’t tell the full story.

One major positive was the play of Bakhtiari at left tackle, who shut down Buffalo’s pass rushers, including matchups against Von Miller. When Bakhtiari plays, he is still a dominant pass-protector.