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

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Gap in talent between Packers and Bills clear

The Packers fought until the end and they battled. Their performance showed courage, something we had previously seen little of this season. However, the gap in talent between these two teams was evident.

Green Bay did almost everything it could. The Packers outgained the Bills with 398 total yards compared to Buffalo’s 369. They held the football for over seven minutes longer than the Bills, and also won the turnover battle.

The Packers needed to check all of those boxes to have a chance of winning, and they did. But the Bills still won by 10 points with the game never in much doubt.

Green Bay found ways to move the ball and get in the end zone a couple of times, but it was hard work. The Packers had to sustain long drives and be patient. The Bills, meanwhile, made it look effortless at times.

There’s a reason why Buffalo entered Week 8 with the No. 1 offense and No. 1 defense in the NFL. This is a team without many weaknesses. The Packers won’t face a tougher opponent all season.

Josh Allen looked like prime Aaron Rodgers at times. No matter what the defense threw at him, he had an answer.

We can pick apart the Packers’ performance and look at areas they need to improve, but the Bills didn’t have their best game and still won by multiple scores. They are a better football team, and it showed.