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"Chips Report" From Bills Victory

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"Chips Report" From Bills Victory

Our weekly designations from the Green Bay Packers' 34-7 victory over the Buffalo Bills...

Blue Chips

  • Clay Matthews–With two dominating performance, not much more can be said about Clay Matthews' first two game that hasn't been said already. Matthews had 3 sacks. The entire rest of the team only had 1. Matthews had 4 tackles for a loss. The entire rest of the team only had 2. Matthews had 5 quarterback hits. The entire rest of the team only had 5 more. Maybe the NFL will award Matthews with NFC Defensive Player of the Week after not getting the honor a week ago.
  • Jermichael Finley–Finley took advantage of one-on-one match-ups by having only the second 100-yard game of his career. And he did it on only 4 catches, good for a 25.8-yard average, an amazing statistic for most tight ends let alone wide receivers. Had Aaron Rodgers been on target a pass in the endzone, Finley may have scored a touchdown as well.

Red Chips

  • Aaron Rodgers–His performance in the second half made up for a subpar first half by completing 11 out of 12 passes, throwing for two touchdowns and running for another. His 152.7 passer rating in the second half alone was near perfect. Now he just has to figure out how to avoid starting games slowly.
  • A.J. Hawk–One week after not playing a single snap on defense in the season opener against the Eagles, Hawk had a solid all-around game against the Bills. He tied for the team-lead with 9 tackles and was able to get home and put a hit on quarterback Trent Edwards twice, in which one of the hits led to a Brandon Chillar interceptions.

Cow Chips

  • Chad Clifton–Pulled in the second quarter for Bryan Bulaga, Clifton is a liability in the run game, unable to get much of a push against Dwan Edwards among others on the Bills defense. His pass blocking, normally his strong suit, also is worse than previous seasons. Unless he can overcome this knee injury, the Packers could see a whole lot more of Bulaga.
  • Brandon Jackson–Only 29 yards wasn't what the Packers had in mind from their starting running back. It wasn't entirely Jackson's fault because there frequently wasn't a ton of room to run, but only 2.8 yards per carry on 11 rushes is just unacceptable.
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PackersRS's picture

Why put Hawk in there and not Barnett? Barnett had the same stats as Hawk, but instead of 4 tackles and 5 assists, he had 7 tackles and 2 assists...

Brian Carriveau's picture

The QB hits & ST play.

davyjones's picture

Even though CM3 and the rest of the rush gave little time to Edwards to get the ball out, let's not forget Sam Shields who at the very least ws not a liabilty at CB for the 2nd week in a row.

MarkinMadison's picture

It will be interesting to see how Shields holds up against Cutler. The passing attacks for Philly and Buffalo are anemic, at best. Cutler is playing well under Martz, and no doubt will try to exploit Shields and Burnett.

PackersRS's picture

Perfect fit IMHO.

Bears' receivers are incredibly gifted athletically, VERY fast, have decent hands, but are very raw and run poor routes.

Shields is incredibly gifted athletically, VERY fast, has good playmaking ability, but is very raw and doesn't diagnose routes very well...

PackersRS's picture

Against THE worst receiving corps in the NFL... Too soon.

I agree, he was okay against Philly's great receiving corps, but did give up a HUGE TD.

alfredomartinez's picture

so im assuming if u aint hatin' on bush you gots to do the same with shields...maybe you have a problem with that certain position in the NFL and not the actual players haha!

PackersRS's picture

WHAT? When did I hate on Shields??? Just said he has a lot to prove before we can say we're comfortable with him in there, that the awful Bills passing O isn't a measure stick.

Just so you know, yes, I hate Jarrett Bush, and I'm much happier to see a guy as talented as Shields in there, raw as he is.

davyjones's picture

One more guy that I thought impressed...
C J Wilson got some very nice push. I thought he just manhandled his guy on a number of plays...kinda liked it. Anxious to see how Neal plays out in real action.

Yep--Cutler will be a great test for both rookies...on National TV no less. Can't wait! I don't know what I'll do with my Sunday.

aussiepacker's picture

Agree on the the cj wilson point, He didn't get a sack but was around the QB a fair bit in the 4th quarter. Will be interesting to see how things unfold in the next few weeks for him?

jeremy's picture

Brandon Jackson needs to stop dancing in the backfield and hit his spots with leverage (That's low pad level if you speak McCarthy). I'm not sure if his vision is not good enough or if it's just a mental block, because he has all of the other tools.

bryce's picture

yes! thank you! i thought i was the only one seeing that!

fish's picture

I wonder what Hawk and Lynch were chatting about after every tackle. Mostly noticable in the beginning if the 2nd and 3rd quarters. Lots of chatting and smiles by both after tackles between the two.

packeraaron's picture

Tweeted about that during the game. Very interesting.

davyjones's picture

Hey Aaron/Brian--

You know how Holly does such an outstanding job dissecting the opposition each week? Perhaps an interesting angle for a feature might be this: after each game a wrap up of what is said in the local press of each opponent. I was wondering what the local Buffalo folks were writing this am and I know I could find it if I looked hard enough, but thought this might be a helpful, time saving and interesting take.

PackersRS's picture

NICE idea! I second that.

lebowski's picture

They are writing, "our team sucks".

fish's picture
davyjones's picture

thanks Fish--That's what I'm looking for!Just that one quote, "the idea of no NFL football next year because of a work stoppage seems pretty appealing right now" is just the kind of entertainment I was hoping to find. I feel for the City of Buffalo.

MarkinMadison's picture

Nice. The press is Minnesota is just as harsh on their team as the Buffalo press is on theirs right now.

It's good not being 0-2. For a little perspective, here is the Mike McCarthy era after 2, 4 and 16 games:

2006 0-2, 1-3, 8-8
2007 2-0, 4-0, 13-3 NFC Champ Loss
2008 2-0, 2-2, 6-10
2009 1-1, 2-2, 11-5 Wild Card Loss

Small samples make for bad statistics and worse analysis so take it for what it is worth. And it's looking like an odd year in the NFL - I just don't see the Vikings and Cowboys finishing at the bottom of their divsions. But I'd say that soundly beating a 2-0 Bears team, in Chicago, on MNF, would be a huge statement that the Packers are for real this year.

Chad's picture

"But I’d say that soundly beating a 2-0 Bears team, in Chicago, on MNF, would be a huge statement that the Packers are for real this year."

True dat!

Wiscokid's picture

That article was great. The picture of CM3 standing over Trent Edwards kind of said it all. I almost felt sorry for them after reading the story.... Well almost.

Chris's picture

McCarthy and his challenges are worth a cow chip too. I can rarely remember a successful challenge (except totally clear calls when the refs totally screwed up). OK, granted that it doesnt matter at all in this game, but still should at least get to 50% won challenges.

Bomdad's picture

McC uses challenges for purposes other than just making the officials look again

Chris's picture

Ok, enlighten me: What purposes do you mean?

Tarynfor12's picture

Reality check needed badly.finished watching the game in replay and slo-mo and yes,again there were great INDIVIDUAL acts performed which is a mandate,but if the Packers play the Bears in a IDK a melancholy way for too much like here,WE LOSE and that will not be good moving on.

We won by 27 but it wasn't really impressive.This game DID NOT STRIKE FEAR IN ANYONE ESPECIALLY THE BEARS COME NEXT WEEK ON MNF.

As for BJ-he needs more touches but,to earn and merit them you need to be more consistant and and pushing forward and not getting hit backward after a 1-2 yd run.Wouldn't be surprised to see Nance and Kuhn get more snaps than BJ next week.
The offense in truth looked anemic against Buffalo,11 yds in 2nd quarter?
Can't have lapses like that if you want to go to the BIG SHOW in Dallas.

CSS's picture

You posted at 6:20 pm that you hadn't even watched a 3 hour game yet and now barely at 8:45 you're saying you watched and studied the game in slow-mo?

Nice story bro....

Tarynfor12's picture

Nice story bro..Nfl rewind you only get playtime,just the 60 minutes of game play and the clock time of each play.So if you taped the game on NFLN and you can scan to whatever play you want and watch in slo-mo if you have the proper recording equipment.
P.S. It isn't BRO...just need to read the name TARYN if that sounds like a BRO name well I understand then.

PackersRS's picture

So, which lapses? You mention some stats and team mentality, but no play in particular.

Tarynfor12's picture

I said they were melancholy as a whole and you want alist of plays.Watch the game again with your fan-sation aside and convince yourself that if the Packers play like that against any other tean sans STL we may lose.

They had 29 plus min of offense are you freaking joking.The Bills had that against us which tells me our offense was blah and defense wasn't ant better due to only giving up 7 pts.

This game should have made a "Strke of Fear " and showed we let you play even in possession and give you the time to win if you have the talent.Buffalo don't have it but most of the others we play DO.

CSS's picture

Whatever, I'm not the one manufacturing the story.

Tarynfor12's picture

Apparently you DO NOT have NFL rewind so you have no idea what it is and how a 60min game is 60mins and not 3 hours.DUH

WoodyG's picture

Anemic like 8.8 on pass plays, 7-12 on 3rd down conversions, NO turnovers & amassing 34 points (key stat) ...... The negatives can always be pin-pointed in any game, any team & at anytime .... That's the nature of the game ...... You may want to focus on the final score as a 'key' indicator ......

BTW, the Bears fear their own shadow ..... Have for many years now.

fish's picture

On another note, The San Francisco Alex Smith looked pretty Damn good tonight against the Saints. I hope Rodgers corrects some of his recent accuracy issues soon.

Shootz's picture

Yes, I know a lot of Packers fans that are really disappointed that Aaron Rodgers was the one that slipped in the draft and not Alex Smith.

packeraaron's picture

Rofl

PackersRS's picture

Never thought I would say it, but Alex Smith looked like a franchise QB last night.

Still FAR from elite, though.

packsmack25's picture

Disagree. He still doesn't take care of the football well enough. If he had, they'd have won going away.

lars's picture

For those (Bedard, Jersey Al, etc.) who've been whining about Brandon Jackson's (lack of) playing time the past three seasons---you just witnessed why Grant has been the starter and nearly sole ball carrier since 2007. Now, shut up and pray for Grant's healthy return nextson.;))

packeraaron's picture

How about we let Mr. Jackson have more than 11 carries before declaring him a faliure, hmm? Oh I'm sorry. I forgot. Everything is fantastic or everything sucks. There can be no middle ground or gray area. Carry on.

packsmack25's picture

I live in the gray area. Except when it comes to Jarrett Bush, because he IS everything that sucks.

Tarynfor12's picture

He hasn't even challenged Grant for the spot for 3 years,do you really think more carries will bring out the beast in him?If he has any true competitive nature at all,we should at least see some challenge in the camps,or our coaching staff truly believe in maintaining a status quo of positioning.

lars's picture

Hey, it's nothing against Jackson; he's a solid contributor on ST, pass blocker, 3rd down back and emergency KR. He's NOT Ryan Grant, though.

As for "more than 11 carries" this is his 4th season---he is what he is. That said, I'm not on the let's trade for Lynch bandwagon: Just commenting on the constant carping about Grant's perceived mediocrity. He looks pretty good now, eh?

Jackson't problem is he gets to the hole quickly BUT, then dances around a bit---indecisive. I think as Nance learns the system we'll see a lot more of him and BJ will return to being primarily the 3rd down back.

packsmack25's picture

If he "is what he is," then he'll average 4 YPC and over 8 yards a reception. Those were his averages coming into this year. I'll take that.

Tarynfor12's picture

Those numbers are based on his play as a situational player and by accepting that you feel confident those numbers will remain or increase as a starter.

Kool-aid get your Kool-aid here.

Wait...here comes CSS to chime in for the defense of BJ.

CSS's picture

I've never, not once, defended Brandon Jackson. Not.....Once. I've only called you out on your prediction that he wouldn't make the roster. Feel free to argue that one with Nagler, Packsmack, PackersRS, et al.

How can I argue with a person conducts slow mo review of entire football games in 60 minutes or less...I'm not qualified.

Tarynfor12's picture

Never said the WHOLE game game in slo-mo,but you interpret however you want.Besides you had me reviewing the game in 2hrs and 25 mins.That would be almost watching the game 2and 1/2 times with no commercials and such.NFL Rewind a beautiful thing to have for some.Spend 40$ and get it for a year.I can even watch last years games the same way,Holy COW Batman what will they come up with next?

CSS's picture

Where was it I defended Brandon Jackson, again?

packsmack25's picture

They'll come up with spaces after punctuation next...

Tarynfor12's picture

The point was made when you felt compelled to acknowledge it whether you did or not.Even when you feel otherwise to someone elses thoughts you react and speak out(in anger) against them.
I will be the first to bestow upon you an award of stats ,but for welcoming and having an attitude of even though I know (or not)more than you,accepting value of others to join the CHTV chat,you SUCK.
This site is not and hopefully was not created for your sole benefit and satifaction of your ego.
It amazes me how with all the truly worthwhile articles presented in this spectrum,how unfortunate it will become when the same old assholes do the talking promoting their lame thoughts of non-evolution.

I couldn't care less of your feeling or non-feeling of me,I would venture to assume that the reason for this site is to encourage opinions from every angle for discussion and not a possible beratement of those already trepid in sharing a thought or idea to the want to be Tsarist ruler of what is and isn't a sound OPINION of what they may dare to see or feel outside the inner domain of the SUPREME KNOWLEDGE HOLDER.
I will not include Nagler in this Tsarist discripton,but I will say he can be awarded membership easily at times.
I will bestow upon him(Nagler) the undying gratitude for it being here to voice opinions either for or against the trend of thought.

I have one queston for the CHTV guys,How come the only people that call in are the same that have sites affiliated with it.

I have been tempted to call,but you do not make it feel endowing to do so.The show seems to be very cliquish which is so pathetic.HOMERS ONLY. That is SAD for to be a HOMER,you must accept those who fight against the status quo mentallity.

packeraaron's picture

We invite live call ins from time to time, but usually we have guests on that people are interested in hearing from. Derrick Martin and Sean Jensen, our guests last night, do not, as far as I know, have "the same that have sites affiliated with (CHTV)."

As for the show being for Homers only - well, of course. It's a show for Packer fans. ALL Packer fans. We have people from all over the world tuning in. There are some people who have been with us for a long time who may have more prominent voices but trust me - they've all been through the ringer at one time or another regarding their views on any given topic.

It's like a family - hopefully a growing one - you can violently disagree with each other (with a modicum of civility I hope) but at the end of the day, we all want the same thing - a Green Bay Packers championship.

WoodyG's picture

The problem with trashing BJ is that he'll have several oppportunities in the next few games to prove you wrong ......

lars ...... You may want to start putting together your explanation if/when this happens ..... You've really set yourself up for a little 'egg on the face' time ......

Of course, being the 'solid' PackFan you are, you really would like to see BJ succeed, right? ......

fish's picture

Quinn Johnson shown he has some good hands in the short pass also for 11 yards. Maybe another option for him.

davyjones's picture

Gettin' a little chippy here, boys!! Play nice.

packeraaron's picture

Only Packer fans could be this contentious after a 34-7 victory.

davyjones's picture

I'm hoping a 14-2 season will ease some of the angst.

bryce's picture

Can we go get a real running back now please?

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