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Packers' Winless Record in Buffalo Continues After Week 8 Loss

Isaiah De Los Santos
The Green Bay Packers' all-time record in Buffalo remains without a win after their Week 8 loss.
The Green Bay Packers' all-time record in Buffalo remains without a win after their Week 8 loss. / (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

The Green Bay Packers knew getting a win on Sunday night would be a great way to start turning their season around. Instead, the team looked completely overmatched and failed to make the Buffalo Bills' high-powered offense.

The Packers' loss not only pushed their record to a concerning 3-5 on the year, but it also kept their winless streak in Buffalo alive.

Green Bay is now 0-7 all-time on the road in Buffalo against the Bills. It's shocking this team hasn't been able to secure a victory in this venue against the Bills despite having seven chances in their franchise's history. The Packers did win in Buffalo in 1938, but that was against the Chicago Cardinals, making this a 50-plus-year drought.

Green Bay's unfortunate streak against the Bills in Buffalo began in 1979, when the latter won 19-12. Then the Bills went on to win again in 1988, 1994, 2000, 2006 and 2014.

It's safe to say the Packers didn't quite give it their best shot to break the Buffalo curse in Week 8. Despite having a four-time MVP in Aaron Rodgers under center and facing a double-digit deficit for all of the second half, Green Bay was overwhelmingly run-heavy. Though the offense had success moving the ball on the ground, it also drained the clock, dashing any legitimate hopes of a comeback.

Matt LaFleur's squad has now lost four straight games after its previous three-game winning streak. It's apparent something needs to change from them to salvage this year. Perhaps a big move ahead of Tuesday's trade deadline will give this team the boost it needs to get back in the playoff conversation.

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