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Von Miller Surprised by Packers' Play-Calling in Week 8 Loss

Isaiah De Los Santos
Buffalo Bills star Von Miller was surprised by the Green Bay Packers' play-calling in Week 8.
Buffalo Bills star Von Miller was surprised by the Green Bay Packers' play-calling in Week 8. / (AP Photo/Bryan Bennett)

It was clear from the get-go on Sunday night the Buffalo Bills' offense would overpower the Green Bay Packers' defense. Instead of trying to air it out and keep up, though, Green Bay confusingly leaned on its run game despite facing a double-digit deficit throughout the second half.

It's safe to say the Packers' inefficient approach surprised Bills star Von Miller.

Miller called Green Bay's game plan a "shocker." He was so taken aback he went up to Aaron Rodgers during the game and asked "Hey, you're not gonna drop back and pass the ball?" Apparently Rodgers had an answer to that question that was not safe to be shared with the media.

Miller's confusion was shared by observers watching the game. Though the Packers' passing game has struggled to start the 2022 campaign, the team does have a four-time MVP in Rodgers under center. Yet they seemed determined to avoiding airing it out unless they had absolutely to, which led to a meager 19 completions and 203 yards from Rodgers on the night.

The Packers certainly found success on the ground, trotting out Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon for 30 combined carries and 197 yards between the two of them. However, their run-heavy drives drained the clock and never gave Green Bay a legit chance at mounting a comeback.

Sunday night's contest showed two very different realities for these preseason Super Bowl contenders. Thankfully the Bills are living in the one where they're 6-1, opposed to 3-5.

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