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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Stefon Diggs ran past Green Bay’s secondary as he led the Buffalo Bills to a 27-17 victory over the Packers, who are off to their worst eight-game start to the season, on Sunday night. Aaron Rodgers.

Diggs began by exchanging words before and after pregame warmups in the tunnel with Packers cornerback Jair Alexander. He then torched Green Bay with six catches for 108 yards and a 26-yard touchdown.

The only time Diggs was stopped was late in the first half, when an NFL concussion specialist pulled him from the game after it appeared he might have suffered a head injury on a 53-yard catch. After being evaluated, Diggs emerged from the blue medical tent and was seen biting the tongue of a teammate.

Otherwise, the AFC-leading Bills (6-1) never trailed in their fourth straight win and matched their best start to a season since 1993.

Josh Allen went 13 of 25 for 218 yards and two touchdowns with two interceptions. He added 49 yards rushing, including a strong 20-yard gain on third-and-14 to set up his 1-yard TD pass to Dawson Knox to open the scoring.

A Diggs TD early in the second quarter made it 14-0 and the Bills led 24-7 at the half. Isaiah McKenzie scored on a 7-yard run and Diggs had a 53-yard catch that led to a 42-yard field goal by Tyler Bass as time expired.

Rodgers, a four-time MVP, couldn’t get the Packers to a win after he called out teammates, called too many mental lapses and shared the blame in a 23-21 loss at Washington.

The three-time defending NFC North champion Packers dropped to 3-5. The four-game skid is the second-longest under Rodgers and the team’s worst since 2016. Green Bay hasn’t been 3-5 since 2006, Brett Favre’s penultimate season.

Rodgers went 19 of 30 for 203 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. He was limited by an injury-depleted group of receivers. Green Bay was already without veterans Allen Lazard (shoulder) and Randall Cobb (ankle) and then lost Christian Watson to a concussion in the first quarter.

Rookie Romeo Dubs had a 19-yard TD catch in the second quarter, and sophomore Samory Toure caught a 37-yard TD pass — the second of his career — with 6:32 left.

The only thing Rodgers has surpassed is the point spread. According to FanDuel Sportsbook, Green Bay is a 10 1/2-point underdog, the most in the quarterback’s 15 years as a starter.

Aaron Jones rushed for 143 yards as the Packers relied on the run.

Discipline continued to be an issue for the Packers after they were penalized a season-high nine times against the Commanders. This time, they were tagged eight times for 58 yards, with quarterback Quay Walker ejected after falling on the Bills’ sideline during a tackle, then getting up and shoving Buffalo practice squad tight end Zach Davidson in the second quarter. .

STRIPING

The loss ended Rodgers’ 13-game streak in primetime, the longest in the NFL since 1970. … The Packers fell to 0-7 in road games against the Bills. … Diggs, who spent his first five NFL seasons with the Packers’ rival Minnesota Vikings, became the first player to score a touchdown in eight straight games against Green Bay. Randy Moss has scored for the Vikings in seven straight meetings with the Packers.

SITES

Packers: Watson, back after missing two games with a knee injury, was ruled out with a concussion midway through the first quarter. … Starting linebacker De’Vondr Campbell did not return after injuring his knee in the first half. … LT David Bakhtiari is back after missing one game with a knee injury. WR Christian Watson was also active after being listed as questionable Friday with a hamstring injury. … LG starter Elgton Jenkins (knee) is out and is being replaced by rookie Zach Thome, making his second career start after filling in for Bakhtiari last week.

Bills: Bills C Jordan Poyer was ruled out in the fourth quarter with an elbow injury. Buffalo is back mostly healthy after its bye week, with right tackle Spencer Brown (ankle) the only starter not able to play.

FURTHER

Packers: Close out a three-game road stretch next Sunday at Detroit.

Bills: Next Sunday at New York Jets.

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