Aaron Rodgers passed for two touchdowns and rushed for another as the Green Bay Packers easily dispatched the Buffalo Bills, 34-7, on Sunday.
Jermichael Finley caught four passes for 103 yards and Brandon Jackson rushed for a score for the Packers (2-0), who were playing without starting tailback Ryan Grant and defensive end Justin Harrell. The latter duo suffered season-ending injuries against the Philadelphia Eagles last week.
Green Bay opened up a 13-0 edge in the first quarter on a pair of field goals and Jackson’s 1-yard touchdown run.
Fred Jackson pulled the Bills (0-2) to within 13-7 with a 3-yard score in the second quarter.
But the Packers came out on fire in the third quarter as Rodgers hit veteran wideout Donald Driver with a 7-yard touchdown pass. Rodgers later rushed to the right for an 8-yard touchdown with 1:56 remaining in the quarter.
Rodgers, who finished with 255 yards, capped a five-play drive with a 30-yard strike to James Jones on Green Bay’s first possession of the fourth quarter.
Trent Edwards was not nearly as successful for Buffalo, completing just 11 of 18 passes for 102 and a pair of interceptions.