ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — At 7-6 and 11th in the AFC standings, the Bills face a monumental task to make the playoffs, likely needing to win their final three games and get some major help. While the odds are against them, they're not ready to give up.
"We've still got a shot. What we've got to do is take care of our business and win games," running back Fred Jackson said. "We've got to win in this game. If not, who knows what's in store for us but it wouldn't be good."
"We let a couple games slip on ourselves, so we put ourselves in this situation," added wide receiver Sammy Watkins. "But we still got control of our destiny. We can win out three games and be 10-6 and hopefully make it to the playoffs. That's what we're fighting for."
"We've got to go out and get a win. We're going to prepare hard. We've got an excellent opponent coming in here Sunday," said center Eric Wood. "Looking forward to an awesome atmosphere once again with another sold out crowd and we're fired up."
The Bills continue their tour of the NFL's best quarterbacks on Sunday. A week after holding Peyton Manning to his lowest quarterback rating in six years and ending his streak of 51 consecutive games with a touchdown, they have to take on the Packers' Aaron Rodgers.
Rodgers has been absolutely lights out this season with 35 touchdowns and just three interceptions.
"I feel like right now Aaron Rodgers is probably the best quarterback in this league," safety Aaron Williams said. "The numbers don't lie. If you look at his numbers, his numbers are phenomenal. We're not going to look past that whatsoever."
"I don't think this situation will be too big for us," said defensive tackle Kyle Williams. "I think that having played some of the quarterbacks that we've played on a consistent basis, we feel like we can do some good things.
"Now does that mean that we're going to roll our hat out there, we're going to do a good job against him as well? No. We have to go, we have to put our work in and we have to be on top of our business this week. Big challenge, but are we going to get caught up in the who's who deal? I don't think so."
The Packers have never won in Buffalo in five tries, and if that trend continues, the Bills will keep that playoff door open for at least another week.