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Packers Rule Out Leading Receiver For Week 8 Game vs. Bills

Aaron Rodgers

The Green Bay Packers will be shorthanded when they face the buzzsaw that is the Buffalo Bills on Sunday Night Football.

Green Bay has officially ruled wide receiver Allen Lazard out for the contest.

Lazard, who leads the Packers with 340 receiving yards and four touchdowns this season, injured his shoulder during the Packers' loss to the Washington Commanders last week.

"Green Bay ruled out receiver Allen Lazard (shoulder) and cornerback Shemar Jean-Charles (ankle) for Sunday night’s game in Buffalo." -- Adam Schefter

The news doesn't come as a shock, as Lazard told reporters Thursday that he did not expect to suit up against the Bills.

Still, it's a tough blow for a struggling Packers offense.

Green Bay has lost its past three games. The team's young crop of pass-catchers combined to drop five passes against the Commanders, resulting in quarterback Aaron Rodgers publicly calling for players who are making mistakes to be taken off the field.

The Packers will need to fix their offensive issues in a hurry, as the Bills rank first in the NFL in both total offense and total defense.

Buffalo is currently favored by 11 points, per DraftKings.