Packers rally to OT victory, keep Bengals winless

Nov 8, 2017

The Green Bay Packers escaped Sunday afternoon at Lambeau Field with a 27-24 overtime win against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Geronimo Allison is not the first name that fans mention when coming up with #Aaron Rodgers top targets for the #Green Bay Packers. It’s frustrating to always be close. Better late than never and Allison came through in a big way. Once he got a 27-yard shank out of his system, punter Justin Vogel was great. One, he collects his first overtime win. Defensively, the Packers are yielding 21.5 points and 294.5 total yards (179.0 in passing and 115.5 in rushing) per game.

“I though the way our tempo was good”. Detroit appeared to have thrown the game-winning score with 12 seconds left, but Golden Tate was ruled down before he scored after review and the touchdown was overturned.

But he regretted not finishing. While the Packers will have to battle the heat, they’ll also be missing quite a few notable starters.

The Cincinnati Bengals are “anticipating a bigger role” for running back Joe Mixon going forward.

Moments later, cornerback William Jackson intercepted Rodgers and raced 75 yards for a touchdown to seemingly put the Bengals in control at 21-7. Through three games, Bennett has 11 catches for 102 yards.

The Bengals had 110 yards on 30 carries, making Dalton’s record with at least 30 rushes 40-5-2. Though he missed three games due to injury, his completion percentage was 66 percent, he had 25 touchdowns and only seven interceptions, and his passer rating was a sterling 106.2.

With Rodgers at the helm, there is no real reason to believe Green Bay will not beat Chicago at home, but don’t be surprised if the game stays tightly contested from start to finish… after all, it is one of the NFL’s oldest rivalries. But he has fantastic length as well as playmaking ability and as such he should be more of a feature in the Packers’ offense in the future. He will only improve throughout the season and could be the successor toMorgan Burnett next year.

Bengals rookie head coach Dave Shula moved to 0-2 after the 13-9 loss to the Texans while the Packers suffered a 23-34 loss to the Falcons last week. That means getting pressure on Matt Ryan and stopping him connecting with wide receiver Julio Jones.

“A disappointment is not finishing a football game now”, coach Marvin Lewis said. “I kind of baited him”. “You see it. I’m locked in on it”. Cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick nearly broke up the pass. “He’s just a damn good football player”. The guys are out there expected to play and play well. “He (Rodgers) doesn’t give up those kind of plays”. Ultimately, the Packers overcame the mistakes and won the game, but with an offense that’s trying to gain more confidence and get into a rhythm, those are killers.

The 49errs went for the two point conversation to bring things level, but were unable to pull it off, leaving them two points behind and facing defeat. And they chose to support our veterans, the military, the community by simply standing together. That’s the decision we came to.

“We’ve been down before”, Rodgers said.

Wide receiver A.J. Green involved with 10 catches. “Finishing. That’s the most important thing”.

“That’s what we did today”, Green said. “As Americans, we are fortunate to be able to speak openly and freely”. As professional athletes we’re (not) blind to the reality of life. Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below!

That was too much time for Rodgers. Your skin color. Where you come from. You can’t show more division. “Stand as one, that’s what we did today”.

Bengals running back Joe Mixon tries to get past Packers safety Marwin Evans on Sunday in Green Bay Wis. | Mike Roemer  AP


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