Cincinnati Bengals vs. Green Bay Packers

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24
GB
27
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CIN 71403024
GB 70710327

Game Information
Location: Lambeau Field Green Bay, Wisconsin
Attendance: 78,323

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Aaron Rodgers burned another defense deep with a free play. The Cincinnati Bengals found their offense and a new way to lose.

Mason Crosby kicked a 27-yard field goal with 6:26 left in overtime set up by Rodgers' 72-yard pass to Geronimo Allison, and the Green Bay Packers rallied to beat Cincinnati 27-24 on Sunday.

Crosby's kick completed the Packers' comeback from a 21-7 halftime deficit.

On third-and-10 from his 21, Rodgers took advantage of yet another free play after defensive end Michael Johnson was whistled for offside. Officials let the play continue and the two-time NFL MVP found Allison on about a 40-yard pass before the receiver beat a couple defenders for more yards.

"Luckily I put it in a good spot and G-Mo did the rest," Rodgers said.

Crosby, a veteran kicker, finished it off for the Packers (2-1).

The winless Bengals (0-3) won the toss in overtime but went three-and-out on their opening drive. It was so loud at Lambeau Field that they had to call timeout before their first overtime snap.

Rodgers thrived under the pressure.

He connected with Jordy Nelson for a 3-yard touchdown pass with 17 seconds left in regulation to tie the game at 24. Cornerback Dre Kilpatrick narrowly missed batting away the bullet thrown by the quarterback into the front right corner of the end zone.

"We rushed the quarterback, keeping him in. We did a lot, but when we broke down, (Rodgers) made plays," Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said.

Rodgers finished 28 of 42 for 313 yards with three touchdowns and one interception. Allison had six catches for 122 yards.

"I thought Aaron played one of his best games," coach Mike McCarthy said. "I thought he was tremendous today."

The Packers flipped the script after the Bengals controlled the first half.

A.J. Green caught a 10-yard scoring pass on the game's opening drive for Cincinnati's first touchdown after two frustrating weeks for the offense. Bill Lazor made his debut as offensive coordinator for the fired Ken Zampese.

Andy Dalton was 21 of 27 for 212 yards and two scores. The Bengals were desperate to avoid their first 0-3 start since 2008. But they couldn't finish the Packers off in the second half.

"A disappointment is not finishing a football game now," Lewis said.

Green Bay's defense generated a little more pressure on Dalton in the second half, and rookie safety Josh Jones gave the injury-laden defense a boost with two sacks and 12 tackles.

Rodgers shook off his early struggles to guide the Packers to another win. He was sacked six times, mostly against just the Bengals' four-man rush, though the protection shored up after halftime.

Rodgers threw just his second career pick-six - and his first at home - when William Jackson returned an interception 75 yards for a touchdown for a 21-7 lead early in the second quarter.

"Oh, we took a step as a football team," McCarthy said. "This always pays forward when you go through adversity and you have success."

BENGALS OFFENSE

At least Cincinnati's offense finally got into the end zone.

Green's score snapped a season-opening streak of 25 possessions without a touchdown. Until Sunday, they were only able to muster three field goals over the first two weeks, both losses.

NOTABLES

Rodgers' only other interception returned for a score came on Nov. 8, 2009, by Tanard Jackson in a 38-28 loss at Tampa. ... It was the warmest kickoff for a Packers home game at 89 degrees.

NATIONAL ANTHEM

Most members of each team interlocked arms on their respective sidelines when the national anthem was played before kickoff.

"We've got to stick together and show people that it doesn't matter what skin color or where you come from, we can stand as one. That's what we did today," Green said.

Across the field, Rodgers stood at the sideline locking arms with tight end Richard Rodgers and backup quarterback Brett Hundley. Three Packers sat on the bench during the anthem: tight ends Martellus Bennett and Lance Kendricks, along with rookie cornerback Kevin King.

INJURIES

The Packers played without seven key players, including defensive lineman Mike Daniels (hip), outside linebacker Nick Perry (hand) and starting cornerback Davon House (quad).

On offense, left tackle David Bakhtiari (hamstring) and receiver Randall Cobb (chest) were inactive. Right tackle Bryan Bulaga made the start after being listed as questionable but did not return after aggravating his ankle injury in the second half.

UP NEXT

Bengals: At the Cleveland Browns on Oct. 1.

Packers: Host the Chicago Bears on Thursday night.

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1st Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Bengals Packers
09:40 A.J. Green 10 yd pass from Andy Dalton (Randy Bullock kick) 7 0
07:46 Lance Kendricks 1 yd pass from Aaron Rodgers (Mason Crosby kick) 7 7

2nd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Bengals Packers
12:29 Giovani Bernard 6 yd pass from Andy Dalton (Randy Bullock kick) 14 7
10:20 William Jackson 75 yd interception return (Randy Bullock kick) 21 7

3rd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Bengals Packers
09:54 Jordy Nelson 1 yd pass from Aaron Rodgers (Mason Crosby kick) 21 14

4th Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Bengals Packers
14:43 Mason Crosby 28 yd FG 21 17
03:46 Randy Bullock 46 yd FG 24 17
00:17 Jordy Nelson 3 yd pass from Aaron Rodgers (Mason Crosby kick) 24 24

Overtime Summary
Time Team Play Detail Bengals Packers
11:22 Mason Crosby 27 yd FG 24 27

Team Stats
  Cincinnati Green Bay
1st Downs 21 22
Total Yards 301 344
Passing 191 280
Passing Completions/Attempts 21-27 28-42
Yards/Pass 6.4 5.8
Rushing 110 64
Rushing Attempts 30 17
Yards/Rush 3.7 3.8
Turnovers 1 1
Fumbles Lost 1 0
Interceptions Thrown 0 1
Possession 34:17 29:21

Cincinnati Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Andy Dalton 21 27 212 7.8 2 0

Green Bay Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Aaron Rodgers 28 42 313 7.5 3 1

Cincinnati Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Joe Mixon 18 62 3.4 0 20
Giovani Bernard 3 27 9.0 0 25
Jeremy Hill 7 23 3.3 0 8
Andy Dalton 2 -2 -1.0 0 -1

Green Bay Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Ty Montgomery 12 35 2.9 0 8
Aaron Rodgers 4 23 5.8 0 13
Jamaal Williams 1 6 6.0 0 6

Cincinnati Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
A.J. Green 10 111 11.1 1 20
Joe Mixon 3 39 13.0 0 21
Tyler Kroft 3 28 9.3 0 14
Giovani Bernard 2 12 6.0 1 6
Tyler Boyd 1 11 11.0 0 11
Jeremy Hill 1 6 6.0 0 6
Brandon LaFell 1 5 5.0 0 5

Green Bay Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Geronimo Allison 6 122 20.3 0 72
Davante Adams 3 60 20.0 0 41
Jordy Nelson 6 52 8.7 2 23
Lance Kendricks 2 52 26.0 1 51
Ty Montgomery 8 15 1.9 0 5
Martellus Bennett 3 12 4.0 0 6

Cincinnati Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Darqueze Dennard 7 3 1 0
Carl Lawson 3 1 2.5 19
Michael Johnson 3 0 1 7
Carlos Dunlap 3 0 1 0
William Jackson 3 0 0 0
Adam Jones 3 0 0 0
Vincent Rey 3 3 0 0
Nick Vigil 3 4 0 0
Chris Smith 2 1 0.5 6
George Iloka 2 2 0 0
Dre Kirkpatrick 2 0 0 0
Kevin Minter 2 3 0 0
Shawn Williams 2 3 0 0
Geno Atkins 1 0 0 0
Josh Shaw 1 0 0 0
Jordan Willis 1 0 0 0
Jordan Evans 0 0 0 0
Clayton Fejedelem 0 0 0 0
Clark Harris 0 0 0 0
Hardy Nickerson 0 0 0 0
Pat Sims 0 1 0 0
C.J. Uzomah 0 0 0 0

Green Bay Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Josh Jones 11 1 2 14
Blake Martinez 7 4 0 0
Kevin King 5 2 0 0
Kenny Clark 4 1 0 0
Marwin Evans 4 0 0 0
Morgan Burnett 3 2 0 0
Damarious Randall 3 1 0 0
Ahmad Brooks 2 0 1 7
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix 2 1 0 0
Dean Lowry 2 0 0 0
Quinton Dial 1 0 0 0
Clay Matthews 1 2 0 0
Kyler Fackrell 0 1 0 0
Jeff Janis 0 0 0 0
Chris Odom 0 1 0 0
Quinten Rollins 0 0 0 0
Joe Thomas 0 1 0 0
Justin Vogel 0 0 0 0

Cincinnati Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
William Jackson 1 75 1

Green Bay Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
No interceptions.

Cincinnati Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Alex Erickson 1 20 20.0 0 20

Green Bay Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
No kick return stats.

Cincinnati Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Alex Erickson 4 31 7.8 0 20
William Jackson 1 0 0.0 0 0

Green Bay Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Trevor Davis 5 70 14.0 0 33

Cincinnati Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Randy Bullock 1 2 50.0 46

Green Bay Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Mason Crosby 2 2 100.0 28

Cincinnati Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Kevin Huber 6 296 58

Green Bay Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Justin Vogel 6 296 61