Why the Packers Will Beat the Bengals and Why They Might Not


Why the Packers Will Beat the Bengals and Why They Might Not

Rodgers' play-action fake on third-and-1 led to a 23-yard gain by Nelson, which set up Mason Crosby's 28-yard field goal on the third play of the fourth quarter.

Crosby's kick completed the Packers' comeback from a 21-7 halftime deficit. Green Bay is also looking to get back on track after their defeat at the hands of the Falcons and are seeking to once again become NFC contenders.

They get returned for touchdowns even less frequently― not since 2009.

With a kickoff temperature of 89, the Green Bay Packers officially played the hottest home game in Lambeau Field history.

By the end the second quarter, the boo birds were out and voicing their opinion at Lambeau Field. 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.

The Packers, meanwhile, sat down six injured starters, led by their left tackle (David Bakhtiari), best pass rusher (linebacker Nick Perry), and best overall defender (tackle Mike Daniels) as well as their most risky wide receiver (Randall Cobb) and a starting cornerback (Davon House). Green and Gio Bernard to make Bill Lazor's first half as the offensive coordinator a successful one.

Andy Dalton threw touchdowns to A.J.

Certainly, the task becomes more challenging without both of your starting tackles, your best defensive player and maybe the second most important player on offense (Jordy Nelson).

The team will be adjusting to multiple injuries. Aaron Rodgers will be looking for a win against the Bengals, something he hasn't achieved against 31 National Football League teams. The 85-degree game came at Milwaukee's County Stadium, where the Packers used to play two home games a season through the 1994 season. The current record is held by defensive end Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila who achieved 74.5 sacks from 2000 to 2008.

"He's an outstanding player", Lewis said of Rodgers. On the first play of the second half, Rodgers connected with tight end Lance Kendricks, who broke a tackle and gained 34.