January 24 2018

Packers come back in 27-24 overtime win over Bengals

January 24 2018, 02:01 | Sammy Rose

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The Bengals had a lead through most of the game, but the Packers were driving with less than a minute to play.

Rodgers and the Packers overcame a slew of injuries to vital players to erase a 21-7 halftime deficit and win the game in overtime.

It would be all Bengals from there until intermission.

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An extended play to start the third quarter jump started the comeback effort. Green Bay is dealing with some injuries that could slow them down a bit, but Rodgers is making it clear that he will not allow his team to lose to inferior teams.

The defense came out aggressively after the break and started to break through Cincinnati's protection. Ahmad Brooks picked a good time for his first Packers sack. "You've got to go out and execute", Crosby said.

If Green Bay needs any further incentive, the Packers all-time record against Cincinnati is five wins and seven losses - a rarity.

"I've known Geronimo has been a player for a long time", Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said.

Lazor did well to feature talented running back Joe Mixon and feed the ball to A.J. Green.

The Packers have not had luck in overtime over the past few years.

But the Seahawks' run defense isn't the same vaunted group we're accustomed to seeing after another 100-yard performance against them Sunday.

Tennessee will be without its most risky open-field runner on Saturday, and the status of the Vols top two tight ends also remains in question. How about the game-tying touchdown pass to Nelson?

The victor of this game will also take the all-time lead in the series, as the Bears and Packers are tied at 94-94-6 all-time, with the Packers winning six of the past seven meetings, including both games previous year by scores of 26-10 and 30-27. Three plays later, on first down from the Bengals' 11, Rodgers fired a quick pass in the flat to Adams.

Entering his 10th season as the Packers' starter, it took until Rodgers' third start against Cincinnati to knock off the Bengals.

He launched the bomb to Geronimo Allison and ended up with a 72-yard gain to the Bengals seven-yard-line.

But the Green Bay defense buckled down in the second half.

Dalton posted a sterling 124.1 rating. Ty Montgomery only rushed for 35 yards but added eight receptions out of the backfield.

CIN-Bernard 6 yard pass from Dalton (Bullock kick), 12:29. Mixon led Cincinnati with 62 yards on 18 carries.

Early in that game, Green Bay inserted cornerback Kevin King, a first-round draft pick, into the lineup and he gave up only one catch.

"We need to heal up, drink a lot of water, get a lot of sleep", McCarthy said, referencing the upcoming Thursday night game against the Bears on a short week.

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