Packers come back in 27-24 overtime win over Bengals

With Colorado's win on Sunday, the Brewers are two games out of the second Wild Card spot with six games to play.

In the process Aaron Rodgers took care of two monkeys on his back.

It would be all Bengals from there until intermission.

The approach worked, as the Packers limited the Bengals to just 109 second-half yards and did not allow them to convert a third down (0 for 5) after halftime. The man who's been suffering the most has been Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers bought time and found Kendricks who broke a tackle and rumbled for 51 yards. Primarily, his passes were of the short variety as a way to avoid mistakes. That came moments after rookie Tarik Cohen sped 73 yards to win it, only to discover his tip-toeing on the sideline wasn't precise enough. Ahmad Brooks recorded his first sack as a Packer to force a punt.

"Awesome, awesome, awesome", Eagles coach Doug Pederson said after Jake Elliott boomed a 61-yard field goal to beat the Giants as time expired, 27-24.

After those extraordinary demonstrations of unity by players, coaches, staff and owners, the action Sunday could have been anticlimactic. Rodgers took advantage of the free play and went deep to Geronimo Allison, who caught the ball at the Bengals' 44 and weaved his way through the secondary to the 7. Nelson also made a toe tapping grab for 10.

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In overtime, the Packers defense fired up Lambeau Field with a three and out.

-Tight end Tyler Eifert missed practice last week after tweaking a nagging back issue. The Bengals were penalized seven times for 68 yards and lost a fumble. Make sure to tune into Newsline 9 at 10 p.m. tonight for complete highlights, reactions and analysis from Lambeau Field. This Thursday's game will take place almost 60 years after Lambeau Field (originally called Green Bay City Stadium) hosted its first regular-season game, between the Packers and Bears on September 29, 1957.

Dalton finished 21 of 27 for 212 yards and two touchdowns, with no interceptions.

On the Bengals' opening drive, Dalton hit Green for a 10-yard touchdown on third-and-8. In the receiving end, Geronimo Allison posted 122 yards in six receptions while Davante Adams added 60 yards in three catches. GB, Montgomery 12-35, A.Rodgers 4-23, Ja.Williams 1-6. The Bengals' backfield-by-committee rushing attack combined for 30 carries for 110 yards, with rookie Joe Mixon leading the way with 18 carries for 62 yards.

The Green Bay Packers perhaps can point the finger toward injury as the primary reason that their high-octane offense sputtered a bit en route to the team's first loss of the season. Mason Crosby simply made every attempt he had (2 Field Goals and 3 Extra Points), including the game-winning field goal in overtime.

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 a year ago by scores of 26-10 and 30-27.


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