Published: Mon, September 25, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Green Bay Packers claw their way to OT win over Bengals

Green Bay Packers claw their way to OT win over Bengals

It was so loud at Lambeau Field that they had to call timeout before their first overtime snap.

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

On third-and-10 from his 21, Rodgers took advantage of yet another free play after defensive end Michael Johnson was whistled for offside.

Bengals QB Andy Dalton had his best outing of the year, completing 21-of-27 for 212 yards and two touchdowns.

Actually, we all know it was the second pick-six against Rodgers this season with the first coming against Seattle in the season opener. He does have A.J. Green, who could present the Packers with some issues, but if they can get pressure on Dalton, they should be just fine.

Rodgers finished 28 of 42 for 313 yards with three touchdowns and one score.

Offensive tackle David Bakhtiari (hamstring), wide receiver Randall Cobb, safety Kentrell Brice (groin), defensive tackle Mike Daniels (hip), cornerback Davon House and linebackers Nick Perry and Jake Ryan were listed as doubtful, while offensive tackle Bryan Bulaga (ankle) and wide receiver Jordy Nelson (quad) were questionable. Rodgers then connected with receiver Davante Adams for a gain of 9.

Carl Lawson made a name for himself in college as a terrifying pass-rusher off the edge. Rodgers rolled out to his right and fired a bullet to Nelson for the tying touchdown with 17 seconds remaining.

Good run defense is always important for the Packers and even though the Falcons were effective running last week, the Bengals, who are 23rd in the league in rushing yards, are a much better matchup. Green connection. The Packers answered with a TD of their own from QB Aaron Rodgers to TE Lance Kendricks, but those would be the only points scored by the Packers in the half.

The Packers will start with the football to begin the second half.

Bengals: At the Cleveland Browns on October 1.

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