The Green Bay Packers (4-1) win a crazy game against the Cincinnati Bengals (3-2) in overtime, 25-22, at Paul Brown Stadium. The doink fest didn’t end in a tie. I’m not sure if I’ve watched a Packers game that has given me more anxiety than this one.
This was as odd of a game as you’ll ever see. Both team had chances to win. Both teams tried to lose. Packers pickup the OT win, no apologies.
There were a combined five missed field goals in a span of 7:55 (game time minutes) that started with 2:14 left in regulation and the final miss being with 4:19 remaining in overtime. It was insane.
Of course, the game ended with Money Mason Crosby hitting the game winning field goal with 1:55 left in overtime.
Crosby hit 4-of-7 field goals, which his three misses occurred during that span of five combined missed FG’s, and he also missed a PAT in the first half.
No Packers fan should pile on Crosby. He has one of these days every about three years it seems. Let’s not forget all the big ones he has hit, like two weeks ago against the Santa Clara 49ers. He’s still a great kicker.
Matt LaFluer apologized to Packers fans for the high blood pressure at the end of the game.
Devante Adams could barely be stopped. He had a career high 206 receiving yards on 11 receptions and a touchdown.
I’m not sure who needs to hear this, but Devante Adams is the best wideout in the National Football League.
“It’s tough to win games in this league, and the Bengals are a good team. It’s not the same old Bengals everyone expects to roll over,” Adams said postgame.
A.J. Dillion had a solid game today. He had 30 rushing yards on eight attempts and had four receptions for 49 yards and a touchdown catch.
The Packers will play their arch-rival the Chicago Bears (3-2) next Sunday, October 17th at Soldier Field. Kickoff is scheduled for 12:00 PM (Central Time).