Packers get there in the end, win thriller vs. Bengals in Week 5
The Packers got there in the end versus the Bengals.
You won’t find a much crazier finish to a football game than this one. In the final seconds of the fourth quarter, and then into overtime, the Green Bay Packers and Cincinnati Bengals traded missed field goals.
But in the end, the Bengals gave the Packers too many opportunities.
Despite missing three consecutive field goals and an extra-point attempt, the Packers maintained their trust in Mason Crosby to get the job done. He missed three, but he wasn’t going to miss a fourth field goal, converting from 49 yards to send the Packers to their fourth consecutive victory.
Plenty of positives for Packers
Despite the wild ending to the game with so many missed kicks on both sides, there were plenty of positives to take away from the game for Green Bay.
They were without so many key players. No Jaire Alexander. No David Bakhtiari. No Elgton Jenkins. No Za’Darius Smith. No Josh Myers. No Marquez Valdes-Scantling.
Despite that, the Packers’ protection was good while the defensive front had possibly their best game all season, regularly pressuring Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow.
There are no more words to describe the Aaron Rodgers-Davante Adams connection. Despite seeing double teams, Adams caught 11 passes for 206 yards and a touchdown.
Oh, and who said AJ Dillon couldn’t catch? He brought in all four of his targets for 49 yards and a touchdown.
Another big positive for the Packers, once again, was De’Vondre Campbell. He made plays all over the field and had eight tackles, a pass defense, and a crucial interception in overtime. Campbell has been a phenomenal addition to Green Bay’s defense this season.
It took a while to get there, but in the end, Green Bay came away with a tough victory. An important one that moves them to 4-1. A great start for Matt LaFleur’s team.