Aaron Rodgers burned any other defence deep with a loose play. The Cincinnati Bengals discovered their offence and a brand new means to lose.
Mason Crosby kicked a 27-yard box objective with 6:26 left in extra time arrange by means of Rodgers’ 72-yard cross to Geronimo Allison, and the Green Bay Packers rallied to beat Cincinnati 27-24 on Sunday.
Wow… Aaron Rodgers. Unreal! Packers win in OT for (shockingly) Rodgers’ first ever extra time win! Previously zero-7… now 1-7 all-time.
Crosby’s kick finished the Packers’ comeback from a 21-7 halftime deficit.
On 3rd-and-10 from his 21, Rodgers took good thing about but any other loose play after defensive finish Michael Johnson used to be whistled for offside. Officials let the play proceed and the 2-time NFL MVP discovered Allison on a few 40-yard cross earlier than the receiver beat a pair defenders for extra yards.
“Luckily I put it in a good spot and G-Mo did the rest,” Rodgers mentioned.
Crosby, a veteran kicker, completed it off for the Packers (2-1).
Bengals disintegrate underneath power
The winless Bengals (zero-three) received the toss in extra time however went 3-and-out on their opening force. It used to be so loud at Lambeau Field that they’d to name timeout earlier than their first extra time snap.
Rodgers thrived underneath the power.
He attached with Jordy Nelson for a three-backyard landing cross with 17 seconds left in law to tie the game at 24. Cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick narrowly overlooked batting away the bullet thrown by means of the quarterback into the entrance proper nook of the tip zone.
Rodgers completed 28 of 42 for 313 yards with 3 touchdowns and one rating. Allison had six catches for 122 yards.
“I thought Aaron played one of his best games,” trainer Mike McCarthy mentioned. “I thought he was tremendous today.”
Packers turn script
The Packers flipped the script at halftime after the Bengals managed the primary part.
A.J. Green stuck a 10-yard scoring cross at the game’s opening force for Cincinnati’s first landing after two irritating weeks for the offense. Bill Lazor made his debut as offensive coordinator for the fired Ken Zampese.
Andy Dalton used to be 21 of 27 for 212 yards and two rankings. The Bengals have been determined to steer clear of their first zero-three get started since 2008. But they could not end the Packers off in the second one part.
Green Bay’s defence generated somewhat extra power on Dalton in the second one part. Rodgers shook his early struggles to information the Packers to any other win.
Rodgers used to be sacked six instances, most commonly in opposition to simply the Bengals’ 4-guy rush, regardless that the safety shored up after halftime.
Rodgers threw simply his 2nd occupation pick out-six — and his first at house — when William Jackson returned an interception 75 yards for a landing for a 21-7 lead early in the second one quarter.