After easily dumping the Washington Redskins last Sunday in their home opener, the Green Bay Packers once again hit the road and tomorrow face the Cincinnati Bengals.
The Bengals, like the Packers, are 1-1 and are tied for first place in the AFC North with the defending world champion Baltimore Ravens. Cincinnati was the chic pick by many to win the AFC North and after an opening day loss to the Chicago Bears, they bounced back nicely against the Pittsburgh Steelers Monday night, defeating their archrival by a score of 20-10.
Despite some accuracy issues by quarterback Andy Dalton, the Bengals were able to move the ball in the second half and a depleted Pittsburgh team just couldn’t keep up. Rookie running back Giovani Bernard took some of the pressure off of Dalton and helped put the Steelers away.
The last time we met
The last time the Bengals and Packers met, the game ended in heartbreak for Green Bay. During their Week 2 game in 2009, the Bengals edged the Packers 31-24 after Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers failed to stop the clocked in a frantic last minute drive to score the game-tying touchdown.
This also was the same game former Cincinnati receiver Chad Ochocinco/Johnson performed the Lambeau Leap he was promising/threatening all week. Carson Palmer was able to move the ball down the field almost at will with Green Bay still adjusting to their new 3-4 defense.
The Bengals lead the overall series between the two teams, 6-5. Read more... (950 words + 1 image, estimated 3:48 mins reading time)
Posted in 2012 - 2013 Season
by Kris Burke
This time, RB Cedric Benson will be suiting up in Green and Gold.
The third week of the preseason is upon us, which is also known as the “dress rehearsal” for the starters before the real games begin in earnest.
That means we will get to see a full half of Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers’ starting offense tonight as they face off against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. The starting offense showed some signs of life last week against the Cleveland Browns, but still struggled in some areas.
Same goes for the Packers’ starting defense. Tackling seemed to be improved, but the defense still was swallowed up in coverage by rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden. This week, they face off against Andy Dalton and a Bengals offense that struggled at times in the 2011 season.
As for the backups, this is a big game for Graham Harrell. Confidence in him as the backup behind Aaron Rodgers hit an all-time low after the 35-10 loss to the Browns in which Harrell failed to lead the offense to a touchdown in roughly three quarters of action.
Here’s what to look for in tonight’s game:
It’s starting to sound like a broken record, but the Packers must start taking better care of the football. Read more... (905 words + 1 image, estimated 3:37 mins reading time)
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