Green Bay Packers: Three takeaways from the victory over the Bengals


_Hard to believe that five Bengals were in on six sacks of Rodgers and not one of them was Pro Bowl tackle Geno Atkins as he saw his skein of six straight games with at least half a sack stopped.

Cobb was listed as doubtful for Sunday's game versus the Bengals after not practicing at all this week. Receiver A.J. Green's 10-yard touchdown catch on the game's first possession snapped a season-opening streak of 25 possessions without a touchdown.

Packers fans still packed Lambeau Field to watch the Packers defeat Cincinnati 27-24 in Overtime.

It would be all Bengals from there until intermission.

Lewis knows his defense will face a much bigger challenge against Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers than it did last week against rookie Deshaun Watson.

Part of the challenge for Rodgers was that the Bengals were able to sack him six times.

An extended play to start the third quarter jump started the comeback effort. The resulting field goal kept it a one-score game and gave Rodgers and Co. plenty of time to work with.

There was the 10-yard completion before the two-minute warning: Rodgers rolled to his left and fit the ball perfectly over top of the defender as WR Jordy Nelson hauled in the pass along the sideline. However, the Packers have an impressive home record.

Blake Martinez: Jones will get all the attention for his breakout game, but Martinez was just as good on the inside next to the rookie.

Mason Crosby then kicked the game-winning field goal.

Randy Bullock, who missed a 48 yard try earlier, knocked through the 46 yard attempt giving Cincinnati a 24-17 lead with 3:46 to play.

Time and time again, Rodgers routinely makes throws that seem magical - throws that only he can deliver. Not only did Rodgers get that Bengals monkey off his back, but he also finally got an overtime victory.

Cincinnati won the coin toss, took the ball first and was promptly stopped by a revitalized Packers defense and were forced to punt.

Martellus Bennett: It was another game plagued by drops for Bennett, the Packers veteran tight end. It was actually an 80-yard touchdown at that point. With Colorado's win on Sunday, the Brewers are two games out of the second Wild Card spot with six games to play. The offense was booed off the field in the first half but Kendricks brought them back to life to start the third quarter.

-Matt Ryan threw for 294 yards and two touchdowns, but was intercepted three times as the Falcons had to hold off the Lions late to win.

Dalton posted a sterling 124.1 rating.

"The game wasn't over", Packers receiver Geronimo Allison said. Allison wound up with 6 for 122 yards, both career highs. Ty Montgomery only rushed for 35 yards but added eight receptions out of the backfield.

Mixon had 62 yards on 18 carries, so now he's officially the bell cow.

While Green Bay is expected to win the NFC North, it is certainly not a foregone conclusion.