Week 3: Green Bay Packers at Cincinnati Bengals
Date/Time: Sept. 22; 1 p.m. ET
Location: Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio
Bengals 2012 record: 10-6 (0-1 playoffs)
Packers 2012 record: 11-5 (1-1 playoffs)
6-5 Bengals (3-1 in Cincinnati)
Key Draft Picks:
The Bengals and Packers don't face each other very often, but there have been some really close games between the two teams in the past. The Packers will bring one of the best offenses in the league to Cincinnati and a solid defense with one of the best pass rushers. However, they have lost several players this offseason, including Greg Jennings. While this may hurt them, with Aaron Rodgers behind center, any wide receiver can be a major weapon. The addition of Eddie Lacy also potentially can boost the team's ground game.
The Bengals have had a good offseason. Their defense will be tested by the Packers' offense, but the Bengals' offense, with A.J. Green and new weapons like Giovani Bernard and Tyler Eifert, should test the Packers' defense as well. This has the makings to be a great game.