Schedule Analysis, Week 3: Green Bay Packers at Cincinnati Bengals

Rob Leifheit-US PRESSWIRE

An analysis of the Benglas' Week 3 home game against the Green Bay Packers.

Week 3: Green Bay Packers at Cincinnati Bengals

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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)

Offensive Rankings:

Passing:

Bengals: 17th
Packers: 9th

Rushing:

Bengals: 18th
Packers: 20th

Overall:

Bengals: 22nd
Packers: 13th

Defensive Rankings:

Passing:

Bengals: 7th
Packers: 11th

Rushing:

Bengals: 12th
Packers: 17th

Overall:

Bengals: 6th
Packers: 11th

Head-To-Head Record:

6-5 Bengals (3-1 in Cincinnati)

Offseason Additions:

Bengals: LB James Harrison, LB Aaron Maybin, TE Alex Smith, G Mike Pollak
Packers: TE Matthew Mulligan

Key Draft Picks:

Bengals: TE Tyler Eifert, RB Giovani Bernard, DE Margus Hunt, SS Shawn Williams
Packers: DE Datone Jones, RB Eddie Lacy, OT David Bakhtiari

Overview:

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.

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