The Cincinnati Bengals have gotten off to a rough start to the season. They are still searching for their first win —and their first touchdown— as they venture into Lambeau field to take on the Green Bay Packers who are coming off a beating by the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday Night Football.
Here is everything you need to know for the Week 3 game in Green Bay.
Game: Cincinnati Bengals (0-2) at Green Bay Packers (1-1)
Date/Time: Sunday, September 24th, 2017 4:25 p.m. EST
Location: Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin
Series Leader: Bengals lead 7-5
Streak: Bengals have won the last three meetings
Coaches vs Opponent: Marvin Lewis (3-0), Mike McCarthy (0-2)
TV Broadcast: CBS broadcast: Jim Nantz (play-by-play), Tony Romo (analyst), Tracy Wolfson (sideline reporter). Simulcast on WKRC-TV (Channel 12), WHIO-TV (Channel 7) and WKYT-TV (Channel 27).
Radio Broadcast: WCKY-AM (1530) and WEBN-FM (102.7)
Packers SB Nation: Acme Packing Company
Weather: High 80s; mostly cloudy [NFL Weather]
Odds: Packers open as a 9-point favorite. [Vegas Insider]
Uniforms: White jerseys and black pants; the Bengals are 25-27-0 (.481) in that combination since 2004.
- Andy Dalton won his only game against the Packers 34-30 in 2013. He finished the day with 235 yards with two touchdowns, an interception and a fumble. He completed 20 of his 28 attempts. The Packers scored 30 unanswered points to go up 30-14 in the third quarter. The Bengals cut the deficit to 30-24 late in the fourth. The Packers went for it on fourth and inches near the Bengals 30 yard line when the running back fumbled the ball and Terence Newman returned it for the game winning touchdown. A.J. Green didn’t record his first catch until the second half of the game. He finished with four catches for 46 yards and the first touchdown after the Packers scored 30 straight points. Giovani Bernard finished the game with 99 yards and a touchdown on 14 touches. The Bengals overcame four turnovers by also forcing four turnovers including the game winning touchdown in that 2013 game.
- The Bengals defense has only given up 204 passing yards this season. They have also given up the second most rushing yards through two games (325 yards).
- The last time the Bengals started 0-2 was in 2008 and they ended up starting 0-8
- The only other quarterback who has started two games who hasn’t thrown a touchdown besides Dalton is Brian Hoyer with the 49ers.
- Andy Dalton has 13 touchdowns vs 4 interceptions in the past 7 games against the NFC.
- Dalton has 22,608 career pass yards and needs 87 yards to pass Carson Palmer (22,694) for third most in franchise history.
- Jeremy Hill has 7 rushing touchdowns in past 7 games against NFC teams. He’s aiming for his fourth in a row against the NFC with a rushing touchdown. He is the only player in NFL with 9+ rush touchdowns in each of the past 3 seasons.
- Giovani Bernard had 99 scrimmage yards (50 rush, 49 rec.) and a rushing touchdown in the last meeting with the Packers. He has 190 catches since 2013, 5th most among NFL RBs.
- A.J. GREEN had a receiving touchdown in the last meeting with the Packers. In 4 career games vs NFC North, he has 460 receiving yards (115 per game) and 6 touchdown catches.
- Since entering the NFL in 2011, Green has 7,276 receiving yards, fourth most among active players.
- In 2 career meetings, WR Brandon LaFell has 3 touchdown catches against the Packers.
- Alex Erickson leads the NFL with a 29.0 kick return average.
- Tyler Eifert has 7 touchdown catches in the past 6 games against the NFC. He has 18 TD catches since 2015, most among NFL tight ends.
- Geno Atkins has 7.5 sacks in the past 6 games. He aims for his seventh game in row with 0.5+ sack this week. His 55 career sacks are the most among active NFL DTs.
- Carlos Dunlap had 2 TFL and 1 sack in the last meeting with Green Bay. Dunlap (57 sacks) and Atkins (55) rank first and second in team history in sacks
- Vincent Rey has 22 tackles (11 per game) in the last 2 games.
Green Bay Packers
- In two games against the Bengals, Rodgers has thrown two touchdowns and two interceptions while completing 47 of 82 passes (57.32%) for 505 yards. He passed for 343 yards and 2 touchdowns last week. He reached 300 career touchdown passes in the fewest attempts (4,742) in NFL history and is the 11th player with 300+ touchdown passes. He has 2,410 pass yards (301.3 per game), 23 touchdowns and 1 interception for 115.1 rating in past 8 at home vs AFC teams. He is aiming for his 12th in row at home vs an AFC team with a 90+ rating. He has 16 touchdowns vs 2 interceptions in the past 6 games at home.
- The Bengals are the only team Rodgers has never beaten (other than the Packers).
- Jordy Nelson has nine catches for 104 yards against the Bengals. He went down with an injury against the Falcons and has a 50/50 chance of playing.
- Ty Montgomery comes into the game as the Packers lead running back after being converted from a receiver. He still wears the number 88. He had 110 scrimmage yards (75 rec., 35 rush) and 2 touchdowns (1 rush, 1 rec.) in Week 2, his 2nd career multi-TD game. He has 2 touchdowns in past 3 at home.
- Jordy Nelson had 8 receptions for 93 yards in the last meeting witht he Bengals. He has 7 receiving touchdowns in past 5 games at home. Aiming for 5th game in row vs AFC with touchdown catch.
- Randall Cobb has 9 receiving touchdowns in past 8 at home vs. AFC.
- Davante Adams led the Packers with 8 catches for 99 yards and had a receiving touchdown last week. He has 5 touchdown catches in past 6 at home.
- Clay Matthews had 1.5 sacks in Week 2. He has 2 sacks, 2 forced fumbles and 1 pass defended in 2 career meetings vs Bengals. He also has 5 sacks in past 5 games vs AFC teams. His 74 sacks since 2009 rank second most among NFL linebackers.
Bengals vs Packers All-Time
|09/22/2013||Cincinnati Bengals||Green Bay Packers||H||Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH)||W 34-30||64,633|
|09/20/2009||Cincinnati Bengals||Green Bay Packers||A||Lambeau Field (Green Bay, WI)||W 31-24||70,678|
|10/30/2005||Cincinnati Bengals||Green Bay Packers||H||Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH)||W 21-14||65,940|
|09/20/1998||Cincinnati Bengals||Green Bay Packers||H||Cinergy Field (Cincinnati, OH)||L 13-6||56,346|
|12/03/1995||Cincinnati Bengals||Green Bay Packers||A||Lambeau Field (Green Bay, WI)||L 24-10||--|
|09/20/1992||Cincinnati Bengals||Green Bay Packers||A||Lambeau Field (Green Bay, WI)||L 24-23||--|
|10/05/1986||Cincinnati Bengals||Green Bay Packers||A||Milwaukee County Stadium (Milwaukee, WI)||W 34-28||--|
|10/30/1983||Cincinnati Bengals||Green Bay Packers||H||Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH)||W 34-14||--|
|10/05/1980||Cincinnati Bengals||Green Bay Packers||A||Lambeau Field (Green Bay, WI)||L 14-9||--|
|10/09/1977||Cincinnati Bengals||Green Bay Packers||A||Milwaukee County Stadium (Milwaukee, WI)||W 17-7||--|
|09/26/1976||Cincinnati Bengals||Green Bay Packers||H||Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH)||W 28-7||--|
|10/03/1971||Cincinnati Bengals||Green Bay Packers||A||Lambeau Field (Green Bay, WI)||L 20-17||--|