The Cincinnati Bengals are now 3-2.
Two Evan McPherson missed game-winning field goals will haunt the Bengals this week, especially as Mason Crosby ended the game with two minutes left in overtime on a game-winning 49-yard attempt.
Underdogs for yet another game, the Bengals played Green Bay very well, intercepting Aaron Rodgers in the first quarter. They were gifted a little luck by a Crosby missed field goal late in the fourth quarter.
However, McPherson one-upped that miss, but his miss was at least from 57 yards. Then Crosby missed again to end regulation. There were two more missed field goals in overtime: McPherson’s was 49 yards.
In total, there were five missed field goals and a missed extra point. It was just an absolutely thrilling game for all the wrong reasons.
Now, a 70-yard Ja’Marr Chase touchdown reception did add a spark when remembering prior to the chaotic ending. Mixon also had several good runs. That said, the Bengals lost a very winnable game.
Here are some Twitter instant reactions from their demoralizing loss.
Non-missed field goal tweets
the Bengals weren't able to grab the win today vs the Packers pic.twitter.com/V9yF0Xotxs— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) October 10, 2021
Bottom line? This Bengals team ain’t bad.— Willie Lutz (@willie_lutz) October 10, 2021
That Packers CB has to retire after this, thems the rules pic.twitter.com/FVoSRTB2uC— Sully Engels (@sullyengels) October 10, 2021
Props to the Bengals not caving to nfl twitter and taking the superior player, Ja'Marr Chase.— Tyler Dunne (@TyDunne) October 10, 2021
If you said the Bengals shouldn’t draft Ja’Marr Chase you were wrong.— Lindsay Patterson (@LndsPatterson) October 10, 2021
When Jamarr Chase get’s open pic.twitter.com/2yGlVLuUgw— PFT Commenter (@PFTCommenter) October 10, 2021
That Packers/Bengals game deserved a tie more than any game ever— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) October 10, 2021
Missed field goal tweets
The last six drives that have taken place in Packers-Bengals pic.twitter.com/gKMFYwvuK2— Field Yates (@FieldYates) October 10, 2021
Oh no the Bengals kicker celebrating— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) October 10, 2021
The goal posts in Bengals-Packers pic.twitter.com/oHewCuS4Yx— br_betting (@br_betting) October 10, 2021
Bengals and Packers kicker watching each other miss game winning field goals pic.twitter.com/tfnoUPlOKD— NFL Memes (@NFL_Memes) October 10, 2021
Very disappointing loss.— Mo Egger (@MoEgger) October 10, 2021
But if you felt before today that the Bengals are headed in the right direction,then this result should not dissuade you.
Talk to you tomorrow at 3:05.
Both HCs called that game identical. It’s either they’re both awful or neither are. https://t.co/lgTbx8wFaM— DarthNoobSaibot (@DarthNoobSaibot) October 10, 2021
Insane.— Bengals UK (@WhoDey_UK) October 10, 2021
We all knew this game would tell us how good a team we really are. I think we can say that we're not *too* far away. Some mistakes today against a very good team, and we had our chances
I feel like the Bengals just lost three times, I’m exhausted— Louis Fernandez Jr (@LouFernandezJr) October 10, 2021
Evan McPherson said he saw his last FG going right down the middle and was celebrating because he thought it was going in. Says he's upset about it but there's nothing he can do about it now— Kelsey Conway (@KelseyLConway) October 10, 2021
We are.— Josh Kirkendall (@Josh_Kirkendall) October 10, 2021
But the head coach? https://t.co/N1bYFwREZQ