The Packers come to Cincinnati with all kind of offensive threats. Will James Starks continue gaining huge chunks of yds like last week? Will Aaron Rodgers throw the ball all over the turf at Paul Brown? I defer to my good friend Tecmo to let us know what is going to happen on Sunday.
The Packers start with the ball and predictably move the ball through the air. The Bengals are persistent and begin to get pressure on Aaron Rodgers. Michael Johnson even notches a sack on the opening drive.
The Packers fail to score a touchdown in the red zone and successfully kick a field goal to open scoring.
The Bengals methodically move the ball on the ground during their first drive with a combination of Giovani Bernard and BenJarvus Green-Ellis.
A red zone interception kills the Bengals drive and at the end of one the Bengals are losing 3-0.
Through the air the Packers again move the ball. This time resulting in a touchdown. The Bengals are getting no pressure on Rodgers.
Once again the Bengals get themselves in good field position. This time they need to attempt a field goal. However, the Packers are able to get the block.
The Packers again have no trouble moving the ball and attempt a field goal of their own. However, the kick sails wide right.
At the half the Packers lead the Bengals 10 - 0.
The Bengals come out after the half determined. Andy Dalton orchestrates an outstanding drive ending in an A.J Green touchdown to get the Bengals on the board.
On the Packers next possession, the Bengals defense is giving Rodgers fits. There are sacks and pressure that eventually lead to a Bengals interception.
Andy Dalton is spreading the ball around the field and at the end of the 3rd quarter, the Bengals are driving. The Packers are still on top 10 - 7.
Once again, the Bengals fail to score in the red zone. After being stopped on 4th down, the Bengals turn the ball over to the Packers.
The defense continues to play tough as James Harrison notches a sack. But the Packers aerial attack proves to be too much as they sail down the field and score another touchdown.
Time is ticking down as the Bengals are now forced to go for it on every 4th down. Play calling is suspect as they rely heavily on the run.
This time Dalton is able to find Mohamed Sanu for the touchdown.
After the score the Bengals attempt an onside kick. They recover and are set for one last play. That play turns out to be an Andy Dalton scramble that just does not get the job done.
The Bengals drop their first Tecmo game of the season to the Packers.