Cincinnati 34, Green Bay 30

Date - 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, September 22, 2013
Location - Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio
Temperature - 63°
Head Official - Clete Blakeman
Attendance - 64633

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Green Bay 0 16 14 0 30
Cincinnati 14 0 7 13 34

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Green Bay 1-2 1-0 0-2 L1
Cincinnati 2-1 2-0 0-1 W2

Recap


Bengals 34, Packers 30: Terence Newman returned a fumble 58 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter as Cincinnati scored the final 20 points to rally past visiting Green Bay.

The Bengals took a 14-0 lead on short scoring runs by Giovani Bernard and BenJarvus Green-Ellis. But Cincinnati (2-1) didn't score again until Andy Dalton threw touchdown passes of 20 yards to A.J. Green and 11 yards to Marvin Jones in the second half, trimming a 16-point deficit to 30-27 with 10:55 to play.

A week after throwing for a career-high 480 yards, a frustrated Aaron Rodgers struggled mightily. Rodgers finished with 244 yards, including a 7-yard TD pass to James Jones.

Rookie Johnathan Franklin took over for the injured James Starks and rushed for 103 yards and a touchdown for the Packers (1-2), but Franklin also committed the crucial fumble while trying to dive for a first down on a fourth-and-1 play. Cincinnati's Reggie Nelson recovered the ball and ran for six yards before coughing it up, but Newman scooped it up and returned it for the winning score in the turnover-filled contest.

Cincinnati halted the Packers' final drive by knocking down Rodgers' final two pass attempts. Green Bay's Jordy Nelson finished with eight catches for 93 yards.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Green Bay lost TE Jermichael Finley to a concussion in the first quarter. Finley was hit in the head by George Iloka's shoulder while trying to make a catch. ... Rodgers got into a shouting match with head coach Mike McCarthy in the second quarter. ... With Cincinnati railing 30-21 late in the third quarter, K Mike Nugent missed a 52-yard field-goal attempt.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Green Bay   Cincinnati
Johnathan Franklin Player Giovani Bernard
13 Attempts 10
103 Yards 50
7.9 Avg Yards 5.0
1 Touchdowns 1
51 Long 17
Receiving
Green Bay   Cincinnati
Jordy Nelson Player Mohamed Sanu
8 Receptions 4
93 Yards 68
11.6 Avg Yards 17.0
0 Touchdowns 0
30 Long 32

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Green Bay 399 182 217 3 3 1 4.0 5
Cincinnati 297 82 215 5 0 2 4.0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Cincinnati will play their next game on the road against Cleveland. The Bengals have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • Green Bay will play their next game at home against Detroit. The Packers have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .333 after a loss.