If you want to be a good team in the National Football League, a big part of that is beating teams that you are supposed to beat.
It came in the third quarter of Cincinnati's game at Green Bay. The Packers need to win this game because the Detroit Lions will play the Atlanta Falcons, two teams that have both won all their games, and Detroit is leading the NFC North right now. But Aaron Rodgers isn't hurt. One play later, Mason Crosby booted a 27-yard field goal to give the Packers the victory. When Crosby's kick went through the uprights in the south end zone to win it 27-24, it was the only time the Packers led all game.
By the end the second quarter, the boo birds were out and voicing their opinion at Lambeau Field. In fact, they have yet to score a touchdown in two games this season. The Bengals, who hadn't scored a touchdown through their first two contests, scored on the first drive of the game on an Andy Dalton-to-A.J. In other words, he's not Matt Ryan. Since it's still early in the season, the Packers still have a chance to get back on track if they can solve their on the field problems.
The Packers trailed 21-7 at halftime.
Detroit Tigers vs. Minnesota Twins
Kinsler's RBI single in the third put Detroit up 2-1. "He's still taking ground balls at third", manager Brad Ausmus said. No shutdown inning: The game opened up from there when the Tigers couldn't keep the Twins off the board in the sixth.
Even without Mike Daniels, the Packers should have a good shot at making the Bengals offense one dimensional.
Most teams play better defense at home for a number of reasons, but last season, the Packers pass defense was way better at home than on the road.
Dalton has thrown four interceptions and been sacked eight times behind a shaky offensive line that has struggled to replace left tackle Andrew Whitworth and right guard Kevin Zeitler, who left in free agency. The passer rating was also 24 points lower and the completion percentage took a dip of more than seven points.
Rodgers led the Packers down the field with fewer than 3 minutes left in the game and capped it with a lovely corner dart that Nelson pulled in to pull the game to within one point.