Green Bay - For the first time three Green Bay Packers players took a seat during the "Star Spangled Banner", while this issue has united the National Football League its owners and players, it has also elicited an emotional response from fans.
The game can be watched on TV on the Fox network, or online through live stream (details below). But that had more to do with him playing on such a polarizing team.
But there was a swell of support in the media and from fans to replace Dalton with McCarron at quarterback. He had an up-and-down game matched up much of the day with Green.
Hoyer first threw a 3 year touchdown pass to Trent Taylor to make the scores 41-33, but even then most thought the touchdown was more a consolation prize rather than the start if an awesome fight back from the 49ers. Sure, it only took them until their first possession of Week Three to do it. The touchdown came from Andy Dalton connecting with A.J. Green. Leading to the Bengals taking a 14-7 lead early in the second quarter. The Bengals' offense hit paydirt twice after not finding the end zone in its previous two contests while making 21 first downs, compared to a combined 26 in the first two weeks of the season.
Most Packers and Cincinatti Bengals stooed and locked arms in solidarity during the song. That seemed to jump-start the Packers after a listless first half. The Packers answered by going on a 60-yard drive capped off with a Rodgers to Lance Kendricks touchdown pass.
But if the quarterback isn't changing, what is going to change for Cincinnati's offense under a different coordinator?
It was Allison's final catch that all but sealed the victory for Green Bay in overtime. This touchdown came with less than 20 seconds remaining and forced overtime.
The Packers (1-1) suffered a 34-23 loss at Atlanta in a rematch of last season's NFC Championship game. With Jake Ryan down today, we had to play a bunch of safeties, and he a got a lot of action and he made the most of it. The Bengals were held to just Randy Bullock's 46-yard field goal after halftime.
Mathews without Perry (Perry gets the double team) again was ordinary, with Perry on the field he is a FACTOR. The former undrafted prospect from IL darted and weaved his way to 72 yards in all to get inside the Cincinnati 10, setting up Mason Crosby's game-winning 27-yard chip shot. The Bengals were desperate to avoid their first 0-3 start since 2008. Which is ultimately the worst portion of the bad news for the Bengals regarding Sunday's game. The down side is ultimately that they still lost the game. One feat that the Bengals won't achieve if current trends continue.