2017, Week 3: Say Geronimo

2017, Week 3: Packers 27, Bengals 24 (OT)

Geronimo

So the Packers played like crap for 30 minutes, yet came out of this one with a dramatic victory in overtime, 27-24. After Aaron Rodgers threw the second pick-6 of his career, the Packers went down 21-7 in a game I predicted them to lose. But they fought back, and Rodgers threw a touchdown pass with 17 seconds left to tie the game at 24. In overtime, the Packers stopped the Bengals and forced a punt, then Rodgers caught the Bengals offsides and decided to launch a pass for receiver Geronimo Allison, who caught it for a 71-yard gain. That set up Mason Crosby’s game-winning field goal in overtime.

+: Aaron Rodgers. For the first time in his career, Rodgers won a game in overtime, and also for the first time, he defeated the Bengals. That means he has defeated all other 31 teams in the NFL besides the Packers.

-: Martellus Bennett. He was supposed to be the big tight end threat that the Packers have lacked, but his performance was pedestrian and he dropped an important third-down pass. I hope he bounces back.

2017 Green Bay Packers: 2-1

Next week: vs. Chicago (on Thursday night)

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