Bengals rally for thrilling 34-30 victory over Packers

Posted Sep 22, 2013 by Larry Seely
Cincinnati overcame a 30-14 deficit with three touchdowns in the final 19 minutes and came away with a thrilling 34-30 win over the Packers on Sunday.
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The Bengals jumped to a quick 14-0 lead in the first quarter, but Green bay rallied to score 30 unanswered points in the second and third quarters, but quarterback Andy Dalton and the Bengals offense responded late and won the game despite four turnovers.
Dalton led the way with 235 yards passing on 20 of 28 passes and two touchdowns, but the defense made the big play when Terence Newman returned a fumble by Packers rookie Jonathan Franklin 58 yards for the go ahead score.
Green Bay then drove down the field in the final minutes, but once against the Cincinnati defense stiffened and earned a hard fought come from behind win.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers went 26 of 43 for 244 yards, but two interceptions and four sacks made it difficult for the Green Bay offense to gain any momentum. Franklin finished the day as the teams leader rusher with 103 yards and a score, but the fumble with less than four minutes in the game was a big blow.
Cincinnati improved to 2-1 on the year and face division rival Cleveland next Sunday. Green Bay dropped to 1-2 and will look to rebound at home against Detroit.