Kickers melt down, but Mason Crosby recovers as Packers beat Bengals in overtime

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It was a nightmare game for the kickers today in Cincinnati. But Packers kicker Mason Crosby finally did what Bengals kicker Evan McPherson did not, and made a field goal.

Crosby’s game-winning 49-yarder gave the Packers a 25-22 overtime win, but the story of the game was the incredible stretch of missed field goals before that: Between Crosby and McPherson, there were five consecutive missed field goals at the end of the game, with three in the final minute and a half of the fourth quarter, and two more in overtime.

That wasn’t all. Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow also threw a disastrous interception in overtime, and Aaron Rodgers took a costly sack. But Rodgers hit Randall Cobb on the play after that sack to set up Crosby’s game winner.

For the game Rodgers completed 27 of 39 passes for 344 yards, with two touchdowns and one interception, while Burrow completed 26 of 38 passes for 281 yards, with two touchdowns and two interceptions.

Davante Adams was outstanding, with 11 catches for 206 yards, while Ja'Marr Chase had six catches for 159 yards.

It was a wild game that left the Packers at 4-1 and still in control of the NFC North. The Bengals fall to 3-2, and have to feel like they missed a big opportunity in their own division race.

30 responses to “Kickers melt down, but Mason Crosby recovers as Packers beat Bengals in overtime

  1. “Packers beat Bengals in overtime” and there was NO DOUBT ABOUT IT! Packers WIN, Packers WIN!!!!!!!!

  2. I guess “GM” Rodgers was right about Cobb having something left in the tank.
    Crosby’s final kick was like George Costanza wearing down a prospective date. No. No! NO!
    Oh, all right. It’s…Crosby!

  3. Nuttiest game I’ve seen in my roughly 30 years of watching football. Packers/Bengals games are always crazy though.

  4. That was out of nowhere Mason. Relieved. 3 different times.

    The schedule gets harder in a bit, Pack dodged a few bullets today.

  5. I am 100% confident that I will never witness a crazy game like that ever again, where both kicks have absolute meltdowns in the 4th quarter and OT. Unreal.

  6. The Packers underestimated the Bengals and ended up in a dogfight. The Bengals are going to be a tough out for a lot of teams.

  7. All I could think about was that the good, consistent kickers deserve more credit than they get. So much of a season rides on their feet, more than fans want to admit.

  8. A terrible game to watch. Soooooo, many mistakes by each team. Reminds me of a Monday night game about 35 years ago between NY Giants and St Louis Cardinals. It was about that time that the NFL and the networks started dropping bad teams from prime time games. Rightly so!

  9. The defense is really hurting due to those injuries (no pun) to starters. The O Line needs to get starters back as well. A win is a win and we’ll take it.

  10. A terrible game to watch. Soooooo, many mistakes by each team. Reminds me of a Monday night game about 35 years ago between NY Giants and St Louis Cardinals. It was about that time that the NFL and the networks started dropping bad teams from prime time games. Rightly so!
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    I remember THAT game ,,,Neil Odonhue from the Cardinals 3 FGs in the span of 2 min…plus the stadium lights went out. THAT was a crazy game.

  11. Both teams deserved to win. Then again, maybe they both deserved to lose. I’ll take the win and hope Burrow is okay. That kid is fun to watch.

  12. scoreatwill says:
    October 10, 2021 at 4:51 pm
    A terrible game to watch. Soooooo, many mistakes by each team. Reminds me of a Monday night game about 35 years ago between NY Giants and St Louis Cardinals. It was about that time that the NFL and the networks started dropping bad teams from prime time games. Rightly so!

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    Soooo… You’re saying you really don’t like football and you probably rather watch something else. Maybe Lifetime…. Or Hallmark?

  13. Yes, yes, big congrats to the Vikings for a last second win over the worst team in the league. Quite the accomplishment.

  14. The Packers heroically won that game today with a staggering 4 pro bowl players out with injury.

    Deepest team in the league.

  15. flosnake says:
    October 10, 2021 at 5:13 pm
    Packers find way to lose games like this while the vikes, well they just vike.
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    I meant win but usually with help wink wink

  16. I’m glad the Packers only play the Bengals once every four years. Those games are cursed!

    At least Green Bay managed to escape with a win this time.

  17. pkrlvr says:
    October 10, 2021 at 6:14 pm
    Yes, yes, big congrats to the Vikings for a last second win over the worst team in the league. Quite the accomplishment.
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    Hmmm, I seem to remember Packers fans making fun of Vikings fans for struggling with this same Bengals team in week 1. Now you are acting like it was some big accomplishment to beat the same team? As for the Vikings vs. Lions. Now you are going to act like not all division games are tough?

    Hypocrisy at it’s finest.

  18. Thrilled with another hard fought road win.
    And I’m very happy that Sunday allowed Mason Crosby a small margin of redemption.
    And, of course, that the Packers QB and Head Coach didn’t resort to blows at the end of it.

  19. My god that was a hard win to watch. I have no idea how Crosby recovered to make that last kick.

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