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Packers increase lead to 30-21 after three quarters

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on September 22, 2013 – 2:31 pm

Green Bay Packers RB Johnathan FranklinCINCINNATI–The Packers offense came to life in the third quarter and the visitors held a 30-21 lead over the Bengals after three quarters of Sunday’s game at Paul Brown Stadium.

The Packers began the second half with Johnathan Franklin at running back, as James Starks sustained a knee injury in the second quarter. A roughing-the-passer penalty on the Bengals sustained a drive on the Packers’ first possession of the half. Franklin was a major player in the drive and on second-and-goal at the Bengals 2-yard line, Franklin skirted left end for a touchdown. Green Bay led, 23-14.

Franklin exploded for a 51-yard run on the Packers’ next possession. Aaron Rodgers followed that play with a 30-yard pass to Jordy Nelson and Green Bay was first-and-goal at the 3-yard line. Two plays later, Rodgers flipped a 7-yard touchdown pass to James Jones. Green Bay led, 30-14, a run of 30 unanswered points by the Packers.

Just when it appeared the Bengals were dead, they came to life with a long, quick touchdown drive. Andy Dalton found A.J. Green open down the right sideline for a 20-yard touchdown completion. Green had beaten Sam Shields, who has been shadowing Green. The Packers’ lead was cut to 30-21.

Rodgers followed by pitching an interception to Terence Newman at the Green Bay 46-yard line, and the Bengals were back in business with three minutes to play in the third quarter.

A big play in the drive was third-and-six at the Packers 31. Dalton was sacked by Mike Daniels. That left Mike Nugent to attempt a 52-yard field goal. Nugent was wide to the left and the Packers had great field position.

It was announced that Clay Matthews sustained a hamstring injury and his return was questionable.


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23 Responses to “Packers increase lead to 30-21 after three quarters”

  1. By BartStarrfan on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    hey franklin nice fumble where’s all the head bobbing and strurting around now.

  2. By kkk on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    The pack is too arrogant. I can’t stand these guys naymore. The rookie just fumbled on a bad play call by the idiot coach.

    Yuck

  3. By Sam on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    Very sloppy game.

  4. By Bob on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    These guys SUCK!!!!!!!!!

  5. By Firedomcapers!!! on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    Too many sacks, like last year…….Aaron Rodgers looked bad today, and I didn’t really like the way he acted on the field either, yelling at people and yelling at the coach, terrible

  6. By GeorgePack on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    Idiot coach again…big time BAD play calling again. What a joke mm has been for year’s now.

  7. By Bob on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    Everyone in the organization and every player should be ashamed of their lousy effort. Just plain pathetic!!! Fire McCarthy!

  8. By GeorgePack on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    Aaron is sick of the bad coaching…..

  9. By Sam on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    A championship caliber team does not give up a 16 point lead in the third quarter. These guys don’t have the killer instinct to close out games.

  10. By DJ on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    Mike McCarthy lost this game! Terrible play calling and head coaching!
    This is the sure sign of the beginning of the end for McCarthy.

  11. By fromeo on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    I haven’t seen a –cking terrible game since the 80’s! COACH M sucks!!!!!! Terrible offensive coaching. Offensive line still sucks! I take any bets RIGHT NOW, green bay finishes 6-6. any bets?

  12. By fromeo on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    4th and an inch! LETS SEE, HAND OFF TO YOUR ROOKIE, 4 YARDS BACK AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS! Great call Mike!!! A PEE-WEE COACH WOULDN’T OFF MADE THAT STUPID CALL.

  13. By fromeo on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    And whats up with ALL THE HAMSTRING INJURIES! Every year we have more than ALLTEAMS COMBINDED.

  14. By EasyMoney on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    Fromeo I’ll bet you 5 grand they don’t finish 6-6

  15. By fromeo on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    MAYBE THE CHICAGO CUBS AND GREEN BAY AND SWITCH COACHES,COULDN’T BE ANY WOURSE!!!!

  16. By fromeo on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    NOW THAT WOULD BE EASY MONEY FOR YOU,I REALLY THINK THEY MIGHT WIN ONLY 5 GAMES.

  17. By WCPackfan on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    I think you’re missing the fact that a 6 – 6 record only accounts for 12 games. They play 16!!

  18. By fromeo on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    not if they dont show up for 4 games!

  19. By fromeo on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    maybe coach MM needs to watch the replay of the colts/49’s game. Can you see what a quarterback keep can do! Should of done it on the 4th and inches, oh, that would of been to easy!

  20. By tomrolf on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    Fire McCarthy and Thompson too!

  21. By tomrolf on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    My 100 year mother could cover better than GB DB’s (even after her recent hip surgery)!

  22. By sharee on Sep 23, 2013 | Reply

    shut up you stupid losers bears rule

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