Cincinnati Bengals (2-1) 34, Green Bay Packers (1-2) 30
Sunday September 22nd 2013 (at Cincinnati)
(CINCINNATI) - Terence Newman returned a fumble 58 yards for the go-ahead touchdown with 3:47 remaining and the Cincinnati defense came up with one more stop of Aaron Rodgers, as the Bengals rallied for a 34-30 win over the Green Bay Packers in a wild affair at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals stormed out to a 14-0 lead before four consecutive turnovers allowed the Packers to battle back. Green Bay eventually scored 30 straight points before Cincinnati came back with the last 20, including 13 in the fourth quarter to win it. Green Bay was clinging to a 30-27 lead with less than five minutes to play and appeared to pick up a first down on 3rd-and-12 at the Cincinnati 29. A successful Bengals challenge pushed the ball back just shy of the marker and the Packers elected to go for the first down. Rookie running back Johnathan Franklin, however, was stripped of the ball just as he reached the line of scrimmage. Reggie Nelson initially picked it up, but had it knocked away by Green Bay receiver Randall Cobb. Newman, though, was right there to scoop it up and he raced untouched to the end zone. Rodgers marched the Packers right into Cincinnati territory with a first down at the 25, but a 3rd-and-5 pass was knocked down at the line of scrimmage and his fourth-down attempt was also tipped at the line and fell incomplete with 1:21 remaining to seal the contest. Rodgers completed 26-of-43 passes for 244 yards with a pair of interceptions and a touchdown for the Packers, who will head to an early bye next week with losses in each of their two road games to start the season. Franklin was pushed into service when James Starks left with a knee injury and he responded with 103 yards on 13 carries. The one fumble, however, proved costly. Andy Dalton threw for 235 yards on 20-of-28 passing with two touchdowns and an interception for Cincinnati, which has won two straight at home after a season-opening loss at Chicago. NOTES: Rodgers was last intercepted more than once in a game on Oct. 24, 2010, ending an NFL-record string of 41 straight games without multiple picks ... Packers tight end Jermichael Finley suffered a concussion on Green Bay's first offensive series and sat out the remainder of the contest ... Matthews also suffered a hamstring injury and did not play in the second half ... Starks had 55 yards on 14 carries before leaving and the Packers racked up 182 yards on the ground...Cincinnati became the first team in NFL history to blow a 14-point lead and come back from a 16-point deficit in the same game...The last time a team won a game after giving up 30 straight points was Sept. 12, 1999, when Dallas rallied to beat Washington 41-35 in overtime after the Redskins scored 32 unanswered points. 
GREEN BAY  -  0 16 14  0 - 30
CINCINNATI - 14  0  7 13 - 34
                       GREEN BAY    CINCINNATI
First downs                   27            19
Rush-yards-TDs          30-182-1       24-82-2
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 26-43-244-1-2 20-28-235-2-1
Sacked-yards                4-27          4-20
Net pass yards               217           215
Total yards                  399           297
Fumbles-lost                 2-2           5-3
Turnovers                      4             4
Penalties-yards             4-55          5-43
Time of Possession         31:51         28:09
1st - CIN - Giovani Bernard, 3-yard run (Mike Nugent kick) CINCINNATI 7-0
1st - CIN - BenJarvus Green-Ellis, 2-yard run (Nugent kick) CINCINNATI 14-0
2nd - GB - Mason Crosby, 41-yard field goal CINCINNATI 14-3
2nd - GB - M.D. Jennings, 24-yard fumble return (Crosby kick) CINCINNATI 14-10
2nd - GB - Crosby, 19-yard field goal CINCINNATI 14-13
2nd - GB - Crosby, 26-yard field goal GREEN BAY 16-14
3rd - GB - Johnathan Franklin, 2-yard run (Crosby kick) GREEN BAY 23-14
3rd - GB - James Jones, 7-yard pass from Aaron Rodgers (Crosby kick) GREEN BAY 30-14
3rd - CIN - A.J. Green, 20-yard pass from Andy Dalton (Nugent kick) GREEN BAY 30-21
4th - CIN - Marvin Jones, 11-yard pass from Dalton (Nugent extra point blocked) GREEN BAY 30-27
4th - CIN - Terence Newman, 58-yard fumble return (Nugent kick) CINCINNATI 34-30
GREEN BAY - Johnathan Franklin 13-103 1 TD, James Starks 14-55, Aaron Rodgers 3-24
CINCINNATI - Giovani Bernard 10-50 1 TD, BenJarvus Green-Ellis 10-29 1 TD, Andy Dalton 4-3
GREEN BAY - Aaron Rodgers 43-26-244 1 TD 2 INT
CINCINNATI - Andy Dalton 28-20-235 2 TD 1 INT
GREEN BAY - Jordy Nelson 8-93, Randall Cobb 5-54, James Jones 4-34 1 TD, Johnathan Franklin 3-23, Andrew Quarless 3-21, Ryan Taylor 2-11, Jeremy Ross 1-8
CINCINNATI - Mohamed Sanu 4-68, Giovani Bernard 4-49, A.J. Green 4-46 1 TD, Jermaine Gresham 4-27, Marvin Jones 3-38 1 TD, Tyler Eifert 1-7
In Week Three, the Packers dug themselves into a deep hole as Cincinnati scored two touchdowns within a 12-second span in the first quarter, aided by a fumble on a kickoff. Jeremy Ross fumbled the kickoff as he was hit by Cincinnati Bengals' Marvin Jones (82) after initially dropping the ball trying to receive the kick.
In Week Three, Johnathan Franklin was pushed into service when James Starks left with a knee injury and he responded with 103 yards on 13 carries. The one fumble, however, proved costly.