Pete Dougherty, Tom Silverstein and Aaron Nagler discuss the Green Bay Packers' thrilling 27-24 overtime win over the Cincinnati Bengals. (Sept. 24, 2017) USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin
Welcome to your Morning Buzz, rounding up news and views regarding the Green Bay Packers and the NFL from around the web and here at PackersNews.com. Grab a strong cup of coffee and get caught up on everything you need to know about the Packers after their dramatic overtime win over the Bengals.
We’ll start with Pete Dougherty’s column on how the Packers survived the Bengals with the help of their two young rookie defenders.
After watching his defense get overrun in Atlanta last week for the second time in eight months, Capers absolutely had to get rookie safety Josh Jones on the field with rookie cornerback Kevin King. Capers did it by benching cornerback Quinten Rollins and replacing him in the slot with Jones.
So for most of this game, the Packers had four players from their deepest position, safety, playing together: Jones and Burnett in the front seven, and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and Marwin Evans deep. Now, the Bengals with Andy Dalton at quarterback are hardly the Falcons with Matt Ryan, but you have to say it worked.
Though Cincinnati scored touchdowns on two of its first three possessions, its offense ended up putting only 17 points on the board (the other touchdown was the second pick-six of Rodgers’ career). The Packers should never lose if they hold a team to 17 points or less.
Tom Silverstein writes that, when the chips were down and the Packers needed him, Aaron Rodgers delivered again:
Tom joins Michael Cohen on the Packers Podcast to break down the game:
Michael writes on the Nitro defense passing another test:
Ryan Wood writes on Josh Jones and his lights out performance:
I chatted with readers over on Facebook after the game:
Stu Courtney’s Packers Insider gives a quick overview of the game:
Fans were split on the anthem protests:
Elsewhere, Rob Demovsky writes on the defense finally giving Aaron Rodgers a chance in overtime:
NFL has highlights of the game on YouTube:
Geronimo Allison’s big game got it’s own highlight reel:
Mason Crosby did his own version of the Lambeau Leap:
An Aaron Rodgers-led Packers team has now beaten every other team in the league:
Mike Daniels showed appreciation for the young guys on defense:
Jordy Nelson hit a big historical milestone during yesterday’s game:
Game Balls and Lame Calls over at Cheesehead TV:
Jason Wilde wrote on the young defensive backs:
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly from the Packers Wire: