From the Arm Chair: Green Bay Packers Week 3
I ain't even mad. 8 turnovers in this game. 4 a piece. It was the most entertaining bad football ever.
Cincinnati started off with 14 straight points, gave up 30 more in a row, and then scored the last 20 to win by four. The Bengals are the first team in NFL history to lead by 14+, trail by 16+, and still win a game. So, there's that.
As a Packer fan, there's hard to take a whole lot out of this game. It was weird. I don't think it says much about our season. Andy Dalton is still a creepy, soulless ginger, but that may be the Badger fan in me speaking. Jonathan Franklin made his NFL debut today and looked terrific, becoming the second straight 100 yard rusher for the Packers. If there is any long term good for the Packers from this game, it would be that the running game may be legitimate. Clay Matthews has a hamstring injury but who knows how serious that is. Andy Dalton did become a somewhat okay quarterback after he left the game though, so if the injury is long term, the Packers may be in trouble.
The Packers move on to a bye week which may be needed. Clay Matthews, Morgan Burnett, James Starks, Eddie Lacy, and Jermichael Finley are all hurt and could use a couple of weeks before playing again. Outside of that, the Packers may need a week to sit on this ridiculous game and get it out of their system.