Sunday, September 20, 2009
Pack attacks fast
By James Walker
Posted by ESPN.com’s James Walker
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Just when the Cincinnati Bengals gained some early confidence by scoring the first touchdown, the Packers quickly responded with back-to-back touchdowns to end the first quarter.
Green Bay receiver Donald Driver caught a 3-yard touchdown to tie the score. Then Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer made a poor read on the coverage and threw an interception to Charles Woodson to set up another touchdown to give the Packers a 14-7 lead.
The running game is working well as Bengals tailback Cedric Benson is off to a good start with 59 yards in the first quarter. Palmer has been decent minus that one bad throw, but quarterbacks can’t make those type of mistakes on the road if Cincinnati wants to pull the upset.
(Update: Shootout in Green Bay? The Bengals score their second touchdown on a Palmer quarterback sneak to tie the score, 14-14.)