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Packers fall to 1-2 after wild contest in Cincy

In a game which saw 8 combined turnovers, the Green Bay Packers were defeated 34-30 by Cincinnati on Sunday.
In a disjointed game of runs and turnovers, the Green Bay Packers fell to 1-2 following a 34-30 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium. 

The home team raced out to a 14-0 lead before Aaron Rodgers and the Packers offense could even take the field.  After the Bengals drove for a touchdown following the opening kickoff, Jeremy Ross fumbled the next kickoff, setting up another Cincinnati touchdown.

The Bengals proceeded to turn the ball over four times in the first half, as Green Bay scored 16 unanswered points to take the lead heading into the halftime break.

Green Bay pushed the lead to 30-14 in the third quarter, led by Jonathan Franklin.  The rookie running back entered the contest after James Starks suffered a knee injury, and ran for over 100 yards and a touchdown.

The game was far from over, however.  A pair of touchdowns pulled Cincinnati within three at 30-27.  Then, on 4th and inches with 4 minutes left, Franklin fumbled the ball, and the Bengals' Terrance Newman scooped it up and ran the other way for a touchdown.  Suddenly, Green Bay trailed 34-30.

The Packers drove to the Cincinnati 20 in the final minute, but Rodgers had a trio of passes batted down, including on 4th down to effectively end the game.

Green Bay (1-2) will now have its' bye week.  They'll return to action on October 56th against the Detroit Lions at Lambeau Field.
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