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Cincinnati Sends Green Bay To Home Field Loss

Cincinnati Sends Green Bay To Home Field Loss


    

Cincinnati Sends Green Bay To Home Field Loss

by Ross Everett

The Cincinnati Bengals were able to withstand a last minute Green Bay Packers comeback bid, and held on to win their first game of the NFL regular season 31-24. The Packers last drive stalled on the Bengals ten yard line, the victim of a false start penalty in the waning seconds. Both Cincinnati and Denver evened their 2009 record at 1-1. Wide receiver Chad Ochocinco scored the eventual game winning points on a 13 yard pass from Carson Palmer.

NFL football betting devotees who took the Bengals as +9 road underdogs easily cashed their ticket with the outright victory. Both teams are now 1-1 against the spread on the 2009 NFL season. The 55 combined points scored easily went OVER the posted total of 41.

After the game, Ochocinco talked about his Lambeau Leap he performed after the game winning touchdown catch:

"It was fun. I had a little indecision on where to jump at first. I didn't want to disrespect their tradition, so I was asking as I went along the line. I saw some Bengals fans that said it was OK."

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis insisted that his team deserved the victory due to their performance:

"We didn't do enough to win the game last week and you get what you deserve. Today, we were able to make one or two more plays and win the football game and that's what counts. I think our football team understands that."

Cedric Benson rushed for 141 yards and suggested that the Packers might have been a bit overconfident:

"Maybe a little, but you can't blame them. They beat a very stout Bears team last week at home and I think they were feeling pretty good. But we're men on this side of the football as well."

Bengals QB Palmer gave the defense credit for the victory:

"I kind of felt like it couldn't happen again. It wasn't a feeling of 'here we go again' at all. I know our defense is too good. They have too much pride and weren't going to let that happen again."

The Packers take to the road for their next two games, beginning this Sunday in St. Louis against the Rams. Green Bay is a -6 road favorite in the contest, with the total set at 41. Theyll face the Minnesota Vikings on Monday night the following week, and then enjoy a bye week. The Bengals now face a rough scheduling stretch, beginning with the Pittsburgh Steelers at home on Sunday. The Bengals are a +4 home underdog against the Steelers, with the total set at 37. Theyll then head across state to face the Cleveland Browns in their traditional rivalry the following week before heading to Baltimore for a game against the Ravens on October 11th.

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