Packers Plagued By Penalties and Pressure In Loss to Bengals

Posted: 20th September 2009 by Ron Clements in NFL
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Where did the high-powered offense go? Where is this vaunted Packers defense? For the second straight week, the Green Bay offense was inconsistent. The defense, which bailed the Packers out against Chicago, couldn't stop the run in their 31-24 loss to Cincinnati Sunday afternoon at Lambeau Field. Bears castoff Cedric Benson looked like a Pro Bowler while gashing the Packers defense for 141 yards on 29 carries. It was pretty clear the Packers still have some issues against the run, and they're still without first-round pick B.J. Raji, who missed his second straight game with an ankle injury. The Bengals were also 9-of-14 on third down conversions as the Packers defense even allowed a third-and-34 conversion late in the second quarter. Instead of punting from its own end zone, Cincinnati the ...

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