Packers lose in a turnover-filled game, fall to 1-2
The Green Bay Packers limped into their bye week at 1-and-2, after losing at Cincinnati 34-to-30 yesterday. Three Green Bay starters left the game with injuries. Linebacker Clay Matthews pulled a hamstring in a game for the fifth season. Tight end Jermichael Finley left with a concussion, and running back James Starks had a knee injury. Terence Newman scored the game-winning touchdown for the Bengals, returning a fumble 58 yards with 3:47 left. That was after Green Bay overcame a 14-nothing deficit -- the first time since 2005 they were down by 14-or-more in the first quarter. The Pack then scored 30 unanswered points before Cincy came back with a pair of scores. Johnathan Franklin ran for 103 yards and a touchdown in his first N-F-L game before he got hurt, leaving the Packers without any running backs late in the contest. Aaron Rodgers threw two interceptions, ending an N-F-L-record 41-game regular season streak with one-or-no picks. The Packers and Bengals committed four turnovers each -- and both teams had a fumble recovery for a touchdown. M-D Jennings gave their Packers theirs.