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    Packers win wild one in Cincinnati, 25-22 in overtime – Packers.com

    Packers lead Bengals 16-14 at halftime

    The Packers converted on third-and-12 after Adams came uncovered over the middle and gained 34 yards. A 14-yard pass to Lewis set up first-and-goal from the Cincinnati 12.

    Green Bay found the Bengals’ end zone for the first time with a 12-yard TD pass from Rodgers to Dillon with 11:49 left in the first half. However, the Packers still trailed 7-6 after Mason Crosby missed the extra point.

    Green Bay’s defense forced another three-and-out on Cincinnati’s next possession. The Packers stopped Joe Mixon for a 1-yard loss on second down with Rashan Gary lined up over center.

    Preston Smith sacked Burrow for a 7-yard loss on third-and-4 after Kingsley Keke applied inside pressure to force the punt.

    The Packers ventured back into Bengals territory with 13-yard checkdown to Dillon and then a 24-yard pass to Adams off play-action when Cincinnati loaded the box.

    Crosby gave the Packers their first lead of the day, 9-7, with a 44-yard field goal that extended his franchise record to 25 consecutive made field goals.

    Dean Lowry combined for a sack with T.J. Slaton on first down before batting down a Burrow pass on the following play. Burrow scrambled for nine yards on third-and-12 before he was met by a charging Darnell Savage. Burrow was down momentarily before going to the sidelines under his own power.

    After the Bengals punt, Rodgers converted a third-and-6 with a 15-yard pass to Adams across the middle. Awuzie was injured on the play and went to the locker room shortly before hafltime.

    Dillon took a pass in the flat up field for 24 yards down to the Bengals’ 35. With Eli Apple playing in place of Awuzie, Rodgers connected with Adams for 22 yards down to the Cincinnati 13. Adams went over 100 receiving yards on the play, with his first five receptions going for 112 yards.

    Rodgers hit Adams on an end-zone fade for a 5-yard touchdown two plays later to push Green Bay’s lead to 16-7 with 1:07 left in the half. With the touchdown, Rodgers surpassed Philip Rivers for the fifth-most TD passes in NFL history (422).

    The Bengals responded 30 seconds later. With plenty of time, Burrow found rookie receiver Ja’Marr Chase for a 70-yard touchdown to cut Green Bay’s lead to 16-14 at halftime.

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