Marvin Lewis and the Cincinnati Bengals played in one of the weirdest games against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, but were still able to get the win. After a game full of turnovers and other mishaps, the ball bounced right into cornerback Terence Newman’s arms for a touchdown to seal the win.
Newman returned the fumbled gift of 58 yards for a TD which left 3:47 on the clock. That score rallied the Bengals to a 34-30 victory over Green Bay in a game of several momentum changes fueled by multiple turnovers.
“We learned some valuable lessons and survived one today that you don’t survive very often,” coach Marvin Lewis said.
Both teams coughed up the ball four times. Each team also returned a fumble for a touchdown. Besides Newman’s score, M.D. Jennings ran one back for Green Bay. Both teams also blew double digit leads. The Bengals let their 14-point advantage slip away, and the Packers blew a 16-point lead in the second half. Green Bay scored 30 consecutive points, but lost the game in the end.
“There’s been a lot of crazy games since I’ve been here,” Bengals cornerback Leon Hall said. “But that one’s up there. Top three.”