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.
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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.”