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Cincinnati looks to break into the win column in the unfriendly confines of Lambeau Field.

A.J. Green
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Traveling to Lambeau Field for a game against the Green Bay Packers is never an easy proposition. But the task becomes even more daunting when you are a Cincinnati Bengalsteam that has dropped its first two games of the season on its own turf.

Cincinnati will try to find the formula for success that has eluded so many others when traveling to Green Bay on Sunday, September 24, 2017 for a 4:25 p.m. showdown.

Green Bay comes into the contest fresh off a 34-23 road dismantling by the Atlanta Falconsthat saw its record drop to 1-1. It also put an end to the initial optimism generated by its 17-9 win over Seattle in the Packers’ home opener.

Cincinnati, with a record of 0-2, tries to join a list of 27 other teams since 1990 who began the season at 0-2 and went on to make the playoffs. The 2003 Philadelphia Eagles are the only team in NFL history to do so after losing its first two games at home.

Sunday will mark the 13th meeting between the two teams, with the Bengals claiming victories the last three times the teams have met. All three games have been close, with the Bengals winning in Cincinnati by a 34-30 score in 2013, the last time these two teams played. The Bengals prevailed in Green Bay by a 31-24 margin in 2009 and won in Cincinnati in 2005, 21-14.

Probably the most memorable of those affairs was the 2013 contest, a game that saw the Bengals offense overcome a sloppy performance that included four turnovers and the failure to record a first down from the three-minute mark of the first quarter until early in the fourth.

Cincinnati’s defense, meanwhile, led by Vontaze Burfict, held Green Bay to 100 yards of total offense in the first half, including one of seven on third down. The Packers still managed to lead by a 30-14 margin midway through the third quarter before interceptions by Terence Newmanand Leon Hall and an A.J. Green touchdown reception helped close the gap to 30-27.

The Packers, attempting to run out the clock, faced a 3rd-and-12 from the Bengals 41-yard-line with just over four minutes remaining. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers hit Randall Cobb for what appeared to be a first down, but a Marvin Lewis challenge left Green Bay facing fourth-and-one with four minutes left.

Green Bay went for it, and running back Johnathan Franklin fumbled short of the sticks. Cincinnati’s Reggie Nelson recovered and lost the ball six yards into his return. The Bengals’ Terence Newman scooped up the loose ball up in stride and returned it 58 yards for the deciding touchdown.

Struggle has been the word of the day for the Bengals’ offense in 2017. Against the Baltimore Ravens on opening day, Cincinnati turned the ball over five times, including four interceptions, and quarterback Andy Dalton was sacked five times. Dalton had a little more success against Houston and committed no turnovers. But he was still sacked three times in the first half, and the result was another loss.

The Bengals now have a new offensive coordinator in Bill Lazor and hope to be able to get A.J. Green and Tyler Eifert more involved. Those two, along with the addition of John Ross and more consistency in a running game led by Joe Mixon and Giovani Bernard, hope to get Cincinnati into the win column for the first time.

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Three trade possibilities with every increasing odds for the Arizona Cardinals.

Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

Thus began another trade season for the NFL, who’s going to go where? If you are a Cardinalsfan, who do you think the Cardinals could trade for? All of this is just speculation, but these are some reasonable trades that the Cardinals could do to make themselves either save some cap space, or to gain valuable pieces. Let’s begin.

Arizona Cardinals receives:
2018 6th Round Selection

Baltimore Ravens receives:
Andre Ellington – Running Back

Small moves like these make for huge waves. Does Andre Ellington have a realistic chance to make the roster? Maybe, since T.J. Logan is gone, but just like we did with Marcus Cooper last year, we traded for someone who obviously was a borderline cut player for the Chiefs. The Ravens may want to pay the small toll to get a former 800+ yard rusher in Ellington.

Could the Ravens actually depend on Lorenzo TaliaferroTerrance West, or any of the other misfit running back toys that John Harbaugh likes to use. Worth the gamble if you are asking me.

This is only trade number one, buckle up folks, it keeps going. Now that the small trade is finished, we have bigger fish to fry.

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The Packers will wear this version of the throwback jerseys for the third consecutive season.

The Green Bay Packers will bring back their throwback jerseys for the upcoming season.

On Thursday, the Packers announced they will wear the re-creation of the team’s 1937-48 uniform on Nov. 19 when they face the Baltimore Ravens at Lambeau Field. This was a time in Packers history when the team won two of its record 13 NFL championships. That period of time was also the last seasons of head coach Curly Lambeau who ended up winning six NFL championships and the first coach in NFL history to win 200 games.

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The jerseys will be navy blue and gold which were the Packers main colors during their first three decades. The Packers wore the uniforms last year against the Dallas Cowboys and in 2015 against the San Diego Chargers.


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