Bengals: 3 offensive Packers who can ruin Week 5

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A 3-1 team meets a 3-1 team. This is an adult step up in competition for the Cincinnati Bengals, who are currently in a place no one thought they’d be.

Yes, they’re 3-1. But they’re also very legitimate competitors in Sunday’s matchup against the Green Bay Packers. The Bengals are just 3.0-point underdogs heading into the game, which should raise Cincinnati’s hopes. Even the bettors think Cincinnati has a good chance at winning this game.

Following a thrilling victory against Jacksonville, the Bengals have achieved that special 3-1 record but not without some “yo-yoing” in form. Beat the Vikings. Lost to the Bears. Beat the Steelers!!! Beat the Jaguars (barely).

Of all the teams, the Packers no doubt present the toughest test for the Bengals, or rather the Bengals’ defense in particular. The Packers have scored over 30 points in five of their last eight games against AFC teams and have enjoyed a dominant resurgence in the recent weeks.

After their unbecoming loss to the Saints in Week 1, Green Bay has won all three of their games, and decisively at that.

History is on Cincinnati’s side. As the home team, the Bengals are 4-1 against Green Bay, though the Packers won their most recent meeting in 2017 at Lambeau Field.

History is also on Green Bay’s side. Since 2020, Green Bay is 4-1 against AFC opponents, recording an .800 winning percentage.

A Cincinnati defense that was soaring to the top fell flat against Jacksonville last week, and containing the Packers’ offense is no easy feat. Especially not when you’re up against these three players.

Here are Green Bay’s most dangerous offensive weapons in Week 5.