Bengals: Winners and losers from Week 5 overtime loss to Packers

Chidobe Awuzie, Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Chidobe Awuzie, Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) /
1 of 4
Cincinnati Bengals
Vonn Bell, Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) /

It’s not fun to cover a loss, especially one that occurs in overtime. The Cincinnati Bengals gave everything they had in Sunday’s loss to the Packers but it wasn’t enough and now the good guys sit at 3-2 and lose ground in the AFC North.

The good news from this game is that Cincy had Green Bay on the ropes all throughout this matchup. They managed to catch the Packers on a day when Mason Crosby was terrible but couldn’t capitalize and that’s what’s so frustrating about this loss. This should have been a Bengals win but it’ll go down as a loss in the record books and thinking about a moral victory right now seems pointless.

It’s always easier to come up with more losers in losses and that was exactly the case when putting together this article. There were obviously some terrific players during Sunday’s loss but there will be more losers featured in this post this week because, well — The Bengals lost and these guys played a factor in why the game turned out the way it did.

Let’s check out some of the winners and losers from the 25-22 overtime loss to Green Bay, starting with a pair of losers.