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

Chidobe Awuzie, Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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Cincinnati Bengals Losers

Zac Taylor

This feels obvious.

As I noted in the intro, Crosby had a terrible day and in most circumstances, that’d be all the opposing team would need to snatch a win from the Packers. Somehow, someway though, the Bengals still found a way to lose this game and that’s where the blame is placed squarely on Zac Taylor’s shoulders.

Between some questionable decisions and bad play-calling, the Bengals coughed up what should have been an impressive victory for this young team. They battled hard and that can be credited to Taylor but in the end, he should also share a portion of the blame for when this team loses in the way it did on Sunday.


Don’t look now but Davante Adams just racked up another 10 yards and a first down for the Packers. The Bengals secondary had zero answers for Adams, who finished the day with 11 receptions for 206 yards and a touchdown. He was unstoppable and you can’t let guys have that big of a day and expect to win.

Jessie Bates and Vonn Bell both had rough days at the office, whiffing on some key tackles. Eli Apple was… Well, Eli Apple. Chidobe Awuzie was good but even he wasn’t enough to offset a terrible outing by this group.