Twitter reacts to Green Bay's OT win over Cincinnati.
Sunday, the Green Bay Packers took home an electrifying victory thanks, in part, to a clutch performance from quarterback Aaron Rodgers. With 17 seconds left in the game, Rodger threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Jordy Nelson, who was coming off an injury to his quad, to tie the game before throwing a 72-yard pass to receiver Geronimo Allison in overtime, setting up a game-winning field goal for Mason Crosby, closing out an amazing game in which the Packers never led until the final score.
“You play this game long enough, some weird stuff happens sometimes on the field," said Rodgers on his game-winner. "About a split second before I threw that ball, I had an image of a pass I threw to James Jones against Detroit. It was actually an 80-yard touchdown at that point. So that kind of flashed right away about how hard to throw that one, and luckily, I put it in a good spot, and G-mo did the rest."
Rodgers gets the Bengals D to jump, finds Geronimo Allison for a 72 yard gain. pic.twitter.com/nuuGdDvmTz— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) September 24, 2017
The faceoff marked an afternoon of firsts for QB Rodgers, gifting him with his first overtime win after tugging along with a record of 0-4 in regular season OT games and 0-7 overall with playoffs, and his first win over the Cincinnati Bengals, accomplishing the feat of having at least one win over all 31 other opponents in the NFL.
"I thought Aaron played one of his best games," said Packers coach Mike McCarthy. "I thought he was tremendous today. He had a lot to deal with.”
"It took us a while to get going and, but I thought he handled the adjustments very well,” McCarthy added. “It had good changes and adjustments on the field. I thought he had a heck of a game."
This match up now leaves the Bengals with a rough start of 0-3 while Green Bay strengthens their record to 2-1.
Naturally, a tormenting game such as this had the internet on fire with plenty of reactions coming from all sides.
Check out Twitter’s top reactions to the Packers’ Week 3 win.
Bengals would've won this game at ARodg if they hadn't missed an easy field goal.— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) September 24, 2017
Aaron Rodgers reaction to people who thought he'd lose at home to the Bengals. pic.twitter.com/GYWcdsIrcn— Faux NFL Network™ (@FauxNFLnetwork) September 24, 2017
Cincinnati Bengals trying to resuscitate their 2017-2018 season pic.twitter.com/u0HkU2JuJE— tiny pickle rick (@ay_taybay) September 24, 2017
My bengals 😢— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) September 24, 2017
Chin up Cincinnati Bengals fans, at least you scored a touchdown today. pic.twitter.com/lfubkdLlqi— McNeil (@Reflog_18) September 24, 2017
Bengals were 0-for-4 on third down in the second half. #Packers defense stepped up. Wasn't always pretty, but they got off the field.— Zach Kruse (@zachkruse2) September 25, 2017
Bengals must really suck. We only played 1 half and still beat them.— Packers Jesus (@PackersJesus) September 25, 2017
The Aaron Rodgers free play is the single most devastating play in all of sports. Just unstoppable. He's amazing, man.— nick wright (@getnickwright) September 24, 2017