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Crosby atones for misses as Packers edge Bengals in OT

Packers kicker had missed three field goals in the final 2:12 of regulation and overtime before booting game-winning kick.

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Green Bay Packers kicker Mason Crosby (2) kicks the game-winning field goal in overtime against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio, Sunday, Oct. 10. Katie Stratman / USA TODAY Sports
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Mason Crosby kicked a 49-yard field goal with 1:55 left in overtime to give the Green Bay Packers a 25-22 overtime win over the host Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.

Crosby atoned for missing three field goals in the final 2:12 of regulation and overtime, including a 51-yarder at the end of regulation and a 40-yarder that would have won the game with 8:08 left in overtime.

After that miss, Cincinnati drove the field and had a chance to win the game, but Evan McPherson missed a 49-yard field goal with 4:14 left in overtime.

Green Bay then drove the ball to the Bengals' 31-yard line to set up Crosby's game-winner.

Aaron Rodgers went 27-of-39 passing for 344 yards, two touchdowns and one interception for the Packers (4-1), while Joe Burrow went 26-of-38 passing for 281 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in defeat for the Bengals (3-2).

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Davante Adams had a career-best 206 receiving yards while catching 11 passes and scoring one touchdown for Green Bay.

The Packers took a 16-7 with 1:07 left before halftime on a 5-yard touchdown pass from Rodgers to Adams.

But Cincinnati struck with a big play before intermission, cutting Green Bay's lead to 16-14 with 36 seconds remaining on a 70-yard touchdown pass from Burrow to Ja'Marr Chase (six catches, career-best 159 yards).

With 5:45 left in the third quarter, Crosby hit a 44-yard field goal to make it 19-14 in favor of Green Bay.

Crosby then hit another field goal, this time from 22 yards out with 11:20 remaining to put the Packers ahead 22-14.

The Bengals answered, tying the game with 3:27 remaining on an 8-yard touchdown run by Joe Mixon and a 2-point conversion pass from Burrow to Tee Higgins.

Green Bay then drove down the field, but with 2:12 remaining, Crosby hooked a 36-yard field goal wide left and the game stayed tied.

With 26 seconds remaining, the Bengals tried to win the game with a long field goal, but a 57-yard attempt by McPherson hit the right upright and fell no good.

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