Packers Wire staff predictions: Week 5 at Cincinnati Bengals

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The Green Bay Packers (3-1) and Cincinnati Bengals (3-1) will meet for the first time since 2017 in a showdown of division-leading teams.

Here’s how the staff at Packers Wire believes the Week 5 showdown with the Bengals will go down:

Zach Kruse (2-2): Packers 28, Bengals 27

This game gives me weird vibes. The Packers are coming off games against two really physical opponents (49ers, Steelers), while the Bengals are at home and got extra rest after playing last Thursday night. This game is also a noon kickoff, which can sometimes affect energy levels for a team used to playing in the later afternoon or primetime. The Packers are also banged up at cornerback, creating a great matchup for Joe Burrow and a great group of Bengals receivers. And I think the Cincinnati defense is better than it’s given credit for, especially up front. I still like the Packers to win a close game, but sometimes these uncommon opponents create weird outcomes. The crowd in Cincinnati is going to be jacked up for this game. The Packers better come ready to play.

Jack Wepfer (2-2): Packers 30, Bengals 24

I see a tougher-than-expected game here. The Packers haven’t always played their best ball against the Bengals, but I think they’re a more experienced team and should have enough firepower to keep a stable lead. Burrow keeps it close but the Packers move the ball enough to move to 4-1.

Brandon Carwile (2-2): Packers 31, Bengals 20

The Packers will get an early lead as the Bengals really have no corner that can stick with Davante Adams. Aaron Rodgers will throw three touchdowns and for over 300 yards as the run game struggles to get much going. I think Randall Cobb will be heavily involved as well. Rodgers will continue to look Cobb’s way with MVS sidelined. Meanwhile, Joe Barry’s defense seems to be getting better each week. I think Joe Burrow will make some impressive throws but it won’t be enough. Even without Jaire Alexander, the secondary will do just enough to mitigate a talented but young Cincinnati WR group.

Joe Kipp (2-2): Packers 30, Bengals 20

Joe Mixon may not play, but the Bengals’ passing game has been on fire in recent weeks. Rookie receiver Jamar Chase is going to be a handful, especially with no Jaire Alexander (shoulder). I still think Green Bay gets the win, but this could be closer than we think. Packers pull away late.

Brennen Rupp (0-0): Packers 35, Bengals 17

Joe Mixon’s status is up on the air. With or without Mixon, I don’t see the Bengals defense slowing down Aaron Rodgers and company.

Writer

Prediction

Score

Record

Zach Kruse

Win

28-27

2-2

Jack Wepfer

Win

30-24

2-2

Brandon Carwile

Win

31-20

2-2

Joe Kipp

Win

30-20

2-2

Brennen Rupp

Win

35-17

0-0

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