“It was a game of momentum — momentum swings, adversity — and it clearly swung Cincinnati’s way in the fourth quarter,” McCarthy said. “You’ve got to give them credit. They played excellent defense down the stretch.”

And the Packers?

“It's bad. It's not a good feeling,” Bakhtiari said. “We're the Green Bay Packers and we're 1-2 right now. I'm just a rookie, I just got here and I can tell it's not something that they're used to, that they're not comfortable with and they don't like.”

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