There are a couple of wins in each NFL season that means more than the addition to the “w” column. They are games that help define the type of team it’ll be. They separate contenders from pretenders. The Packers’ win over the Bengals was one of those instances.
The Packers entered its second game of October without most of their star players. Elgton Jenkins, Jaire Alexander, Za’Darius Smith, and David Bakhtiari all missed this game.
The team’s deep threat, Marquez Valdes-Scantling and starting centre, Josh Myers also didn’t play.
Needless to say, the Packers battled immense adversity in week 5. The hill was a little steeper playing the Cincinnati Bengals, who have been one of the early surprises of the 2021 season.