Packers-Bengals: Post-game notes

Flanagan returns to starting lineup

Flanagan starts Mike Flanagan returned to action Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals. The veteran center had missed the Packers' previous two games after undergoing hernia surgery earlier this month.

Flanagan played most of the game. He was replaced for two series by Scott Wells in the third quarter.

Running game struggles
Tony Fisher made his debut as Green Bay's No. 1 running back and finished with 51 yards on 17 carries and his first rushing touchdown of the season. Green was lost for the season last Sunday against Minnesota when he injured his quadriceps tendon.

The Packers lost Green's backup, Najeh Davenport, on Oct. 9 against New Orleans when Davenport sustained a broken ankle.

The Packers finished with 76 yards rushing against the Bengals on 22 attempts, an average of 3.5 yards per carry. Green Bay entered the game ranked 30th in the league in rushing (72.3 yards per game, 3.1 yards per carry).

Fisher also caught two passes for seven yards.

Injury report
Cornerback Al Harris in the third quarter went to the locker room for an IV due to cramping. He later returned in the third quarter.

Did not suit up
The following players were not on Green Bay's 45-man game day roster against the Bengals: linebacker Na'il Diggs; offensive linemen Junius Coston and Chris White, tight end David Martin, wide receiver Robert Ferguson, and defensive linemen Donnell Washington and Michael Montgomery.

Craig Nall was Green Bay's designated third quarterback.

Paris Lenon started at the "SAM" linebacker position in place of Diggs, who is recovering from a torn MCL in his right knee. Antonio Chatman started in place of Robert Ferguson, who is out with a sprained knee.

Extra points
-- Wide receiver Antonio Chatman surpassed his career-high of six receptions in a game.

-- Brett Favre passed No. 2 John Elway in two categories: passing attempts and passing yards. Favre entered with 7,225 (Elway: 7,250) attempts and 51,305 (Elway: 51,475) yards. Favre completed 26 of 39 passes for 279 yards against the Bengals.

-- Tight end Bubba Franks' second reception of the game gave him 200 for his career. He finished with seven catches for 62 yards, and now has 205 career receptions.

-- Rookie Samkon Gado, who was promoted to the 53-man roster on Saturday from the team's practice squad, ran once for eight yards in the third quarter.

-- Gametime weather: sunny, 60 degrees

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