Giovani Bernard starts Bengals scoring with high-flying touchdown (GIF)

Sep 16, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals running back Giovani Bernard (25) high steps into the end zone for a touchdown during the third quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Cincinnati Bengals rookie running back Giovani Bernard is picking up exactly where he left off last week on Monday Night Football. The first running back selected in the 2013 NFL Draft had a breakout game with two touchdowns against the division rival Pittsburgh Steelers and today he was able to get the scoring started in Cincinnati with a high-flying touchdown.

Bernard was looking to turn the corner and get in to the endzone, when a Green Bay Packers defender cut out his legs and sent him flying through the air. Bernard was able to extend the ball and cross the goal line as he came crashing to the ground.

Here is a GIF of the touchdown run, via Deadspin:

On the following kickoff, the Packers muffed the return and Cincinnati scooped it up inside of the five-yard line.

BenJarvus Green-Ellis was able to punch it in on the following play, to give Cincinnati a 14-0 lead before Aaron Rodgers ever took the field.

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