Green Bay Packers were more than dominant against their hated rivals, Chicago Bears, posting a 41-25 this Sunday night. The Packs look secure at the top of the NFC North and recovered following a pretty tough loss last week in Indianapolis.
Packs wouldn’t commit the same mistakes as at the Lucas Oil, keeping the same rhythm after the break. This was the 8th win of the season for the franchise from Green Bay, who is in contention for the NFC conference top place.
“This was a very important game for us,” Aaron Rodgers said. “I think we downplayed it the right way, by not putting the additional pressure on ourselves… huge momentum for us, winning this one.”
Rodgers didn’t throw for too many yards, just 212, but delivered four touchdown passes, each one to a different player – Davante Adams, Mercedes Lewis, Allen Lazard, and Robert Tonyan. The two-time MVP broke the 50,000-passing yard mark in this match as well.
The Packs’ surge in the second period saw them scoring three times, and that was when the game was decided. They went on a break with a 27-10 lead, and after the start of the third quarter, added two more touchdowns for 41-10. During the final 15 minutes, LaFleur’s unit took the foot of the gas, easing up the pressure, with the Bears making their catastrophe bearable.
Aaron Jones had 90 rushing yards on 17 snaps, but without any touchdowns, unlike his teammate from the backfield, Jamaal Williams, who also ran 17 times only for 73 yards and a score. Tonyan had 67 receiving yards, Davante Adams 61.
Darnell Savage was a nightmare for Mitch Trubisky in this match. Packers’ safety had two interceptions, one in each half. He would crush the little confidence Chicago’s quarterback had, making him even more vulnerable for the rest of the home team’s defense.
Trubisky was sacked three times and had three fumbles, completing 26 of his 46 passing attempts for 242 yards. He also had three touchdown passes.
“I can’t take the offense off the field like that, with sudden changes, and just putting the ball in harm’s way,” Trubisky said. “You’re just not going to win games, or be in games, if you turn the ball over.”
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Trubisky’s favorite target was Allen Robinson, who had 74 yards and two touchdown passes, while David Montgomery caught five receptions for 40 yards. The Bears’ running back added 103 yards on the ground in 11 snaps.
“I just felt like they got after us the entire game from the first quarter until the very end,” Matt Nagy, Chicago’s head coach, explained.
With this loss, the Bears’ chances for the postseason are slim. They fell under .500, and have five straight losses, following a 5-1 start. Even though Arizona Cardinals sit at the last playoff berth with 6-5, the current situation at Soldier Field is not promising at all.
The Bears host the Detroit Lions and the Houston Texans in the next two events, and it is needless to say that wins here are a must.
Green Bay is second in the NFC, one win behind the New Orleans Saints, who are 9-2. The Packers meet the Philadelphia Eagles at home next week, and after that, jump to Detroit. They need to maintain the current level of play and hope to see the Saints slipping somewhere along the road in order to reach the top spot in the NFC conference.
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