Packers cut Bears’ attempted comeback short to beat NFC North rivals again
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Aaron Rogers Still owns the Chicago Bears.
The Bears scored a run on the comeback, but Green Bay Packers Twice stopped them at the goal line to put the game away late, and cruised to a 27-10 win.
The Bears actually scored the first touchdown of the game, taking their momentum from last week’s upset of the San Francisco 49ers straight to Lambeau Field. But the Packers scored three unanswered touchdowns to end the half, while Green Bay’s defense began to show.
Aaron Jones scored two touchdowns for the Packers, while Alan Lazard Scored the second goal on his 2022 debut.
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At halftime, the Packers had 233 yards of total offense, 164 of them through the air by Aaron Rodgers — the Bears had 84. After a touchdown on their first drive, the Bears went three-and-out on their next three, as Bay led 24-7 at the green half.
And they did the same on their first drive of the second half, but the Packers fumbled, giving the Bears their first chance to score after their first drive, but they had to settle for a field goal, and the lead. cut to 24-10.
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The Bears forced another punt early in the fourth quarter, hoping to add to the early comeback fun, and the Bears’ run game became a strength.
David Montgomery ran for 14 yards, and after one sack, he took another for 22 yards. Khalil Herbert then had a 27-yard rush to put the Bears in the red zone. But on both third-and-fourth-and-goal, Justin Fields was stopped inside the one-yard line to give the Packers the ball.
Game plan for Chicago The obvious was to run the ball – entering their final drive, Fields had nine pass attempts, while the Bears had 27 rushes (eight of them from Fields).
With 2:21 in the game, they had no choice but to throw – his first pass was off target, and his next pass was intercepted.
Rodgers completed 19 of 25 passes for 234 yards and two touchdowns, while Aaron Jones rushed for 132 yards on 15 carries.
Fields was 7-for-11 for just 70 yards — only two Bears had more than one catch (Equinas St. Brown and Montgomery), and none had more than two. Montgomery finished with 122 rushing yards on 15 attempts.
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Rodgers is now 24-5 against the Bears in his career.
The Packers (1-1) head to Tampa Bay for a rematch of the 2020 NFC Championship Game against the 2-0 Buccaneers, while the Bears Host the Houston Texans. (0-1-1).