Packers vs Bears Score, Takeaway: Aaron Jones Runs Wild as Green Bay Overtakes Bears at Lambeau Field

It wasn’t a perfect game for the Packers, but Sunday night’s prime-time matchup with the Bears was a marked improvement from Week 1 for Green Bay. Not only was Aaron Rodgers more productive to spread the ball into his provisional receiving core, but Matt LaFleur successfully unlocked his dynamic backfield pairing, especially as Aaron Jones broke through as the centerpiece of the green and yellow attack. Despite a few upsets, the Packers left Week 2 with a win, trailing Justin Fields and the Bears with a 27–10 decision, which puts them back at .500 in the NFC North.

Here are some quick excerpts from “Sunday Night Football”:

why packers win

Widely unable to push the ball down consistently due to a lack of elite weapons, Green Bay wisely turned to a balanced attack with Jones as the center point. The double threat turned the average plays on nearly every drive of 170 scrimmage yards into an elusive advantage. Rodgers played his calming part well, firing mostly short-area strikes, with Randall Cobb stepping on a particularly critical down. Sammy Watkins also emerged, including a fourth-quarter deep shot to complete the win. The offense had its slip-ups, inviting Bear’s pace with a few glitchy snaps/hand-offs, but always felt in control after his first touchdown drive.

Defensively, the Packers didn’t necessarily wow with the opening plays, and they struggled mightily to contain David Montgomery as the game went on. He never allowed Justin Fields to settle in as a passerby, daring the conservative bear to let his young QB uncork it. Preston Smith led the group coming from the shore. Meanwhile, Jair Alexander ran across the field to take Fields in the closing minutes and put a bow on the game.

why did the bears lose

He used all his juice on the first drive. Matt Eberflus’s defense kept Rodgers under enough pressure to give Chicago a chance; Even a 24-7 deficit didn’t seal his death due to a timely forced fumble as well as three opening sacks on the A-Rod. But Fields’ unit slowed down after a confident start, averaging only 4 yards per pass effort in the fourth quarter. The Bears’ heavy reliance on field play also stinged, as Fields, Khaleel Herbert and the newer Montgomery (130+ total yards) all scored significant runs, but never set up a simultaneous air attack. In fact, Fields didn’t hit double-digit passing attempts until the final two minutes, which may or may not be an indictment of the Bears’ belief in him (or lack thereof). His decision-making also left a bit to be desired, as evidenced by the failure of his fourth and goal shotgun QB draw, making it a one-score game in the fourth.


You can point any Rodgers’ pinpoint third-down darts to Cobb, or Jones’ second TD of the night, a wide “catch” that steered Green Bay to 10 in the first half. But the Packers’ goal line is stacked by Fields on a fourth-down shotgun draw, with eight minutes left and the Bears threatening to make it a one-score game but seal the deal for Green Bay. Fields gave it his all on the play, and a first, in which he nearly scrambled for a TD by extending to the pylon. And replays may have indicated that Fields has indeed crossed the goal line. Alas, the stuff put the ball – and the game – in the hands of the Packers.

game play

It wasn’t a big-drama frenzy for the Ravens a la Dolphins, but a serious-work special, which is why Rodgers’ late second quarter rollout to hit Cobb first was so impressive. Not only did it show that Rodgers still had enough to step into his feet and get out of the pocket, but it also helped extend Green Bay’s first-half drive and go into the break to establish a 24-7 lead. helped in

what will happen next

The Packers (1-1) will hit the road to a matchup with Tom Brady and the Buccaneers (2-0), who beat the Saints on Sunday and, before that, Green Bay in the 2020 NFC Championship. Meanwhile, the Bears (1-1) will return home to host the Texans (0-1-1), who were given the lead by the Broncos in Week 2.

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