The Packers took total command of the NFC North on Sunday night with a 41-25 victory over the Bears in prime time at Lambeau Field.
With the win, Green Bay improved to 8-3 to take a three-game lead in the division with five to play. Chicago tumbled to 5-6, tied for second spot with Minnesota.
The Packers additionally remained one game back of New Orleans (9-2) for the best record in the NFC.
Green Bay controlled this one beginning to end, as QB Aaron Rodgers went 21-of-29 for 211 yards with four scores for a 132.3 passer rating. His four TDs went to four unique players – TE Robert Tonyan, WR Davante Adams, WR Allen Lazard and TE Marcedes Lewis. Adams had six snatches for 61 yards, and Tonyan had five gets for 67.
RB Aaron Jones ran multiple times for 90 yards and Jamaal Williams added 17 conveys for 73 yards and a TD. At the point when Jamaal Williams got his hurrying TD, the Packers drove 41-10 late in the second from last quarter.
Green Bay’s protection produced three turnovers, with S Darnell Savage capturing two passes and LB Preston Smith restoring a mishandle by Bears QB Mitch Trubisky for a score.
The Bears scored two final quarter scores, however the Packers recuperated an onside kick with 3:20 left.
Chicago RB David Montgomery had a 57-yard run early and got done with 11 conveys for 103 yards. He likewise had five gatherings for 40 yards and a score.
Trubisky was 26-of-46 for 242 yards with three TDs and two captures for a 74.7 rating. WR Allen Robinson had eight gets for 74 yards and two TDs.
Here’s a recap of all the activity:
Packers lead Bears 6-3 after one
The Packers opened the game with a play activity rollout to Marcedes Lewis for 11 yards before Aaron Jones shipped ahead for 14 yards. On third-and-7, the Packers motioned Jones outside and quarterback Aaron Rodgers hit Allen Lazard on a crosser. Lazard, overturned on the hit, finished the somersault for a 8-yard pickup.
Two more Jones runs of nine and eight yards, individually, pushed the Packers’ inside the red zone. The Packers changed over a couple of third downs inside the 20, with a Jamaal Williams 4-yard run on third-and-1 and afterward a 12-yard score pass to Davante Adams on third-and-10.
The score get was Adams’ 500th vocation gathering, giving Green Bay a 6-0 lead after a missed additional point. The three-time Pro Bowler is the fifth recipient in establishment history to arrive at that mark and the quickest to achieve the accomplishment (95 games), one game quicker than Sterling Sharpe.
Returning running back David Montgomery busted a 57-yard rush to open the Bears’ first hostile belonging yet the Packers restricted the harm with Kevin King separating a third-down pass to Allen Robinson in the red zone, making Chicago settle for a 27-yard Cairo Santos field objective.
The Packers moved the ball down the field on their next belonging. Working out of generally void arrangements, Rodgers hit Adams for eight yards and afterward discovered Equanimeous St. Earthy colored on a crosser for 13 after the second-year collector constrained a missed tackle.
A generally the passer punishment on Bili Nichols brought the Packers down to the Bears’ 34. Rodgers at that point mixed for 10 yards on third-and-4, Green Bay’s fourth third-down transformation of the initial quarter.
Focus Corey Linsley left with a physical issue. Like a week ago, Elgton Jenkins moved to focus with freshman Jon Runyan filling in at left gatekeeper.
Packers lead Bears 27-10 at halftime
The subsequent quarter started with Rodgers turning out and finding an open Lewis for the 5-yard score, stretching out Green Bay’s lead to 13-3. Lewis’ score, his fourth with the Packers, was his 400th profession gathering. He’s simply the seventh TE in NFL history with 400 or more gets and 200 or more games played.
On the Bears’ next belonging, quarterback Mitchell Trubisky hurled up a profound ball on first down from the Green Bay 38 that was blocked by Darnell Savage in the Packers’ end zone.
The Packers registered the ball down the field with a progression of underneath passes, including a 7-yard fruition to Adams on third-and-1. Green Bay confronted a fourth-and-2 circumstance from the Chicago 28 yet Head Coach Matt LaFleur decided to take the plunge.
With Adams beginning in the backfield, Rodgers discovered tight end Robert Tonyan open for a 14-yard pass on the left half of the field. The 13-play, 80-yard drive finished with a jumping 2-yard TD pass to Allen Lazard to put Green Bay up 20-3 with 4:34 left in the main half.
Chicago was confronting a third-and-17 after a Charles Leno Jr. hold, setting up a Za’Darius Smith strip sack of Trubisky that Preston Smith recuperated and returned for a 14-yard score to stretch out the Packers’ lead to 27-3.
The Bears reacted with a 14-play, 87-yard scoring drive that finished with a 1-yard TD pass from Trubisky to Allen Robinson to slice the Packers’ lead to 27-10 at halftime.
Aaron Rodgers impacts the world forever; Packers lead Bears 41-10 after three
The Packers got off on the correct foot to the subsequent half, with Kamal Martin and Preston Smith returning to-back sacks of Trubisky to drive a punt.
An early holding call stopped Green Bay’s next drive, yet Savage got his second capture of the night to give the offense the ball back at its 47-yard line.
After three runs by Jones, Rodgers associated with Tonyan on a 39-yard score to put the Packers up 34-10 with 6:30 left in the second from last quarter. On that equivalent play, Rodgers turned into the eleventh quarterback in NFL history to arrive at 50,000 profession passing yards.
The Packers got the show on the road directly back after a Chicago three-and-out. Lazard was stirred up after a hit from Bears cornerback Jaylon Johnson however was cleared to return.
Equanimeous St. Earthy colored changed over a third-and-10 with a 24-yard get over the center, while Williams slammed his way up the center for a 17-yard increase on the following play.
Williams at that point changed over another fourth-and-1 and furrowed in for a 13-yard score to put Green Bay ahead 41-10 after three.
The Packers beat Bears 41-25, improve to 8-3
The Bears slice the Packers’ lead to 41-17 with a 6-yard score pass to Robinson, on a 13-play arrangement where Chicago changed over a fourth-and-11 from the Green Bay 40.
Green Bay came out running on its next arrangement, with Rick Wagner entering the game at right tackle. Jones got 16 yards on second-and-8, however the Packers punted with 8:37 leftover in guideline.
Chicago scored again with Trubisky hitting Montgomery on a border screen for a 3-yard TD with 3:21 leftover. Trubisky finished the two-direct transformation with a pass toward Anthony Miller, slicing the shortage to 41-25.
Adams recuperated an onside kick, giving Green Bay the ball at the Chicago 47. Confronting fourth-and-2, Rodgers turned out and discovered Tonyan in the level for eight yards to close the entryway on the Bears.