Aaron Jones had 170 total yards and two touchdowns to help the Packers (1-1) bounce back from the Bears (1-1) with a 27-10 win, effectively turning the page on a tough loss against the Vikings during the first week of activities.
Aaron Rodgers was also at the height of his talent by offering two touchdown passes (including a small delivery by the front to Jones) and gains of 234 yards through the air. In addition to the touchdown to Jones, Rodgers joined Allen Lazard – who was making a comeback – for the middle finger. The number 12 finished the game by completing his last 14 passes, a career high.
Besides his touchdown, Lazard only caught one other pass for five yards. Sammy Watkins was Rodgers’ favorite target with 93 yards on three receptions. Eight receivers had at least two passes attempted their way by Rodgers.
Justin Fields had an ordinary night as a passer, completing just seven of his 11 pass attempts and being the victim of an interception late in the game. On the ground, Fields had 20 yards on eight carries and scored a touchdown. He was, however, stopped at the one-yard line on a fourth down as the score was 24-10 in favor of Green Bay in the fourth quarter. Instead of coming close to a possession, the Bears instead saw the Packers come up the field and add three points thanks to Mason Crosby’s second field goal of the game.
Chicago’s offensive star was David Montgomery who finished the game with 122 yards on 15 carries. Chicago finished with 180 rushing yards to just 48 net yards through the air. The Packers went even better with 204 rushing yards thanks to 132, 6 and 10 from Jones, AJ Dillon and Rodgers, respectively.
It’s the seventh straight win for the Packers against the Bears. The Packers had won 10 consecutive games against their eternal rivals between 1994 and 1998.
Aaron Jones’ second touchdown extends Packers lead