Rodgers Throws 4 Touchdowns, Packers Beat Bears (Green Bay, WI) — The Green Bay Packers beat the Chicago Bears 45-30 Sunday night at Lambeau Field. The Bears have now lost seven out of their last eight games, two of which have come at the hands of the Packers.
Chicago made it a game early with stellar play from their special teams group. Jakeem Grant Sr. returned a punt inside the five yard line for a 97-yard touchdown to give the Bears a 24-14 lead in the second quarter. Aaron Rodgers and the Packers would respond immediately, connecting with receiver Davante Adams for a 38 yard touchdown.
Bears led 27-24 at the half
Green Bay completely dominated the second half. Aaron Jones found the end zone twice in the third quarter. He scored on a three yard run, and then caught a 23-yard touchdown pass from Rodgers as the Packers took control of the game.
Rodgers was 29 of 37 for 341 yards and 4 touchdowns. Davante Adams had a monster night with ten catches for 121 yards and two touchdowns.
Justin Fields was 18 of 33 for 224 yards and 2 touchdowns. He also rushed 9 times for 74 yards. Fields connected with Damiere Byrd for a 54 yard touchdown, to highlight a very entertaining first half. However, the turnovers proved to be costly. Fields lost a fumble, threw 2 interceptions, one of which was returned 55 yards for a touchdown by Packers Rasul Douglas.
The Packers improve to 10-4 and have complete control of the NFC North. They are still a game back of the conference leader Arizona Cardinals (10-2) but have the tie breaker since they defeated the Cardinals in week 8.
Chicago (4-9) will host the Vikings (6-7) next Monday night.
Green Bay will face the Ravens (8-5) in Baltimore next Sunday.
Bears: LT Jason Peters left game in first quarter (ankle). CB Xavier Crawford (concussion), Roquan Smith (hamstring), S DeAndre Houston-Carson (arm), DL Khyiris Tonga (shoulder).
Packers: RT Billy Turner (knee), TE Dominique Dafney (ankle), WR Malik Taylor (abdominal).
Rodgers Throws 4 Touchdowns, Packers Beat Bears