Final Score: Packers 38, Bears 17
Green Bay dominated Chicago 38-17 Sunday at Soldier Field. Here’s how it happened.
Teams Trade Scores in 1st Half Shootout
The first half was a shootout between the Packers and Bears.
After Chicago struck first when quarterback Jay Cutler hit wide receiver Brandon Marshall for a 6-yard touchdown pass, Green Bay running back Eddie Lacy responded with a 2-yard touchdown run.
In the second quarter, Robbie Gould put Chicago ahead with a 23-yard field goal. Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers then hit wide receiver Jordy Nelson for a 3-yard touchdown pass. Cutler then answered for Chicago when he found wide receiver Alshon Jeffery for an 8-yard touchdown. Then, just before halftime, Green Bay answered again when Rodgers found wide receiver Randall Cobb for a 22-yard touchdown pass to take a 21-17 lead at the half.
Packers Dominate 2nd Half
After a first half shootout from both teams, Green Bay outscored the Bears 17-0 in the second half in what turned out to be a blowout win.
The Packers (2-2) scored on their first six possessions to build a 38-17 lead. They racked up 358 yards after being held to 223, their lowest total since 2008, a week earlier in a 19-7 loss at Detroit.
Meanwhile, the defense intercepted Bears quarterback Jay Cutler twice in the third quarter to pull away from the Bears (2-2).
The Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears will go head-to-head for the 189th time Sunday afternoon. Chicago (2-1) has lost the last seven of eight games against the Packers (1-2), including the 2010 NFC Championship game. The Bears, however, are off to a strong start this season, winning two straight games, while Green Bay was destroyed at Detroit last week.
The Bears haven’t defeated Green Bay at home since 2010, when kicker Robbie Gould made a 19-yard field goal with four seconds left in the game to win it.