Just one week after their opening loss to the Minnesota Vikings, the Green Bay Packers bounce back impressively. A clear victory against the Chicago Bears.
Munich/Green Bay – The Green Bay Packers are back.
A week after the sobering 7:23 loss to the Minnesota Vikings to open this NFL season, the “Cheeseheads” managed a clear 27:10 victory over the Chicago Bears.
It was already the seventh success in a row in the eternal duel of the two oldest rivals in the NFL. Only once – between 1994 and 1998 – have the Packers won more in a row against the Bears (10).
Jones outstanding in Packers win
The man of the match on the Packers’ side was running back Aaron Jones. The 27-year-old moved the ball for 132 yards rushing and scored a total of two touchdowns. Once he carried the ball into the end zone, the other time he caught a pass from Aaron Rodgers.
The quarterback of the home side showed a good recovery after the mediocre performance in the opener. He threw two touchdown passes and completed 19 of 25 passes for a total of 232 yards.
His counterpart Justin Fields was a completely different story, and apart from one touchdown run, he didn’t manage much. He only completed seven of eleven passes and also had an interception.
German wide receiver Equanimeous St. Brown was also unable to build on his strong performance in the opening win against the San Francisco 49ers and failed to score a touchdown.
While he plays with the Bears against the Houston Texans next weekend, Rodgers and the Packers have to deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers around Tom Brady.