For a moment on Sunday evening, it seemed like Aaron Rodgers’ “I still very own you” remark was heading to appear back again to bite him.
But many thanks to a run in the next half, Rodgers and the Inexperienced Bay Packers kept their place atop the NFC North and their bid to assert the best seed in the convention alive.
Green Bay rallied to defeat the Bears 45-30 on Sunday at Lambeau Field, marking its sixth consecutive earn around Chicago.
The Packers set up 17 factors in the 3rd quarter — just after moving into the 50 percent down six pursuing a shootout in the 2nd quarter — driving a pair of touchdowns from Aaron Jones and a Mason Crosby pitch shot to retake control of the game. From there, Inexperienced Bay held on and stored the Bears to a area goal in the final 15 minutes to assert their second straight acquire.
The Packers keep a 10-3 report and sit even with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and 50 % a video game again from the Arizona Cardinals — who will consider on the Los Angeles Rams on Monday night — for the guide in the NFC.
Bears hold on in wild second quarter shootout
The next quarter on Sunday night was certainly wild.
By the time both of those groups went into halftime, they had scored a mixed 45 factors soon after a few deep touchdown passes, a decide-6 and a punt return for a landing.
Chicago, soon after a subject aim in the to start with quarter, took a 10-point guide first just after Jakeem Grant broke open up a enormous 46-property landing get immediately after sprinting up the sideline and in some way keeping in participate in.
That landing marked Grant’s second of the year, and 2nd in two months.
That 10- edge they crafted, nevertheless, disappeared just about right away.
Rodgers led the Packers down on a 75-garden travel capped by a two-yard Allen Lazard touchdown to set them on the board. Then just performs later on, Rasul Douglas picked off Bears quarterback Justin Fields and ran 55 yards back again for a landing.
Just like that, the Packers held a 4-issue direct.
The high-run 2nd quarter ongoing, as Fields discovered Damiere Byrd for a 54-property touchdown — his to start with of the period — ideal away on the up coming drive to retake the guide.
Then, after forcing fourth down just following the two-minute warning, Grant snuck around to the outdoors and returned the Packers’ punt 97 yards for a landing.
Rodgers strike suitable again just ahead of halftime, after he found Devante Adams for a weaving 38-garden landing.
For fantastic evaluate, Bears kicker Cairo Santos hit a 44-garden field target just ahead of halftime to give them a 27-21 direct at the split.
The Bears, who included only three details following that next-quarter run, have misplaced 7 of their earlier 8, with the lone get coming against the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving.
Justin Fields went 18-of-32 for 224 yards with two touchdowns and a pair of interceptions for the Bears. He was also their leading rusher with 72 yards on the ground on 9 carries.
Rodgers went 29-of-37 for 341 yards and 4 touchdowns on the evening. A.J. Dillon experienced 71 yards on the floor on 15 carries.
The Packers will choose on the Baltimore Ravens up coming 7 days.