Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones rushed for 132 yards, and Aaron Rodgers joined the NFL’s elite club of quarterbacks with 450 touchdowns in a 27-10 victory over the Chicago Bears.
The Green Bay Packers bounced back from a Week 1 loss to the Minnesota Vikings with a 27-10 home victory over their division rival Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field on Sunday night.
Jones had five carries for 49 yards and three receptions for 27 yards in the 23-7 season opener against Minnesota, and the Packers (1-1) promised he would play a bigger role.
So it was. He came out ahead, gained 8.8 rushing yards and led the Packers rushing game with 203 yards. He had 15 carries and three catches for 38 yards.
Green Bay beat the Bears 1-1 for the seventh straight time, matching their second-longest winning streak in NFL history from the oldest rivalry of 205 games. The Packers won 10 straight wins over the Bears from 1994 to 1998. They have two other seven-game winning streaks in this streak, from 1928-30 and 2000-03.
The Packers took a 24-7 lead, dominating the second period, then gambled on the goal line in the fourth quarter to thwart the Bears’ comeback attempt.
A week after he struggled to connect with his new set of receivers, Rodgers was characteristically effective, hitting 19-for-25 for 234 yards and two touchdowns. The Packers are 24-5 against the Bears in games Rodgers started.
Chicago’s David Montgomery rushed for 122 yards on 15 carries. Fields had a touchdown and went 7-of-11 for 70 yards with an interception.
The Packers beat the Bears 21-0 in the second quarter. Jones scored twice, both times catching Rodgers’ cross in the outfield to get into the end zone.
The first was a backward pass that was treated as a 15-yard carry. On the second touchdown, Jones got moving, caught a pass in the outfield and shot from eight yards. Jones benefited from the return of right tackle Elgton Jenkins, playing for the first time since he tore his left ACL last November.