Packers beat Bears 27-10 in first win of the season
GREEN BAY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Packers have defeated the Bears 27-10 in their first win of the season at home. They improve to 1-1.
Aaron Rodgers finished the night going 19/25, 234 yards and two touchdowns.
Another top performer, running back Aaron Jones, had 15 carries for 132 yards and a touchdown.
A few things about the Bears. First, they are under a new regime. They hired a new General Manager in Ryan Poles -- who came from the Chiefs front office. In addition, they also hired a new head coach in former Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus. On top of that, a familiar name is also the Bears' new offensive coordinator. That's former Packers quarterback coach Luke Getsy.
To start the game, the Packers had the ball on offense for quite some time. They got the run game involved right away. They ran 12 plays that lasted six and a half minutes. They were not able to put six on the board. Instead, Mason Crosby kicked a 40-yard field goal to put the Packers up 3-0 over the Bears.
The Bears are coming off an impressive win over the 49ers last week. Justin Fields went 8/17, 121 yards, two touchdowns and an interception.
On their opening drive, the Bears picked it up right where they left off. The Packers defense continued to struggle. They gave up a 30-yard gain to former Packers receiver Equanimeous St. Brown. Chicago put up 41 rushing yards on their first drive. That also included a three-yard touchdown run by Fields. After the PAT. The Bears took a 7-3 lead.
On their next drive, Rodgers wasted no time getting more action in the passing game. They put themselves in good field position to end the quarter.
After one, it was 7-3 Bears.
To start the second quarter, Rodgers threw a pass to Aaron Jones for a 15-yard touchdown. Packers responded quickly. After the PAT, it's now 10-7 Packers.
The Bears' first drive, the Packers' defense turned it around and brought more momentum their way. Easy three-and-out.
The Packers defense kept their momentum going after a shaky start. The Bears offense had another three-and-out to put the Packers in good field position.
Their next drive, the Packers continued to utilize the run game. Jones had just five carries last week in Minnesota. He had already surpassed that about halfway through the second quarter.
To top that off, we continued to see more of the passing game, including catches from Randall Cobb and Romeo Doubs.
Shortly after, Rodgers threw a pass to Jones for an eight-yard touchdown. Jones now has both of Green Bay's touchdowns thus far. After the PAT, the Packers took the lead again 17-7.
On their next offensive drive, the Packers marched down the field. That drive included a pass under pressure to Cobb and another to Robert Tonyan. The very next play, Rodgers threw a five-yard touchdown pass to Allen Lazard. After the PAT, the Packers now took a 24-7 lead.
Heading into halftime, the Packers had a 24-7 lead over the Bears.
To start the second half, the Packers defense continued to impress. Jones also had a nice 36-yard run that put him over 100 yards rushing for the night.
Shortly after, the Packers fumbled the ball and the Bears recovered. On their next offensive drive, the Bears were unable to put up six points, but instead kicked a 44-yard field goal to make it a 24-10 game.
By this point, Jones was having an impressive game. He was averaging 9.3 yards per carry.
By the end of the third quarter, the Packers held a 24-7 lead over the Bears.
To start the fourth quarter, the Bears started to find their momentum on offense. Their run game started to turn it on with some big gains. During that same drive, the Bears marched down the field. Fields dove into the endzone that was called short. The very next play, Fields ran it up the middle and the Packers made a big fourth and goal stop for a big fourth quarter turnover.
We didn't see much of the deep ball tonight from Rodgers. That changed in the fourth quarter with a nice 55-yard gain to veteran receiver Sammy Watkins.
On that same drive, the Packers moved the ball well and kicked a 40-yard field goal to give them a 27-10 lead.
On the Bears' offensive drive, they struggled to move the ball. It wasn't long before Jaire Alexander -- fresh off an extension -- picked it off. That play essentially ended the game for the Bears and the Packers won their first game of the season at home.
The Packers head to Tampa Bay next Sunday to take on the Buccaneers.