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Bears fall to Packers 24-14, Rodgers to Bears fans: “I still own you”

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers pulls the ball down and runs for a touchdown during...
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers pulls the ball down and runs for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)(David Banks | AP)
Published: Oct. 17, 2021 at 11:20 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 17, 2021 at 4:24 PM CDT
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CHICAGO (AP) - Aaron Rodgers threw for two touchdowns and ran for another, leading the Green Bay Packers to a 24-14 victory over the Chicago Bears.

The Packers (5-1) beat the Bears (3-3) for the 20th time in 23 games counting the playoffs and improved to 22-5 with Rodgers as the starter against Chicago.

They also prevented Chicago from tying them for the NFC North lead.

Rodgers shook off a sluggish start, throwing a 1-yard touchdown to Allen Lazard in the second quarter and a 12-yarder to Aaron Jones in the third.

Rodgers put the Bears away after Justin Fields threw a 5-yard touchdown to Darnell Mooney as he scored from the 6 to cap a 75-yard drive.

Next week, the Packers will host the Washington Football Team. while the Bears travel to Tampa Bay.

The NFC North rivals will play each other again on December 12 in Green Bay.

With 2 minutes to play, Dillon ran for 8 yards to get to Chicago’s 44-yard line.

A timeout was called by the Bears, and then Dillon ran to get to the 41-yard line.

Following the 2 minute warning, Dillon ran for 9 yards.

Yet another timeout was called by Chicago.

Dillon ran for another 3 yards.

The Bears called their final timeout with 1;48 left.

After that, a series of kneels rand the clock down, and the game ended with a final score of 24-14.

Crosby’s 65-yard kick was returned to the Chicago 27-yard line. In addition, a penalty for unnecessary roughness on Green Bay was called for 15 yards.

The Bears’ first play was an incomplete pass, but Fields scrambled on the second play for a gain of 16 yards, putting them at Green Bay’s 42-yard line.

A few plays later, Kenny Clark sacked Fields for a loss of 12 yards. Two plays later, he repeated that, and the Bears saw a loss of 11 yards.

Following a timeout by Green Bay, a pass from Fields into the end zone was incomplete on 4th down, giving the Packers the ball back with just over 2 minutes to play.

With less than 9 minutes on the clock, the Bears kicked for 65-yards for a touchback, with the Packers starting on their own 25-yard line.

After a handful of plays, Rodgers and Adams connected on a deep pass for a gain of 41 yards, putting them at the Bears’ 21-yard line.

After that, Rodgers and Lewis connected for a gain of 8.

Rodgers eventually was able to run the ball in himself for a touchdown, making it 23-14. Crosby’s kick made it 24-14.

The Bears started the 4th quarter with a run and a gain of 6 yards.

Fields threw a deep pass to Robinson on 3rd and 3 for a gain of 20 yards to get to their own 47-yard line.

Another pass gave them a 21-yard gain.

The Packers also announced early in the 4th quarter Darnell Savage is out for the rest of the game due to a concussion.

The Bears continued their dominance on the drive, and a touchdown was called back due to a penalty on Chicago for offensive holding. That resulted in a no play on the 1st and 10.

On 3rd and 1, the Bears converted to make it a 1st and goal situation.

Fields connected with a wide open Mooney for a touchdown, making it a 17-13 game. An extra point kick made it 17-14.

While Rodgers’ first pass of the drive fell incomplete, he connected with Amari Rodgers for a gain of 14 yards on the second attempt.

A deep pass to Tonyan was incomplete on 2nd down, and the following play resulted in a Rodgers sack and a loss of 10 yards.

That resulted in an 82-yard punt by Bojorquez, which went into the end zone for a touchback at the end of the 3rd quarter.

The next drive started with a 65-yard kick by Crosby to the end zone, resulting in a touchback.

The Bears soon made their way to midfield after a handful of plays, and got to the Packers’ 43-yard-line following an 11-yard play by Herbert.

Eventually, two incomplete passes from Fields made it a 4th and 7, and the Bears punted it, putting the Packers on their own 13-yard line after Amari Rodgers called for a fair catch.

During the Packers’ first drive of the second half, Rodgers first passed to Adams, but on the second play, Jones broke loose for 28 yards to get to their 49-yard line.

Two plays later, Rodgers threw an incomplete pass on 3rd and 4, but a penalty was called on Chicago for defensive pass interference, giving Green Bay a 1st down at the Bears’ 45-yard line.

Rodgers and company continued to march down the field.

Rodgers eventually connected with Aaron Jones for a gain of 12 yards and a touchdown. Crosby’s leg made it a 17-7 game with 6 minutes to play in the 3rd quarter.

Crosby kicked 67 yards, and it was ran back to the Bears’ 30-yard line to start the second half.

During the first play of the half, Darnell Savage was injured, and he went into the injury tent to what would later be announced as being evaluated for a concussion. To add to the Packers’ woes, center Myers was ruled out for the remainder of the game, and Preston Smith is now questionable to return.

However, the Bears only managed four plays during the drive before punting to the Green Bay 10-yard line.

The Packers announced Savage is being evaluated for a concussion.

Crosby kicked for 60 yards, and the Bears ran it back to their own 32-yard-line to start their drive.

The Bears managed to get three plays done before the 2 minute warning.

Following the break, offsetting penalties were called - unnecessary roughness on Green Bay and offensive holding.

On 2nd and 8, Field threw a deep pass, which was caught in the end zone by Packers player Adrian Amos. Officials reviewed the play to see if he was inbounds when the ball was caught, however it was ruled incomplete.

Fields was sacked on 3rd and 13 following a delay of game penalty on Chicago. Between the penalty and the sack, the Bears lost a total of 15 yards.

With 11 seconds on the clock following the punt, the Packers took a knee. The Bears will receive to start the 2nd half.

The Packers started their drive with a 36-yard run by AJ Dillon to get to the Chicago 22-yard-line.

He ran for another yard on the following play, and the Packers then called a time out.

On 2nd and 9, Rodgers completed a pass to Jones for a gain 12 yards, and entered the Bears red zone.

A handful of plays later, a penalty was called on the Packers in a 3rd and goal situation for offensive pass interference.

A timeout was then called by Chicago.

The Packers gained another 5 yards following a pass from Rodgers to Adams to get to the 20-yard-line.

Mason Crosby then converted a 39-yard-field goal to make it 10-7 with just over 4 minutes left in the half.

The Packers’ kick went 62 yards to Chicago’s 3, but the Bears ran it back 26 yards to get to their 29-yard-line to start their drive.

The Bears started their drive with an incomplete pass, and the next play gained a yard.

On 3rd and 9, Fields was sacked for a loss of 4 yards at the Bears’ 26-yard line.

The Bears then punted 48-yards, and it was ran back 16. The Packers will start their drive on their own 42-yard line.

Following an interception, the Packers were able to make three plays before the end of the 1st quarter. None of those plays resulted in a score.

The Packers opened the second quarter on their own 35-yard line in a 3rd and 7 situation.

Following the play, the Bears decided to challenge the play.

Chicago won the challenge, and the Packers went for it on 4th and 1.

A quarterback sneak resulted in a 1st down.

During the following play, Rodgers connected with Adams for 32 yards.

A couple of plays later, the Packers reached the red zone due to work put in by Aaron Jones.

Jones continued the workload, and made it to the Bears’ one-yard-line for a 3rd and goal situation.

A shovel pass from Rodgers to Lazard put the Packers on the board. Crosby’s leg made it an even game at 7.

The Bears started their drive on their own 15 yard line.

After the first play, Packers player Kenny Clark was injured, and he walked off the field.

A few plays later, the Bears found themselves in a 4th and 1 situation at their 49-yard-line.

During the attempt to convert, officials ruled the Bears were successful, however LaFleur challenged the call.

The ruling on the field stood, resulting in the loss of a timeout for Green Bay.

There was some good news during that timeframe though!

The Packers intercepted Justin Fields on a deep pass intended for Robinson in the end zone due to what many thought was a free play. It resulted in a touchback.

The second Packers drive begins at their own 25 yard line following a touchback kick.

The Packers allowed Rodgers to be sacked again, this time for a loss of 7 yards on second down.

That resulted in a 3rd and 14 situation, where he threw an incomplete pass to tight end Robert Tonyan.

The Bears started on their own 20, and within 3 plays, advanced to their own 31.

A bad snap resulted in a fumble on a 1st and 10 play, and was recovered by Chicago at their own 42 yard line.

Around that same time, the Packers announced Myers has a knee injury, and his return is questionable.

The Bears capitalized on a pass interference penalty on the Packers, and put a touchdown up to make it 7-0.

The Packers received the ball to start the game, and before the first snap could be played out, a neutral zone infraction penalty was called on Chicago.

Following multiple plays that resulted in first downs, center Josh Myers went down for the Packers.

A deep pass to Adams on 2nd down was incomplete, resulting in a 3rd and 10. Rodgers was then sacked for a loss of nine yards at the Chicago 45 on 3rd down.

A punt to the Bears’ 9 was ran back 11 yards, Bears will get their first turn at offense on their 20 yard line.

The rivalry is the NFL’s oldest, and dates back to 1923.

Out of the 203 games played between the two franchises, this is the 50th one to take place at Soldier Field. While playing at Soldier Field, the Packers are 29-20.

During the past 8 road games against the Bears, the Packers have scored at least 30 points in five of those games. On the road this year, the Packers are currently 2-1. Also of note - Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has thrown 23 touchdowns at Soldier Field, and overall, has thrown 55 touchdowns against the Bears - a team record.

Team officials add among the active NFL players, receivers Davante Adams and Randall Cobb have the most career receptions versus Chicago.

During the last meeting, the Packers won on January 3 in Chicago by a score of 35-16. During that game, Rodgers threw four touchdowns, and the Packers clinched the number one seed in the NFC. Also of note, Adams broke Sterling Sharpe’s team record for receptions in a season, and also tied his mark for touchdown catches in a year during that same game.

Packers head coach Matt LaFleur is 4-0 against Matt Nagy, the head coach of the Chicago Bears. However, with Nagy having been a head coach for one season more than LaFleur, Nagy’s overall record against the Packers is 1-5.

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The Packers will be without the following players Sunday afternoon:

  • CB Kevin King
  • S Vernon Scott
  • LB Isaiah McDuffie
  • OL Dennis Kelly
  • DL Heflin

Meanwhile, the Bears will be without:

  • QB Nick Foles
  • WR Breshad Perriman
  • DB Artie Burns
  • TE J.P. Holtz
  • LB Caleb Johnson
  • DL Khyiris Tonga

The Packers also announced Elgton Jenkins is active for Sunday’s game, as are newcomers LB Jaylon Smith and CB Rasul Douglas.

On Saturday, team officials said WR Juwann Winfree had been elevated from the practice squad to the active roster as a COVID-19 replacement. They also announced Kelly wouldn’t be traveling with the team to Chicago due to his back injury.

Kickoff is scheduled for 12 p.m.

The game will air on FOX.

As always, the Action 2 Sports team will be providing updates throughout the game, and will also have postgame reaction on Cover 2 following Action 2 News at 10.

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