Evan Naemura – 23 Sports

On Sunday night, Aaron Rodger’s and the Green Bay Packers faced off against Mitch Trubisky and the Chicago Bears for the primetime game in Lambeau Field. The Packers won convincingly 41-27 as Rodgers threw for four touchdowns improving the Packers record to 8-3. This is the Bears’ fifth consecutive loss as they now fall to 5-6 after a great 5-1 start on the season. 

Despite the loss, Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson II and running back David Montgomery both performed well. Robinson realed in two touchdown catches while adding on 74 receiving yards, and Montgomery rushing for 103 yards. Bears quarterback Trubisky threw for 242 yards and threw three touchdown passes in the process.  

The main factor that played the biggest role in the Bears’ loss was the great Green Bay defense. They forced Turbisky to throw two interceptions, both picked off by strong safety Darnell Savage, and fumble three times. The Packers were also able to sack Trubisky three times in the process. 

Another factor that was important to the Green Bay win was the performance of the Green Bay offensive line. Packers running backs Aaron Jones and Jaamal Williams combined for 163 rushing yards as the offensive line did a great job containing the Bears’ rush defense. Green Bay also did a great job of protecting Rodgers as they did not allow a single sack the whole game. 

One of the main issues that the Bear’s had going in to the game was the fact that they had two starters out due to injury. Quarterback Nick Foles was out due to a hip injury, and defensive lineman Akiem Hicks was ruled out due to a hamstring injury. On the other hand, the Packers had all their starters healthy and ready to play in the division rivalry matchup. 

With this win, Green Bay is now atop of the NFC North by three games ahead of the Minnesota Vikings who are currently second in the division. With the way they keep playing, Green Bay is looking at getting a top seed in the playoffs with the regular season winding down. Next week, Green Bay will hope to take this momentum into their game against the Philadelphia Eagles, while the Bears hope to get back on track against division rival Detroit Lions. 

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