Sports Rodgers throws 2 TDs, runs for 1 as Packers beat Bears 24-14
Bears eye share of 1st place when Rodgers, Packers visit
GREEN BAY (4-1) at CHICAGO (3-2) Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, Fox OPENING LINE: Packers by 4 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Green Bay 4-1; Chicago 3-2. SERIES RECORD: Green Bay leads 101-95-6. LAST MEETING: Packers beat Bears 35-16 on Jan. 3 in Chicago. LAST WEEK: Packers beat Cincinnati 25-22 in OT; Bears beat Las Vegas 20-9. PACKERS OFFENSE: OVERALL (22), RUSH (21), PASS (16t), SCORING (13t). PACKERS DEFENSE: OVERALL (6), RUSH (11), PASS (10), SCORING (19t). BEARS OFFENSE: OVERALL (32), RUSH (9), PASS (32), SCORING (30). BEARS DEFENSE: OVERALL (8), RUSH (12), PASS (12), SCORING (7). TURNOVER DIFFERENTIAL: Packers plus-3; Bears plus-3. PACKERS PLAYER TO WATCH: WR Davante Adams.
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 on Sunday.
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, making it 17-7.
Rodgers put away the Bears after Justin Fields threw a 5-yard touchdown to Darnell Mooney, cutting the lead to three with 8:44 left. He scored from the 6 to cap a 75-yard drive, bumping the lead back up to 10. He then turned toward the crowd and yelled, “I still own you! I still own you!”
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It was hard to argue after Rodgers finished 17 of 23 for 195 yards and a 128 passer rating.
Davante Adams caught four passes for 89 yards. Aaron Jones ran for 76 yards and caught four passes for 34, helping the Packers remain unbeaten since a season-opening 38-3 loss to New Orleans in Jacksonville.
Mason Crosby made his lone field goal and all three extra points coming off a shaky outing. A week earlier against Cincinnati, he missed three field goals and an extra point before booting the winning 49-yarder in overtime.
Fields led the Bears on an 80-yard touchdown drive on their first possession, only to cool off after that. The No. 11 overall draft pick was 16 for 27 for 174 yards with a touchdown and an interception.
Khalil Herbert, a rookie, ran for a season-high 97 yards with David Montgomery (sprained knee) on injured reserve and Damien Williams on the reserve/COVID-19 list. He scored from the 1 on the game’s opening drive.
Aaron Rodgers carries Packers past Washington Football Team for sixth consecutive win
Packers QB Aaron Rodgers threw for three touchdowns and 274 yards as Green Bay rolled past Washington for its sixth consecutive win.Rodgers (27 for 35 for 274 yards, 127.6 rating) gave the Packers an early 7-0 lead by scrambling to his right and then hitting Davante Adams over the middle for a 15-yard touchdown.
Khalil Mack, Robert Quinn and Akiem Hicks each had a sack. But after beating Detroit and Las Vegas, the Bears lost again to their rivals.
Packers: C Josh Myers (knee) was helped off the field following a running play on the opening possession and did not return. He missed last week’s game because of a finger injury. ... S Darnell Savage was evaluated for a concussion after he was hurt tackling Herbert on the first play from scrimmage of the second half. ... LT Elgton Jenkins returned after missing three games with an ankle injury. He was a Pro Bowl left guard last year but has been filling in for injured 2020 All-Pro LT David Bakhtiari, who started the year on the PUP list as he recovers from a torn ACL.
Bears: KR/PR Jakeem Grant Sr. (ankle) was hurt on a punt return in first quarter. He came back into the game in the second quarter. ... DB Deon Bush (quad) was hurt in the second half.
Packers: host Washington on Oct. 24.
Bears: visit Tampa Bay on Oct. 24.
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Andrew Seligman, The Associated Press
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