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06:45  06 september  2019
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CHICAGO — If the NFL’s 2019 season opener is any indication, Aaron Rodgers mostly still looks like Aaron Rodgers.

Packers edge Bears as Aaron Rodgers does enough, Mitch Trubisky struggles© Provided by Oath Inc. Aaron Rodgers overcame a slow start in the 2019 season opener against the Bears. (Getty Images)

The bad news, if you’re a Chicago Bears fan, is that Mitch Trubisky is still himself, too. Maybe even worse than what we saw last season through one game in 2019.


The Green Bay Packers beat the Bears, 10-3, on Thursday night in the 2019 NFL season opener, kicking off the NFL’s 100th NFL season at Soldier Field.

Trubisky’s interception in the Packers’ end zone with 1:58 remaining in the game was the Bears’ last gasp after it appeared they’d have a chance to tie the game late. The Bears got the ball back one final time but could do nothing — again.

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For the Bears , QB Mitch Trubisky was 23-of-35 for 171 yards, plus 32 yards rushing and a TD. WR Allen Robinson led Chicago’s pass catchers with 61 yards The Packers ’ next drive got off to another rough start, as Bears DE Akiem Hicks strip-sacked QB Aaron Rodgers , but the Packers recovered.

Rogers struggled through a bad first quarter, raising more questions about how this offense would look this season in Matt LaFleur’s maiden game as Packers head coach. But after the Bears held the Packers to minus-12 yards through three series, Rodgers got loose a little.

Rogers uncorked a 47-yard pass to Marques Valdes-Scantling to flip the field early in the second quarter and capped the four-play, 74-yard TD drive with a lollipop pass to Jimmy Graham, who had a seven-inch height advantage over the man covering him, Bears safety Deon Bush.

On a night when offense was scarce, that was the big thrill.

Rodgers finished the game 18-of-30 passing for 203 yards and the one TD pass.

Leading 7-3 early in the fourth quarter, Rodgers had to dig the Packers out of a hole, starting the drive at their own 6-yard line — in fact, it felt as if it was the Bears’ best chance to score a touchdown at that point, given how prolific their defense can be. But Rodgers led Green Bay on a drive that lasted 6 minutes, 33 seconds and increased its lead to 10-3.

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Packers vs. Bears: Mitchell Trubisky fails test as Green Bay prevails Mitchell Trubisky was given ample chances to show he can be an answer rather than a question for the Bears, but the QB repeatedly came up short.

The Bears naming Mitch Trubisky the starter at quarterback is a move many expect after a horrendous showing by Glennon against the Green Bay Packers . Mike Glennon had a couple of performances which were good enough to keep the Chicago Bears in games.

Since the Bears , Packers and Lions are division rivals, naturally the Twitterverse seized upon the comparison, with consensus casting Rodgers as the new For example, The Loop Sports writer Dan DeYoung tweeted, “ Aaron Rodgers Vs. Mitch Trubisky . I think we know who the bigger man is.

That was all the offense the Packers needed.

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A lot was expected of Trubisky in his second year in head coach Matt Nagy’s system, but this game was a tough way to start his third NFL season. Outside of a pretty fade to Allen Robinson for 27 yards, Trubisky had a first half to forget, completing only 10-of-16 passes for 74 yards with three sacks and multiple dropped interceptions.

Trubisky finished the game 26-of-45 passing for 228 yards and one interception. The 45 attempts were the third-most in his three-year career.

With tight end Trey Burton (groin) inactive, the Bears had trouble opening up their offense in creative and productive ways all night. Despite getting great field position on their first two drive, they netted only 28 yards and three points.

However, here in Chicago, this was big news: kicker Eddy Pinierio — the man who at least initially is replacing ousted goat Cody Parkey — nailed his 38-yard try. It gave Bears fans who have endured the team’s thoroughly bizarre search to replace Parkey this offseason a chance to unleash some sarcastic cheers.

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The NFL got what it deserved with that opening night stinker between Packers and Bears The NFL deserved this absolute dud

Aaron Rodgers hasn’t done enough for one former Packer to overlook a tough day against the Bears . A much less daunting Packers pass rush managed just one sack against Trubisky . Of course the logical conclusion Butler reached is that Rodgers is a bum, and Trubisky is the superior

Packers - Bears NFL season opener will feature Aaron Rodgers ’s debut in Matt LaFleur’s offense. The Packers face the Bears at Soldier Field in Chicago after the NFL decided, as part “If we go out and we struggle , it has nothing to do with playing meaningless reps in the preseason,” Rodgers said

That was about the last time they got lathered up, and they were the only points the Bears would score.

Trubisky struggled, but it wasn’t Nagy’s finest night either. First there was the curious call of handing off to wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson, who was stuffed for a 2-yard loss, on 3rd and 1. On the next play the Bears opted to punt on 4th and 3 from the Green Bay 41-yard line, which seemed to run anathema to Nagy’s aggressive play calling as a rookie head coach during the Bears’ 12-4 season.

Packers edge Bears as Aaron Rodgers does enough, Mitch Trubisky struggles© Provided by Oath Inc. Mitchell Trubisky couldn't get much going in the season opener. (Getty Images)

Then in the third quarter — after Trubisky finally started heating up with completions of 22 yards to Robinson and 27 more to rookie running back David Montgomery, the Bears were called for two delays of game. After the second one, Nagy curiously opted to go for it on 4th and 10 from the Green Bay 33. The Packers took over on downs after taking down Trubisky after a short scramble.

The Bears’ defense came into the night with the major accolades — perhaps even as the league’s best unit. That group collected five sacks, had Rodgers on the move a lot and made enough big plays to keep the Bears in the game. But the Packers’ defense deserves respect. Trubisky wasn’t the only one to struggle. The Bears’ offensive line struggled with the Packers’ quickness up front, which really limited what Nagy could call.

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LaFleur also had a few shaky moments. Some of his early play calls were blown up the first three series, and the Packers came out of a commercial break needing to call a timeout on the Packers’ fourth possession. They looked unsettled and unorganized before Rodgers got them in a groove.

And LaFleur also called the NFL’s first-ever regular-season challenge for pass interference, arguing that Bears receiver Taylor Gabriel had pushed off before hauling in a 15-yard pass. Replay showed Gabriel had not, costing the Packers a timeout early in the fourth quarter.

LaFleur atoned with a good challenge call on a Gabriel non-catch with just over four minutes remaining, wiping out a long gain. But LaFleur’s smartest call of the night was letting Rodgers do his thing. It was not a vintage performance, but the former MVP made enough off-script plays and big throws to deliver the victory.

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