After an exceptionally close first half, the rest of the game was all Packers. The Packers shutout the Bears in the 2nd half, as the Packers defense stepped up big with a couple of interceptions. Not to mention a few big goal line stops in the first half.
This was an NFL historic game being only the 2nd in League history to have zero punts by either team. It was that kind of day. The Packers scored on every drive until a blocked field goal by Mason Crosby right at the end. The Bears had scored on their first 3 drives, after which they were stopped by the clock expiring in the first half, a few turnovers, and again the clock expiring at the end of the game.
One could safely say the Pack is Back after watching the defense show up big, even after initially being on the field for 22 minutes in the first half and 36 minutes overall.
Aaron Rodgers is back, with 302 yards and 4 TDs (2 to Cobb, 2 to Nelson). Lacy is back with 17 carries and a TD; despite only 48 yards on the day, he helped grind it out in the 2nd half when necessary. Cobb is back with 7 catches for 113 yards. Nelson is still hot with 10 grabs for 108 yards.
The Bears offense was looking as sharp as ever to start the game. They were easily establishing the run with Matt Forte finally having a big day, rushing for 122 yards, along with Ka’Deem Karey for another 72. Martellus Bennett was getting open all day with 9 catches averaging 15 yards.
But Cutler returned to true form, throwing 2 interceptions: 1 to Clay Matthews (tipped by Tramon Williams) and 1 to Sam Shields. Cutler’s record against the Packers drops to 1-9, and his TD:INT ratio goes to 13:19. And the Bears have now lost 5 straight to the Packers at Soldier Field.
The 2nd place Packers have a short week, taking on the Vikings for Thursday Night Football.