Packers turn to Matt Flynn for the rest of this beauty

AP

The Packers gave Aaron Rodgers a chance to tie the record.

But they weren’t going to give him too much of a chance.

The victory cigar was lit in the third quarter, when backup quarterback Matt Flynn entered the game with a 45-7 lead over the Bears.

There’s no point exposing Rodgers to any more shots from a frustrated Bears defense, which was picked apart for six touchdowns (one short of the single-game record) in the first half.

It was a beautiful half of football, but this one has turned ugly, so best to preserve Rodgers for games that count.