Sunday Night Football: Packers roll over Bears 27-10 as Aaron Jones, Preston Smith star

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Aaron Rodgers continued his domination of the Bears, winning 21 of the past 22 games he has started and finished against Chicago. After Sunday night, he is 23-5 record against the Bears.

Aaron Jones rushed for more than 100 yards and scored two touchdowns, and Preston Smith made seven tackles and two sacks as the Packers defeated the Bears 27-10. Chicago now has lost seven games in a row to their longtime rivals.

Rodgers completed 19 of 25 passes for 234 yards and two touchdowns. He threw an 8-yard touchdown pass to Jones and a 5-yarder to Allen Lazard, who was playing his first game of the season.

Jones also had a 15-yard touchdown run as he rushed for 132 yards on 15 carries and caught three passes for 38 yards.

The Packers had 414 yards to 228 for the Bears.

Bears quarterback Justin Fields was only 7-of-11 for 70 yards with an interception. He also had eight carries for 20 yards and a touchdown.

Fields was stopped short of the goal line on two runs midway through the fourth quarter, which would have drawn the Bears within seven points. The first, ruled a touchdown on the field, was overturned by replay. The second Chicago challenged after officials ruled Smith and Jarran Reed kept Fields out of the end zone, and replay upheld it.

The Packers could have put the game away much sooner, but Mike Pennel recovered an aborted snap with Green Bay driving at the Chicago 28. The Bears converted with a 43-yard, field-goal drive to close to 24-10.

The Packers’ next drive was blown up by another aborted snap with Green Bay facing a second-and-nine at its own 46. A.J. Dillon recovered but for a 13-yard loss, and after a short completion, the Packers were forced to punt.

The Packers then tacked on a Mason Crosby field goal with 2:28 remaining.

Both teams move to 1-1 on the season.

50 responses to “Sunday Night Football: Packers roll over Bears 27-10 as Aaron Jones, Preston Smith star

  1. Please no more packers vs bears in primetime. Always the same result. Justin fields is awful. Only threw for what? 80 yards?

  2. Collinsworth had it right in the 4th quarter. The whole world could tell that Green Bay had 100 million more on the field than the Bears did but that Bear 100 mill shortfall goes into the pockets of the McCaskey clan and they can live with that. Once again Rogers 1 Bears zilch.

    The only positive is that Green Bay did not really look that good either. The Bears just were horrible.

  3. The Bears have a lot of players that are young and/or just not very good, but this loss is primarily on the coaches. They got their butts handed to them. Terrible preparation, no in game adjustments and really bad playcalling. It was literally the Matt Nagy template on offense especially the critical goal line series late in the game.

    I think they can beat the Texans next week but I saw enough fundamental flaws all across the team that Lovie stealing a win in Soldier Field wouldn’t surprise me a bit, either. As for Justin Fields, he has a long way to go and not much time to get there. It takes a QB to beat Green Bay and he’s not looking like the guy who is up to it.

  4. Justin Fields played so bad tonight that it pushed CJ Stroud down to the 3rd round on Mel Kipper’s big board.

  5. I feel bad for Fields being forced into the situation he is. Some guys may covet being the savior but some guys need guidance. The Bears are ruining another high draft pick again after Trubisky. It’s rinse and repeat with them. They should’ve kept Trubisky and built a stellar defense. It’s the same recipe that got them to their last SB birth. It seems like Fields is in over his head. He’s athletic and can make plays but do expect him to drop back consistently and move the ball? Rodgers wasn’t wrong last year, he owns the Bears.

  6. I could only watch about a quarter before turning it off. Does anyone on the Bears know how to tackle? Based on what I saw, No. Sad display.

  7. I thought he got in…it wouldn’t have changed the outcome, but would’ve been more fun to watch.

  8. I will say this as a Packer fan as long as the current ownership of the Bears and Lions are still in place, unless they catch lighning in a bottle 1985 bears. The Packers will be fighting for 1st place in the NFCN. NFL=$$$

  9. There will be a semi truck backing up to Halas Hall tomorrow for all the “loafs” Eberflus will be handing out to the defense. They were as bad last night as any time during the Nagy years, especially the back 7. There isn’t enough talent on the offense to stay in games if the Bears D is going to roll like that the rest of the way.

  10. Bear fans no longer expect a win against GB – now they would just appreciate a game that was not an embarrassment.

  11. From what I saw of the offense, neither the play-caller nor the offensive line is doing Fields any favors. At this point in his career, Fields is a nigh mirror image of Trubitsky; gifted athletically, but too raw to be a traditional drop-back passer without a severely painful learning curve. He’d operate best using a lot of play-action and read-option plays that play to his strengths and minimize the offensive line’s weaknesses. The Bears didn’t do enough of that tonight, and the Packers D-line lived in the Bears backfield. Fields needs extra time, given his inexperience, to make his reads, but the Bears O-line is far too weak to give him anywheres near enough. This will be a very long year for Chicago fans. If they get 5 wins, I’ll be pleasantly surprised.

  12. The Bears are in prime time not because they’re a good team, but because the networks want the Chicago & Midwest TV market.

  13. philmccracken says:

    Justin Fields played so bad tonight that it pushed CJ Stroud down to the 3rd round on Mel Kipper’s big board.
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    Fields many not be very good, but…

    What does it say about Rodgers when he and Fields are tied for last place in the NFC North with 2 TD passes each after 2 games? And Fields played game 1 in miserable weather conditions and a terrible field in Chicago.

  14. I was hoping Fields over time would mature into a decent run pass QB but its not going to happen.
    He shows not leadership abilities and his decision making is not good. Some is coaching but he looks confused. He is not a drop back passer and they need to understand that like last year ago.
    Sadly the bears are in disarray again and the fans will suffer.
    Whoppee the Pack beat a lousy team.

  15. dezno24 says:
    September 18, 2022 at 11:20 pm
    Once the 4th and inches shot gun play happened, it was over. Dumb play call that sealed it.

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    Play calling all night was terrible and as bad as fields was, they gave him no weapons and no protection. All the money and draft picks went on the defensive side of the ball instead of to help their young franchise QB. Hiring a defensive coach is one thing, him trying to rebuild his preferred side of the ball while ignoring obvious needs is another.

    After last night it looks like all the money and draft picks spent on the defense was a waste.

  16. The Bears coaching staff doesn’t know to use mobile QBs. Who runs a QB sneak from shotgun on 4th and inches?

  17. NFL (Niners Football League) says:
    Please no more packers vs bears in primetime. Always the same result. Justin fields is awful. Only threw for what? 80 yards?

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    70. 48 if you take out the sack yardage.

  18. iowahbr says:
    September 18, 2022 at 11:18 pm
    Collinsworth had it right in the 4th quarter. The whole world could tell that Green Bay had 100 million more on the field than the Bears did but that Bear 100 mill shortfall goes into the pockets of the McCaskey clan and they can live with that.
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    Bears have second highest dead cap space at $56. No, McCaskeys are not pocketing $100M. That list that was shown was some of the players accounting for most of it. The other stat that pops out are the number of new, second tier players Poles brought in. We’re in a rebuild. We should expect losses.

    Congrats to the Packers but your run defense has been exposed two weeks in a row. You’re not going anywhere in the playoffs if you make it there.

  19. The Bears RBs averaged over 9 yards a carry. Fields shouldn’t have been throwing the ball at all. He’s terrible. And that shotgun formation on the goal line? Have any coaches ever been fired just 2 games into their head coaching career?

  20. It’s unfair when guys like Fields are thrown to the wolves with expectations as a savior of some sort. They get stuck with bottom-dwellers. They aren’t ready for the NFL. I’m glad Jordan Love is being given the time to learn, adapt, and execute without the added burden of saving a franchise. He was fortunate to land on a team that didn’t need him. It’ll pay dividends someday.

  21. You post something here and folks here take it so literally. I never really thought the whole 100 mill went to the McCaskeys but the Bear’s do it cheap approach has been going on for 30 plus years. After last night you would think that a Bears fan could use some sarcasm without the need for an IRS audit of the Bear’s financial results.

  22. In a game of inches, one team can’t be handed a foot.

    Sack play early on. Missed Holding. Threw the flag and picked it up. Replay clearly showed it and the announcers were just rolling, laughing.

    Multiple false starts. The one in the end zone at the one. There was another 2nd&22 in the 3rd.

    Football was in. Bad play call. But it was in.

    Can’t leave it to the refs. Have to pass more than 11 times.

    Oh well, onto week 3!

  23. So the best chance the Bears had in the second half was to take the ball out of Fields’ hands and throw no passes. How is he still their QB?

  24. gtodriver says:

    What does it say about Rodgers when he and Fields are tied for last place in the NFC North with 2 TD passes each after 2 games?

    ++++++

    Does it say that he will never be the same after his 2017 injury? Because that’s what you used to contend.

  25. Packer Nation…..settle it down a notch….it was the Bears! Let see how the Packers fair against the Bucs next week, the O line still gave up 3 sacks in the first half. The bears are not that good of a ball club, thump your chest all ya want. But those hits take its toll all season long – congrats Packers you beat a Division I team.

  26. Packer Nation…..settle it down a notch….it was the Bears!
    ==========

    You can only beat the team on your schedule for the week.

    I don’t think anyone thinks this was a great win.

  27. I looked at this game as though it was the 2nd preseason game for much of the Packers team.
    It wasn’t pretty,.. but you can see aspects of the offense improving.
    The defense took the 1st qtr off and then showed up later.
    Both sides of the ball should do nothing but improve. Tampa Bay will be a test. They have to be better to beat them.

  28. “Why must America have too witness the annual Bear beating on SNF at the hands
    of the Packers?” Because its a wonderful sight to behold and its an annual occurance of a Bears loss to the Packers.if you dont like it then here is a hint,there really is a channel selector on your tv remote and an off on button too,do what you gots to do but the rest of us love watching this game.

  29. Mas tequila! says:
    September 19, 2022 at 11:13 am
    Packer Nation…..settle it down a notch….it was the Bears!
    ==========

    You can only beat the team on your schedule for the week.

    I don’t think anyone thinks this was a great win.

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    We’ll see when they play the Bucs…..if the Packers can indeed beat a caliber team

  30. We’ll see when they play the Bucs…
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    We’ll see.. what?

    I doubt anyone expects to get a W down there.

  31. What a joke that SNF thinks that game is worth a prime time slot! Can only play 1960s footage so much

  32. packerlies says:

    gtodriver says:

    What does it say about Rodgers when he and Fields are tied for last place in the NFC North with 2 TD passes each after 2 games?

    ++++++

    Does it say that he will never be the same after his 2017 injury?
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    I was talking about 2022, but if you want to go back 5 years, let’s play!!!

    There was a time when the Packers were almost unbeatable at home in Lambeau Field in the cold. Packer fans hoped and prayed for homefield advantage in the playoffs. They wanted the cold weather home playoff games.

    But since 2017, Aaron hasn’t won at Lambeau Field in the playoffs when the weather was below 32 degrees. Maybe his collarbone doesn’t like the temperatures below freezing anymore…

    That and the fact that only 2 of the TD passes he threw in those 5 playoff games went to a WR not named Davante Adams. One went to MVS and he’s also gone. Lazard had the other 1.

  33. I don’t think Fields is all that great in the first place, but we sure as heck will never find out with that lousy O-line. And it looks like the Pack needs to work on its run defense.

  34. Rogers 24 wins – the Bears 5 wins. All the other stuff (Eberflus vs. Nagy Trubisky vs. Fields) is so much thinly sliced and meaningless baloney.

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