Green Bay 23, Chicago 10

Thursday, September 13, 2012 8:20 PM
WHEN: 8:20 PM EST, Thursday, September 13, 2012
WHERE: Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin
TEMPERATURE: 60°
HEAD OFFICIAL: Gerald Wright
ATTENDANCE: 70543

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Chicago 0 0 3 7 10
Green Bay 0 13 0 10 23

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chicago 1-1 1-0 0-1 L1
Green Bay 1-1 1-1 0-0 W1

Recap


Packers 23, Bears 10: Tom Crabtree scored on a fake field goal in the second quarter and Aaron Rodgers connected with Donald Driver for another touchdown in the fourth as host Green Bay cruised to its fifth straight win over Chicago in the 185th meeting between the NFC North rivals.

Tramon Williams made two interceptions and Clay Matthews had 3 1/2 of the seven sacks by the Packers, who avoided their first 0-2 start since 2006.

Rodgers, who went 22 of 32 for 219 yards with one interception, has thrown a TD pass in 31 consecutive home games. He trails only Dan Marino (39) and Johnny Unitas (34) in that category.

Former Bear Cedric Benson gained 81 yards on 20 carries and hauled in four passes for 35 yards.

Chicago QB Jay Cutler had a miserable night as he was put on the ground seven times while also throwing four interceptions. He completed only 11 of his 27 pass attempts for 126 yards and a touchdown to Kellen Davis with 6:49 remaining in the fourth.

If things weren't bad enough for the Bears, they lost running back Matt Forte to an ankle injury in the third quarter. Forte finished with seven carries for 31 yards and led the club with four catches for 49 yards.
 
GAME NOTEBOOK: Matthews has recorded six sacks through the Packers' first two games, matching his total for the entire 2011 season. ...  Green Bay was without WR Greg Jennings due to a groin injury. ... Green Bay has gone 29 consecutive games without a 100-yard rusher.



 

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Chicago   Green Bay
Michael Bush Player Cedric Benson
14 Attempts 20
54 Yards 81
3.9 Avg Yards 4.0
0 Touchdowns 0
8 Long 11
Receiving
Chicago   Green Bay
Matt Forte Player Jordy Nelson
4 Receptions 6
49 Yards 84
12.2 Avg Yards 14.0
0 Touchdowns 0
22 Long 26

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Chicago 168 94 74 1 1 1 5.0 1
Green Bay 321 106 215 2 3 4 7.0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Green Bay will play their next game on the road against Seattle. The Packers have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Chicago will play their next game at home against St. Louis. The Bears have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .500 after a loss.