Sunday, Nov 29, 2020. 11:26 PM
Aaron Rodgers threw four touchdown passes and the Green Bay Packers beat the Chicago Bears 41-25 on Sunday night to extend their lead atop the National Association’s North Section.
The Packers (8-3) netted a touchdown in each of their first three possessions and now hold a three-game lead over the Bears (5-6) and Minnesota Vikings.
Since starting their season winning five of their first six outings, the Bears have suffered five straight losses.
The Packers took advantage of the mistakes of Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, who was making his first start since week three. Trubisky threw three touchdown passes, including two to Allen Robinson, but he also made three expensive turnovers.
Darnell Savage intercepted two passes from Trubisky. After Za’Darius Smith had a sack and fumbled, Preston Smith grabbed the ball and crossed the goal line to make it 27-3 Packers late in the second quarter.
Trubisky completed 26 of his 46 passes for gains of 242 yards to replace Nick Foles, who was injured Nov. 16, against the Vikings. Rodgers saw 21 of his 29 aerial attempts be captured.
David Montgomery amassed 103 rushing yards for the Bears and had a touchdown. For the Packers, Aaron Jones had 90 rushing yards and Jamaal Williams added 73 rushing yards and a major.
The Packers had struggled in their last two home outings, losing 28-22 to the Vikings and posting a narrow 24-20 victory over the poor Jacksonville Jaguars. The Green Bay squad also let slip a two touchdown lead last week, in a 34-31 loss to the Indianapolis Colts.
This time, the Packers were ruthless at Lambeau Field and avoided a collapse in the second half. They were leading 41-10 when the Bears scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter.
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