For a few moments early in the second half if Thursday Night Football it looked as if the Chicago Bears could actually pull off the upset at Lambeau Field over the Green Bay Packers.
Then Aaron Rodgers happened.
Rookie linebacker Leonard Floyd strip-sacked Rodgers early in the third quarter and recovered the fumble for a touchdown to give the Bears a 10-6 lead. But it was all Green Bay after that.
Rodgers and the Packers offense went on to score 20-straight points, dominating the Bears in the second half en route to a 26-10 victory.
The loss drops the Bears to 1-6 on the season, their worst start since 1997 when they opened 0-7.
Green Bay got the scoring started on their first drive with a 32-yard field goal from Mason Crosby. Chicago added a 39-yard field goal from Connor Barth with just two minutes left in the first half to tie it at 3.
But Crosby would convert on a 40-yard field goal with just 22 seconds left, giving the Packers a 6-3 halftime lead.
The Bears briefly led after the Floyd fumble but Rodgers would throw for three second half touchdowns to put the game out of reach.
Due to minimal depth at running back, Rodgers was forced to throw the ball 30 times in the first half. He finished 39-of-56 with 326 yards and 3 touchdowns.
Two of those touchdowns went to Davante Adams who had 13 receptions for 132 yards.
Chicago not only lost the game but quarterback Brian Hoyer as well. The quarterback left the game in the second quarter following a Julius Peppers sack, after which he remained down on the ground. He went to the locker room and X-rays confirmed a broken left arm.
Backup Matt Barkley was forced to enter the game and he completed just 6-of-15 attempts for 81 yards and 2 interceptions. Hoyer was 4-of-11 with 45 yards before he left the game.
Green Bay dominated time of possession by nearly 20 minutes over the Bears, finishing with 39:36 to Chicago’s 20:24.
Now Chicago will turn its attention to the Minnesota Vikings, whom they will host on Monday Night Football on Halloween. The biggest question mark will be who will start at quarterback, although the Bears have 11 days to figure it out.null