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PACKERS BEAT BEARS TO IMPROVE TO 3-1 ON THE SEASON
- Green Bay now leads the all-time series 95-94-6 (including playoffs), the first time the Packers have led the series since they had an 11-10-4 edge entering the 1933 season.
- Green Bay is off to a 3-1 or 4-0 start for the third consecutive season.
- The Packers have won 13 of the last 15 games against the Bears (including playoffs). Green Bay improved to 17-7 against Chicago under Head Coach Mike McCarthy.
- Green Bay has won nine of its last 10 regular-season games.
- The victory marked the 10th straight win for the Packers at Lambeau Field in the month of September.
- Green Bay has won its first three home games of the season for the fourth time in the last five seasons (2013-15, 2017).
- The Packers will travel to Dallas in Week 5 for a matchup with the Cowboys on Sunday, Oct. 8, at 3:25 p.m (CDT). Including playoffs, it will mark the fifth straight season that the teams have met.
OTHER POSTGAME NOTES:
- Thursday's paid attendance was 78,362, the 329th consecutive regular-season sellout at Lambeau Field.
- LB Clay Matthews became the all-time franchise leader in sacks with the 75th of his career (12-yard sack/forced fumble of QB Mike Glennon in the first quarter). He moved past DE Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila (74.5, 2000-08) to set the team record.
- For the fourth time in his career, QB Aaron Rodgers posted four-plus TD passes with zero INTs against the Bears, one of two opponents he has done that against (Minnesota, four games). According to the Elias Sports Bureau, he joins Tom Brady (five games vs. Buffalo) as the only QBs in league history to have four or more games with four-plus TD passes/zero INTs vs. the same opponent.
- Rodgers joins Fran Tarkenton as the only QBs in NFL history to register four games with four-plus TD passes vs. Chicago.
- In Rodgers’ last nine starts at home in the month of September, he has completed 228 of 327 passes (69.7 percent) for 2,735 yards and 30 TDs with three INTs for a 121.8 passer rating.
- WR Jordy Nelson caught two TD passes, giving him 15 games with two-plus TD catches since 2011, No. 1 in the league over that span. The Packers have a 15-0 record in those contests.
- For the second straight season, Nelson has five TD catches through the first four games. He joins Don Hutson (1944-45) as the only players in franchise history to have five-plus TD catches in the first four games in back-to-back seasons.
- For Nelson, it marked just the third time in his career (Weeks 10-11, 16-17 in 2011) that he has posted back-to-back games with two-plus TD receptions.
- RB Aaron Jones scored the first touchdown of his career on a 2-yard run in the second quarter.
- G Lucas Patrick started the first game of his NFL career, opening at left guard.
- G Lane Taylor started at left tackle for the first time in his career.
- S Kentrell Brice’s third-quarter interception of Glennon was the first INT of his career.
- LB Blake Martinez recovered a Glennon fumble in the first quarter, the first fumble recovery of his career.
- P Justin Vogel’s 62-yard punt in the first quarter was the longest of his career and gave him a 60-yard punt in back-to-back games, the first Green Bay punter to do so since Tim Masthay in 2013 (Weeks 5-6).
- The Packers forced a season-high four turnovers, their second straight four-takeaway game against Chicago.