GREEN BAY – The Packers jumped out to a 3-0 lead over the Bears after one quarter on Thursday night at Lambeau Field but could have been ahead by more.
The Packers got on the board first. After the defense got a three-and-out to begin the game, the offense went work, driving 13 plays and 53 yards for a field goal.
QB Aaron Rodgers connected twice with WR Randall Cobb for 21 yards total, and twice with WR Davante Adams for 15 more. On fourth-and-4 from the Chicago 29, the Packers decided to go for it, and WR Jordy Nelson’s 9-yard reception moved the chains. The drive stalled there, though, as a third-down pass into the end zone for Cobb was broken up by Bears DB Cre’Von LeBlanc, and the Packers had to settle for K Mason Crosby’s 32-yard field goal.
The Bears picked up one first down on their next possession on a 25-yard pass from QB Brian Hoyer to WR Joshua Bellamy, but the defense got the stop after that. LB Julius Peppers deflected a second-down pass at the line of scrimmage, and Hoyer overthrew Bellamy deep down the middle on third down.
The Packers got right back to work. Passes of 12 yards to WR Ty Montgomery, 7 yards to WR Jeff Janis and 12 yards to Adams got the offense moving. Then Rodgers tried a deep shot to Nelson, and Bears DB Adrian Amos was flagged for pass interference, good for a 44-yard gain. An 8-yard pass to Montgomery made it first-and-goal on the 10, and Montgomery ran 7 yards to the 3.
Janis nearly scored but was dragged down at the 1 on a 2-yard reception, setting up fourth-and-goal. The Packers went for it, but Montgomery was stopped on a running play, and the Bears took over on their own 1.