Chicago Bears vs Green Bay Packers game recap
By Jimmy Lynch
The Chicago Bears defense gave everything they possibly could for this game, causing 5 sacks in the game.
I’m going to be honest, really honest, this one hurts. If you watched the game you could hear the discomfort in the crowd. You might have the same discomfort in this recap.
Mitch Trubisky ended the night with just 228 passing yards, while Rodgers managed to pass for 203 yards, and more importantly one touch down.
The Bears lost 10 – 3 against the Packers on Thursday night. Let’s jump right in with our analysis of the Bears first game of the season, with our quarter report.
1st Quarter Report
The Bears defense picked up right where they left off last season. Roquan Smith was a force to be reckoned with, coming up with the first two tackles for the Bears defense on the day. Then the Bears came together to make a great stop on third down in the first drive.
Green Bay’s offense was not able to carry out anything in the first quarter, failing to get one first down. The Bears defense was phenomenal, the offense was only able to get 3 points…
2nd Quarter Report
All of our heroes sometimes make a mistake, for the Bears defense that came in the form of a play-action pass to start the second quarter. Aaron Rodgers was able to complete a deep 47-yard pass to help set up their eventual touchdown.
That ended up being the only touchdown of the half, outside of that the Bears offense was not at their best. James Daniels showed his youth during the second quarter, failing to block a Packer that would go on to sack Mitch Trubisky.
Both offenses have shown their rust through the first half of the game.
3rd Quarter Report
That rust we mentioned in the second quarter still is prevalent for the Bears. On a drive with under 5 minutes to go in the 3rd quarter the Bears had 2 delay of game penalties against them. That is a lot of yardage to give up for something stupid.
Trubisky needs to stop trying to run the ball. I love his willingness to stick it out in the pocket, but he needs to start scrambling less and looking downfield instead of right in front of him. If the Bears are going to run the ball they have David Montgomery and Tarik Cohen to do that.
4th Quarter Report
The Bears started the fourth quarter with a “big” pass interference challenge win, and by big I mean why in the world did Green Bay challenge it? Chicago’s first drive of the quarter did not go as planned, with three consecutive flags to push the Bears to first and forty. With two incomplete passes that touched the hands of the receiver, the Bears first drive of the quarter was over.
The Bears defense managed to hold Green Bay to just 3 points after Kyle Fuller’s pass interference 6 minutes into the fourth quarter. The Bears defense did have a few hiccups tonight but they were very good.
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Chicago kept losing momentum throughout the game, but their fate was sealed with Mitch Trubisky’s interception in the end zone.
David Montgomery is the real deal :
Montgomery showed he belongs in the NFL, and with Tarik Cohen limping a little off the field the Bears will need Montgomery in the coming weeks.
The defense did not take a step back :
Not much else needs to be said, Chicago finished the night with 5 sacks. If it was not for the defense this game would have been over by half time.
Pineiro played his part :
Eddie Pinerio was successful on his single field goal attempt on the night. Maybe Chicago should have spent less time worrying about kicking and more time working on their offense.
It’s a long season, and the Bears still have a lot of football in front of them. Tonight they end with a 10 – 3 loss to the Green Bay Packers, however last seasons loss to the Packers kickstarted the Bears run to the playoffs.