PACKERS FALL TO BEARS IN THANKSGIVING TILT
– The Packers lost to the Chicago Bears, 17-13, on Thursday night at Lambeau Field. Green Bay is now 7-4 on the season.
– Green Bay rushed for a season-high 177 yards, the team’s highest output since a 179-yard effort on the ground last season in Week 14 vs. Atlanta.
– The Packers will travel to Detroit next Thursday to take on the Lions in a prime-time contest, Green Bay’s fourth straight NFC North game. It will mark the first time Green Bay has played back-to-back Thursday games since Weeks 12-13 in 2007 (at Detroit, at Dallas).
OTHER POSTGAME NOTES:
– Tonight’s paid attendance was 78,488, the 315th consecutive regular-season sellout at Lambeau Field.
– QB Aaron Rodgers’ 25-yard TD pass in the first quarter was the 250th of his career. He set an NFL record for the fewest games needed (121) to reach the 250-TD mark, surpassing the previous record held by Dan Marino (128 games).
– RB Eddie Lacy rushed for 105 yards on 17 carries (6.2 avg.), giving him back-to-back 100-yard rushing games for the first time in his career.
– Lacy posted a 25-yard TD catch in the first quarter, giving him a TD in all six career games vs. Chicago. He is tied with Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (six games vs. Philadelphia) for the longest current TD streak in the league against one opponent to start a career.
– Lacy’s 29-yard run on the opening drive of the game was his longest of the season.
– WR Jeff Janis recorded a 64-yard kickoff return in the second quarter, his second straight game with a kickoff return of 60-plus yards (70-yarder at Minnesota in Week 11). He became the first Packer to post a kickoff return of 60-plus yards in back-to-back games since WR Robert Brooks in 1993 (Oct. 3-Oct. 10).
– WR Randall Cobb posted six receptions for 74 yards (12.3 avg.), giving him a catch in 51 consecutive regular-season games. That moves him past Don Hutson (1941-45) and Paul Coffman (1979-82) and into a tie with Greg Jennings (2009-12) for the fifth-longest streak in franchise history.
– RB James Starks caught four passes on the evening, giving him a career-high 30 receptions for the season. His previous high was 29 grabs in 2011.
– C JC Tretter started the first game of his NFL career.
– CB Quinten Rollins posted the first sack of his pro career when he brought down QB Jay Cutler for an 11-yard loss in the third quarter.
– P Tim Masthay placed two punts inside the 20-yard line, his career-high fourth straight game with two or more punts inside the 20.
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