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Rodgers’ six TD passes in first half tie NFL record; Packers-Bears postgame notes

Posted by Duke Bobber on November 10, 2014 – 1:26 am

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– The Packers improved to 6-3 on the season with a 55-14 victory over the Chicago Bears on Sunday night at Lambeau Field, Green Bay’s third straight victory against NFC North foes. It was Green Bay’s highest point total since scoring 55 vs. Tennessee on Dec. 23, 2012, and is tied for the third most in a game in team history. It was tied for the most by the Packers in Lambeau Field history.

- Green Bay’s 41-point margin of victory was the second highest against Chicago behind only the 49-point margin (49-0) vs. the Bears on Sept. 30, 1962.

- Including playoffs, the Packers have won nine of the last 10 meetings against Chicago.

- Green Bay improved to 22-7 all-time in Sunday night contests, a .759 winning percentage that ranks No. 1 in NFL history.

- The Packers have won their first game following the bye in each of the last six seasons. Under Head Coach Mike McCarthy, Green Bay is 8-1 in the game following the bye.

- Green Bay is now 12-1-1 in its last 14 NFC North regular-season games at Lambeau Field. The Packers improved to 3-1 on the season in divisional contests.

- Green Bay is off to a 4-0 start at home for just the second time in the last 12 seasons (also 2011). It marks only the Packers’ sixth 4-0 start at home since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger (1996-97, 2001-02, 2011).

- The Packers’ 42 points in the first half were the third most in a first half in franchise history and the most since the team posted 49 vs. Tampa Bay on Oct. 2, 1983.

- Green Bay’s 42-point halftime lead (42-0) tied the second-biggest halftime lead in league history (also 42 points by the Packers vs. Tampa Bay in 1983, 49-7). The NFL record is 45 points by New England vs. Tennessee (45-0) on Oct. 18, 2009.

- The Packers will stay at home to host the Phildelphia Eagles next Sunday at 3:25 p.m. It marks the second straight season that the Eagles have visited Lambeau Field (Week 10 in 2013)

 

OTHER POSTGAME NOTES:
– Tonight’s paid attendance was 78,292, a new Lambeau Field record. It was the 305th consecutive regular-season sellout.

- QB Aaron Rodgers threw six touchdown passes in the first half, tying Raiders QB Daryle Lamonica’s NFL record (six vs. Buffalo on Oct. 19, 1969) for the most TD passes in a first half.

- Rodgers tied the franchise record for the most TD passes in a game (Rodgers, Matt Flynn).

- Rodgers became the first QB in NFL history to throw 10 TD passes and zero INTs against an opponent in a single season.

- Rodgers joins Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger as the only NFL quarterbacks to post two six-TD passing games since 2012.

- Rodgers’ TD pass to WR Jordy Nelson in the second quarter was his 16th career TD pass of 70-plus yards, the most in NFL history as he surpassed QBs Brett Favre and Peyton Manning (15 each) for the league record.

- Rodgers threw three TD passes of 40-plus yards, the most by a Green Bay quarterback in a game since Cecil Isbell threw four TD passes of 40-plus yards vs. the Chicago Cardinals on Nov. 1, 1942.

- Rodgers’ 315 passing yards in the first half was the second-best total in either half in his career (335, first half, vs. Washington, Sept. 15, 2013).

- Nelson now has three TD receptions of 65-plus yards on the season, the most by a Packer since WR Antonio Freeman had four catches of 65-plus yards in 1998.

- With a 40-yard TD catch in addition to his 73-yarder, Nelson now has five TD catches of 40-plus yards this season. No other receiver in the league has more than three in 2014.

- Nelson’s 889 receiving yards this season are the most by a Packer through nine games since Freeman’s 903 yards in 1998.

- WR Randall Cobb caught a TD pass in his sixth consecutive game, tied for the third-best streak in franchise history. The last Packer to catch a TD pass in six straight games was WR Sterling Sharpe in 1994.

- CB Casey Hayward’s 82-yard INT return for a TD was the longest interception return by a Packer since S Aaron Rouse’s 99-yarder for a TD vs. Indianapolis on Oct. 19, 2008.

- LB Clay Matthews’ first-quarter sack gave him 8.5 in his career against Chicago, his most against any opponent.

- DB Micah Hyde’s interception in the first quarter was the first of his career.


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Packers-Bears postgame chat transcript

Posted by Duke Bobber on November 10, 2014 – 12:34 am

You can read the transcript of the fan chat with Vic here:

If you don’t see the chat transcript above, click here.


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Sitton, Lang, Burnett all playing; Packers-Bears inactives

Posted by Duke Bobber on November 9, 2014 – 6:00 pm

The following players have been declared as inactive for Sunday night’s game between the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field:

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16 QB Scott Tolzien
39 CB Demetri Goodson
54 LB Carl Bradford
57 LB Jamari Lattimore
77 T Jamon Meredith
83 WR Jeff Janis
97 DT Luther Robinson

Starting lineup change: #58 Sam Barrington will start in place of #57 Jamari Lattimore at MLB.

Chicago Bears
20 CB Terrance Mitchell
52 LB Khaseem Greene
53 LB Darryl Sharpton
62 G/T Eben Britton
84 TE Blake Annen
91 DE David Bass
96 LB DeDe Lattimore


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Sunday’s Packers captains vs. Bears: Cobb, Peppers and Bush

Posted by Duke Bobber on November 9, 2014 – 3:30 pm

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As per team tradition, the Packers select game captains each week.  Today’s captains will be WR Randall Cobb (offense), LB Julius Peppers (defense) and CB Jarrett Bush (special teams).


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Morgan Burnett downgraded to questionable vs. Bears

Posted by Duke Bobber on November 8, 2014 – 3:00 pm

141108-burnettPackers safety Morgan Burnett (calf) is downgraded to QUESTIONABLE for Sunday’s game against the Bears. Click here to see the full injury report.


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News now! Packers at 2-2 following win over Bears

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on September 28, 2014 – 2:58 pm

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CHICAGO–The no-huddle was no problem for the Packers on Sunday, as Aaron Rodgers sliced and diced the Bears defense on the way to a 38-17 victory at Soldier Field.

Rodgers threw for four touchdowns (two each to Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb), 302 yards and a 151.2 passer rating. The Packers lost the battle of time of possession but won the quarterback battle decidedly, as Jay Cutler melted down after a fast start. Cutler threw two costly second-half interceptions, one to Clay Matthews and the other to Sam Shields.

Each team is left at 2-2.

 

 

 


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News now! Rodgers on fire; Packers lead after three

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on September 28, 2014 – 2:18 pm

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CHICAGO–Aaron Rodgers was on fire through three quarters of Sunday’s game at Soldier Field, leading the Packers to a 31-17 lead heading into the final quarter.

Rodgers quickly moved the ball down the field to start the second half, but a holding penalty forced a third-and-7 from the Bears 34 and Rodgers fired an apparent 34-yard touchdown pass, but it was nullified by another holding penalty, a second in the drive by center Corey Linsley. Now, from the 44, Rodgers threw short to Jordy Nelson, leaving Mason Crosby to attempt a 53-yard field goal. The kick was good and the Packers led, 24-17, with 10:57 to play in the third quarter.

The Bears roared back with a screen pass to Matt Forte that gained 25 yards. Forte went to the 99-yard rushing mark with a 19-yard run, and the Bears had a first down at the Packers 35. The Bears faced third-and-1 and Jay Cutler sneaked for a first down.

Then lightning struck in the form of a Cutler pass that was deflected into the hands of Clay Matthews, who returned the interception to the Bears 35. Cutler tried to fit the pass into a tight space, again.

On third-and-2, Rodgers threw to Nelson for a first down at the 12. On third-and-9 from the 11, Rodgers threw to Nelson for a touchdown that gave the Packers a commanding lead, 31-17.

An inexplicable Cutler pass was intercepted by Sam Shields and returned 52 yards to the Bears 11-yard line with 1:33 to play in the quarter. The Bears were on the move at the time. On third-and-7 from the 8, Rodgers threw short of the sticks at the 5. That’s when the quarter ended.

 

 

 

 

 


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TOP was the problem in the first half

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on September 28, 2014 – 1:30 pm

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Luke from Fitchburg, WI
Vic, are we going to learn a valuable lesson about how important time of possession is this week?

The first quarter was a lesson in it.

 
Morgan from Fort Collins, CO
Vic, can you please help me understand how the Packers’ run defense can be so suspect at times? I’m confused.

So am I. The holes in the line have been huge.

 
Dan from Verona, WI
I was never sold the Packers improved defense thus far. They have been up and down all season. This first half has been very disappointing as usual. Why can’t they stop the run?

Because they are getting blocked.

 
Danny from Concord, CA
The first offensive drive was just about all pass. Were the Bears inviting the pass with a single-high safety? Were these plays scripted or was this a case of taking what the defense gives you?

That first drive was almost certainly scripted. It happened so quickly I wasn’t able to take time to analyze what the Bears were doing. Since then, it appears the Bears are alternating single-high and double-high safeties. They’re trying to disguise their coverages.

 

Chad from Menasha, WI
Vic, that opening drive is what the no-huddle is supposed to be like, correct That was impressive.

Yeah, but you have to marry it with strong defense or the time of possession battle will be so lopsided you won’t have anything left in the tank in the fourth quarter.

 

Aaron from Raunds, UK
What scheme adjustment should have been made in order to allow Davon House to stay on his feet?

When the Bears go four and five-wide, you have no choice but to win the one-on-ones.

 

Ross from McFarland, WI
On the fourth-and-1 play, after the fumble is Cutler still considered a quarterback running with the ball, or a player who recovered a fumble?

I think he’s considered a quarterback until he’s paid minimum wage.

 

Tony from Santa Ana, CA
Vic, what’s your opinion of these calls the refs are calling?

The league is making a terrible mistake. The product is suffering. Vic to league: Stop, please.

 

Mike from Des Plaines, IL
Vic, we talk about establishing the run to build the passing attack, but it seems with Rodgers behind the center, it is the opposite. They must attack with the pass, and it creates holes for the run. Make them fear the pass, open gaps in the line and take the easy yards.

It’s working today, but TOP is the problem. You can’t keep putting a struggling defense back out on the field with limited rest and opportunity to resolve its problems.

 

Rocko from Racine, WI
This game will be won on a turnover. Neither defense can stop anything.

This is the shootout I expected last week.

 

Derek from Plymouth, MN
Vic, the tackling looks much better today so far. I’m not seeing a ton of grossly missed tackles. Am I seeing that correctly?

I saw Morgan Burnett miss a tackle on Matt Forte. Mostly, I’m seeing guys getting blocked.


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News now! See-saw first half ends with Packers leading

Posted by Mike Spofford on September 28, 2014 – 1:30 pm

140928-in-game-updates-2-300bCHICAGO — A back-and-forth first half ended with a wacky play that kept the Packers ahead, 21-17, at intermission on Sunday at Soldier Field.

The Bears regained the lead early in the second quarter on a 23-yard FG by K Robbie Gould, but they had a great opportunity for more. Facing third-and-goal from the 1-yard line, QB Jay Cutler’s pass to TE Martellus Bennett was incomplete, but Packers S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix was called for pass interference, giving Chicago a fresh set of downs from the 1.

A false start pushed the Bears back, though, and Cutler’s third-down throw for WR Alshon Jeffery in the back of the end zone was too high, leading to the FG for a 10-7 lead with 13:58 left in the half. That gave the Bears 13 minutes, 40 seconds of possession time on their first two drives of the game.

The Packers answered with their second TD drive of the half to take a 14-10 lead. Passes of 23 and 15 yards to WR Jordy Nelson — which put QB Aaron Rodgers over 25,000 career passing yards and Nelson over 5,000 career receiving yards — got the Packers across midfield.

Then Green Bay caught a break, as RB Eddie Lacy was stopped on third-and-2, but the Bears were called for “piling on,” and the unnecessary roughness penalty gave the Packers a first down at the Chicago 15. A 12-yard pass to WR Randall Cobb and a 3-yard TD toss to Nelson finished the drive with 10:11 left in the half.

The Bears came right back to take the lead again, though, driving 80 yards for another TD. Bennett’s 23-yard catch-and-run converted a third-and-7 to get Chicago into scoring territory. A 12-men-on-the-field penalty didn’t help the Packers’ cause, and Cutler finished the 10-play drive with an 8-yard TD pass to Jeffery. The drive consumed 6:21, giving the Bears 20:01 of possession time in three drives.

But the Packers answered again, recovering a Bears onside kick at the Green Bay 39 and then driving 61 yards for a go-ahead TD. Rodgers hit WR Davante Adams for 15 yards to start the drive, and Lacy caught an 11-yard checkdown to move the chains. Then on third-and-7, Cobb beat CB Isaiah Frey from the slot and hauled in a 22-yard TD pass, putting the Packers ahead 21-17 with 1:03 left in the half.

The Bears drove one more time into scoring territory, mostly due to two receptions by Bennett for 53 yards. On the final play of the half, from the 9-yard line, Bennett caught a pass near the goal line and was tackled as he tried to reach the ball over the goal line in the middle of the field. The Bears were out of timeouts and couldn’t stop the clock, which ran out.

The play was reviewed, and the ruling stood, so the half ended with the Packers ahead 21-17.

 

 

 

 


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News now! Packers, Bears tied, but Bears threatening

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on September 28, 2014 – 12:37 pm

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CHICAGO–One team moved slowly and the other one moved quickly, but they each scored touchdowns and the Packers and Bears were tied, 7-7, following one quarter of play at Soldier Field on Sunday, but the Bears were on the Packers 1-yard line as time expired.

The Bears were the first to take possession and quickly moved across midfield. From the Packers 37, Matt Forte gained 4 yards. A short completion from Jay Cutler to Forte left the Bears with third-and-4. Cutler scrambled for a first down and an illegal-hands-to-the-face penalty against Julius Peppers put the ball on the 14.

A Cutler-to-Forte gave the Bears a first down at the 3. On third-and-goal from the 6, Cutler threw to Brandon Marshall for a touchdown. Davon House fell as Cutler was throwing the ball. The drive was 80 yards in 15 plays, 8:30 in time of possession.

The Packers took possession at their 19-yard line and after a short completion to tight end Richard Rodgers, Aaron Rodgers hit his namesake for 43 yards. An up-tempo, no-huddle 17-yard completion to Jordy Nelson put the ball at the Bears 12. Another pass to Nelson moved the ball to the 2, from where Eddie Lacy scored on the only run of the drive. With 4:08 to play, the game was tied, 7-7, and the no-huddle was no problem.

Forte immediately kick-started the Bears’ next drive with a 17-yard run. The Bears were gashing the Packers with the run and had a first down at the Packers 44.

On fourth-and-1 from the Packers 35, Cutler fumbled the exchange, picked the ball up and ran for a first down. A personal foul on Sam Shields moved the ball to the 10. A Cutler completion to the 1 followed, and that’s where the first quarter ended.


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