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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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Packers-Bears inactives: WR Jarrett Boykin, DE Jared Allen inactive Sunday

Posted by Duke Bobber on September 28, 2014 – 10:30 am

The following players have been declared as inactive for Sunday afternoon’s game between the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field.

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11 WR Jarrett Boykin
16 QB Scott Tolzien
39 CB Demetri Goodson
54 LB Carl Bradford
59 LB Brad Jones
72 C Garth Gerhart

The Packers have just six inactive players because the current roster is at 52 players.

57 LB Jamari Lattimore will start in place of Jones.

Chicago Bears
27 CB Sherrick McManis
50 LB Shea McClellin
63 C/G Roberto Garza
68 G Matt Slauson
69 DE Jared Allen
72 T Charles Leno, Jr.
90 DT Jeremiah Ratliff

On defense, 93 DT Will Sutton starts for Ratliff, 97 DE Willie Young starts for Allen and 57 LB Jonathan Bostic starts for McClellin. On offense, 70 G Michael Ola starts for Slauson and 64 C Brian de la Puente starts for Garza.

Also, FB 43 Tony Fiammetta was cut by the Bears this week. His roster spot was taken by LB Darryl Sharpton, who is active for today’s game


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Nelson, Williams and Masthay are Sunday’s captains vs. Bears

Posted by Duke Bobber on September 28, 2014 – 8:00 am

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As per team tradition, the Packers select game captains each week.  Today’s captains will be WR Jordy Nelson (offense), CB Tramon Williams (defense) and P Tim Masthay (special teams).


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#PackersBusinessTrip: Behind-the-scenes photos from Chicago

Posted by Duke Bobber on September 27, 2014 – 8:39 pm

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Rodgers rallies Packers to NFC North title

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on December 29, 2013 – 6:32 pm

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CHICAGO–Aaron Rodgers completed a 48-yard touchdown pass to Randall Cobb with 38 seconds to play, and the Packers claimed their third consecutive NFC North title with a 33-28 win over the Bears at Soldier Field on Sunday.

Trailing 28-20, the Packers were in hurry-up mode when Aaron Rodgers became the Rodgers of old. He moved the Packers quickly into scoring territory with throws to Jordy Nelson and James Jones for a combined 46 yards. A pass to Andrew Quarless gained 22 yards to the Bears 6-yard line, from where Eddie Lacy ran the ball into the end zone to cut the Bears’ lead to 28-27 with 11:38 to play in regulation.

The Bears took possession at their 26.  Two runs by Matt Forte left third-and-two. Forte gained 10 yards to the Bears 45. Jay Cutler pitched consecutive completions and the Bears had a first down at the Packers 38.

On second-and-12, the Packers dropped Forte for a loss of five yards, bringing up a third-and-17 that would be the play of the game for the Packers defense with 6:38 to play; the game was on the line. Cutler’s bomb for Alshon Jeffery was knocked away by Sam Shields, forcing a punt that would be fair-caught at the Packers 12.

Dramatically, the game was in the hands of the man who was in his comeback from a broken collarbone. Aaron Rodgers and the Packers needed a field goal to win.

Lacy gained a couple, as the clock ticked under six minutes. The Packers would face third-and-2 and Lacy came up inches short on what was a controversial spot by Referee Clete Blakeman’s crew.

The Packers would go for it on fourth down and John Kuhn got the first down.

A wide receiver screen pass to James Jones gained 6. An incompletion, however, left third-and-6. Rodgers scrambled for a first down.

A pass to Nelson gained 7. Lacy gained 2; third-and-1, again. Lacy was stuffed for no gain and the Packers’ season was on the line at the 2-minute warning.

Rodgers threw to Nelson; first down at the 50-yard line. Time was now an issue, as the Packers were down to one timeout remaining.

On third-and-8, Nelson dropped a pass that would’ve gained a first down and have put Mason Crosby in field goal range. It would be fourth-and-8.

Are you ready for this?

Rodgers found a wide-open Randall Cobb for 48 yards and a touchdown, and the Packers had the lead, 33-28, with 38 seconds to play in regulation. The two-point try failed and the game was now in the hands of the Packers kickoff team and the defense.

Devin Hester’s return gave the Bears the ball at their 40. Cutler completed a pass to the Packers 45; :24 was left on the clock. A deep ball was incomplete in the end zone; :16 remained.

Cutler threw errantly over the middle; :10 remained to be played.

Shields intercepted Cutler’s next pass. The Packers were champs, again.


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Packers trail Bears, 21-20; Bears on the 5-yard line

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on December 29, 2013 – 5:47 pm

131229-in-game-updates-3a-300CHICAGO–The Bears were on the Packers 5-yard line and held a 21-20 lead when the third quarter ended at Soldier Field on Sunday.

Following a three-and-out to start the second half, the Packers allowed a 49-yard punt return by Devin Hester and the Bears began at the Packers 30-yard line.

Matt Forte found 15 yards up the middle. Forte converted third down with a 3-yard run to the 5. One play later, Forte cut back to his left and strolled into the end zone untouched. The Bears led, 14-13, with 10:46 to play in the third quarter. The drive was 30 yards in five plays.

Eddie Lacy broke loose on a 17-yard run that nearly went the distance. On third-and-1 from the Packers 46, James Starks tore through a huge in the middle of the Bears defense for 41 yards and a first down at the Bears 13. On third-and-four, Aaron Rodgers threw to Randall Cobb for a 7-yard touchdown that put the Packers back into the lead, 20-14, with 7:27 to play in the third quarter.

The Packers’ next kickoff was of the pooch, anti-Hester variety and left the Bears to begin at their 26-yard line. Three plays later, however, Sam Shields was burned by Alson Jeffery for a 67-yard bomb from Jay Cutler. Forte scored from a yard out with 5:04 to play in the third quarter and the Bears were back in the lead, 21-20.

Rodgers rallied back with an 18-yard pass to Jordy Nelson. The Packers were now in their no-huddle offense. An incompletion was challenged by Mike McCarthy, who lost the challenge. That left third-and-10 from the Packers 38. Rodgers threw incomplete and the Packers were forced to punt.

Forte ran for a couple of first downs and across midfield. Then Cutler dumped a pass into the left flat to a wide-0pen Forte, who gained 33 yards to the 8-yard line.


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