The Bears received the opening kickoff, after the Packers won the coin toss and elected to defer their choice. On the second play of the game, Matt Forte cut back over the right side for 22 yards to the Bears 45-yard line. Two plays later, Jacquizz Rodgers rushed for a first down at the Packers 43.
On third-and-4, Jay Cutler hit Alshon Jeffery on a drag route over the middle for 25 yards to the Packers 12. Following a false-start penalty, the Bears faced second-and-11 from the 13. Cutler threw to Forte for 5 yards. Cutler was sacked by B.J. Raji on third down and Robbie Gould booted a 28-yard field goal with 9:28 to play in the first quarter.
Rookie Ty Montgomery returned the ensuing kickoff 41 yards to the Packers 39. Quickly, Aaron Rodgers faced a third-and-3. His pass for Davante Adams was wide of the mark and the Packers were forced to punt.
The Packers regained possession at their 23 with 5:25 to play in the quarter. Rodgers found Richard Rodgers over the middle for 20 yards. A 16-yard run by Eddie Lacy put the Packers at the Bears 31. On third-and-1, Rodgers sneaked for a first down at the 20. Rodgers faced a third-and-3 from the 13. He found James Jones on the far left side of the end zone and the Packers led, 7-3, with :43 to play in the quarter.
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