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The Bears beat the Packers 24-21 in a record second quarter, with 45 points combined making it the highest score in the 100-year history of the NFL’s oldest rivalry; Green Bay would keep Chicago just three points down in the second half

Last updated: 12/13/21 6:45 am


Aaron Rodgers and Aaron Jones celebrate one of the two touchdowns of the third quarter of the running back for Green Bay

Aaron Rodgers threw for 341 yards and four touchdowns, Davante Adams took two and scored 121 yards, while the Green Bay Packers clashed with a 45-30 win over the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field on Sunday night.

Game history

The Packers were actually 27-21 down at half-time – Chicago found the endzone with three major goals in a frantic second quarter – but Green Bay limited their NFC North rivals to just three points after the break, coming courtesy of nothing more than a consolation goal in Cairo Santos with just over a minute left.

The Packers, meanwhile, took control of the game with Aaron Jones’ run-and-catch touchdown just a minute later in the third quarter.

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Defeat for the Bears (4-9) represents their seventh defeat in eight games, while streak wins for the Packers (10-3) keep them firmly in contention for the No. 1 of the NFC, with the conference- major Arizona Cardinals (10-2) have yet to play on Monday.

Leading statistics

bears

  • Passes: Justin Fields, 18/33, 224 yards, 2 TDS, 2 INT
  • Running: Justin Fields, nine courses, 74 yards
  • David Montgomery, 10 courses, 42 yards
  • Reception: Damiere Byrd, two holds, 76 yards, 1 TD

packers

  • Passes: Aaron Rodgers, 29/37, 341 yards, 4 TD
  • Run: AJ Dillon, 15 courses, 71 yards
  • Aaron Jones, five courses, 35 yards, 1 TD
  • Reception: In front of Adams, 10 tricks, 121 yards, 2 TDs

Score summary

Score summary

FIRST FOURTH
door 3-0 Packers Cairo Santos 23-yard basket
SECOND FOURTH
port 10-0 Packers Justin Fields 46 yard TD passes to Jakeem Grant (extra point)
bears 10-7 packers Aaron Rodgers TD passes from two yards to Allen Lazard (extra point)
bears 10-14 packers Rasul Douglas 55-yard interception return for TD (extra point)
port 17-14 Packers Justin Fields 54 yard TD passes to Damiere Byrd (extra point)
bears 24-14 Packers Jakeem Grant 97-yard punt return for TD (extra point)
bears 2421 packers Aaron Rodgers goes from 38 yard TD to Front Adams (extra point)
port 27-21 Packers Cairo Santos to the basket from 44 yards
THIRD QUARTER
bears 27-28 packers Aaron Jones run from three yards (extra point)
bears 27-35 packers Aaron Rodgers from 23 yards passes to Aaron Jones (extra point)
bears 27-38 packers Mason Crosby 20-yard basket
FOURTH FOURTH
bears 27-45 packers Aaron Rodgers from three yards passes to Front Adams (extra point)
bears 30-45 Packers Cairo Santos 43-yard basket

Key Reproductions

After Chicago took the lead 3-0 thanks to a Santos field goal from 23 yards, the game came to life with a record second quarter: the Bears beat 24-21, with 45 combined points giving it made the fourth-highest-scoring in the 100-year history of the NFL’s oldest rivalry.

Receiver Jakeem Grant had 182 total yards for Chicago in the match and represented two of their scores in the second quarter as he had a 46-yard catch-and-run to the endzone and later more than doubled that effort with overtime. 97 yard punt return TD.

The Bears and Packers combined for five over 35-yard touchdowns in the second quarter, the first time two teams have done so since 1951. After Grant’s opening score put the Bears up 10-0. , Rodgers found Allen Lazard. for just two TD yards before Rasul Douglas then returned a Justin Fields 55-yard interception for a pick-six score that propelled the Packers ahead for the first time.

Chicago returned. Fields first atoned for his earlier mistake when he found Damiere Byrd in the middle and the receiver ran away for a 54-yard touchdown, as Grant’s punt return suddenly put the Bears ahead 24-14 in the final two minutes. of the first half. That, however, was still enough time for Rodgers to find Adams in the endzone for the first time in the match and for Santos to kick a late field goal for Chicago.

Santos would shoot between the posts once again in the fourth period, but they would be Chicago’s only points in the second half. Green Bay, down 27-21 at half-time, beat the hosts 17-0 in the third quarter, while boasting a 151-8 lead in clear yards.

The Packers opened the second half with a nine-play, 75-yard drive topped off by a three-yard score from Jones. Then, after a Fields stripsack on Chicago’s next possession, Rodgers found Jones in the air this time for a 23-yard TD.

Green Bay would further increase their lead with a Mason Crosby field goal, before Rodgers again found his favorite Adams target in the endzone in the fourth quarter to clinch a convincing win.

What’s next?

Washington and Dallas are both facing further NFC East division matches next Sunday, with Washington traveling to Philadelphia to face the Eagles.

The Cowboys, meanwhile, head to New York to take on the Giants as they try to clinch the division title with a win.

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