Packers outlast Bears for first win of the season

GREEN BAY – The Green Bay Packers began their second game of the season in much the same fashion as they began their first; flat on defense and in a hole early.

The difference between their first and second games, however, was their ability to right their ship immediately and keep punching, resulting in a 27-10 win at Lambeau Field.

A week ago, running back Aaron Jones had just eight touches (five rushes and two pass receptions) overall. Sunday night, Jones led the way with 15 rushes (for 132 yards and a touchdown) and three catches (for 38 yards and a touchdown).

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers was efficient even if he did not think so for the entire game Rodgers completed 19 of 25 passes for 234 yards and a pair of touchdown passes. Still, “the second half was frustrating, Rodgers told reporters after the game. “But it’s still tough to win in this league so I’m very happy.”

Rodgers finished with a 131.1 passer rating but was hoping for more efficiency from his team’s offense.

“I’m disappointed in the second half,” Rodgers added. “I screwed up the action on that fumble with A.J. (Dillon), and then Josh (Myers) had the brain fart and snapped it on one instead of two, and that kind of killed the momentum.”

The Packers held Bears quarterback Justin Fields to just 70 yards on 7-11 passing. Former Green Bay receiver Equanimeous St. Brown was Chicago’s leading receiver, catching just two balls for 39 yards.

Next week, the Packers travel to Tampa Bay to play the Buccaneers at 3:25pm (CT).

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