4:15 PM ET, September 25, 2011
Soldier Field, Chicago, IL
Aaron Rodgers fuels Packers as sloppy, inefficient Bears fall again
CHICAGO -- Aaron Rodgers wasn't sure how to rate this one.Never mind that the Green Bay Packers took control from the start and won again at Soldier Field to remain unbeaten."We just won a big division game against a rival on the road, and I think there's a feeling that we could have played a little better," he said.
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Just Not Enough
In 2010, Aaron Rodgers struggled (for him) against a small Bears pass rush. But on Sunday, he made Chicago pay when it brought four or fewer rushers.
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Packers OT Bryan Bulaga left with a bruised left knee early in the game and did not return. ... Chicago's franchise low for yards rushing in a game is 1 at the Los Angeles Rams on Oct. 26, 1952. The Bears' record for fewest attempts is 11 -- at Minnesota in 2009 and Philadelphia in 1994.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.7||5.6|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||3-5||1-2|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||0|
|TD||11:29||Jermichael Finley 6 Yard Pass From Aaron Rodgers (Mason Crosby Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 8 plays, 80 yds, 3:35
|TD||12:07||Jermichael Finley 7 Yard Pass From Aaron Rodgers (Mason Crosby Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 7 plays, 60 yds, 3:43
|TD||8:16||Dane Sanzenbacher 4 Yard Pass From Jay Cutler (Robbie Gould Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 7 plays, 80 yds, 3:48
|FG||1:56||Mason Crosby 37 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 11 plays, 61 yds, 6:21
|FG||0:53||Robbie Gould 25 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 7 plays, 73 yds, 1:02
|FG||6:36||Mason Crosby 28 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 8 plays, 53 yds, 4:29
|TD||12:54||Jermichael Finley 10 Yard Pass From Aaron Rodgers (Mason Crosby Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 44 yds, 3:14
|TD||11:56||Kellen Davis 32 Yard Pass From Jay Cutler (Robbie Gould Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 1 plays, 32 yds, 0:00
NEXT LEVEL: Jay Cutler and Roy Williams entered Sunday as one of just 10 passing duos in the NFL with a perfect completion percentage on a minimum of four passing targets this season. The two had previously connected on 4 of 4 passes for 55 yards in the first two weeks. The chemistry fizzled on Sunday as Cutler finished 0 of 4 on passes targeted at Williams resulting in one defended pass and two interceptions.
NEXT LEVEL: Aaron Rodgers finished Sunday 7 of 8 when throwing to tight end Jermichael Finley. Rodgers is now 15 of 17 when targeting Finley this season. Entering Sunday, the Rodgers to Finley connection had the highest completion percentage (85.3 percent) among any quarterback-tight end combo with at least 30 attempts since the start of last season.
NEXT LEVEL: Jay Cutler was just 2 of 8 with two interceptions when throwing at least 15 yards downfield Sunday. It's the 6th straight game against the Packers Cutler has thrown an interception of that length, including the 2010 NFC Championship Game.
NEXT LEVEL: The Bears ran the ball 12 times Sunday and six of those attempts went for negative yardage. Entering Sunday, only 14.6 percent of the Bears' rushing attempts since the start of last season went for negative yardage, not including kneel downs.
ESPN Stats & Information