CHICAGO, IL – In a game that kicked off the NFL’s 100th anniversary, the league’s two oldest rivals played a old-fashioned defensive game right out of it’s glorious past as the Green Bay Packers defeated the Chicago Bears 10-3 Thursday.
After firing Super Bowl winning head coach Mike McCarty and questions surrounding Aaron Rodgers’ relationship with rookie head coach Matt LaFleur, Green Bay and Rodgers put all the doubts and critics to rest as the former two-time NFL MVP and Super Bowl quarterback went 18 of 30 for 203 yards, one touchdown–a eight-yard TD pass to tight end Jimmy Graham–and eight rush yards.
Coming into the game, many experts picked the Bears to take over as the new kings of the NFC North. Too bad that Rodgers and the Packers re-vamped defense didn’t get the memo as they sacked Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky five times.
Trubisky finished the game in completing 26-of-45 passes for 228 yards and one interception while adding another 11 yards rushing.
Both teams combined for ten sacks and a match fitting of the league’s centennial season, as both clubs failed to get into any real form of offensive rhythm. With the win, Rodgers improved to a career record of 18-5 and Green Bay improved to 22-5 in their last 27 meetings vs. Chicago at Solider Field.