Aaron Rodgers had his first great game in the 2016 NFL season throwing three touchdowns in a 26-10 win over their rivals Chicago Bears. The win put Green Bay back in contention for the NFC North crown trailing the undefeated Minnesota Vikings (5-0) in the division.
The Bears dropped to 1-6 for the season and likely won’t make the playoffs again this season.
Rodgers registered 326 passing yards on 39 of 56 completions and had no interceptions in this game. He had a total of four interceptions the first five games of the season and the Packers were coming off a loss to the Dallas Cowboys, 30-16 in their last game.
The 32-year-old quarterback was criticized for failing to lead the Packers to a better start in the 2016 season and according to analysts, he looked “normal” in the first five games and not an elite QB he was expected to be.
“A lot of moving parts, a very satisfying victory at home,” Packers head coach Mike McCarthy stated to ESPN about the win, their third in four games at home this season.
Rodgers proved he could still be an elite player under center turning a 13-10 lead after the third quarter to a blowout in the fourth quarter. The Packers outscored the Bears, 13-0 in the final quarter.
Ty Montgomery rushed for 60 yards on 9 carries while Davante Adams had 132 receiving yards on 13 catches and Randall Cobb had 95 receiving yards on 11 catches for the Packers team that finally had a great game on both offense and defense.
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