13-point fourth quarter lifts Packers
GREEN BAY — A 13-point fourth quarter helped propel the Green Bay Packers to a 26-10 win over the Chicago Bears on Thursday night at Lambeau Field.
Entering the fourth quarter, the Packers led just 13-10. Aaron Rodgers was solid for Green Bay, going 39 for 56 for 326 yards and three touchdown passes. It’s just the second time in his career that Rodgers has attempted more than 50 passes in a single game. His career high is 61 in a game last year.
Rodgers had two touchdown passes in the fourth quarter and one in the third quarter. Davante Adams reeled in two of Rodgers’ touchdown passes and led the Packers with 13 receptions for 132 yards. Randall Cobb had 95 receiving yards and a touchdown pass on 11 receptions.
The Packers limited Chicago’s passing game, as Chicago had two different quarterbacks go 4 for 11. Brian Hoyer had 49 pasing yards and Matt Barkley had 44 passing yards and an interception.
The Packers took a 3-0 lead in the first quarter thanks to a 32-yard field goal by Mason Crosby. The Bears tied the game up at 3-3 with a 39-yard field goal by Connor Barth before Crosby then sank a 40-yarder for a 6-3 halftime lead.
The Bears took their only lead of the game in the third quarter when Chicago recovered a fumble in the end zone for a touchdown. The Packers then went ahead, 13-10, when Adams had a 5-yard touchdown reception from Rodgers.
Ty Montgomery led Green Bay with 60 rushing yards.