Just when the Green Bay Packers were about to ask beleagured (thanks Martellus Bennett) team physician Dr. In one whirling motion, he hugged Aaron Rodgers so hard it looked like it might crack the former MVP’s already-dodgy collarbone.
The Green Bay Packers would love nothing more than to have Aaron Rodgers return this season and lead a deep playoff run. With Montgomery and Williams providing a more than competent run game, Hundley just needed to play mistake-free football while keeping the defense honest with his arm. The third-year veteran responded with the best performance of his career.
A 94-yard touchdown pass from Goff to Robert Woods with 9:23 left in the third quarter turned a two-point Rams lead into a 16-7 cushion and seemed to pump life into an offense that struggled in the first half. But on third-and-10 from their own 36, Inman couldn’t corral Trubisky’s pass over the middle that could’ve extended the drive.
“We got the right coverage we wanted, took out the safety, he had a great double move on the outside, and I just put it where he could get it”, Trubisky said.
In his Bears debut, new receiver Dontrelle Inman caught a team-best six passes for 88 yards in the 23-16 loss to the Packers at Soldier Field on Sunday.
Airing it out: Mitch Trubisky’s 35 pass attempts and 297 yards Sunday both were career-highs for the second-overall pick, but things weren’t ideal. His quarterback rating was 58.3. A more ideal ratio is what was called against the Bears.
In that game against the Lions, it didn’t matter in the Packers sent five, seven, or all 11 defensive players, they could not get to Stafford. He completed 18 of 25 passes even though his hamstring tightened. Kyle Long, who was deemed healthy enough to suit up for the game, played a grand total of one play, blocking on a field goal late in the second quarter.
The difference in demeanor was clear.
The opening drive of the third quarter had the Packers start at the Chicago 46 thanks to a personal foul penalty on the final snap of the first half and Davis returned the kickoff 34 yards.
There were flaws, too. The possession started on Green Bay’s 8 after Trevor Davis inexplicably field a punt on his goal line.
Unfortunately, the Bears couldn’t pull out the win. I thought we did a great job. “We have to ride the wave”.
“Every indication that we had was that he scored, and if anything he would be at the 1 or inside the 1 instead of I think they spotted the ball originally at the 3”, Fox said. If anything, Sunday was a step in the right direction. When you’re down a running back and your personnel groups, and you wanna run the ball and action in your passing game, your quarterback has to handle that.
The Bulldogs were again without senior captain Makai Mason, who missed all of a year ago and has yet to get in a game this season, and 6-foot, 9-inch Jordan Brunch.