The Chicago Bears were hoping to come out of their bye week on a high note, but Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers had other ideas as they blew out the Monsters of the Midway 41-25 on Sunday night.
The Packers got off to a red-hot start on offense, scoring on their first two possessions of the game. Davante Adams hauled in a touchdown pass, giving him a six-game scoring streak, to put the Packers in front in the first quarter, and Marcedes Lewis capped off a nine-play, 75-yard drive with a touchdown early in the second quarter to put the Packers in front 13-3.
The pain was just beginning for the Bears however, as the Packers scored a pair of touchdowns with 1:14 of game time to open up a 24-point lead. Allen Lazard hauled in a touchdown grab with 4:34 remaining in the half, and then Preston Smith recovered a Mitchell Trubisky fumble to put Green Bay in front 27-3 late in the frame.
The Bears did score a touchdown with just 19 seconds remaining in the half, with Robinson grabbing a pass from Trubisky, but the Bears couldn’t keep up the momentum, as Trubisky threw an interception into triple coverage on Chicago’s second series of the third quarter.
A quick four-play drive was all the Packers needed, with Rodgers hitting Robert Tonyan for his fourth touchdown pass of the evening to put Green Bay in front by 24 points.
Jamaal Williams scored another touchdown late in the third quarter, but the Bears responded on their next drive as Trubisky drove the team down the field on a 13-play, 65-yard scoring drive. He capped it off with a six-yard completion to Robinson, but Chicago remained behind by 24 points with 12 minutes to go in the game.
The Bears did get one more touchdown from David Montgomery, but it wasn't enough as the Packers secured their 100th victory in the all-time series between the teams.
After yet another defeat, the now 5-6 Bears will take on the Detroit Lions next week at Soldier Field. The Bears defeated the Lions in the teams’ Week 1 matchup, and the Lions will be playing their first game after the firing of their general manager and head coach after a Thanksgiving loss to the Texans.
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10:17 p.m.: Davante Adams Recovers Onside Kick
Comeback hopes are likely officially dashed now.
10:13 p.m.: Montgomery Scores Another Touchdown as Bears Slowly Chip Away
It's almost certainly too little too late, but the Bears have scored again with 3:21 left in the game, with David Montgomery scoring on a screen pass behind a bunch formation in the red zone.
After a two-point conversion pass to Darnell Mooney, it's a 41-25 game.
9:53 p.m.: Robinson Notches Touchdown Number 2 in the Game
The Bears get another touchdown on the board early in the fourth quarter, as Robinson gets open and scores his second touchdown of the game. The Bears now trail 41-17.
9:49 p.m.: Jamaal Williams Gets in on the Act
The Packers have scored yet another touchdown, with Jamaal Williams doing the honors on a touchdown run up the middle. It's now 41-10, and the rout is on at Lambeau.
9:25 p.m.: Rodgers Tosses Another Touchdown Pass
In a tale as old as time, the Packers immediately capitalize on a Bears mistake, as Green Bay scores on a four-play drive. Rodgers rolls out and finds a wide open Robert Tonyan for a 39-yard touchdown, and it's 34-10.
If you have any Thanksgiving leftovers left, it may be a good time to heat it up.
9:21 p.m.: Trubisky Intercepted Again
Perhaps looking to top his throw into double coverage that was picked off in the end zone, Trubisky attempted to throw into triple coverage at midfield, and he is intercepted again.
9:13 p.m.: Bears, Packers Trade Unsuccessful Drives to Start Half
The Bears failed to capitalize on their momentum to start the second half, with their drive quickly sputtering out, but the defense held firm for the first time against the Packers' offense, taking advantage of a holding penalty to keep Green Bay.....at bay.
8:45 p.m.: Trubisky, Bears Convert on Red Zone Chance Late in Half
With just 19 seconds remaining in the half, Trubisky finds Allen Robinson in the end zone, and the Bears have trimmed the lead to 27-10 just before the break.
Outside of the one interception, Trubisky has had a decent evening, completing 11-of-17 passes for 107 yards and a touchdown.
The Bears will get the ball to start the second half.
8:26 p.m.: Packers Force Trubisky Fumble, Score Another Touchdown
The Packers get to Trubisky in the backfield and force a fumble, and Preston Smith grabs the ball and scampers into the end zone for the easy score. With 3:11 left in the half, it's 27-3 Packers, and things are quickly going from bad to......extra bad.
8:09 p.m.: Trubisky Picked Off in End Zone
The Bears were marching down the field thanks to back-to-back first downs by Allen Robinson, but Mitchell Trubisky tries throwing to a double-covered Darnell Mooney, and the pass is picked off.
7:59 p.m.: Bears Down 13-3 After Another Packers Touchdown
Rodgers gets his second touchdown pass of the game, this time finding Marcedes Lewis for the easy score. Crosby knocks through the extra point this time, and it's 13-3 early in the second quarter.
7:44 p.m.: Bears Respond With Field Goal
The Bears got a massive 57-yard run from David Montgomery, but their drive stalled out in the red zone as Cole Kmet and Allen Robinson failed to come down with passes that could have scored touchdowns for Chicago.
Cairo Santos knocks through a short field goal, and it's 6-3.
7:36 p.m.: Packers Seize Early Advantage
Aaron Rodgers goes 5-of-7 for 38 yards, and Aaron Jones rushes for 33 yards on the opening drive as the Packers grab the lead. Rodgers finds Davante Adams for an easy touchdown, with Adams scoring a TD for the sixth consecutive game.
Mason Crosby misses the extra point, but it's 6-0 Green Bay.
7:21 p.m.: Bears to Make Change on the Offensive Line
Sam Mustipher will slide into the starting center role for the Bears this week, with Cody Whitehair getting moved to guard for the crucial contest against the Packers.
Alex Bars will also play in the guard spot, with Charles Leno Jr. (who was hampered this week with an injury) and Germain Ifedi serving as the tackles trying to protect Mitchell Trubisky.
Akiem Hicks, Nick Foles Inactive for Bears
The Bears will be without one of their key defensive players on Sunday night, as defensive tackle Akiem Hicks won’t be on the field as he continues to deal with a hamstring injury.
Hicks has three and a half sacks and 39 tackles in 10 games this season, but suffered the hamstring injury during the Week 10 loss to the Vikings.
As expected, the Bears will also be without quarterback Nick Foles, who hurt his hip during the loss against Minnesota. Mitchell Trubisky was already named the team’s starter for Sunday’s game, and Tyler Bray will back him up after being activated from the practice squad Saturday.
Safety Sherrick McManis, offensive lineman Lachavious Simmons, wide receiver Javon Wims and linebacker Trevis Gipson are all inactive for the Bears.
For the Packers, they will be without cornerback Josh Jackson and kick returner Tyler Ervin, but wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling will all be active for the game.
Bears vs. Packers: How to Watch Sunday Night Football
Here’s how to watch the Sunday showdown, which will be nationally televised on NBC 5 Chicago.
ere's how to watch Bears-Packers in Week 12:
When: Sunday, Nov. 29, at 7:00 p.m. CT
TV channel: NBC
Live stream: NBCSports.com
Radio: WBBM 780AM, 105.9 FM
The usual Sunday Night Football crew is not on the Bears-Packers game, they were set to call the Ravens-Steelers game on Thanksgiving that's been postponed.
Instead, the legend Mike Tirico will handle play-by-play, while Tony Dungy serves as an analyst. And the great Kathryn Tappen will join the broadcast team on the sideline.
Bears’ Mitchell Trubisky Felt ‘Blindsided’ by Benching, but Eager for New Opportunity
Mitch Trubisky disappeared into the backup role astonishingly fast for a player who has been under extreme scrutiny for three and half years in Chicago.
“It reminded me of college a little bit when I was back in that role as a backup. Just like when you’re not in the starter role people aren’t paying attention to you as much. They’re not catering to how they want you to get better or evolve, so there was a little bit where I felt like I was on my own,” Trubisky said Friday.
After winning an intense quarterback competition in August, Trubisky was feeling positive about his start to the 2020 season, which included an improbable fourth quarter comeback in Detroit and two impressive touchdown throws against the Giants (plus another one that was dropped). But the leash was shorter than anyone realized, as a missed deep ball and an early third quarter interception against the Falcons in Week 3 led Bears head coach Matt Nagy to pull his starter in favor of Nick Foles.