The Chicago Bears’ second game of the season against the rival Green Bay Packers didn’t go as hoped for Bears fans. The Bears looked good in their opening drive, establishing a nice run game and a creative flea flicker throw to WR Equanimeous St. Brown. The drive ended with a short touchdown run from QB Justin Fields, giving the Bears the lead 7-3. However, this would be the last time they would have the lead.
A second effort came in the fourth quarter when the Bears pounced on a fumble, kicked a field goal, and forced another stop. The momentum unfortunately ended when Fields was stopped short of the goal line on a fourth down rush, questionably from the shotgun formation.
Overall Reaction: Bears lose to Packers 10-27
A pretty ugly game from the Bears in general. Fields and the offense struggled to get first downs all game, due to poor pass protection and receivers being unable to create separation. Fields rarely had opportunities to throw the ball and the run game diminished quickly after falling down early, although Fields himself also was not perfect. He failed to escape the rush multiple times despite his mobility and missed a few throws, although none of the misses were absurdly impactful. One of the lone bright spots was RB David Montgomery, as he bounced back for a massive game, rushing 15 times for 122 yards.
On the other side of the ball, the Bears defense struggled to contain the Packers’ run game as the Packers’ two running backs, Aaron Jones and A.J. Dillon, broke off long chunks the whole game. Rookie S Jaquan Brisker continued his stellar play, ending the day with 7 solo tackles (10 total) and LB Trevis Gipson led the way with two big sacks.
On the special teams side of things, K Cairo Santos also bounced back from the rainy game last week, hitting a 44 yard field goal along with an extra point kick.