Packers suffer loss to Chicago Bears at Lambeau Monday, 27-20
GREEN BAY (WITI) — The Green Bay Packers fell to the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field, with a final score of 27-20.
Monday’s game was the first meeting between the teams on Monday Night Football in Green Bay since 1997 and the third ever at Lambeau Field.
Monday night marked game No. 187 in the NFL’s oldest rivalry.
The Packers have won six straight and eight of the last nine meetings against the Bears (including playoffs). Green Bay has swept the season series in three of the last four seasons (2009, 2011-12).
Seven of the last 10 meetings between the Packers and Bears (including postseason) have been decided by eight points or less.
The game against Chicago was the second of back-to-back NFC North contests for Green Bay.
The Chicago Bears have a new coach this season. Marc Trestman is in his first year as Bears’ head coach. He was the head coach of the Canadian Football League’s Montreal Alouettes for five seasons (2008-12) and led the club to back-to-back Grey Cup championships in 2009-10.
The teams last met at Soldier Field in Chicago on December 16th, 2012. The Packers won, 21-13.
QB Aaron Rodgers connected on 23 of 36 passes for 291 yards and three TDs with no INTs for a 116.8 passer rating.
All three of Rodgers’ TD passes were to WR James Jones, a career high for him and the fourth multi-TD game of his career.
In Green Bay’s 44-31 victory last Sunday night at Minnesota, the Packers received a spark from a pair of long touchdowns within just over two minutes of each other in the second quarter.
With just over 3:30 remaining in the first half, QB Aaron Rodgers found WR Jordy Nelson for a 76-yard TD pass. Just over two minutes later, rookie CB Micah Hyde returned a punt 93 yards for a touchdown.
For the Packers, it marked just the second time in franchise history that they had a 75-yard TD catch and a 90-yard punt return for a TD in the same game.