Recap: Green Bay Packers Defeat Bears In Chicago, 27-17

The game had a funny ending with a touchdown return by the Chicago Bears called back by a holding penalty that no one except the official saw, but the Bears didn't protest it either. Overall it was a dominant performance by the Green Bay Packers with over 100 yards more in total offense and they had the ball for 15 minutes more than the Bears.

The only notable injury was RT Bryan Bulaga who has a knee injury. I'm not sure how serious it is, but it doesn't look good. RT Marshall Newhouse played well in his place, which was better than I expected after he had an inconsistent preseason. Overall the offensive line did a great job run blocking for RB Ryan Grant (they didn't give James Starks much help for some reason) and allowed only 2 sacks and 2 quarterback hits of the game.

QB Aaron Rodgers threw his first INT of the season, but it was another great game for him with a QB rating of 111.4 and his first 3 touchdown game against the Bears. 

The run defense was a rock. Matt Forte only had 2 yards on 9 attempts. The pass defense allowed over 300 yards, but grabbed 2 INTs (plus another called back on a roughing the passer). It was a rough game for S Charlie Peprah taking over for Nick Collins. He didn't impress me this preseason either, and I wouldn't be surprised if he's feeling some pressure already to keep the starting job.

Morgan Burnett had big games against the Saints and the Panthers, and he followed them up by intercepting Jay Cutler twice. The pass rush was led by DE Jarius Wynn with 2 sacks, but I'll give him two assists. On his first sack, Bears LG Chris Williams left him unblocked. On his 2nd sack, NT B.J. Raji drove Williams into LT J'Marcus Webb, and Wynn came free untouched for the sack.

On offense, Jermichael Finley had a career game with 3 touchdown receptions and the Bears didn't have an answer for him. Greg Jennings caught nearly everything thrown his way and set a personal best with 9 receptions in the game.

They lost their regular season game in Chicago last season, so this was an accomplishment and it keeps them tied with the Lions at 3-0 for the division lead.

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