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Packers vs. Bears Halftime Update: Green Bay leads 21-7 after lightning delay

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The Packers took control of the game early and weathered a literal storm as they lead the Bears 21-7 at the half.

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30 minutes are in the books with 30 to play. The Green Bay Packers are trying to defeat the Chicago Bears this evening and move to 3-1 on the season. A win would also give the Packers the all-time lead in the series against the Bears.

Without both starting tackles, the Packers jumped out to a quick 14-0 lead. The team scored quickly on the opening drive of the game, with Aaron Rodgers throwing a short touchdown to Davante Adams, then got a huge play from Clay Matthews on the team’s first defensive snap. Matthews sacked Mike Glennon, forcing a fumble which Jake Ryan recovered. Three plays later, Rodgers hit Randall Cobb for another short score.

At the end of the first quarter, however, there was a 47-minute delay in the game, as there was lightning spotted in the area. Not long after returning to the field, the Packers got their third score of the game. Following a Ha Ha Clinton-Dix interception off Glennon, Aaron Rodgers hit Jordy Nelson on a 58-yard bomb, which was followed up by a short touchdown run by rookie running back Aaron Jones to make the score 21-0.

The Packers suffered several more injuries in the first half, however. Starting running back Ty Montgomery reportedly has broken ribs and is out for the rest of the game, while his backup, Jamaal Williams, injured his left leg. The team saw a trio of players who contribute at inside linebacker leave the field as well — Blake Martinez, Joe Thomas, and Josh Jones — but Martinez and Jones were both able to return before halftime.

The Bears did get a touchdown at the very end of the second quarter, however, as Glennon led the Bears down the field and hit Kendall Wright for a touchdown with eight seconds left. The Bears will receive the opening kickoff of the second half.

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