Inexperienced BAY, Wis. — The Environmentally friendly Bay Packers honored Brett Favre on Thursday, but Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears’ defense ruined the celebration.
Cutler, who was 1-11 against the Packers as Chicago’s quarterback, led the Bears to a massive upset of 1st-spot Eco-friendly Bay, seventeen-13 at wet Lambeau Discipline.
At halftime, the Packers unveiled Favre’s identify beneath the north end-zone scoreboard along with the other five players whose quantities were retired. Corridor of Fame quarterback Bart Starr, who has battled severe wellness concerns, also appeared to a thunderous ovation.
Nonetheless, for the first time in thirteen games against the Packers as the Bears’ quarterback, Cutler did not toss an interception.
“It is massive,” Cutler mentioned. “It’s been a enjoyable week for me. The Sunday match, and possessing a infant on Monday and turning all around and actively playing on Thursday, I think that absolutely everyone is searching ahead to heading home and investing some time with family members.”
Chicago’s defense experienced two takeaways, and they ended up equally enormous. The 1st established up a initial-fifty percent landing. The next arrived with three:19 remaining in the sport.
With the Packers trailing 17-13 and obtaining reached midfield, Rodgers fired a slant to Davante Adams. The vast receiver, however, was knocked off his route by basic safety Chris Prosinski, and cornerback Tracy Porter grabbed the interception.
“It was a slant route and I threw it on time, and (Adams) ran into the basic safety that was coming down to get (restricted stop) Richard (Rodgers),” Aaron Rodgers mentioned. “So it was a present interception there for Porter.”
Green Bay (7-4) acquired 1 far more chance, getting above at its 20-property line with 2:45 remaining. Even so, the travel finished with a fourth-down incompletion from the Chicago eight-property line.
What we uncovered about the Packers:
1. Jordy Nelson’s torn ACL turned a vaunted passing assault into a group that is a prolonged way from mediocre. While slot receiver Randall Cobb experienced a big recreation with six catches for 74 yards, Davante Adams caught two of eleven passes for fourteen yards, with one of his two drops being a potential touchdown in the first quarter. James Jones caught none of the six passes thrown his way. “No excuses, guy,” Jones said. “Catch the ball. Which is our work, we are receivers — capture it.”
two. With the passing attack in these kinds of a funk, the Packers want to lean far more on their working match. Soon after a miserable four-match stretch, running again Eddie Lacy has rebounded with again-to-again a hundred-yard hurrying games. On a evening when Rodgers averaged four.seven yards for every passing attempt, Lacy averaged 6.two yards for every have, and the 1-two punch of Lacy and James Starks piled up 144 yards on 24 carries. “Every single sport strategy I’ve at any time put together begins with the operate sport,” Packers mentor Mike McCarthy mentioned.
3. McCarthy has preached the relevance of situational football all period. It just has not demonstrated up. The Packers have been three-for-11 on 3rd down. They haven’t been at even 50 percent in a match considering that the 7 days 1 contest at Chicago. Green Bay has been very good in the red zone for most of the season but went -for-2, such as the pivotal failure at the stop of the recreation, when it couldn’t get the ball into the end zone after having very first-and-aim from the 8. How often are the Packers heading to score a touchdown in 100 attempts from the eight? “A hundred,” guard T.J. Lang explained.
And so on.
–QB Aaron Rodgers’ amusing bone was no laughing subject. Throughout the third quarter of Environmentally friendly Bay’s reduction to Chicago, the Packers quarterback chased down an errant shotgun snap and was tackled by Bears LB Lamarr Houston. Rodgers immediately clutched his remaining hand as he jogged off the area, and backup QB Scott Tolzien instantly grabbed his helmet and started to heat up. Eventually, Rodgers failed to miss any time, but he plainly wasn’t 100 %. “I missing emotion in my hand for a excellent part of the sport there in the 3rd quarter, fourth quarter,” Rodgers explained. “I’m waiting around to get it back again in a few fingers, but it is Okay in the 1st a few.”
–RB Eddie Lacy has again-to-again one hundred-lawn games following dashing for only seventy eight yards throughout a 4-game stretch. He obtained a hundred yards on 22 attempts vs. Minnesota previous week, then carried 17 moments for a hundred and five yards and additional a twenty five-property touchdown reception Thursday against Chicago. Nevertheless, he fumbled at the conclude of a fifteen-garden run, with Chicago turning that giveaway into a landing. “Really frustrated, particularly because they scored right after it,” Lacy explained. “When you happen to be in any situation exactly where you have to carry the ball, what you never want to do is fumble. I didn’t see the man driving me. I should’ve just kept it with two hands and just went to the ground and reside to engage in the up coming play. But when you fumble, it’s not a very good experience.”
–WR James Jones didn’t catch any of the six passes thrown his way a week soon after a 100-yard obtaining overall performance at Minnesota. Jones said he should have caught the third-and-objective pass that would have provided the profitable factors in the final moment. “I dropped it. Period. It sucks, guy,” Jones stated. “You allow your staff down. We experienced an possibility to earn the game, and I dropped the ball.”