Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears

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Game Information
Location: Soldier Field Chicago, Illinois
Attendance: 61,285

CHICAGO (AP) The Green Bay Packers finally found a way to win without Aaron Rodgers. All they had to do was show up at Soldier Field.

Brett Hundley threw for 212 yards and a touchdown, Nick Perry had three sacks and the Packers beat the Chicago Bears 23-16 on Sunday to snap a three-game losing streak.

Hundley, starting his third game for an injured Aaron Rodgers, threw a 17-yard touchdown to Davante Adams to make it 23-13 with 5:29 to play, and the Packers (5-4) hung on to beat the Bears (3-6) for the eighth time in nine games.

"It feels amazing," Hundley said. "It's truly amazing, especially a rivalry game. There was a lot going into this game. I just thank the team. Not only the offense, the offensive line, receivers, running backs - but the defense played their butts off, too."

Hundley completed 18 of 25 passes - even though his hamstring tightened during the game - to help the Packers win their eighth straight at Soldier Field counting the playoffs. He also became the first Green Bay starting quarterback other than Brett Favre or Rodgers to win against the Bears since Don Majkowski on Dec. 17, 1989.

"Today, he had more opportunities," coach Mike McCarthy said. "The two prior games, the sample size wasn't the size it was today."

Though he got sacked five times, Chicago's Mitchell Trubisky threw for a career-high 297 yards. The No. 2 overall draft pick hit Josh Bellamy for a 46-yard touchdown early in the fourth quarter, but the Bears dropped their second in a row after winning back-to-back games.

"I thought statistically and poise-wise, in handling situations, I thought his play was probably the best to date," coach John Fox said. "Was it perfect? No. It seldom is. But I was impressed with the young guy."

The win was Green Bay's first since a narrow victory at Dallas on Oct. 8. A week later, Rodgers got driven to the turf by the Vikings' Anthony Barr in a loss at Minnesota week and the Packers haven't been the same since.

Ty Montgomery ran for a 37-yard touchdown in the second quarter, but sat out the second half because of a rib injury. That left the Packers without their top two running backs after Aaron Jones hurt his knee in the first quarter.

Green Bay shut down the Bears' run game, holding Chicago to 55 yards rushing. Jordan Howard ran for 54 on 15 attempts.

The Bears had a replay challenge backfire in a big way as they were threatening to score in the second quarter. And the offense stalled after Mason Crosby missed a 35-yard field with just over a minute left, giving Chicago one final chance.

THE CHALLENGE

The Packers led 10-3 in the second quarter after Montgomery went untouched through the line for his big TD run.

The Bears were then driving deep in Green Bay territory when their replay challenge near the goal line backfired in a huge way.

Benny Cunningham was ruled out at the 2 after turning a short pass into a 23-yard gain. The Bears challenged the spot, with Fox thinking at the time that it was a touchdown. Worst-case scenario: He figured they would have first-and-goal.

He did not envision this.

Replay officials ruled Cunningham didn't have control when he hit the pylon, and with the ball landing out of bounds, Green Bay took over at the 20.

The Bears didn't lose a timeout, since the call was overturned, though that's a loss they would have gladly taken. Fox screamed at line judge Bart Longson after the ruling and the crowd continued to boo as the Packers took possession.

But Cunningham said the call was correct.

"When I watched the review, I felt like they made the right call," he said. "Just a bad play on my part. The refs got it right."

COMMUNICATION BREAKDOWN

McCarthy blamed poor communication by himself for the Packers wasting a timeout at the end of the first quarter.

Green Bay had a fourth down at its own 29. Hundley called time with 5 seconds left even though he could have just let the game clock expire.

"I didn't make it clear what we trying to get done there," McCarthy said.

INJURIES

Packers: Hundley didn't sound too concerned about his hamstring, saying, "You figure it out and you keep playing." ... McCarthy had no update on Montgomery and Jones. ... S Morgan Burnett sat out with a groin injury.

Bears: The Bears held out RG Kyle Long (finger). With Long out, Cody Whitehair started at right guard and Hroniss Grasu at center. ... LB Danny Trevathan (calf) and TE Dion Sims (illness) were inactive.

UP NEXT

Packers: Host the Baltimore Ravens on Nov. 19.

Bears: Host Detroit Lions on Nov. 19.

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1st Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Packers Bears
07:20 Mason Crosby 40 yd FG 3 0
02:15 Connor Barth 45 yd FG 3 3

2nd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Packers Bears
11:41 Ty Montgomery 37 yd run (Mason Crosby kick) 10 3
00:00 Connor Barth 44 yd FG 10 6

3rd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Packers Bears
10:16 Mason Crosby 24 yd FG 13 6

4th Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Packers Bears
13:09 Mason Crosby 50 yd FG 16 6
10:39 Josh Bellamy 46 yd pass from Mitchell Trubisky (Connor Barth kick) 16 13
05:29 Davante Adams 19 yd pass from Brett Hundley (Mason Crosby kick) 23 13
03:19 Connor Barth 49 yd FG 23 16

Team Stats
  Green Bay Chicago
1st Downs 18 14
Total Yards 342 323
Passing 182 268
Passing Completions/Attempts 18-25 21-35
Yards/Pass 6.5 6.7
Rushing 160 55
Rushing Attempts 37 17
Yards/Rush 4.3 3.2
Turnovers 0 1
Fumbles Lost 0 1
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Possession 33:53 26:07

Green Bay Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Brett Hundley 18 25 212 8.5 1 0

Chicago Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Mitchell Trubisky 21 35 297 8.5 1 0

Green Bay Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Jamaal Williams 20 67 3.4 0 7
Ty Montgomery 6 54 9.0 1 37
Brett Hundley 2 16 8.0 0 17
Aaron Jones 3 12 4.0 0 6
Randall Cobb 4 8 2.0 0 6
Aaron Ripkowski 2 3 1.5 0 2

Chicago Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Jordan Howard 15 54 3.6 0 25
Tarik Cohen 1 1 1.0 0 1
Benny Cunningham 1 0 0.0 0 0

Green Bay Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Davante Adams 5 90 18.0 1 42
Randall Cobb 3 52 17.3 0 38
Jordy Nelson 3 20 6.7 0 14
Ty Montgomery 2 14 7.0 0 7
Aaron Ripkowski 1 12 12.0 0 12
Lance Kendricks 1 9 9.0 0 9
Richard Rodgers 1 8 8.0 0 8
Jamaal Williams 1 7 7.0 0 7
Aaron Jones 1 0 0.0 0 0

Chicago Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Dontrelle Inman 6 88 14.7 0 26
Josh Bellamy 2 57 28.5 1 46
Kendall Wright 5 46 9.2 0 12
Adam Shaheen 2 39 19.5 0 31
Benny Cunningham 3 32 10.7 0 23
Daniel Brown 2 23 11.5 0 16
Tarik Cohen 1 10 10.0 0 10
Hroniss Grasu 0 2 0.0 0 2
Tre McBride 0 0 0.0 0

Green Bay Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Davon House 8 0 1 8
Nick Perry 6 0 3 15
Mike Daniels 5 0 1 6
Josh Jones 4 0 0 0
Damarious Randall 3 0 0 0
Jake Ryan 3 0 0 0
Kenny Clark 2 0 0 0
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix 2 1 0 0
Kevin King 2 0 0 0
Marwin Evans 1 0 0 0
Kyler Fackrell 1 0 0 0
Dean Lowry 1 0 0 0
Blake Martinez 1 1 0 0
Clay Matthews 1 0 0 0
Jermaine Whitehead 1 0 0 0
Montravius Adams 0 0 0 0
Vince Biegel 0 0 0 0
Ahmad Brooks 0 0 0 0
Lenzy Pipkins 0 0 0 0
Aaron Ripkowski 0 0 0 0
Jamaal Williams 0 0 0 0

Chicago Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Nick Kwiatkoski 8 1 1 12
Adrian Amos 8 0 0 0
Christian Jones 8 1 0 0
Akiem Hicks 6 1 0 0
Kyle Fuller 5 0 0 0
Eddie Jackson 4 0 0 0
Leonard Floyd 3 1 0.5 4
Cre'von LeBlanc 2 1 1 10
Sam Acho 2 1 0.5 4
Mitch Unrein 2 0 0 0
Prince Amukamara 1 0 0 0
Pernell McPhee 1 0 0 0
Ben Braunecker 0 0 0 0
Eddie Goldman 0 2 0 0
DeAndre Houston-Carson 0 0 0 0
Patrick O'Donnell 0 0 0 0

Green Bay Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
No interceptions.

Chicago Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
No interceptions.

Green Bay Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Trevor Davis 2 51 25.5 0 34

Chicago Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Tarik Cohen 4 95 23.8 0 34
Benny Cunningham 2 33 16.5 0 19

Green Bay Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Trevor Davis 4 42 10.5 0 15

Chicago Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Tarik Cohen 1 8 8.0 0 8

Green Bay Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Mason Crosby 3 4 75.0 50

Chicago Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Connor Barth 3 3 100.0 49

Green Bay Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Justin Vogel 4 160 53

Chicago Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Patrick O'Donnell 5 241 59