Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers

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Game Information
Location: Lambeau Field Green Bay, Wisconsin
Attendance: 78,362

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) The Green Bay Packers keep finding ways to win despite more key injuries.

The Chicago Bears never recovered from a miserable start by quarterback Mike Glennon.

Aaron Rodgers threw four touchdown passes, and the injury-riddled Packers converted three turnovers into scores in an eventful 35-14 victory over the mistake-prone Chicago Bears on Thursday night.

Rodgers connected with Davante Adams and Randall Cobb on short touchdown passes to help build a 21-0 lead in the second quarter of a game delayed 45 minutes by lightning between the first two periods. The Packers overpowered the Bears down the stretch to slog out a win as intermittent rain fell at Lambeau Field.

"We knew were going to get into a grind of a game. The turnovers were huge for us," coach Mike McCarthy said.

The Packers (3-1) lost two more key players to injuries. Adams left the field on a stretcher after getting hit in the head during a tackle by Danny Trevathan in the third quarter. Running back Ty Montgomery was knocked out in the first quarter with a chest injury.

But the Packers capitalized on an awful start by Glennon, who accounted for four turnovers.

"The number one thing I obviously have to fix is the turnovers," Glennon said.

He fumbled on his first snap on a strip sack by Clay Matthews. Rodgers hit Cobb for a 2-yard touchdown pass three plays later for a 7-0 lead.

The rout was on.

Glennon fumbled on his next series, too, but the Packers couldn't score on that drive.

It was only a matter of time because the mistakes kept mounting.

Glennon threw his second interception with 2:54 left in the third quarter. Six plays later, receiver Jordy Nelson caught his second touchdown pass, an 8-yarder from Rodgers, to make it a 28-point lead.

"This was a big character win for us," Rodgers said. "It's been a next-man-up, no-excuses policy."

Rodgers was 18 of 26 for 179 yards. He picked apart the Bears (1-3) on short, quick passes, a game plan in part necessitated by a patchwork offensive line. The Packers played without starting tackles David Bakhtiari and Bryan Bulaga, and their three backup tackles are already on injured reserve.

The injury to Adams cast a pall late in the third quarter. The game was delayed for about 5 minutes while medical personnel tended to the receiver, who gave a thumbs-up signal as he was wheeled off the field.

The Packers said Adams was conscious and taken to a hospital for evaluation for possible head and neck injuries, and that he had feeling in all of his extremities.

"The news I was given on Davante - everything looks positive. That's a great sign," McCarthy said.

Green Bay at least gets a long weekend to rest after another costly week on the field. Both the Packers and Bears were coming off overtime wins Sunday.

For Chicago, questions from Bears fans will persist about whether coach John Fox should turn to No. 2 overall pick Mitchell Trubisky at quarterback following another lackluster night for Glennon. He finished 21 of 33 for 216 yards and one touchdown.

"Obviously a very poor performance. I think it starts at the top. We got outcoached, we got outplayed in every area," Fox said.

MILESTONES

The Packers are 95-94-6 against the Bears, their first lead in the series since 1933. It's the oldest rivalry in football, dating to 1923. ... Matthews' sack on Glennon in the first quarter was the 75th of his career, breaking the franchise record since 1982 held by Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila.

RUN IT UP

Bears: Jordan Howard ran for 53 yards on 18 carries, including a 3-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.

Packers: Rookie Aaron Jones, a fifth-round draft pick, had a team-high 49 yards on 13 carries and a 2-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. He was the only active running back left on the roster with Montgomery and backup Jamaal Williams (knee) both knocked out of the game.

NATIONAL ANTHEM

Players, coaches and other staffers locked arms on the sidelines during the national anthem. Many fans at Lambeau Field cheered and chanted "USA! USA!" while a large American flag was unfurled at midfield before the anthem.

Packers players released a statement this week saying they would intertwine arms before the game as a show of unity. They asked fans to join in the stands and at home, though it didn't appear that many fans locked arms. Many people in the crowd held up small flags during and after the anthem.

UP NEXT

Bears: Host the Minnesota Vikings on Oct. 9.

Packers: Visit the Dallas Cowboys on Oct. 8.

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1st Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Bears Packers
09:49 Davante Adams 5 yd pass from Aaron Rodgers (Mason Crosby kick) 0 7
08:56 Randall Cobb 2 yd pass from Aaron Rodgers (Mason Crosby kick) 0 14

2nd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Bears Packers
04:48 Aaron Jones 2 yd run (Mason Crosby kick) 0 21
00:08 Kendall Wright 5 yd pass from Mike Glennon (Connor Barth kick) 7 21

3rd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Bears Packers
04:09 Jordy Nelson 4 yd pass from Aaron Rodgers (Mason Crosby kick) 7 28

4th Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Bears Packers
14:54 Jordy Nelson 8 yd pass from Aaron Rodgers (Mason Crosby kick) 7 35
06:01 Jordan Howard 3 yd run (Connor Barth kick) 14 35

Team Stats
  Chicago Green Bay
1st Downs 20 17
Total Yards 308 260
Passing 205 169
Passing Completions/Attempts 21-33 19-27
Yards/Pass 6.0 5.8
Rushing 103 91
Rushing Attempts 30 24
Yards/Rush 3.4 3.8
Turnovers 4 0
Fumbles Lost 2 0
Interceptions Thrown 2 0
Possession 31:51 28:09

Chicago Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Mike Glennon 21 33 218 6.6 1 2

Green Bay Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Aaron Rodgers 18 26 179 6.9 4 0
Brett Hundley 1 1 0 0.0 0 0

Chicago Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Jordan Howard 18 53 2.9 1 16
Benny Cunningham 5 26 5.2 0 12
Tarik Cohen 6 24 4.0 0 7
Mike Glennon 1 0 0.0 0 0

Green Bay Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Aaron Jones 13 49 3.8 1 11
Ty Montgomery 5 28 5.6 0 11
Jamaal Williams 4 11 2.8 0 4
Aaron Ripkowski 1 4 4.0 0 4
Aaron Rodgers 1 -1 -1.0 0 -1

Chicago Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Kendall Wright 4 51 12.8 1 22
Zach Miller 2 45 22.5 0 29
Deonte Thompson 5 44 8.8 0 15
Josh Bellamy 3 36 12.0 0 15
Tarik Cohen 4 24 6.0 0 8
Jordan Howard 2 10 5.0 0 7
Dion Sims 1 8 8.0 0 8
Markus Wheaton 0 0 0.0 0

Green Bay Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Jordy Nelson 4 75 18.8 2 58
Randall Cobb 4 44 11.0 1 26
Martellus Bennett 6 39 6.5 0 26
Davante Adams 2 13 6.5 1 8
Aaron Ripkowski 1 6 6.0 0 6
Jamaal Williams 1 2 2.0 0 2
Lance Kendricks 1 0 0.0 0 0

Chicago Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Adrian Amos 7 1 0 0
Danny Trevathan 6 7 0 0
Kyle Fuller 4 1 0 0
Leonard Floyd 3 0 1 1
Christian Jones 3 2 0 0
Pernell McPhee 2 0 1 9
John Timu 2 1 0 0
Jonathan Bullard 1 0 0 0
Marcus Cooper 1 0 0 0
Eddie Jackson 1 0 0 0
Bryce Callahan 0 1 0 0
Benny Cunningham 0 0 0 0
Eddie Goldman 0 2 0 0
Akiem Hicks 0 2 0 0
Charles Leno Jr. 0 0 0 0
Zach Miller 0 0 0 0
Roy Robertson-Harris 0 1 0 0
Mitch Unrein 0 2 0 0
Willie Young 0 2 0 0

Green Bay Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix 8 0 0 0
Morgan Burnett 6 3 0 0
Josh Hawkins 5 0 0 0
Blake Martinez 5 2 0 0
Clay Matthews 3 0 1 13
Kentrell Brice 3 1 0 0
Nick Perry 3 1 0 0
Damarious Randall 3 2 0 0
Quinton Dial 2 2 0 0
Josh Jones 2 1 0 0
Jake Ryan 2 3 0 0
Ahmad Brooks 1 0 0 0
Ricky Jean Francois 1 0 0 0
Kevin King 1 0 0 0
Kenny Clark 0 1 0 0
Marwin Evans 0 0 0 0
Lance Kendricks 0 0 0 0
Dean Lowry 0 1 0 0
Aaron Ripkowski 0 0 0 0
Quinten Rollins 0 0 0 0
Joe Thomas 0 0 0 0

Chicago Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
No interceptions.

Green Bay Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
Kentrell Brice 1 11 0
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix 1 3 0

Chicago Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Deonte Thompson 1 27 27.0 0 27
Benny Cunningham 1 25 25.0 0 25

Green Bay Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
No kick return stats.

Chicago Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Tarik Cohen 2 7 3.5 0 9

Green Bay Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Trevor Davis 1 5 5.0 0 5

Chicago Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Connor Barth 0 1 0.0

Green Bay Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
No kicking stats.

Chicago Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Patrick O'Donnell 3 147 59

Green Bay Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Justin Vogel 5 238 62