By Nick Freimuth
The Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears players left standing after Thursday Night Football have to be looking over their shoulders. The injury bug has bit both squads so many times, players have to wonder who’s next. The Bears were down to their third string quarterback after Brian Hoyer broke his arm in the first half. The Packers were down to their fourth, fifth and sixth string running backs after Don Jackson injured his arm/hand in the first half.
The Packers pulled out a 26-10 victory where the defense regained form and allowed only three points. The Bears only touchdown came on a strip sack of Aaron Rodgers that was recovered in the end zone. Rodgers did have a solid night outside of the one turnover. He threw the ball an incredible 56 times for 326 yards and three touchdowns.
For the first time in franchise history the Packers had three receivers finish with ten-plus receptions. Davante Adams had a career night with his first multi-touchdown game and 13 catches along the way. Randall Cobb added 11 catches and Ty Montgomery snared ten receptions in the win. Montgomery also became the primary running back and tallied 60 yards on nine carries.
The win catapults Green Bay to (4-2) and into a ten day break before traveling to the red hot Atlanta Falcons next Sunday.
Photo By John Schopf