The Packers led wire to wire on Sunday afternoon, beating the Bears by two comfortable scores at Soldier Field
Thanks to a big win at Soldier Field, the Green Bay Packers are 3-0 while the Chicago Bears are in a bit of trouble in the NFC North. Aaron Rodgers put on a good performance, but Ryan Grant, Jermichael Finley and the Packers' run defense made life easy for him. Grant averaged 5.6 yards per carry, Finley caught three touchdowns and the Bears managed Just 13 rushing yards on the afternoon, as the Pack won by a final score of 27-17.
Matt Forte has gotten off to a decent start to the year and the Bears were supposedly committed to the run coming into the game, but the Bears got nothing going on the ground. Between Forte's ineffectiveness and the fact that the Packers led all game long, the home team ran the ball just 11 times while throwing 36 times.
The Bears looked like they had a chance to make a late comeback as Johnny Knox took a punt return to the end zone with less than a minute remaining, but the return was called back for holding. The call was suspect to say the least, but the Bears still would have needed to recover an onside kick and score again to extend or win the game.
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