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Led by Rodgers, the Packers Cruised Past the Bears by a One-Sided 35-16 Win

The Green Bay Packers cruised past the Chicago Bears in a one-sided 35-16 win, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021 in Soldier Field in Chicago. They deployed a rushing game that produced 79 yards, one rushing touchdown, to support a Aaron Rodgers performance of 240 yards and four touchdowns.

Rodgers finished the game with four touchdowns, completing 19 of 24 passes. At the end of the day, he finished with 240 yards and zero interceptions, and a passer rating of 147.90.

The Packers deployed a rushing game led by Jamaal Williams and Aaron Jones. For the game, Williams carried the ball five times and rushed for 26 yards, leading to zero touchdowns. Jones supplemented by carrying the ball 11 times for a total of 42 yards. In the passing game, the Packers’ top receivers were Davante Adams and Marquez Valdes-Scantling. Adams caught six passes for a total of 46 yards, while Valdes-Scantling contributed with 87 yards from two passes.

The Packers were helped by a defensive effort that resulted in one sack, and two tackles for loss, to go along with one forced fumble, with zero defensive touchdowns.

On the losing side of the game, Mitchell Trubisky of the Bears ended the day with zero touchdowns, along with 252 yards, one interception, and a 81.80 passer rating.

The rushing game for the Bears was led by David Montgomery and Artavis Pierce. For the game, Montgomery rushed for 69 yards from carrying the football 22 times. Meanwhile Pierce carried the ball 1 times for a total of minus one yard. For the passing game, the top receivers for the Bears included Darnell Mooney and Allen Robinson. Mooney caught 11 passes for a total of 93 yards, while Robinson contributed with 37 yards from two passes.

In their loss, the Bears defense contributed with one forced fumble and three tackles to go along with one sack and no defensive touchdowns. This production from the Bears defense was not enough help get a win.

With the win, the Packers leave with a record of 13-3 for the season, while the Bears record for the season now stands at 8-8.