Green Bay Packers Still Own Chicago Bears, Win Easily on Sunday Night Football

The Green Bay Packers can relax a little bit. After a disastrous Week 1 showing against the Minnesota Vikings, the team reasserted itself as one of the dominant teams in the NFC North with yet another beatdown of their long-time rival the Chicago Bears. With Sunday Night's 27-10 win, the Packers took their seventh straight victory against the Bears and quickly quelled concerns that their offense was no longer the force that led the team to two straight top-seeded finishes in the NFC.

Nothing sets the Packers right like beating on the Bears. After last week's 23-7 no-show against the Vikings, the Packers played a complete game in Week 2. Running back Aaron Jones overwhelmed the Bears on the ground and through the air, combining for 170 yards from scrimmage and two touchdowns on only 18 touches. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers looked more comfortable thanks to the returns of wide receiver Allen Lazard and offensive lineman Elgton Jenkins, and he returned to his famously efficient ways, throwing for 211 net yards on his 28 dropbacks. The totals may not seem eye-popping, but the Packers simply didn't need all that much from their four-time MVP. 
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The Bears generated some optimism by topping the San Francisco 49ers in monsoon-like conditions in Week 1, but they crashed down to earth in more typical weather at Lambeau. Quarterback Justin Fields struggled in particular, managing a minuscule 48 net yards passing on 14 dropbacks to go along with an interception. Even an impressive 180 team rushing yards on 27 carries couldn't help him; the Bears stumbled to a mere 11 first downs and a 1/7 third down conversion rate. Suddenly, the good vibes in Chicago have evaporated, and the Bears look poised for another long, long season.

In Week 3, the Green Bay Packers travel to face the 2-0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a pivotal NFC clash, and the Chicago Bears host the 1-1 Houston Texans.  

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