Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers still own the Chicago Bears. Following a 24-14 win, Rodgers is now 22-5 against the Bears during his career, including playoffs. The Packers moved to 5-1 on the season and now have complete control over the NFC North.
The end result was positive, but the game didn’t start well for the Packers. The offense ended up punting on their first drive after reaching the opposing team’s 36-yard line. They were then forced to watch the defense surrender an 80-yard touchdown drive to rookie quarterback Justin Fields. However, that was one of only two scoring drives for Chicago, who ran the ball well but were never able to impose their will.
Rodgers was sacked three times, but it didn’t stop him from scoring three touchdowns and leading the Packers to their fifth straight win. Rodgers’ performance was enough to make him our first standout in Week 6.
Any time Rodgers does the belt celebration, you can assume it was a good day for the offense. Rodgers didn’t eclipse 200 yards passing, but he did complete 17 of his 23 pass attempts in a very efficient outing. Rodgers’ last touchdown came with only four and a half minutes remaining on a 6-yard scramble to put his team up by 10 points. Rodgers posted his highest QBR of the season at 80.3, and he did it against one of the best defenses in the NFL.
Garvin is quietly having a good season as a rotational outside linebacker. With Za’Darius Smith on injured reserve, Garvin is seeing an increased workload and making the most of it. Garvin was in hot pursuit of Fields on a third-down play during the second quarter and eventually tracked the Chicago quarterback down for a sack. At the start of the second half, Garvin was there to stop Fields on another third down. When Fields attempted to run up the middle after the play broke down, Garvin was there to limit it to a 2-yard gain and force another punt.
Lowry has played well in back-to-back weeks. He totaled four pressures and had a hand in on a sack last week against the Cincinnati Bengals. This week, Lowry sacked Fields using one hand. While still engaged with a blocker, Lowry showcased his brute strength to finish the play. The sack resulted in a 10-yard loss and put the Bears offense out of field goal range. For the most part, Lowry also did well defending the run game with a few nice stops for minimal gains. He posted a new season-high for tackles with five on the day.
Matt LaFleur was nervous when Clark limped off the field during the first quarter. However, Clark did return and went on to have another dominant performance, especially on the final drive to help secure the win. Down by 10, Chicago’s offense moved the ball to Green Bay’s 32-yard line with just a few minutes remaining in the game. It looked like the Bears were destined to score until Clark burst through the line on both first and third down for a pair of game-changing sacks. Collectively, Clark’s sacks resulted in a loss of 23 yards for Chicago’s offense, which forced a fourth-and-long that they couldn’t convert. Both plays by Clark proved to be the dagger as the Packers’ offense ran the clock out.
From good pass protection to a touchdown catch and nearly 6.0 yards per carry, Jones did a little bit of everything to help his team win. Jones showed his toughness against a physical defense, finishing with 110 yards of total offense. During the Packers’ first offensive drive of the second half, Jones got the ball rolling with a 28-yard run. His receiving skills were also on display during that sequence when he caught a 12-yard touchdown to cap off a 90-yard drive. Jones tied his career-high (4) for receiving touchdowns in a single season, and it shouldn’t take long for him to set a new mark in the coming weeks.