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Going up two scores put Packers in command vs. Bears

10-play, 90-yard TD drive consumed almost half of the third quarter

RB Aaron Jones
RB Aaron Jones

GREEN BAY – The first chance the Packers had to make it a two-score game Sunday at Soldier field, they took it.

So the 10-play, 90-yard touchdown drive early in the third quarter of the 24-14 victory stands as a good choice for the Chevy Drive of the Week.

Green Bay led 10-7 at halftime when the defense forced a Chicago punt on the opening possession of the third quarter.

Taking over on their own 10-yard line, the Packers got rolling quickly with an 11-yard pass to WR Davante Adams and a 28-yard run by RB Aaron Jones. That got Green Bay across midfield in just two plays, and they kept grinding away from there.

Jones ran twice for 6 yards, setting up a third-and-4 on which Adams drew a defensive pass interference penalty on the Bears for an automatic first down. A 9-yard pass to TE Marcedes Lewis and a 1-yard run by RB AJ Dillon moved the chains again.

Then a 4-yard completion to TE Josiah Deguara and a 5-yard run by Jones set up third-and-1 from the Chicago 22-yard line. QB Aaron Rodgers found Jones in the flat with a swing pass that he turned upfield for a 10-yard gain, and the next throw went to Jones as well, on a check-down in the open field. After making a tackler miss, Jones waltzed into the end zone to cap the 6-minute, 54-second drive for a 17-7 lead.

The Packers led by two scores for the first time to take command, and even though the Bears cut the deficit to three points in the fourth quarter, Chicago never got the ball back again down by only one score.

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