Packers’ defense shines in opening win over Bears, 10-3

Todd Rosenberg, NFL
Todd Rosenberg, NFL

CHICAGO – The Packers’ defense was the star of the show on opening night Thursday, as Green Bay kept Chicago out of the end zone and left Soldier Field with a 10-3 victory.

The Packers’ defense fended off the Bears’ late chance to tie the game when former Chicago safety Adrian Amos intercepted Bears QB Mitch Trubisky in the end zone on a third-down throw from the Green Bay 16 with 1:58 left.

Packers LB Preston Smith added his second sack of the game on Chicago’s last-ditch drive from deep in its own territory on fourth down with 1:02 left to seal the win. Green Bay’s defense had five sacks in all.

The turnover left Trubisky was just a 62.1 passer rating, on 26-of-45 for 228 yards.

The Packers didn’t have a whole lot going on offense either, but they did enough. A long pass to WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling in the first half set up Green Bay’s lone touchdown, and the Packers added a long drive for a field goal that started from their own 6-yard line in the fourth quarter.

QB Aaron Rodgers was 18-of-30 for 203 yards with a TD pass, to TE Jimmy Graham, for a 91.4 passer rating. Valdes-Scantling had four catches for 52 yards and Davante Adams added four grabs for 36. Aaron Jones had 13 carries for 39 yards.

Bears RBs Mike Davis and David Montgomery combined for 37 yards on 11 carries. WR Allen Robinson had seven catches for 102 yards and RB Tarik Cohen added eight receptions for 49 yards.

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