No third downs needed to go up three scores

WR Allen Lazard finds end zone in return from injury

RB Aaron Jones, WR Allen Lazard

GREEN BAY – The Chicago Bears opened Sunday night's game with a touchdown drive on which they didn't have to convert a single third down.

The Packers returned the favor not once, but twice in the first half, and the second one is the Chevy Drive of the Week from the 27-10 victory.

Leading by 10 points, the Packers took over on their own 33-yard line with 3:10 left in the first half after the defense forced its third straight three-and-out.

RB Aaron Jones got it started with a 14-yard run around the left side and then, after RB AJ Dillon gained just a yard heading into the two-minute warning, Jones got free again for 15 yards on a screen pass to get the Packers inside the Chicago 40.

A 3-yard run by Dillon then preceded one of the few off-schedule plays of the night, as QB Aaron Rodgers stepped up and out of the pocket to buy time and find WR Randall Cobb with a dart to the sideline for 20 yards. That gave the offense a first down in the red zone.

A 9-yard pass in the flat to TE Robert Tonyan followed, and then Rodgers finished it off with a play-action fake and quick throw to WR Allen Lazard, whose outside-in move got him open at the goal line. The 5-yard score was a nice welcome back for Lazard, who missed Week 1 with an ankle injury, and it put the Packers up by three scores at 24-7.


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