Packers rally from 20-point deficit to win opener

Packers-Bears postgame notes

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PACKERS TOP BEARS IN SEASON OPENER

  • The Packers posted the second-largest comeback win in team history at Lambeau Field (21 vs. New Orleans on Sept. 17, 1989), coming back from a 20-point deficit to top the Chicago Bears, 24-23, on Sunday night. It was just the fifth time in franchise history that Green Bay posted a comeback win of 20-plus points.
  • Sunday marked the first time in franchise history that the Packers won after trailing by 17-plus points entering the fourth quarter (per the Elias Sports Bureau).
  • Green Bay has now won 11 straight games at Lambeau Field in the month of September.
  • The Packers have won five consecutive regular-season games against Chicago and 15 of the last 17 meetings.
  • Green Bay has now won six straight home openers (2013-18). 
  • The Packers will stay at home in Week 2 for another NFC North matchup, hosting the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, Sept. 16, at noon (CDT). It marks the first time since 2003 that Green Bay has opened the season with back-to-back home games against NFC North foes.

OTHER POSTGAME NOTES

  • Tonight's paid attendance was 78,282, the 335th consecutive regular-season sellout at Lambeau Field.
  • QB Aaron Rodgers posted a 130.7 passer rating (20 of 30, 286 yards, three TDs), his sixth regular-season game since 2008 with a 125-plus passer rating against the Bears. No other NFL quarterback has more than one against Chicago over that span. His six career games with a 125-plus rating are the most by any QB in NFL history against the Bears (min. 15 att.), with three being the second most (John Brodie, Fran Tarkenton).
  • The Packers improved to 17-4 (.810) against the Bears with Rodgers as the starting quarterback (including postseason).
  • WR Randall Cobb led the team with a career-high 142 receiving yards on nine catches (15.8 avg.), including the game-winning 75-yard TD catch that was the longest reception of his career.
  • Cobb's receiving-yardage total was the most by a Packer in a season opener since WR James Lofton recorded 154 yards receiving at Houston on Sept. 4, 1983.
  • WR Davante Adams posted five receptions for 88 yards (17.6 avg.) and a TD, giving him a TD reception in four straight games against Chicago (five receiving TDs over that span).
  • WR Geronimo Allison's 39-yard TD catch in the fourth quarter was the longest TD reception of his career.
  • S Kentrell Brice's sack of QB Mitchell Trubisky in the first quarter was the first of Brice's career.
  • CB Josh Jackson became the first Green Bay rookie cornerback to start in Week 1 since Sam Shields in 2010.

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