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Week 2 Victory: Green Bay takes down 'Da Bears'


After a less than stellar Week 1 defeat at the hands of the Vikings, the Green Bay Packers are back on track after taking down the hated Chicago Bears 27-10. The win on Sunday evening, moving them to 1-1 overall, in front of a capacity Lambeau Field crowd, made it 7 straight wins in the oldest rivalry in the NFL for the Packers. In Fact, Green Bay has now won 17 of the last 20 meetings between the clubs dating back to 2012!

The win Sunday night gave us Packer fan's a look into how the blueprint for success will be this year; rely heavily on the running of Aaron Jones & AJ Dillon, and play a hair-on-fire style of defense.

The duo of Jones and Dillon combined for 33 carries for a total of 193 yards on the ground. Jones in particular had an outstanding game finishing with 15 carries for 132 yards and 1 TD. It was apparent that Coach LaFleur and Aaron Rodgers wanted to get their dynamic backfield more involved in the game, early and often. Jones did an outstanding job of hitting the hole and using his combination of speed and power to move the chains on just about every touch. His (Jones) ability to jump cut to make defenders miss the first tackle was on full display.

AJ Dillon with one of his 18 carries on the night. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)

The Defense gave up an opening drive touchdown, allowing Chicago to march 75 yards, on the Bears' first offensive series, but completely locked up after that. Justin Fields finished with a mere 70 yards passing while being contained for 20 yards rushing. The individual efforts by linebackers, Quay Walker and Preston Smith, to keep spying on Fields and not allow the QB to scramble were massive. Jaire Alexander sealed the game late with a diving interception of Fields.

The one area of concern however from the defense was giving up 122 yards rushing to David Montgomery. Chicago started to assert their will on the Pack in the late 3rd quarter by pounding the rock. The Bears mixed in some no-huddle, tempo offense that started to wear down the Green Bay Defense. Getting pushed around and bullied at times is an area that must be corrected as the weeks push forward.

All in all, it was a very solid outing from the Pack as they notch the 1st win of the 2022/23 campaign. They were able to establish their stars in the run department, which opened up throwing lanes for Rodgers and they played with a much better focus and intensity on the defensive side of the ball.

It's always a good feeling beating those stinkin' Bears!


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