The 200th meeting between the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears was a memorable one, chalked full of drama. In the end, these five Packers ensured the team came out ahead to sweep the Bears in 2019.
Just like last week versus Washington, the game wasn’t a pretty win. The offense was inconsistent and outside of one quarter, struggled to find a rhythm. Much like the Week 1 game, the defenses led the way with a few explosive plays mixed in to get the ball moving.
The first half was a defensive struggle with neither team able to do much. The Packers missed on a few big plays early with Marquez Valdes-Scantling whiffing on what could have been a 75-yard touchdown. Geronimo Allison dropped what would have been a first down on the second drive.
The Packers defense was able to match the Bears defense, only allowing three points and holding what had been a hot Bears offense to minimal gains.
The second half started out with promise as the Packers dominated the third quarter, scoring two touchdowns and taking a 21-3 lead into the fourth quarter. But, the Packers were unable to put away the Bears and it came down to a stop at the two-yard line to pull out the eight-point win.
While not pretty, it is still a win and puts the Packers in the playoffs with the Rams’ loss to the Cowboys. The team is now guaranteed at least a wild-card spot with much higher seeding within reach. While congratulations are in order for head coach Matt LaFleur becoming the first Packers coach to reach the playoffs in his first year, the team still has work to do.
Here are five guys that helped sweep the Bears.