With another successful season in the making, the Green Bay Packers are shaping up to win the NFC North again for the third year in the row. The Packers are driving closer to that goal after a statement 24-14 win against the Chicago Bears.
The intensity that comes with the Packers/Bears rivalry always makes things interesting. Once again, it was a showdown between the Packers and Bears as the Packers were determined to put away their bitter rivals.
Aaron Rodgers had another spectacular performance with 17/23 attempts, 195 yards, and three total touchdowns (two passing and one rushing).
Rodgers had a heated moment after his rushing touchdown by yelling “I still own you” after Bears fans flipped him off. It was a fun moment to witness unless you’re a Bears fan.
The entire offense was in rhythm in that game. Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon bulldozed their way through the defense with 13 carries, 76 yards, and one receiving touchdown from Jones, and 11 carries and 59 yards from Dillon. Jones and Dillon have become a dynamic duo in the backfield.
The receiving group also contributed to the offensive production. Though star receiver Davante Adams didn’t score, he was still a huge playmaker. Allen Lazard also got in on the action by scoring the first touchdown in the first quarter. It was a very productive day for the Packers offense.
While the Packers defense showed signs of weakness at certain points, they have shown great improvement in this game. The defense did a much better job pressuring the QB with two sacks from Kenny Clark and one from Dean Lowry. Coverage in the secondary was also better with Rasul Douglas and Eric Stokes. The overall effort was inspiring as they held the Bears to 277 yards of offense, which is a major improvement.
By far the best NFC North team
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that the Packers are by far the best NFC North team this season. With their MVP quarterback, explosive offense, constantly improving defense, and a 5-1 record, the Packers’ superiority over the other three NFC North teams is undeniable as the Minnesota Vikings and Bears are having mediocre seasons, and the Detroit Lions haven’t won a game.
Green Bay currently sits at first place in the NFC North, way ahead of the other three teams. If their winning streak continues, they have a solid chance of conquering the NFC North for the third straight year.