Aaron Rodgers dominates as Packers ease past Bears in Week 14

Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /

Aaron Rodgers still owns the Chicago Bears. He threw four touchdown passes as the Green Bay Packers defeated their oldest rivals for the sixth time in a row.

Rodgers finished the game 29/37 for 341 yards and four touchdowns with a passer rating of 141.1. As ever, his favorite target was Davante Adams, who caught 10 passes for 121 yards and two touchdowns.

It was a vintage night for Rodgers and the Packers’ offense, and one we’re so familiar with in games against the Bears.

The Packers won 45-30 to improve to 10-3 on the season, despite the fact the special teams did all they could to throw the game away.

Green Bay won the game comfortably in the end, but such special-teams errors could prove costly in January. Just about everything that could go wrong on special teams, did.

The Packers allowed a combined 259 yards and a touchdown on kick and punt returns, including a 97-yard punt-return touchdown.

Malik Taylor attempted to catch a kickoff that was on its way out of bounds (which would’ve given the Packers possession at the 40-yard yard). Instead, he fumbled it out of bounds resulting in Green Bay starting at the five-yard line.

Amari Rodgers muffed a punt, which was luckily called back due to a penalty. The Packers had a kickoff go out of bounds. Corey Bojorquez had a 22-yard punt (although he was good outside of that). Oh, and the Packers allowed an onside kick recovery.

At least Mason Crosby was perfect on the night, converting all six extra-point tries and his one field-goal attempt. That will help his confidence.

Yet despite all of the special-teams errors, Green Bay still won the game comfortably. That says a lot about how well the defense is playing, and how dominant the offense is.

Moving to 10-3, Green Bay puts the pressure on the Arizona Cardinals in the race for the top seed.