Packers fight back to get much-needed win over Bears

Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

It’s not over yet. The Green Bay Packers needed a win to keep their playoff hopes alive, and they achieved this at Soldier Field in Week 13.

The Packers trailed for most of the game, but fought back with 18 unanswered fourth-quarter points, adding yet another road victory over the Chicago Bears to Aaron Rodgers’ tally.

It means Green Bay remains perfect against Chicago under head coach Matt LaFleur, who has led his team to eight straight victories over the Bears.

Christian Watson starred in the win. He has been unstoppable in recent weeks, and that continued against the Bears.

Watson caught a 14-yard touchdown from Rodgers before halftime, then sealed the win with a 46-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter. Once he gets the ball in the open field, there isn’t much defenses can do to stop him, given his incredible speed.

Justin Fields’ rushing ability was a concern entering this game, but the Packers’ defense held up well.

Fields had a 55-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. The worry was that Fields would go on to have a huge day, but the Packers held him to only 16 more rushing yards the rest of the game. They also didn’t allow a passing touchdown to Fields but intercepted him twice.

The Packers improve to 5-8 with this win. Clearly, they still have a mountain to climb. They need to win their remaining four games and hope a 9-8 record will be enough for a wild-card berth.

First, they enter their much-needed bye week. A chance to get healthy and make some adjustments ahead of the final four games.

This win will make the Packers feel a bit better about things entering their bye. Hopefully they can prepare for a strong push in the final four games of the regular season and stay alive in the playoff race.