Packers top Bears 27-10 to win first game of the season

Aaron Jones finished with 170 yards of total offense and two touchdowns
Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones (33) runs from Chicago Bears linebacker Nicholas...
Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones (33) runs from Chicago Bears linebacker Nicholas Morrow (53) during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)(Morry Gash | AP)
Published: Sep. 18, 2022 at 8:44 PM CDT
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GREEN BAY, Wis. (WSAW) - The Green Bay Packers picked up their first win of the season Sunday night by topping longtime rival Chicago 27-10 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay.

Green Bay opened their night on offense, and productively at that. A 13-play, over six-minute drive, ended in points, albeit a Mason Crosby 40-yard field goal.

The Bears punched right back. Highlighted by a pitch-and-catch from Justin Fields to Equanimeous St. Brown, Chicago answered with a touchdown on their first drive, thanks to a three-yard touchdown run by Fields. The Bears led 7-3 after a quick first quarter.

The Packers kept their offensive momentum going into the second quarter. Another balanced drive resulted in more points, this time a touchdown as Aaron Jones broke loose for a 15-yard touchdown carry. Green Bay regained the lead 10-7.

Jones wasn’t finished there. Late in the second quarter, driving in the red zone, Jones reached paydirt for a second time as he raced in after an Aaron Rodgers touch pass for eight yards.

From there, it was the receivers’ turn to get in on the fun. Running the two-minute drill, Rodgers hit Allen Lazard on a dart for his first touchdown catch of the year from five yards, extending the Packers’ lead to 24-7.

The second half was much quieter for the Packers. The Bears kicked a third-quarter field goal to cut the deficit to ten. Chicago had another drive end on the one-yard line after a fourth and goal stand by the Packers’ defense.

Green Bay added a field goal of their own late in the fourth quarter as they cruised to their first win of the season, topping the Bears 27-10.

Aaron Jones had a night. He finished with 170 yards of total offense, 132 of those on the ground. He also had two touchdowns, both in the second quarter. Aaron Rodgers had two touchdown passes to pair with his 19-25 night for 234 yards. Sammy Watkins led the Packers in receiving with three catches for 93 yards.

The Packers’ defense held Chicago to 228 yards of total offense. Jaire Alexander nabbed his first interception of the season in the fourth quarter.

Green Bay is now 1-1 on the young season, while Chicago drops to 1-1 themselves. The Packers hit the road again next week, traveling to Tampa Bay to take on the Bucs. Kickoff for that game is 3:25 p.m.