The Packers had been chasing history for most of the season, until they lost to the Kansas City Chiefs last week. At 13-1, though they still needed another win to clinch their home-field advantage throughout the playoffs, which they did by the disposing of the floundering Chicago Bears.
After scoring a touchdown on their opening drive, on a touchdown pass to Jermichael Finley, the Bears cover two defense did an excellent job of holding the Packers within check, up until the end of the half when Rodgers led the offense down the field effortlessly and scored on a touchdown pass to James Jones. With Greg Jennings out because of injury it is imperative that the secondary receivers of Green Bay step up, which they are more than capable of doing.
Down 14-3 to start the second half the Chicago Bears actually put a drive together and scored a touchdown when offensive lineman Edwin Williams recovered the running back, Khalil Bell’s fumble, cutting the lead 14-10. Unfortunately for Chicago Rodgers was indefensible in the second half, answering the touchdown with a 55 yard touchdown pass to Jordy Nelson.
Rodgers would throw two more touchdowns before the night was through, finishing with 5 touchdowns and 283 yards passing. Leading 35-10 the Packers lifted their foot off the pedal by inserting back ups, including Matt Flynn at quarterback. The Bears were able to score some cosmetic points afterwards, making the game look a little closer than what it was.
Green Bay will have a rematch against the Detroit Lions next week, but do not expect too many starters playing, as their is no real reason to risk a bad injury right before the playoffs start.