Aaron Rodgers threw four touchdown passes, Mike Glennon had four turnovers and the Green Bay Packers overcame a 45-minute weather delay and a scary hit on receiver Davante Adams to cruise past the Chicago Bears for a 35-14 win on Thursday night at Lambeau Field.
… Rodgers connected with receiver Jordy Nelson for an 8-yard touchdown on the first play of the fourth quarter, giving the Packers a 35-7 lead with 14:54 left.
- LT Lane Taylor: The Packers called on Taylor, the starting left guard, to slide out to tackle and give the offensive line some relief at a position devastated by injury. He performed admirably in a tough spot during a short week.
- WR Jordy Nelson: His 58-yard catch set up a Packers’ touchdown in the first half, and his two scores in the second half put the game away.
- S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix: The Packers’ Pro Bowl safety grabbed the defense’s first interception of the year in the first half. He also finished second on the team in tackles with eight, including one for a loss.
- LB Clay Matthews: His strip-sack of Glennon on Chicago’s first offensive snap set the team’s new sack record and put the Packers on track for a blowout win at Lambeau.
4: The number of takeaways from the Packers defense. The two interceptions and two recovered fumbles led to 21 of Green Bay’s 35 points.
– The Packers started fast, scoring a pair of touchdowns within the first six minutes. The offense marched 75 yards in 10 plays for the first score, and Matthews’ strip sack of Glennon set up a quick second. The Bears weren’t built to come back from 14 down on the road.
– The game felt inconsequential after the hit on Adams, who took the crown of Danny Trevathan’s helmet to his face on an ugly play in the second half. It was a terrible combination of dirty, unnecessary and frightening.
– The Packers survived on offense with Taylor at left tackle and Justin McCray on the right. Both played better than anyone could have expected. The offense…