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Packers defense carries team to 10-3 win over Bears

CHICAGO | The Matt LaFleur era begins with a win as the Green Bay Packers picked up a 10-3 win over the Chicago Bears Thursday night.

The Good:

Defense | Maybe the Packers don’t have to count on Aaron Rodgers as much anymore. GM Brian Gutekunst focused on defense this past free agency. He spent money on Za’Darius Smith, Preston Smith and Adrian Amos to help improve that side of the ball. The Smith’s combined for nine pressures created and 2.5 sacks. Amos made an interception in the endzone on the Bears’ last drive to seal the win.

“I’m extremely happy Gutey and his crew did a great job of getting those guys for us, because they were a difference tonight,” LaFleur said.

“Great for Adrian coming back to the team that drafted him to get a pick in the end zone there,” quarterback Aaron Rodgers said. “But a lot of credit to the front. I thought we put a lot of pressure on ‘em. It looked like obviously both the Smiths, they were in the mix a bunch. It was just a dominating performance. It gives you a lot of confidence when you play like that on offense and win a game by a touchdown.”

Maybe Mitchell Trubisky and the Bears offense was really bad Thursday night. But the Packers defense deserves a lot of credit for the way they played.

The not so good:

Offense | If I were to tell you the Packers would score only 10 points and win, you probably wouldn’t believe me. Getting the win is all that matters in the end but the offense needs to make massive improvements if they expect to be a contender.

It was a slow start for Rodgers and company as they finished the first quarter with -12 yards. Green Bay finished with 213 yards and were just 2-12 on third downs.

Chicago’s defense pressured Rodgers all night long. He completed 18 of 30 passes for 203 yards and was sacked five times.

The Packers had one huge play in the second quarter when Rodgers found Marquez Valdez-Scantling on a deep shot.

“It was a huge play in the game,” LaFleur said. “It gave us the spark we needed.”

Player of the game:

J.K. Scott | I’m not joking. The punter played a huge part in Green Bay’s win. He punted nine times averaging 47.6 yards per punt. Scott’s longest went 63 yards and he landed five inside the 20.

As bad as the Bears offense was, they needed all the help they could get and Scott didn’t give them any.

Play of the game

Amos interception | Thursday night felt like the fifth week of the preseason. There wasn’t a lot of pretty and there was a whole lot of ugly. The Bears had a chance to tie the game in the end but the former Bear made the play to help the Packers hold on.

What’s next?

Vikings | The Packers (1-0) will come back home to Green Bay to host the Vikings (0-0) in week two. Kickoff is scheduled for 12pm on Sunday, Sept. 15.

 

The Ahman Green Show: 12/14/18

Joe & Ebo are joined by Ahman Green from 7:30a to 8:00a every Friday to discuss the Green Bay Packers. He will be sharing his insight on the Green and Gold by helping breakdown games from the point of view of a former player.

 

Segment 1: The Green Bay Packers and Joe Philbin have a pulse but can they keep it going? (0:00)

Segment 2: Ahman explains the Bears motivation from Aaron Rodgers comments (14:53)

The Ahman Green Show: 9/14/18

Joe & Ebo are joined by Ahman Green from 7:30a to 8:00a every Friday to discuss the Green Bay Packers. He will be sharing his insight on the Green and Gold by helping breakdown games from the point of view of a former player.

 

Segment 1: Ahman Green recaps what he saw from the stands  at the Packers/Bears game and also comments on his jersey policy as a professional athlete.

Segment 2: Ahman breaks down which team is better between the Minnesota Vikings and the Green Bay Packers with a healthy Aaron Rodgers. He also explains what it’s like to play with a Rodger’s like injury and Brett Favre’s toughness.

The Armchair Quarterbacks 9/6/18

Listen to our very own Joe Miller and Rob Reischel of BobMcGinnFootball and Forbes every Thursday night from 5 to 5:30pm as these “Armchair Quarterbacks” breakdown the Green Bay Packers week by week!

Segment 1: Joe and Rob share their thoughts on the Packers roster cuts and the fact they kept eight wide receivers.

Segment 2: The guys go in-depth on the Aaron Rodgers contract and how that could affect the Packers roster in the future.

Segment 3: Rob gives his opinions on how aggressively the Packers tried to acquire Khalil Mack  and his prediction on the Packers/Bears game.

The Armchair Quarterbacks 9/13/18

Listen to our very own Joe Miller and Rob Reischel of BobMcGinnFootball and Forbes every Thursday night from 5 to 5:30pm as these “Armchair Quarterbacks” breakdown the Green Bay Packers week by week!

Segment 1: Joe and Rob recap last week’s game against the Chicago Bears and Aaron Rodger’s epic performance.

Segment 2: The guys debate whether or not Rodgers should play this weekend.

Segment 3: The duo breaks down the upcoming Packers/Vikings game and gives their predictions.

Bears Waive Former UW-Whitewater QB Matt Blanchard

CHICAGO — After getting a second chance with the Chicago Bears in January, former University of Wisconsin | Whitewater quarterback Matt Blanchard has been placed on waivers.

After leading the Warhawks to three NCAA Division III National Championships, Blanchard was signed by the Bears in 2012 as an undrafted free agent, only to be waived at the start of the 2013 season. He bounced around to the Panthers, Packers, Browns, and Colts before finding his way back in Chicago in January.

The 27-year-old journeyman has yet to appear in an NFL game and was informed of his fate on Thursday.

Blanchard will be replaced on the Bears roster by rookie Dartmouth quarterback Dalyn Williams.