Green Bay Packers: Winners and Losers from Pack's Win vs. Bears
The Green Bay Packers got a huge win yesterday against their division rival, the Chicago Bears on the road at Soldier Field. Here are the winner and losers from the Pack's win over the Bears on Sunday:
The Green Bay Packers needed this win, and are tied for first place in the NFC North with the Detroit Lions.
We haven't said that in awhile.
Winner No. 1: Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay
Rodgers is continuing his strong start to the 2011 season. On Sunday against Chicago, Rodgers threw three touchdowns, went 28 for 38 for 297 yards, and had a 111.4 passer rating.
The only bad thing Rodgers did was throw an interception to Brian Urlacher.
Rodgers has been displaying his quick release, and the ability to hit his receivers right on the mark this season, even when they run the wrong routes.
Winner No. 2: Jermichael Finley, TE, Green Bay
Jermichael Finley exploded in Week 3, and Aaron Rodgers found his favorite target three times for three touchdowns.
Finley also had seven receptions for 85 yards.
Finley was definitely the spark the Packers needed to win against their division rival.
Winner No. 3: Ryan Grant, RB, Green Bay
Ryan Grant had his best game of the season yet. Grant had 17 carries for 92 yards. He averaged 5.4 yards per carry.
Grant displayed his ability to burst through holes, and get to the outside.
Grant had multiple runs over 10 yards, and his run of 13 yards to open the game him confidence to have a big game.
Winner No. 4: Morgan Burnett, S, Green Bay
Morgan Burnett continues to impress as he covers the middle of the field making quarterbacks thinking twice before they throw towards him.
Burnett intercepted Jay Cutler twice, and knocked down two more of Cutler's passes on Sunday. Burnett also led the team in tackles again with six.
Burnett is quickly forgetting his season ending injury that knocked him out last year, and playing with a fire this year.
Winner No. 5: Lance Briggs, LB, Chicago
Briggs had a monster game. He helped the Bears come up with a few stops, but in the end he couldn't do it all.
Briggs led the Bears in tackles with 14. He had 10 solo, and two were for a loss.
Pretty impressive to say the least.
Winner No. 6: Brian Urlacher, LB, Chicago
Brian Urlacher always plays good against the Packers. Urlacher made more game impacting plays on Sunday.
His interception in the second half helped give the Bears some momentum in the second half, but they couldn't move the ball on offense.
Urlacher had seven tackles and a pass defense as well.
Loser No. 1: Matt Forte, RB, Chicago
Forte had a rough game. The Packers stifled him all day and did not give him any room to run.
It's kind of embarrassing when Jay Cutler was your leading rusher with 11 yards. Forte had two yards on nine carries.
The Bears rushed for 13 total yards.
Loser No. 2: James Starks, RB, Green Bay
After a solid first two games of the season, Starks struggled to get anything going. Every time he would run up the middle, the Bears would stuff him.
Starks had 11 carries and just five yards.
Just when Starks appeared like he wanted to be the go to running back, Grant comes up bigger. There is certainly a little bit of controversy, but as I have said before, it's better to have multiple running backs, so you have fresh legs.
Loser No. 3: Tramon Williams, CB, Green Bay
Tramon Williams was consistently getting beat, and maybe he was rusty for not playing since Week 1.
Williams didn't record a tackle, but had two pass defenses. He also had an interception, but was called back after a penalty.
Loser No. 4: Green Bay and Chicago Special Teams
Let's face it, both teams have explosive special teams. Devin Hester and Randall Cobb can't be kicked too.
Perhaps the kickoff rule is having too big of an impact. Green Bay did not even have a return. Chicago had three.
The best play was when Chicago pulled a fake punt, but it did not fool the Packers.
Loser No. 5: Jay Cutler, QB, Chicago
Jay Cutler wasn't bad. He showed he could move the ball, but when the Bears needed it most, he was stopped by the Packers defense.
Cutler had 302 yards, and two touchdowns and interceptions apiece. He had a 78.9 passer rating.
His offensive line did a better job as they only gave up three sacks, but the Packers defense was putting constant pressure on Cutler.
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