In what was a battle of defenses, Green Bay escaped with a 10-3 win. The big storyline coming into this game had to be how the new Packers offense would look? Matt LaFleur was brought in to resurrect the Green Bay offense and Aaron Rodgers. After the game, the talk was about how great the Packers defense looked. Green Bay made a tough decision to cut ties with Clay Matthews Jr. and spent a ton of money revamping their defense. Za’Darius Smith, Preston Smith and Adrian Amos cost the Packers $47 million to sign all paid dividends. Za’Darius Smith had a sack, tackle for loss and six quarterback hurries. Preston Smith dominated the second half with three pressures and 1.5 sacks. Former Bears safety, Adrian Amos capped the game with the interception in the end zone with 1:58 left to play.
Aaron Rodgers was pressured by the Bears defense the entire game. Rodgers only completed 60% percent of his passes, threw for a little over 200 yards and tossed the lone TD. While the Packers defense are the ones being talked, Chicago’s defense was great also. There have been questions about Mitchell Trubisky being the right guy for the Bears. This is something that goes back to the NFL Draft when many people, including myself said they should’ve drafted Deshaun Watson. Trubisky finished 26-of-45 for 228 yards for a passer rating of 62.1. After the game, we all want to know is the Packers defense that good or the Bears offense that bad? Either way, this is just the opening week of the NFL season and a lot of those answers will be answered in the coming weeks.
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