The Chicago Bears took on their hated rivals, the Green Bay Packers, in their 2018 season opener. We go over takeaways from their loss.
Let’s get excited! Finally, the 2018 NFL season is upon us. The Chicago Bears got at it quickly, playing the hated Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. There were high hopes for the revamped offense led by new head coach Matt Nagy. They had to get everything together right off the bat.
The opening drive was an eye-opener. Nagy’s offense showed a number of looks to the Packers that they haven’t seen. The Packers looked confused on that opening drive. The Bears continued to play nearly flawless football throughout the first half.
One of the things the defense did was knock Aaron Rodgers out for a big chunk of the first half. The Bears were flying high after ending the half with a 17-0 lead. Things changed in the second half, though.
Rodgers wasn’t done yet. He came back and played on a bum knee and still waved his magic. He made a game of it in the second half, scoring 17 straight points. Rodgers limped along but threw the ball like he was healthy.
The Bears did have a nice drive in the middle of the fourth quarter. They milked the clock until they got a Cody Parkey field goal with 2:39 left in the game. Even without any timeouts, Rodgers had the time he needed. On first down, Rodgers threw a perfect pass to…Kyle Fuller.
However, Fuller dropped it. On the telecast they mentioned Fuller dropping six potential interceptions last season. The drops happened again to him. Of course, Rodgers took advantage and threw a 75-yard touchdown pass to Randall Cobb to cap off the comeback.
So, with all the changes that occurred in the offseason, losing to the Packers remained the same. Here are some takeaways from the game.