Rodgers’ 4 TD passes help Packers roll over Bears 41-25
GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - Aaron Rodgers threw four touchdown passes and the Green Bay Packers beat the slumping Chicago Bears 41-25 to pad their NFC North lead.
During the 201st meeting between the historic rivals, the Packers got their 100th win Sunday night.
Green Bay (8-3) scored touchdowns on each of its first three possessions and grabbed a three-game division edge over Chicago (5-6) and Minnesota.
Multiple milestones were hit, including wide receiver Davante Adams getting his 500th career receptions, quarterback Aaron Rodgers surpassing 50,000 career passing yards, and Marcedes Lewis becoming only the seventh tight end in NFL history with more than 400 catches and more than 200 games played when he caught a touchdown for his 400th career reception.
The Bears have dropped five straight since getting off to a 5-1 start.
Chicago’s Mitchell Trubisky threw three touchdown passes but also had three turnovers that led to Packers touchdowns. Two of those turnovers were thrown to Darnell Savage.
Sunday’s win propels the Packers to 8-3, with five games left in the regular season. They currently have a three game lead in the NFC North over the Bears and the Minnesota Vikings, who are both now at 5-6.
The Detroit Lions have dropped to 4-7.
In the NFC, the Packers only trail the New Orleans Saints, who are 9-2.
Next week, the Packers host the Philadelphia Eagles at 3:25 p.m., while the Bears host the Lions at 12 p.m.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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