The Green Bay Packers broke open a close game in the fourth quarter, knocking off the Chicago Bears 35-16 on Sunday at Soldier Field. The Packers secured the top seed in the NFC, giving them a week off. They won’t play again until the divisional playoff round either Jan. 16 or 17.
The Packers put 21 points up on the board in the first half and had what looked like another touchdown to start the third quarter, when Marquez Valdes-Scantling dropped what would have been a 53-yard touchdown pass.
After a slow start to the second half, Aaron Jones finally put the game away with a 4-yard touchdown run with 3:47 left. On the very next possession, Davante Adams caught his 18th touchdown pass of the season, tying Sterling Sharpe’s franchise record. He also broke Sharpe’s franchise record for single-season receptions.
Aaron Rodgers tossed four touchdown passes, giving him a career-best and franchise-record 48 for the season. It likely put the wraps on Rodgers bid for his third NFL MVP award. It also sets the Packers to host any NFC playoff games at [Read more…]