Packers at Bears NFL Week One Capsule

Chicago Bears v Green Bay Packers

 

GREEN BAY PACKERS AT CHICAGO BEARS

SERIES

PACKERS BEARS
SERIES LEADER 92-90-6
STREAKS 8 of past 9
COACHES VS. OPP. Mike McCarthy: 13-6 John Fox: 2-4
LAST GAME 11/9/14: Bears 14 at Packers 55. Green Bay WR Jordy Nelson has 2 TDs and 152 rec. yards on 6 catches (25.3 avg.). Packers QB Aaron Rodgers throws for 315 yards & 6 TDs.
LAST GAME AT SITE 9/28/14: Packers 38, Bears 17. Green Bay QB Rodgers passes for 302 yards and 4 TDs. Packers WRs Jordy Nelson & Randall Cobb combine for 221 rec. yards & 4 TDs.
REFEREE Craig Wrolstad
BROADCAST FOX (12:00 PM CT): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 135 (GB), 83 (Chi.). XM: 226 (Chi.).

2014 STATS

PASSING Rodgers: 341-520-4381-38 (1C)-5-112.2 (2L) Cutler: 370-561-3812-28-18-88.6
RUSHING Lacy: 246-1139-4.6-9 (T3L) Forté: 266-1038-3.9-6
RECEIVING Cobb: 91-1,287-14.1-12 (T3C) Forté (RB): 102 (2C)-808-7.9-4
OFFENSE 386.1 (3C) 327.1
TAKE/GIVE +14 (1L) -5
DEFENSE 346.4 377.1
SACKS Matthews: 11 Young: 10
INTs Hayward: 3 Fuller, Mundy: 4
PUNTING Masthay: 44.1 O’Donnell: 43.8
KICKING Crosby: 134 (T2C) (53/55 PAT; 27/33 FG) Gould: 55 (28/29 PAT; 9/12 FG)

NOTES

PACKERS: Last year, won division for 22nd time in team history & 4th in row…MIKE MC CARTHY has led team to playoffs in 7 of his 9 seasons as head coach…QB AARON RODGERS was named NFL MVP last year & had 112.2 rating, only QB in NFL history with 6 consecutive seasons with 100+ rating. Had 149 rating, 10 TDs, 0 INTs, 617 yards (308.5 per game) & 72.7 comp. pct. (40 of 55) in 2 games vs. Chi. last year (2-0)…RB EDDIE LACY rushed for 1,139 yards & had 13 TDs (9 rush, 4 rec.) in 2014, 1st Packer with 1,000+ rush yards & 10+ scrimmage TDs in each of 1st 2 NFL seasons. Last year, WR RANDALL COBB had career-high 91 catches, 1,287 yards & 12 TDs. Has 5 TDs in past 3 vs. Chi. & aims for 4th meeting in row with TD catch…LB CLAY MATTHEWS led team in 2014 with 11 sacks & his 4 career 10+ sack seasons are tied for most in team history. LB JULIUS PEPPERS is only player in NFL history with 100+ sacks (125.5) & 10+ INTs (11). CB SAM SHIELDS was named to 1st career Pro Bowl last year…GB outscored Chi. 93-31 in 2 games in 2014…BEARS: Head coach JOHN FOX makes Chi. debut. In 13 seasons as head coach with Car. & Den., has 127-96 (.570) overall record, 7 playoff berths, 6 division titles & 2 SB berths…QB JAY CUTLER has 129 career pass TDs with Chi. & needs 9 to pass HOFer SID LUCKMAN (137) for most in team history…RB MATT FORTÉ had 102 receptions in 2014, most by RB in NFL history. Also rushed for 1,038 yards & joined LA DAINIAN TOMLINSON (2003) as only RBs with 1,000+ rush yards & 100+ receptions in same season. Has 90+ scrimmage yards in 30 of past 37 games…WR ALSHON JEFFERY has 174 catches for 2,554 yards & 17 TDs in past 2 seasons. Is 1 of 5 in NFL during that span with 170+ catches, 2,500+ yards & 15+ TDs. Aims for 6th in row at home with TD catch. TE MARTELLUS BENNETT led NFL TEs last year with career-high 90 catches…Since 2004, DE JARED ALLEN leads NFL with 134 sacks. S ANTREL ROLLE ranks 2nd among active S with 26 INTs. CB KYLE FULLER had 4 INTs & 3 FFs in 2014.

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