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Game Recap: Mistake-prone Bears lose in Green Bay

Game Recap: Mistake-prone Bears lose in Green Bay

Yes, the Packers survived against a punchless team with an ineffective quarterback who lacks a legitimate No. 1 receiver.

The Bears have averaged five yards a carry as a team and rank eighth in the National Football League in rushing yards.

On Tuesday, the Packers released a statement asking fans to stand and lock arms during the anthem before Thursday night's game.

Aaron Rodgers and the Packers will get wide receiver Randall Cobb (chest) back from injury, but they could still be without tackles Bryan Bulaga and David Bakhtiari who were limited participants in practice this week.

Bears QB Mike Glennon (8) fumbles under pressure from the Packers' Clay Matthews (52) in the first quarter on Thursday night at Lambeau Field.

Prior to the 2017 NFL season, Jordy Nelson was ranked the 48th best player in the NFL according to NFL.com.

The offense marched 75 yards on the game's opening series with Davante Adams catching a five yard touchdown pass.

Most weeks, there are a lot of factors that could decide the outcome, but this week against Chicago, it will probably be decided by the play of the Green Bay offensive line. Mike Glennon, the Bears' current starter, appears to be allergic to throwing the ball past the sticks; he threw for just 101 yards last week against the Steelers in the improbable win with a plethora of dink and dunks.

Chicago finally got on the board just before the half when Glennon found Kendall Wright in the corner of the end zone from 5 yards out. The score gave the Bears a little hope because they were receiving the second-half kickoff. While fighting for an extra yard, Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan crashed into Adams with a vicious helmet to helmet hit. He departed the contest after carrying four times for 11 yards and catching one pass for two yards.

The Green Bay Packers' offense looked like a bolt of lightning early on, as Aaron Rodgers connected for two first quarter touchdowns. After Glennon threw his second interception of the day, Rodgers took advantage of the turnover with another touchdown pass to Nelson, to make it 35-7. Chicago would show some fight. On second and goal from the Green Bay three, Jordan Howard finished the drive and narrowed the lead to 21-points. Both teams are coming off of victories in Week 3 in dramatic fashion, with their games needing overtime to be decided.

Entering Thursday night, there were several concerns regarding Green Bay's defense that made fans extremely uneasy.