It looks as if Aaron Rodgers and the Packers still “own” the Bears. The Packers beat their oldest rivals 45-30 on “Sunday Night Football,” in the second-highest-scoring game between the teams.
The Packers didn’t score any points in the first quarter but came back strong in the second with 21 points. That wasn’t enough to keep up with the Bears in the first half, though. Chicago led 27-21 at halftime. Green Bay then dominated the second half, outscoring Chicago 24-3.
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Aaron Rodgers finished with 341 yards and four touchdowns passing. It was his 33rd career game with at least four touchdown passes.
Aaron Jones and Davante Adams each scored two touchdowns for Green Bay. Jones finished with 35 receiving yards and 30 rushing yards. Adams finished with 121 receiving yards.
Quarterback Justin Fields led the Bears in rushing with 74 yards. He also threw for 224 yards and two touchdowns passes, with two interceptions.
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The Bears’ highlight was a franchise-record 97-yard punt return touchdown by Jakeem Grant. It tied for the 10th-longest punt return touchdown in NFL history.
The Packers (10-3) can clinch the NFC North title with a win next week over the Ravens. They lead the second-place Vikings by four games with four games to play. The third-place Bears (4-9) fell farther behind Minnesota in the standings.
Sporting News tracked live scoring updates and highlights from Packers vs. Bears on “Sunday Night Football.” Read below for complete results from the NFL Week 14 game.
Packers vs. Bears score
Packers vs. Bears live updates, highlights from ‘Sunday Night Football’
(All times Eastern.)
End of fourth quarter: Packers 45, Bears 30
11:36 p.m. — INTERCEPTION . Chandon Sullivan intercepts the ball intended for Mooney to end the ball game.
11:33 p.m. — Fields is sacked by Preston Smith for a loss of eight yards on first down.
11:32 p.m. — The Bears successfully recover their onside kick after Khalil Herbert grabbed the ball on the Packers 46-yard line. Originally, Herbert ran the ball to the end zone, but a touchdown was not counted. The Bears have the ball.
11:29 p.m. — FIELD GOAL, BEARS. The Bears score their first points of the second half after Santos makes a 43-yard field goal. Packers 45, Bears 30.
11:24 p.m. — Fields avoids a sack and rushes an additional 17 yards for another first down. The Bears are on the Packers’ 38-yard line.
11:21 p.m. — Fields opens up the Bears drive with an 11-yard rush for a first down.
11:17 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, PACKERS. Adams scores his second touchdown of the night after catching a three-yard pass. Packers 45, Bears 27.
11:12 p.m. — Adams gives the Packers their fourth first down of this drive. The Packers are now on the Bears’ 19-yard line.
11:05 p.m. — The Packers complete the first first down of the quarter after Adams advances eight yards.
10:58 p.m. — On the first punt return by the Bears, the ball was muffed by the Packers and recovered by the Bears. However, Kindle Vildor stepped out of bounds during the play, so fourth down had to be repeated.
Oh goodness. #Bears don’t punt! But then they get a special teams TD! But then it’s wiped out because Kindle Vildor went out of bounds covering the punt.
My goodness. That’s huge.
— Mike Berman (@MikeBermanNBC) December 13, 2021
End of third quarter: Packers 38, Bears 27
10:53 p.m. — The Packers go three-and-out for the first time since their first drive of the game.
10:49 p.m. — The Bears do not get a first down, so they punt the ball back to the Packers.
10:42 p.m. — FIELD GOAL, PACKERS. Crosby’s 20-yard field goal is good to give the Packers a two-possession lead. Packers 38, Bears 27.
Crosby good from 20, 38-27 GB with 2:52 left in the third quarter.
Packers were shutout in the first quarter, yet have scored more points tonight than any game this season and have a decent enough shot at putting up a 50-piece.
— Matt Infield WSAW (@Matt_Infield) December 13, 2021
10:34 p.m. — Adams opens the Packers drive with a 16-yard catch to put the Packers on the Bears’ 32-yard line.
10:30 p.m. — The Bears do not have an answer as they go three-and-out.
10:24 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, PACKERS. Jones catches a pass from Rodgers and runs the ball in for a 23-yard touchdown. This second half has been all Packers so far. Packers 35, Bears 27.
10:23 p.m. — FUMBLE. Preston Smith tackles Fields causing the ball to drop out of his hands. Rashan Gary recovered the ball to make it Packers ball. They are on the Bears’ 23-yard line.
10:18 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, PACKERS. Aaron Jones rushes in three yards for a Packers touchdown. Mason Crosby makes the extra point, giving Green Bay back the lead to open up the second half. Packers 28, Bears 27.
10:16 p.m. — Dillon rushes 11 yards to set the Packers up for 1st-&-Goal on the Bears’ 4-yard line.
Dillon now has more carries (4) on this drive than he did in first half (3) #Packers
— Chris Roth (@rothchris) December 13, 2021
10:14 p.m. — Adams advances 16 yards for another first down to put the Packers on the Bears’ 31-yard line.
10:12 p.m. — A.J. Dillon opens the second half with an 11-yard run for a Packers first down.
End of second quarter: Bears 27, Packers 21
9:57 p.m. — FIELD GOAL, BEARS. Santos makes a 44-yard field goal to end the half. Bears 27, Packers 21.
9:48 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, PACKERS. The Packers, once again, have a quick answer as Adams scores a 38-yard touchdown with 44 seconds left in the half. It’s back to a three-point game in less than a minute. Bears 24, Packers 21.
9:42 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, BEARS. Grant runs in the punt return for a 97-yard touchdown. The Bears extend their lead to 10 ahead of halftime. Bears 24, Packers 14.
Jakeem Grant Sr.’s 97-yard punt return TD is the longest punt return TD in Bears history, surpassing the previous high of 95 (Johnny Bailey in 1990).
Overall it’s tied for the 10th-longest punt return TD in NFL history. pic.twitter.com/WiJYhrs08Q
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) December 13, 2021
9:34 p.m. — Marcedes Lewis catches a 20-yard pass from Rodgers for a Packers first down. They are on their own 44-yard line.
9:27 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, BEARS. Damiere Byrd runs in a 54-yard Bears touchdown to give Chicago back the lead. Bears 17, Packers 14.
9:21 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, PACKERS. Rasul Douglas picks off Fields and runs the ball in 55 yards for a Packers touchdown. The Packers scored two touchdowns in a little less a minute. Packers 14, Bears 10.
9:15 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, PACKERS. Lazard catches a two-yard touchdown pass on 4th-&-Goal to put the Packers on the board. Bears 10, Packers 7.
9:09 p.m. — Josiah Deguara completes a 25-yard catch and run to give the Packers a first down.
9:08 p.m. — Davante Adams advances 12 yards to put the Packers on their own 44-yard line.
9:02 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, BEARS. Jakeem Grant advances 46 yards for a Bears touchdown. The extra point is good, too. Bears 10, Packers 0.
8:57 p.m. — The Packers don’t make it to field goal range, so they punt the ball back to the Bears.
End of first quarter: Bears 3, Packers 0
8:51 p.m. — Allen Lazard catches a 32-yard pass for a Packers first down. They are now on their own 44-yard line.
8:51 p.m. — Quinn sacks Rodgers for the second time tonight for a loss of nine yards. This is Quinn’s 14th sack this season.
8:49 p.m. — Aaron Jones catches a 15-yard pass to get the first Packers first down of the game.
8:45 p.m. — FIELD GOAL, BEARS. The Bears put the first points on the board. Cairo Santos makes a 23-yard field goal attempt. Bears 3, Packers 0.
8:39 p.m. — David Montgomery advanced 20 yards to bring the Bears on the Packers’ 10-yard line. The Bears are now set up for 1st-&-Goal.
8:38 p.m. — Allen Robinson catches an eight-yard pass from Fields for a Bears first down on the Packers’ 31-yard line. Robinson’s missed the last three games.
Glad to see Allen Robinson back on the field as he gets his first catch of the night. A critical five games ahead of him as he plays out his franchise tag deal. #Bears
— Larry Hawley (@HawleySports) December 13, 2021
8:32 p.m. — The Packers go three-and-out.
8:31 p.m. — Robert Quinn sacks Aaron Rodgers for a loss of 11 yards. The Packers move to third down.
8:28 p.m. — The Bears don’t make it into field goal range, so they punt the ball to the Packers.
8:24 p.m. — In his first game back in three weeks, Justin Fields runs eight yards to get a Bears first down.
Packers vs. Bears start time
- Date: Sunday, Dec. 12
- Time: 8:20 p.m. ET
The Packers vs. Bears game will kick off at 8:20 p.m. ET at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis. All “Sunday Night Football” games in 2021 are scheduled to begin at 8:20 p.m. ET.
How to watch ‘Sunday Night Football’
- TV channels: NBC
- Live streams: Peacock, fuboTV
Packers vs. Bears will be broadcast on NBC with announcers Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth on the call and Kathryn Tappen on the sidelines.
You can also stream “Sunday Night Football” live online with fuboTV, which offers a free seven-day trial .
‘Sunday Night Football’ schedule 2021
|14||Dec. 12||Bears at Packers||NBC|
|15||Dec. 19||Saints at Buccaneers||NBC|
|16||Dec. 26||WFT at Cowboys||NBC|
|17||Jan. 2||Vikings at Packers||NBC|
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