Darnell Savage intercepted Justin Fields on a deep pass in the Green Bay end zone, but Chicago leads the Packers 7-0 after the first quarter Darnell Savage intercepts deep shot from Justin Fields | Packers vs. Bears
Bears lead Packers 7-0 after one
The Bears won the opening coin toss and elected to defer. Pro Bowler Elgton Jenkins started at left tackle in his first game back from an ankle injury that sidelined him for three weeks.
Aaron Rodgers got Chicago defensive end Robert Quinn to jump offsides on the first play of the game before scrambling for a season-long 16 yards.
After a 6-yard run by Aaron Jones off the left side, the Packers went five-wide with an empty backfield. Rodgers hit Allen Lazard on a quick slant for 13 yards down to the Bears’ 36.
Center Josh Myers, returning from a finger issue, left with a knee injury during the series. Veteran Lucas Patrick replaced him at center.
The Packers’ drive ended when Khalil Mack snuck through the B-Gap to sack Rodgers on third-and-10 and force the Packers to punt from the Chicago 45.
Starting at their own 20, rookie quarterback Justin Fields drove the Bears down the field with a 20-yard completion to Allen Robinson on third-and-3 and then Marquise Goodwin drawing a defensive pass interference call on Isaac Yiadom in the end zone.
De’Vondre Campbell sniffed out a short pass to Cole Kmet to get a stop on first-and-goal from the Green Bay 1 but rookie running back Khalil Herbert scored one play later to put Chicago ahead 7-0 with 6 minutes, 45 seconds left in the opening quarter.
The Packers went three-and-out on their next offensive possession after Robert Quinn sacked Rodgers for a 7-yard loss. A block in the back by Marqui Chistian on Shemar Jean-Charles resulted in Chicago starting its next series at its own 15.
Herbert picked up 25 yards on the Bears’ first play. The Bears went for it on fourth-and-1 at midfield with Herbert gaining the necessary yard off a read-option. Green Bay challenged the spot of the ball but the call on the field stood.
Facing third-and-7, Fields thought he had a free play and heaved a deep ball, which Savage intercepted in the end zone. Mario Edwards was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct after getting in Rodgers’ face on the first play of the series.