GREEN BAY, Wis., Sporting Alert (Box Score) – Aaron Rodgers helped the Green Bay Packers get a win at home against the Chicago Bear, who lost their quarterback in the defeat.
On the night at Lambeau Field, Rodgers threw 56 passes and completed a franchise-record 39 of them, while connecting with Davante Adams and Randall Cobb for three touchdowns for the Packers (4-2) in a 26-10 victory over the Bears.
“It means we threw it a lot. But a lot of times records like these are achieved in losses when you’re way behind,” Rodgers said about his record-setting night.
The Packers finished with 326 yards in the air and Rodgers thinks the team may have to start looking that way moving forward.
“This is probably closer to how we are going to have to play going forward,” he said.
Adams caught 13 of his 16 passes for 132 yards and two touchdowns and Cobb took 11 catches for 95 yards and a score for Green Bay, which was bouncing back from the 30-16 defeat against the Dallas Cowboys at home on Sunday.
Ty Montgomery, who was handed the start in the backfield because of injuries to running backs Eddie Lacy and James Starks, finished with 10 catches for 66 yards, and carried the ball nine times for 60 yards in the win.
Rodgers said about receiver Montgomery after his combined peformance: “He’s a running back now.”
Meanwhile, the Chicago Bears (1-6) lost quarterback Brian Hoyer early during the defeat.
Hoyer, who was named the starter after Jay Cutler suffered a right thumb injury, was forced to leave the game in the second quarter with a broken left arm.
Chicago had to call on third-string QB Matt Barkley, who finished with 6 of 15 on completed passes and was picked off twice.
Hoyer, who was hoping to pass for 300 yards for the fifth consecutive game, was unable to get to even 50, after leaving the game with 4 of 11 passes for 49 yards.
“Well, when you lose your starting quarterback it can be disruptive,” Bears coach John Fox said. “It’s not an excuse, it’s just a reality.”
In the meantime, Davante Adams, Randall Cobb and Ty Montgomery are only the second trio from the same team to have 10 receptions in a game, according to Elias Sports Bureau.