Rodgers throws 6 TDs, Packers subjection Bears 55-14

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GREEN BAY, Wis. — Aaron Rodgers diagnosed a blown Chicago Bears coverage. Jordy Nelson hold a pass and slipped divided from one defender. Randall Cobb waved his associate receiver over in his instruction so he could chuck a block.

Touchdown Nelson from 73 yards out — a kind of back-breaking play that succinct a miracle dusk for a Green Bay Packers during a responsibility of their disorder multiplication rivals.

It was one of 6 touchdown throws by Rodgers in a 55-14 subjection Sunday night of a Bears, restraining a authorization diversion record and relating a NFL symbol for a half.

“Unbelievable. For him to do that, and to do it in a initial half, is remarkable,” pronounced Cobb, who hold an 18-yard measure nearby a finish of a second quarter.

Rodgers was 18 of 27 for 315 yards, throwing touchdown passes of 73 and 40 yards to Jordy Nelson to assistance a Packers (6-3) open a 42-0 halftime lead.

Just as critical for a Packers is that they kept gait with Detroit to stay a diversion behind of a NFC North leaders. Three of Green Bay’s subsequent 4 games are during home, where a Packers surpass in a cold.

Luckily for Chicago (3-6), a Packers are off a regular-season report until subsequent season. At this point, a Bears don’t unequivocally have to worry about assembly them in a playoffs again, either.

An already tough year took a nightmarish spin during Lambeau Field.

“I’m obliged for a play of this football group — and it’s not good adequate right now. That’s where we are,” manager Marc Trestman said.

Some takeaways from a diversion that could have long-term repercussions for a Bears, who can usually wish Sunday night represented rock-bottom for this year:

MILESTONE NIGHT: Rodgers tied a group touchdown pass record that he common with Matt Flynn and matched a NFL symbol for a half set by Oakland’s Daryle Lamonica in 1969.

A night full of milestones enclosed Rodgers’ 16th scoring pass of 70 yards or some-more to mangle a record he common with Denver’s Peyton Manning and Rodgers’ prototype in Green Bay, Brett Favre. Rodgers looked only excellent dual weeks after tweaking his left hamstring in a detriment to New Orleans.

The 55 points tied a Packers record during home.

JOB SECURITY: Chicago sports radio stations should be buzzing this week about a futures of Trestman and embattled quarterback Jay Cutler after a night to forget in Titletown.

Both teams were entrance off byes. The down time didn’t assistance a Bears, who have mislaid 5 of six.

Cutler was 22 of 37 for 272 yards, nonetheless he had dual interceptions and mislaid a fumble. His opening certainly won’t palliate a curse critique behind home in Chicago.

“We’re all demeanour for answers right now,” Cutler said. “We unequivocally don’t have a lot of them.”

DEFENSELESS: Two weeks after giving adult 38 points in a initial half in a 51-23 detriment to New England, a Bears set a indeterminate authorization record by giving adult 42 points in a half.

Chicago had defensive finish Jared Allen, who missed a teams’ initial assembly in September. Lance Briggs played after blank 3 games with a rib injury, while associate linebacker Jon Bostic also returned after blank 3 games with a behind injury.

And nonetheless a Bears only looked worse.

“We don’t need rah-rah speeches, we don’t need nothing of that stuff. This isn’t Pop Warner,” Allen said. “Nothing anybody says is going to change anybody a approach anybody plays. This is your job, take some honour in it, uncover up, go to work and let’s get better.”

CLAMPED DOWN: The Packers’ invulnerability rebounded easily after a second-half letdown in a 44-23 detriment to New Orleans before a bye. Clay Matthews had 11 tackles and one of a team’s 4 sacks. Julius Peppers forced Cutler to fail on his sack, a turnover that helped set adult one of a 4 second-quarter touchdowns.

Green Bay’s league-worst run invulnerability hold Matt Forte to 54 yards on 17 carries and tormented Cutler all night.

ON THE LINE: The large win done it easier for guards Josh Sitton (toe) and T.J. Lang (ankle) to continue any slow pain from injuries that forced them to skip some use time during a week.

They took it easy during breaks, walking behind to a sideline solemnly while teammates rushed toward a finish section for touchdown celebrations. On a approach back, Rodgers done certain to hail a team’s dual best linemen.

“We all have things we understanding with from time to time, though those large guys don’t get adequate credit and they merit a lot tonight,” Rodgers said.

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