Jay Cutler did his part and then some. Cutler was 15-for-24 for 226 yards, 2 TDs and 0 INTs for a 103.8 passer rating. He would’ve had a third TD, but Alshon Jeffery was ruled down at the half-yard line on a 67-yard catch.
RUNNING BACKS (A)
Matt Forte did everything but cover Randall Cobb on the final drive. Forte rushed for 110 yards and 2 TDs on 22 carries and had a 4-yard TD catch. Michael Bush had 11 yards on 2 carries.
Brandon Marshall (6 catches, 74 yards) caught a 5-yard TD pass but also had a key drop on the final drive. Alshon Jeffery (3-80) had one big play and nearly another. Martellus Bennett had 1 catch for 15 yards.
OFFENSIVE LINE (A)
The Bears only had 49 offensive plays, but the line did its part, with Eben Britton replacing an injured Jordan Mills in the first quarter. Cutler was sacked once. The Bears ran for 121 yards, passed for 226 and averaged seven yards per
DEFENSIVE LINE (C)
The Bears had to blitz too much to put pressure on Aaron Rodgers and ultimately were burned on the final TD. Even Julius Peppers’ sack turned into disaster.
James Anderson led the Bears with 12 tackles and had a sack but failed to recover an Aaron Rodgers fumble that turned into a Packers TD. Lance Briggs (6 tackles) had a sack. Rookie Jon Bostic played sparingly.
DEFENSIVE BACKS (C-)
If the Bears covered Jordy Nelson (10 catches, 161 yards), they didn’t cover him well. Chris Conte intercepted Rodgers in the first quarter. But Randall Cobb blew by Conte with no help from behind on his winning TD.
SPECIAL TEAMS (B)
Devin Hester returned a kickoff 39 yards and a punt 49 yards to give the offense good field position. Adam Podlesh averaged 29.3 net yards on 4 punts. Coverage was excellent, as usual.
Hardly Marc Trestman’s finest moment. Bears had a poor game plan to defend Jordy Nelson. The Bears were resilient. But the Jarrett Boykin TD reflects on coaching as much as the players.