Packers Pick Up First Win Of 2012 Season

The Green Bay Packers (1-1) used a solid defense and a trick play to beat the Chicago Bears (1-1) Thursday night at Lambeau Field, 23-10.  The Packers held the Bears to 168 total yards (94 yards rushing, 74 yards passing), intercepted Jay Cutler four times and had seven sacks of the Chicago quarterback.  Linebacker Clay Matthews had three-and-a-half sacks, giving him six in two games.  Matthews was pleased with the defensive effort…

Corner Tramon Williams recorded his second career, two interception game as he held Bears receiver Brandon Marshall to two catches for 24 yards…

The Packers grabbed the momentum late in the first half.  With 1:56 to play in the second quarter, the Packers ran a fake field goal on 4th and 26.  Holder Tim Masthay flipped the ball to tightend Tom Crabtree, who raced 27 yards for a touchdown.  Crabtree said the play worked to perfection…

Running back Cedric Benson had a better performance in his second game in a Packers uniform.  He had 20 carries for 81 yards and he caught four passes for an additional 35 yards.  Benson thought he was more patient…

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers had a quiet night by his standards.  He completed 22 of 32 passes for 219 yards, a touchdown and an interception.  The win was a nice end to a long week for Rodgers…

Rodgers threw a 26-yard scoring pass to Donald Driver while Mason Crosby wass three-for-three on field goal tries, including a long of 54-yards.  The Packers next game is Monday, September 24th when they take on the Seahawks in Seattle.

Notes:
Packers have now won 18 of their last 20 and 20 of 22 at Lambeau Field.

Packers improve to 10-7 against the Bears in prime-time games.

Packers are now 1-1 on Thursday night.  Both games have been against the Bears.

Thursday night’s box score

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