Green Bay Packers (6-3) 55, Chicago Bears (3-6) 14
Sunday November 9th 2014 (at Green Bay)
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson (87) celebrates with fans after catching a 40-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter against the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field. Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) jumps up as he celebrates a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Julius Peppers (56) trips the ball as he tackles Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)
GAME RECAP (SportsNetwork.com)
(GREEN BAY) - The Chicago Bears had two weeks to get ready for Aaron Rodgers and the Packers, but apparently, it wasn't nearly enough time. Rodgers threw six touchdown passes in the first half to lead Green Bay to a 55-14 rout of its NFC North rival on Sunday. Rodgers, who tied the franchise record for touchdown passes in a game, finished with 315 yards on 18-of-27 passing. He also tied the NFL record for most TD passes in a half, which was set by Oakland's Daryle Lamonica in 1969. "Good win for us. We did a lot of good things on offense. We got into a rhythm early. The key tonight was the offensive line," said Rodgers. "I'm not surprised by our performance tonight." Jordy Nelson caught six passes for 152 yards and two touchdowns, and Randall Cobb totaled 72 yards and a score on four catches for the Packers (6-3), who improved to 4-0 at home this season. Eddie Lacy caught three passes for 68 yards and a score and also ran the ball for 50 yards on 14 totes. Andrew Quarless and Brandon Bostick each caught a touchdown in the win. Jay Cutler completed 22-of-37 passes for 272 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions, Brandon Marshall had eight catches for 112 yards and a score and Chris Williams returned a kickoff 101 yards for a touchdown for Chicago (3-6), which has been outscored by a 106-37 margin over its last two games. The Bears, who suffered a 51-23 loss to New England prior to their bye, joined the 1923 Rochester Jeffersons as the only two teams in NFL history to allow 50 or more points in consecutive games. "We're not a very good football team right now," Bears head coach Marc Trestman said. "The level of play is not anywhere near where it needs to be and it starts with me." After Chicago punted on its initial drive, Green Bay marched 71 yards down the field in 12 plays. Rodgers delivered a 21-yard strike over the middle to Cobb and Nelson hauled in a 14-yard pass to place the Packers deep in Bears territory. Lacy was stopped a yard short on third down, but Green Bay went for it on fourth down, as Rodgers hit Bostick across the middle of the end zone for a 7-0 lead with 6:13 left in the opening stanza. Cutler was picked off on the second play of the Bears' ensuing trek as Michael Hyde jumped in front of Martellus Bennett to give the Packers the ball at Chicago's 23. Four plays later, Rodgers rolled out to his right and found Quarless in the end zone for a 4-yard score. Green Bay needed just three plays to extend its lead to 21-0. After a Rodgers' incompletion and Lacy's 1-yard loss, Nelson caught a dart down the right sideline and cut toward the middle of the field for a 73-yard score 12 seconds into the second quarter. Chicago went three-and-out and the Packers quickly struck again. James Starks ran four yards to midfield and Nelson caught a 10-yard pass before scoring on a 40-yard bomb two plays later for a 28-0 lead. The Bears worked the ball down to Green Bay's 4, but turned the ball over on downs as Cutler's pass was nearly intercepted. Cobb caught a 29-yard pass and Lacy ran 16 yards into Bears territory. Rodgers dropped a short pass off to Lacy, who darted down the sideline for a 56-yard touchdown with under five minutes to play in the first half. The teams traded turnovers with under two minutes to play in the half as Cobb fumbled a catch at the Bears' 3 and a Julius Peppers sack stripped Cutler of the ball. Rodgers threw his sixth TD pass of the first half as Cobb made a one-handed grab on an over-the-shoulder pass for a 42-0 lead with 14 seconds left before halftime. After Mason Crosby kicked a 20-yard field goal early in the third, Marshall willed his way into the end zone, extending the ball over the goal line for a 45-yard score midway through the stanza for a 45-7 score. Crosby tacked on a 52-yard field goal with 5:27 to play in the third. Cutler's pass intended for Matt Forte went off the helmet of guard Kyle Long and was picked off by Casey Hayward, who returned it 82 yards for a 55-7 score with 10:41 to play in the game. Williams returned the ensuing kickoff 101 yards for the Bears to account for the final score.
Game Notes: Rodgers set an all-time NFL record with his 16th career TD pass of 70-plus yards, passing Brett Favre and Peyton Manning...Nelson passed Billy Howton into eighth place in Packers' history with 43 TD catches...The Bears faced their biggest halftime deficit...Rodgers' three TD passes of 40-plus yards was the most in franchise history since Cecil Isbell did so in 1942...Cobb caught a touchdown pass for his sixth straight game...Hyde registered his first career interception...Forte, who finished with 54 yards on 17 carries, played in his 100th NFL game...Marshall left the game with an ankle injury...Green Bay has won 11 of its last 13 games against Chicago. 
                           CHICAGO   GREEN BAY
First downs                     21          21
Rushes-yards                 24-55      32-132
Net Passing yards              256         319
Passing (Att-Comp-Int)     40-23-2     32-19-0
Sacked-Yards Lost             4-27         0-0
Punts-Average               4-42.8      3-40.3
Fumbles-Lost                   2-1         1-1
Penalties-Yards             11-163        5-50
Time of Possession           30:19       29:41
CHICAGO   -     0   0   7   7  - 14
GREEN BAY -    14  28   6   7  - 55
1st - GB - Brandon Bostick, 1-yard pass from Aaron Rodgers (Mason Crosby kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
1st - GB - Andrew Quarless, 4-yard pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick) GREEN BAY 14-0
2nd - GB - Jordy Nelson, 73-yard pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick) GREEN BAY 21-0
2nd - GB - Nelson, 40-yard pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick) GREEN BAY 28-0
2nd - GB - Eddie Lacy, 56-yard pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick) GREEN BAY 35-0
2nd - GB - Randall Cobb, 18-yard pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick) GREEN BAY 42-0
3rd - GB - Crosby, 20-yard field goal GREEN BAY 45-0
3rd - CHI - Brandon Marshall, 45-yard pass from Jay Cutler (Robbie Gould kick) GREEN BAY 45-7
3rd - GB - Crosby, 52-yard field goal GREEN BAY 48-7
4th - GB - Casey Hayward, 82-yard interception return (Crosby kick) GREEN BAY 55-7
4th - CHI - Chris Williams, 101-yard kickoff return (Gould kick) GREEN BAY 55-14
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Dujuan Harris 8-52, Eddie Lacy 14-50, John Kuhn 5-20, James Starks 5-10
CHICAGO - Matt Forte 17-54, Ka'Deem Carey 2-13, Alshon Jeffery 1-8, Jay Cutler 2-0, Chris Williams 1-(-8), Pat O' Donnell 1-(-12)
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Aaron Rodgers 27-18-315 6 TD, Matt Flynn 5-1-4
CHICAGO - Jay Cutler 37-22-272 1 TD 2 INT, Jimmy Clausen 3-1-11
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Jordy Nelson 6-152 2 TD, Randall Cobb 4-72 1 TD, Eddie Lacy 3-68 1 TD, Andrew Quarless 2-10 1 TD, Richard Rodgers 2-6, Davante Adams 1-10, Brandon Bostick 1-1 1 TD
CHICAGO - Brandon Marshall 8-112 1 TD, Alshon Jeffery 6-63, Matt Forte 3-27, Martellus Bennett 2-45, Santonio Holmes 1-11, Josh Morgan 1-11, Ka'Deem Carey 1-11
AROUND THE NFC NORTH
WEEK 9 - Sunday November 2nd
MINNESOTA 29, Washington 26 - Matt Asiata's third touchdown of the game led the Minnesota Vikings to a 29-26 victory over the Washington Redskins on Sunday. Asiata finished the game with just 26 yards on 10 carries and also converted a two-point attempt. Teddy Bridgewater went 26-for-42 for 268 yards with a touchdown for the Vikings (4-5), who head into their bye week having won two straight games. Robert Griffin III returned to play for the first time since Week 2 and was 18-for-28 for 251 yards with one touchdown and an interception for the Redskins (3-6), who had won their previous two games.
Sunday November 9th
DETROIT 20, Miami 16 -  Matthew Stafford threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to Theo Riddick with 29 seconds remaining to lift the Detroit Lions to a 20-16 victory over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday at Ford Field. The Dolphins had a three-point lead with 3:47 to play, but managed to take just 34 seconds off the clock before punting it back to Detroit. Stafford moved the Lions into Miami territory with consecutive passes of 17 yards to Golden Tate and 18 yards to Calvin Johnson at the two-minute warning. Tate then 
hauled in a pass on 3rd-and-10 and got just far enough for a first down at the Miami 17 with a little over a minute left. Detroit faced another third down soon after and Stafford was forced to move out of the pocket to his left before flinging a pass to the end zone for Riddick, who made a sliding grab for the touchdown. The Dolphins were out of timeouts and reached their own 40 before a completion and a series of laterals ended out of bounds as time expired. Stafford was 8-of-11 for 79 yards on the winning drive and finished 25-of-40 for 280 yards with a pair of touchdowns and an interception for the Lions (7-2), who were coming off their bye and won their fourth straight game. The last three wins have come by a combined six points. Johnson returned for Detroit after a three-game absence because of a high ankle sprain and caught seven passes for 113 yards, including a 49-yard touchdown. Tate also had a big day with 11 catches for 109 yards. The Dolphins (5-4) had a three-game winning streak stopped, falling for the first time since a loss to Green Bay in similar fashion back in Week 6. Miami had a chance to run the clock out against the Packers on Oct. 12, but could not and Aaron Rodgers threw a touchdown pass with three seconds to play in a 27-24 Green Bay win. Miami remained tied with Buffalo in a tight AFC playoff race and will host the Bills in a big matchup on Thursday night.
NFC NORTH DIVISION STANDINGS
Detroit      7   2   0   .778   182  142
GREEN BAY    6   3   0   .667   273  212
Minnesota    4   5   0   .444   173  205
Chicago      3   6   0   .333   204  277