Aaron Rodgers was knocked out of the Green Bay Packers’ Monday night NFL game against the Chicago Bears after the first drive of the game, and it became a war between the backup quarterbacks. It’s safe to say that the Bears’ Josh McCown won in a landslide against Seneca Wallace.
Wallace couldn’t get much going to keep the Packers on the field. He completed 11 of 19 passes for 114 yards, zero touchdowns, and got sacked four times. He had one awful interception with five minutes to go in the first quarter, but the Packers were able to rebound after keeping the Bears from moving the ball, blocked the punt, and then scored on the first play from the 32 yard line to get a three-point lead.
Chicago would go on to outscore Green Bay 20-10 and pull out a huge 27-20 road victory to create a logjam of three 5-3 teams atop the NFC North. McCown wasn’t greatly efficient, completing 22 of 41 passes, but it was the additional plays the Bears got the aided in the win. McCown still had 272 passing yards with two touchdowns and zero interceptions.
The Bears ended up having 20 more plays because the Packers couldn’t convert on third down. They finished the game converting just 1 of 9 third down opportunities.
Despite Wallace looking incredibly poor on the field, it’s likely that Green Bay will be without Rodgers for about three weeks with a collarbone injury. It’s an easier slate ahead, and with obviously much more time taking first team snaps in practice, the former Iowa State quarterback should be enough of a bandaid to keep this team from suffering a four-game freefall before taking on the Detroit Lions.