Kudos to the Packers (especially Jamaal Williams and Brett Hundley), who played a great game, but you can't help but think that this one would've ended a bit differently if not for a few mistakes. "There were some things maybe I could have done better on a couple".
ATLANTA-With Dallas forced to play with suspended running back Ezekiel Elliott sitting out his first of at least four games, Atlanta defensive end Adrian Clayborn made the Cowboys pay. He showed off his mobility with a 17-yard scamper on third-and-2 that set up the Adams touchdown pass. Yes, the Packers beat the Bears AGAIN!
"Just a plaster drill there", said cornerback Kyle Fuller, in coverage against Adams. "We did what we had to do". However, that's not why I am adding him to my list this week.
Hundley also converted a pair of third downs with completions on the first drive of the third quarter, setting up a field goal.
"I guess we established a lot", Inman said. "I need to be better on third downs and be more efficient with the ball". The line had its worst game of the season, allowing Mitch Trubisky to be sacked five times, and what we thought was an ascending defense looked like it had forgotten all it had learned the first half of the season.
The Bears were handed a break late in the fourth quarter when Packers kicker Mason Crosby missed a field goal that could've ice the game. I forgot to celebrate that's how good of a ball it was.
Asked why his club was so sloppy coming off the bye, coach John Fox responded, "Everyone has their own interpretation".
"He's a very talented guy", Fox said. "I've never anxious about my job security, and I won't start going forward", said Fox when asked point-blank if he was thinking about his job status. Now he'll have to do it against a better team than the 3-6 Bears to prove he's for real.
As a general rule, it's irresponsible to make broad proclamations about a team based on one game, but in this case, it's appropriate to make an exception: Fox's job has got to be in jeopardy after Sunday's pitiful performance. "And the linebackers were filling gaps and making plays", Clark said.
"We're playing for everyone in this locker room", Kwiatkoski said. They were a team without direction and a team without discipline, and it cost them an eminently winnable game against a team that hasn't afforded Chicago those kinds of opportunities in recent years. "Nothing's going to change as a team". The win was not only significant in the standings for Green Bay, but also for Hundley's confidence, as he found a way to make plays in crunch time to pick up his first win as an National Football League starter.