Packers, Rodgers beat Bears, 26-10
Aaron Rodgers threw for 326 yards and three touchdowns, Davante Adams and Ty Montgomery emerged as playmakers in the second half and the host Packers beat the offensively challenged Bears, 26-10, on Thursday night.
Rodgers was 39-for-56, setting a franchise record for completions in a game in Green Bay’s first game without running back Eddie Lacy, who was placed on injured reserve this week with an ankle problem.
The Packers (4-2) moved effectively on short gains mostofthe night but couldn’t reach the end zone until Adams made the first of his two touchdown receptions with 9:11 left in the third quarter for a 13-10 lead. Rodgers and Adams combined again for a 4-yard score on the first play of fourth quarter.
It was effectively over from there for the Bears (1-6), who lost quarterback Brian Hoyer to a broken left arm in the second quarter.
With Jay Cutler already out with a right thumb injury, Chicago turned to third-stringer Matt Barkley, who was 6-for-15 for 81 yards and two interceptions. Jets to honor Byrd: The Jets will honor the late Dennis Byrd, who was killed last weekend in a car accident in Oklahoma, on Sunday in a pregame ceremony,
The Jets will show a video tribute after player introductions at MetLife Stadium before the game against the Ravens. A moment of silence will be held before the national anthem, and members of Byrd’s immediate family will serve as honorary captains for the game. Byrd overcame brief paralysis and walked again just a few months after injuring his neck during a play in 1992. Giants to leave Brown home: The NFL is going to reopen its investigation of Giants kicker Josh Brown and the team has pulled him from its next game after police released journal entries and emails in which he admitted that he verbally and physically abused his former wife.
Just hours before the Giants were to leave for a game in London on Sunday against the Rams, they said that Brown would remain at home.
The Giants said they want to review the new information released by county law enforcement officials in Washington and reach a decision on the kicker’s future with the club, possibly next week.
Brown, 37, was suspended for the first game of the season for violating the league’s personal-conduct policy relating to his arrest in May 2015 on domesticabuse charges against his former wife, Molly.
He wasn’t charged. Extra points: The Steelers filed a formal complaint with the NFL, asking it to look into Dolphins DT Ndamukong Suh kicking Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger in his right knee late in the fourth quarter Sunday. ... After missing Wednesday’s workout because of a hip pointer suffered against the Ravens, Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. returned to practice on a limited basis and hopes to play against the Rams in London. ... Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (left shoulder) and TE Jordan Reed (concussion) missed practice, putting their availability for Sunday ’s game at Detroit into question.