Pack­ers, Rodgers beat Bears, 26-10

Baltimore Sun - - RAVENS WEEKEND -

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.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.