Bears Fall to the Packers in Season Opener 24-23

The Bears were so close to winning after a solid game before the 4th quarter. Khalil Mack dominated in his Bears debut, leading Chicago to a 17-0 halftime lead.

In the first half alone, Mack became the 1st player since 1982 with a sack, interception, touchdown, forced fumble, and a fumble recovery. That’s how dominant he was. In addition to Mack, the Bears offense got off to a great start. Mitchell Trubisky ran it in for a 2-yard touchdown on their opening drive.

The Bears led 20-0 early into the 3rd quarter after a field goal. Green Bay finally scored, hitting a field goal, trailing 20-3 heading into the 4th. From there, the Bears defense collapsed, allowing 3 touchdowns. They could not come back, falling 24-23.

Mitchell Trubisky finished 23/35 with 171 yards. Trubisky ran the ball 7 times for 32 yards and a touchdown.

Jordan Howard led the ground game with 15 carries for 82 yards. Howard added 5 receptions for 25 yards.

Allen Robinson rounded out the receiving aspect with a nice debut. Robinson caught 4 passes for 61 yards.

On the defensive side of things, Khalil Mack was the whole story. Mack finished with 3 tackles, a fumble recovery, and a pick-6. Even though it was a loss, Khalil Mack is the story moving forward.

Up Next for the Bears

The Bears host Seattle in their home opener Monday night. Kickoff is set for 7:15 PM CT on ESPN.


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