Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers has continued his outstanding record against the Chicago Bears, throwing for two touchdowns and running for another as he led the Packers to a 24-14 victory.
- Aaron Rodgers told the Chicago Bears fans “I still own you!” after running for a touchdown
- Rodgers finished 17 of 23 for 195 yards as the Green Bay Packers recorded a comfortable win
- Patrick Mahomes shook off a terrible start to lead the Kansas City Chiefs to victory in Washington
The Packers (5-1) beat the Bears (3-3) for the 20th time in 23 games counting the play-offs and improved to 22-5 with Rodgers as the starter against Chicago. They also prevented Chicago from tying them for the NFC North lead.
Rodgers shook off a sluggish start, throwing a one-yard touchdown to Allen Lazard in the second quarter and a 12-yarder to Aaron Jones in the third, making it 17-7.
Rodgers put away the Bears after Justin Fields threw a five-yard touchdown to Darnell Mooney, cutting the lead to three with 8:44 left.
He scored from the six to cap a 75-yard drive, bumping the lead back up to 10. He then turned toward the crowd and yelled, “I still own you! I still own you!”.
It was hard to argue after Rodgers finished 17 of 23 for 195 yards and a 128 passer rating.
Over in Maryland, fellow star QB Patrick Mahomes shrugged off one of the worst first halves of his NFL career to lead the Kansas City Chiefs to a 31-13 win over Washington.
Teammates approached Mahomes after his second interception in the first half and told him to keep being himself.
Mahomes found himself in the second half, engineering three touchdown drives to make up for the giveaways, leading the Kansas City Chiefs to the comeback victory that got them back to .500.
“In the second half, I kept doing stuff,” Mahomes, who threw for 397 yards and two touchdowns, said.
“I kept throwing across my body and doing a lot of different type of stuff because I know those guys believe in me, and I’m going to keep being that and keep fighting to the end.”
Leaving his seventh and eighth picks of the season behind, Mahomes connected with Tyreek Hill on a two-yard touchdown pass late in the third quarter. He put the game out of reach with a 24-yarder to Demarcus Robinson with 3 minutes 14 seconds left in the fourth period.
In between, new starting running back Darrel Williams rushed for his second TD of the game to help Kansas City (3-3) avoid what would have been an embarrassing loss.
“We just executed better,” Mahomes said.
“Guys relied on each other, believed in each other, and we were able to find a way to get a win.”