It was another night to forget in Green Bay for the Chicago Bears (1-1), who fell to the Packers (1-1) in Week 2 by the score of 27-10.
While the team did not perform well as a collective, there were three Bears who had impressive individual performances.
1. David Montgomery
The Bears’ running back had a much-needed bounce-back performance against the Packers. He appeared to be running with some anger, finishing the outing with 122 yards on 15 carries. After a tough outing against the 49ers, Montgomery looked like a top-10 running back against a stout Green Bay defensive front.
The only issue here was the lack of volume. Monty averaged 8.1 yards per carry, but because the Bears only ran 41 plays on offense he was not used nearly as much as he could’ve been.
2. Trevis Gipson
Gipson is a valuable piece to a feisty Bears pass rush. The Tulsa product sacked Aaron Rodgers twice, finishing the game with four tackles.
He fought through a hold from Packers RT Elgton Jenkins before wrestling Rodgers to the ground in the clip above. The Bears are getting contributions from all over the defensive line, but Gipson’s performance stood out most against a hobbled Packers offensive line.
3. Jaylon Johnson
Johnson’s name wasn’t called once on Sunday night, which is always a positive sign for a cornerback. The Bears should feel comfortable about Johnson’s future on the outside. It’s rare that a third-year pro strikes fear into opposing quarterbacks’ eyes, but that seems to be the case with Johnson.
Bears cornerback Jaylon Johnson was not targeted in coverage as the nearest defender for the second-consecutive game.— Next Gen Stats (@NextGenStats) September 19, 2022
Johnson has gone 61-consecutive coverage snaps without being targeted dating back to Week 18 of last season (51 in 2022).#CHIvsGB | @ChicagoBears
He hasn’t been targeted a single time in his last 61 snaps in coverage. That streak dates all the way back to Week 18 of last season. He has big shoes to fill donning Charles Tillman’s No. 33, but he is already looking like a perennial Pro Bowler at this point in his career.
The Bears are back at it on Sunday with Lovie Smith’s Houston Texans coming to town for a Week 3 matchup. Chicago will need to rebound with a complete team effort next week in order to start the season with a 2-1 record.
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