The Packers and Bears met for the 207th time in last Sundays season opener.

For the Packers it was a new look but the same old story for them as they came away with a 38-20 win at Soldier Field.

For the first time since 2020 the Packers won their season opener.

One man once said “I still own you” to this same Bears team, but Sunday the Packers made a statement.

It’s not “I still own you”, it’s we still own you, as the win Sunday was a team effort.

Fast Start for Offense in Season Opener

Let’s start off with Jordan Love and the Packers offense.

The last two season openers the Packers offense started off slow, scoring a combined 10 points.

But Love started off hot after the defense did their job stuffing the Bears on a 4th and 1.

On his first drive Love converted 2 key third downs, with the last third down conversion resulting in a Romeo Doubs touchdown for the Packers and a 7-0 lead.

Romeo Doubs Celebrating in Season Opener vs. bears

Although the offense struggled for the rest of the 1st half the Packers managed to get a field goal before halftime to take 10-6 lead.

Coming out of halftime, the Packers seemed to make the adjustment they needed to get the offense running again and that was to feed Aaron Jones.

Jones took over the game in the 3rd quarter scoring the Packers next two touchdowns.

Jones had over 100-yards combined rushing and receiving and had 2 touchdowns.

For Love, he was 15-27 for 245 yards, 3 touchdowns and no interceptions.

Not bad for someone who is starting only his second regular season game.

Love was calm in the pocket and was provided the time to throw when he needed it.

Packers Defense Stuffs Bears Offense in Season Opener

The Packers defense was all over Justin Fields, with sacks from rookies Lukas Van Ness and Karl Brooks.

Devonte Wyatt also had a sack and had a hand in forcing a fumble by Fields.

And when Fields thought it couldn’t get worse Quay Walker put the game away with a pick six.

The defense also held new Bears Wide Receiver D.J Moore to 2 receptions for 25 yards.

Even when the momentum felt like it was swinging towards the Bears the Packers defense seemed to answer back.

Special Teams

Yes, believe it or not, special teams also played a huge part in the Packers victory.

Anders Carlson, who struggled in the Preseason, made all of his extra points and hit a key 52-yard field goal before halftime to give the Packers the momentum going into the third quarter.

Daniel Whelan did an awesome job with changing the field position on the Bears pinning the offense inside the 20 a couple of times.

And when Whelan wasn’t punting, he was able to haul in some high snaps on Field Goals and extra points.


Today’s win in Chicago was truly a team win with all three phases helping the Packers.

If the offense was struggling the defense was there to help.

If the defense was struggling the offense put together long drives so the defense can rest.

And if the defense needed the other offense to get pinned inside their own territory, the special teams was there to help.

Once again, it’s not I still own you, It’s we still own you.


Hau Khuong has been a Packers fan since 1996. He currently works as a video editor in Green Bay and writes for and you can follow him on twitter at @HauKhuongSports.