Packers Stop Bears in NFL Season Opener


The 100th NFL season has opened with a victory for the Green Bay Packers.

Aaron Rodgers hit Jimmy Graham in the second quarter for the game's only touchdown as the Packers tripped the Bears, 10-3 in Chicago.

Rodgers at times looked uncomfortable in the attack designed by new coach Matt LaFleur.

The two-time MVP was 18 of 30 for just 203 yards, including his eight-yard scoring strike to Graham.

Both Rodgers and Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky were sacked five times as defence ruled the evening at Soldier Field.

The Packers logged just 213 total net yards, while Chicago had 254. The Bears failed to score after Eddy Pineiro drilled a 38-yard field goal late in the first quarter.

Former Bears safety Adrian Amos sealed the outcome by picking off an end-zone pass into double coverage with 1:58 remaining, the only turnover of the night.