Packers and Bears stand, some fans link arms before National Football League game


Mike Glennon was waiting, at the top of a seven-stop drop after a play fake and scanning for an open receiver.

On Tuesday night, quarterback Aaron Rodgers and the entire Green Bay Packers team released a statement, asking fans to stand and lock arms with each other during the national anthem before Thursday night's game. He's the third defensive starter to suffer an injury in as many weeks. The tight end still hasn't had a big game this season but is poised for a breakout. At least not soon enough. That allowed Clay Matthews to get to him and knock the ball loose.

Watch the best plays from the Week 4 Thursday Night Football matchup between the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears. Poof went the Bears.

The Green Bay Packers' offense looked like a bolt of lightning early on, as Aaron Rodgers connected for two first quarter touchdowns. Rodgers threw his second touchdown pass three plays later with a two-yard toss to Randall Cobb. On the very first drive of the game, the team's starting running back endured a game-ending injury.

Their rally never came. The Bears spent heavily in the draft to move up and select Trubisky and they seem determined to take their time with him.

Injuries were a problem for the Packers last season, especially at running back. He was able to walk to the locker room under his own power, but has since been ruled questionable to return.

David Zimmerman
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With the win, the Packers (3-1) now hold the lead in the all-time series for the first time since 1933. "We had to be real smart at the start of the game".

Glennon wasn't ready for it. The Packers again recovered. Clark only put one assisted tackle on the stat sheet, but he was an immovable object for the Packers, helping to limit the Bears to just 3.4 yards per carry. Chicago's ground game should also be a good test for the Nitro package, which featured rookie Josh Jones at inside linebacker last week.

That's significant adversity for a team whose passing attack is its most obvious weakness right now.

Glennon also threw two bad interceptions, one in each half. He picked off Chicago quarterback Mike Glennon on a second-and-15 snap from the Chicago 45-yard line.

Bears fans and veterans are fired up about the NFL.