The Green Bay Packer won the kick-off game of the 2019 NFL season last night in a 10-3 win over their long-time rival Chicago Bears, at Soldier Field.
The game was mostly a defensive grind, nevertheless, let’s take an in-depth look at Rodgers and Trubisky performances under center [source: www.nextgenstats.nfl.com].
Rodgers was forced to throw to his right more often than usual during this game, which makes sense considering he had Outside-Linebacker Khalil Mack coming from the left. Also, as expected, Rodgers stretched the field more with his arm then opposing QB Trubisky.
The Bears QB definitely struggled in his first game of the season. Trubisky interception (red-point) came on a very late and lazy throw to the left corner. Moreover, as shown in the chart below, the young QB and his offense were successful in the short-pass game (0-5 yards), but not being able to stretch the field enabled GB defense to keep Trubisky at bay.