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  • 04 Apr
    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Aaron Rodgers set a record. The Chicago Bears lost another quarterback.After a slow start in the red zone, the Green Bay Packers picked up the pace in the second half to overpower their offensively-challenged NFC North rivals.Rodgers threw for 326 yards and three touchdowns, Davante Adams and Ty Montgomery emerged as playmakers in the second half and Packers beat the Bears 26-10 on Thursday night.Rodgers was 39 of 56, setting a franchise mark for completions in a game. It was the Packers first contest without injured running back Eddie Lacy .A lot of moving parts, a very satisfying victory at home, coach Mike McCarthy said.The Packers (4-2) moved effectively on short gains most of the night, but couldnt break into the end zone until Adams caught the first of his two touchdown receptions with 9:11 left in the third quarter for a 13-10 lead.Rodgers and Adams combined again for a 4-yard score on the first play of fourth quarter for a 10-point lead.The Bears (1-6) lost quarterback Brian Hoyer to a broken left arm in the second quarter. With Jay Cutler already out with a right thumb injury, Chicago turned to third-stringer Matt Barkley.An offense that was already 31st in the league in scoring got worse. Barkley was 6 of 15 for 81 yards and two interceptions.Well, when you lose your starting quarterback it can be disruptive, Bears coach John Fox said. Its not an excuse, its just a reality,He tried to lean on the rush against the NFLs third-best run defense. It didnt work either.Kadeem Carey had 48 yards on 10 carries, including a 24-yarder. Receiver Alshon Jeffery was held to three catches for 33 yards against a Packers secondary without its top three cornerbacks because of injuries.It got so bad for the Bears that Rodgers had more completions (37) than the Bears had offensive plays (36) by 5:31 of the fourth quarter.That 37th completion for Rodgers was a 2-yard touchdown pass to Randall Cobb for a 16-point lead.Adams, Montgomery and Cobb each finished with at least 10 receptions.HOYER HURTHoyer left early in the second quarter after getting hit by Julius Peppers and Clay Matthews on an incompletion on third-and-6 from midfield. The right-handed Hoyer looked as if he landed on his left arm . He was attended to by trainers on the field for a couple minutes before going to the locker room. Hoyer was 4 of 11 for 49 yards.TRIPLE THREATAdams had 13 catches for a career-high 132 yards, making Jordy Nelson-like moves to spin out of tackles for extra yards. Adams had just been cleared earlier Thursday from the NFLs concussion protocol after leaving the loss Sunday to Dallas.Cobb finished with 11 catches for 95 yards.Montgomery, who got the start in the backfield with running backs Lacy (ankle) and James Starks (knee) out, finished with 10 catches for 66 yards, and nine carries for 60 yards.You do what you have to do, you play the way you have to play, McCarthy said.BIG FLOYDThe Bears only touchdown came from rookie pass-rushing linebacker Leonard Floyd, who forced Rodgers to fumble on third-and-10 from the 15 on a sack. Floyd recovered the ball in the end zone for a 10-6 lead, 30 seconds into the third quarter.Floyd had been limited in practice this week with a calf injury.Hes got those kind of abilities. Its been problematic a little bit having him out there, but it was good to have him back out there tonight, Fox said.The Packers scored touchdowns on their next three drives.SLOW STARTThe Packers moved effectively with short passes in the first half but stalled on three drives inside the 22. Mason Crosby salvaged two series with field goals, but the Packers went scoreless on another drive when Montgomery was stopped on a fourth-and-goal run from the 1.Green Bay, which led 6-3 at the half, exploited the Bears underneath coverage. They also threw short passes as a substitute for the running game.QUOTABLE:It means we threw it a lot. But a lot of times records like these are achieved in losses when youre way behind, Rodgers about his completions record.INJURY REPORTBears: Besides Hoyer, RG Kyle Long left in the second quarter with an arm injury.Packers: RB Don Jackson, who was just activated from the practice squad Thursday to replace Lacy, left in the first quarter with a hand injury.---AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and http://twitter.com/AP-NFL---Follow Genaro Armas at: https://twitter.com/GArmasAP Air Max Plus Ireland . Its the second straight game Bell has scored in extra time for Kelowna, which beat the Brandon Wheat Kings 6-5 on Friday, and he now has four game-winning goals on the season. Cheap Air Max Plus Ireland . Dusautoir, the former World Player of the Year, sustained a torn bicep playing for Toulouse in the Heineken Cup on Saturday. The flanker, who has played 65 times for France, is expected to be out for up to four months. http://www.cheapairmaxplusireland.com/ . 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Sky Italias Valentina Fass says Chelsea have held talks with Antonio Conte about becoming their new boss, but the deal hasnt been finalised just yet. Sky Spoorts News HQ understands Chelsea technical director Michael Emenalo travelled to Italy to watch Juventus Champions League tie with Bayern Munich - a fixture Conte was also due to attend.dddddddddddd His contract with the Italian federation - the FIGC - expires in the summer, and the former Juventus coach has given no public indication he is seeking to renew the deal. Conte: The view from Italy We get the view from Italy on Antonio Conte who has been linked with a move to Chelsea However, Tavecchio, quoted on www.mediagol.it, said: There is no news about the coachs future. This means that for us nothing has changed. Conte has been linked with a move to Chelsea in the summer Conte, 46, guided Juventus to three Serie A titles before resigning in 2014. He was appointed Italy manager just a month later. 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