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NFL Week 15 PFF ReFocused: Green Bay Packers 21, Chicago Bears 13

The Green Bay Packers held onto a 21-13 victory over the Chicago Bears in Week 15 of the 2019 NFL season.

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Final Score

Green Bay Packers 21, Chicago Bears 13

Green Bay Packers

Aaron Rodgers started well, but he struggled in the fourth quarter as his side was trying to put the game away. It wasn't a poor day by any means, but he's struggled all year to put together full games of consistently strong play — today was another one of those games.

This game may have been David Bakhtiari‘s best game of the year, as he was strong in the run game while looking like his former self in pass protection. Green Bay's left tackle has fielded some inconsistent play this year, but if he can play like this the rest of the year, he'll look to retake his mantle as the best left tackle in the NFL.

Kenny Clark stood out in a big way today. The former UCLA Bruin has played extremely well as of late and is capable of wrecking games, just as he did against the Bears today. He racked up multiple sacks and several pressures; on top of that, he was stout in the run game and produced six total stops.

Jaire Alexander vs. Allen Robinson was the battle to watch today. Targeted six times, Alexander allowed three catches for 46 yards. He had a chance to seal the victory on the penultimate play of the game but dropped the would-be game-winning interception.

Chicago Bears

Mitchell Trubisky‘s stat line will have some big numbers attached to it, but he struggled most of the game, especially when the Packers were able to get pressure on him. On a positive note, however, he was 7-of-9 on passes to his left, including 2-of-3 deep left.

Highlighting wideouts Allen Robinson II and Anthony Miller would be easy, but the poor play of the Bears offensive line could very go overlooked today. Cody Whitehair and Rashaad Coward both allowed multiple pressures, and they got beat early and often in the contest.

Akiem Hicks returned to action for the first time since Week 5 but lacked the explosiveness we're accustomed to seeing from him. Hicks did generate some pressure but was largely held in check all game.

It was an odd day for Khalil Mack, as he was handled all game outside of an unblocked pressure that forced a throwaway. Mack failed to record a sack or even a tackle, and he failed to affect Aaron Rodgers in any noticeable way.

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