GREEN BAY – After injuring Davante Adams with a hit in the third quarter of Thursday night's game at Lambeau Field, Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan expressed concern for the Packers receiver and stressed that he was not trying to hurt Adams.
"I was just trying to make a play," Trevathan said. "It wasn't intentional. I was just trying to hustle to the ball and do my job. Unfortunately, he ended up hurt. I'm sorry about that. I'm going to reach out to him and try to send him a message. We play a physical game, but you never wish that on anybody."
Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan.
Adams was being held up by Bears safety Adrian Amos when Trevathan delivered a helmet-to-helmet hit that drew a 15-yard penalty. Adams was taken off the field on a stretcher and to an area hospital with head and neck injuries. Fortunately, the Packers receiver was conscious and had feeling in all of his extremities.
"I never wish that on anybody," Trevathan said. "Especially after being hurt a couple times, I know how that is. Especially with the head and neck. You never wish that on anybody. You never want to see that. But this game is physical and it happens."
Break time: Officials cleared the field after the first quarter due to a lightning storm that passed through Green Bay. The Bears trailed at the time of the delay, which lasted 47 minutes.
"I looked at it as a blessing because things weren't going our way," said coach John Fox. "We came back, made some adjustments, looked like it might have been a factor. We've got to play way better than we did tonight."
Down by one: With Thursday night's loss, the Bears now trail their all-time series with the Packers 95-94-6. It's the first time that Green Bay has led the series since holding an 11-10 advantage in 1932.
The Bears climbed as high as 24 games over .500 in 1960 (50-26) before the Packers closed the gap to 57-47 in 1974. Thanks in part to an eight-game winning streak from 1985-88, the Bears eventually reached a high-water mark of 25 games over in 1992 (81-56). But the Packers have won 39 of 52 meetings since 1992 to take the series lead.
The two teams are scheduled to meet again Nov. 12 at Soldier Field.
Roster notes: Safety Quintin Demps (arm), linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski (chest) and offensive lineman Hroniss Grasu (hand) sat out Thursday night's game with injuries. Other Bears inactives were quarterback Mark Sanchez, running back Taquan Mizzell, defensive lineman John Jenkins and tight end Daniel Brown.
The Packers played without starting tackles David Bakhtiari (hamstring) and Bryan Bulaga (ankle), defensive tackle Mike Daniels (hip) and cornerback Davon House (quadriceps).
During the game, Green Bay lost its top two running backs in Ty Montgomery (chest) and Jamaal Williams (knee), leaving only Aaron Jones as the only healthy back in uniform.