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By the Numbers: Packers vs. Bears | 2023 Week 1

Bears receiver Darnell Mooney
Bears receiver Darnell Mooney

Take a look at some of the notable numbers and stats from the Bears' season opener against the Green Bay Packers at Soldier Field:


Receiving yards by Darnell Mooney.

In his first regular season game back since injuring his ankle last Nov. 27, Mooney led the Bears in receptions (4) and receiving yards. Mooney also was targeted a team-high seven times.

Mooney was responsible for the Bears' first touchdown of the game as he and quarterback Justin Fields connected for a 20-yard score late in the third quarter. The reception marks Mooney's 11th career TD.


Unanswered points by Green Bay between second and third quarters.

After the Bears cut the deficit to 7-6 in the second quarter, the Packers scored the next 17 points. The Packers orchestrated back-to-back touchdown drives in the third quarter, both capped off by running back Aaron Jones.

While the first score was a 1-yard rush by Jones, the second TD came from a 35-yard completion as the running back took caught a slant from quarterback Jordan Love in the middle of the field and outraced the Bears defense into the end zone.


Sack by defensive end Yannick Ngakoue.

Ngakoue – who signed with the Bears Aug. 4 -- registered the team's first sack of the day with four seconds left in the second quarter. The sack forced a field goal to close out the first half.

That play marked Ngakoue's 66th career sack and his first as a Bear in his 111th career NFL game. The veteran defender also totaled two tackles-for-loss, tying for a team-high with linebacker Tremaine Edmunds.


Total yards allowed by Bears defense.

While the Bears defense limited the Packers to 100 yards of offense in the first half, Green Bay's offense came alive in the second half.

Packers quarterback Jordan Love recorded 237 passing yards, 86 of those going to Jones, who was Green Bay's leading receiver.


Kickoff return yards by receiver Tyler Scott.

In his NFL debut, Scott fielded four kickoffs against the Packers, with a long return of 33 yards.

The rookie showcased his return capabilities in the Bears' final preseason game against the Bills Aug. 26 with a 56-yard kick return.


Yards per carry for the Packers

The Bears limited Green Bay's rushing attack to 32 carries for 92 yards, with a long of 10 yards.

Jones led the Packers on the ground Sunday, running for 41 yards on nine carries.


Turnover ratio

The Packers recorded two takeaways Sunday, first forcing and recovering a Fields fumble and picking off the Bears quarterback later in the game. While Green Bay fumbled the ball twice, the Bears were unable to recover either.


Tackles by linebacker T.J. Edwards

In his Bears debut, the Chicago area native led the defense in tackles, including a team-high six solo stops.


Former Bears in attendance Sunday.

The 2023 season-opener brought in the most former players to ever attend alumni weekend. Hall of Famers linebacker Dick Butkus and defensive end Richard Dent were among the alumni in attendance.

Former running back Ronnie Bull was the lone member from the 1963 championship team at Sunday's game. Steve McMichael's wife, Misty, also stood amongst the alumni on the field in honor of "Mongo."

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