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Quick Hits: Grant generates impact plays in defeat

Jakeem Grant in action against the Green Bay Packers.

Jakeem Grant Sr. flashed his speed and big-play ability on offense and special teams in Sunday night's 45-30 loss to the Packers.

The sixth-year pro scored touchdowns on a 46-yard reception from Justin Fields and a 97-yard punt return in helping the Bears score 24 points in the second quarter to take a 27-21 halftime lead.

Grant's first TD came when he went in motion, took a short forward flip from Fields behind the line of scrimmage and turned up field, racing down the left sideline. On his punt return TD, he ran to his right, reversed field and dashed down the left sideline.

Grant's punt return was the longest in Bears history, topping a 95-yard TD by Johnny Bailey Dec. 29, 1990 in a 21-10 loss to the Chiefs. It was also the first punt return touchdown in the NFL this season.

Grant has now returned six kicks for touchdowns in his career, four on punts and two on kickoffs.

Jenkins fills in: After making his NFL debut last Sunday against the Cardinals via two snaps—both on special teams—Teven Jenkins played the final three-and-a-half quarters at left tackle versus the Packers.

The rookie second-round pick entered the game midway through the first period after veteran starter Jason Peters exited with an ankle injury.

Jenkins drew four penalties in the game: two false starts and two for holding, though one of the holding fouls was declined.

Not again: Aaron Rodgers improved his career record to 23-5 against the Bears. The Packers star quarterback has won 20 of his last 22 starts versus Chicago, not counting a 2013 game that he exited on Green Bay's first series with a broken collarbone.

In his last 15 games against the Bears, Rodgers has thrown for 40 touchdowns and two interceptions. Sunday night marked the seventh game in which he has thrown at least four TD passes versus Chicago.

In four contests against the Bears in 2020 and 2021, Rodgers has thrown for 11 TDs and no interceptions with passer ratings of 132.2, 147.9, 128.0 and 141.1.

Sack attack: Robert Quinn was credited with two of the Bears' three sacks Sunday night, increasing his season total to 14. The only other Bears player who has recorded more is Hall of Fame defensive end Richard Dent, who had 17.5 in 1984 and 17.0 in 1985.

Roster notes: Quarterback Andy Dalton (left hand), receiver Marquise Goodwin (foot), defensive tackle Akiem Hicks (ankle) and safety Teez Tabor (illness) were unable to play. Running back Ryan Nall and tight end Jesper Horsted were also inactive.

Point parade: Sunday night's contest was the second highest scoring game in the history of the Bears-Packers rivalry, which began in 1921. The only contest with more points was a 52-31 Bears win in 1955 at Wrigley Field … The teams combined for five touchdowns of at least 35 yards in the second quarter, the most in a single quarter in the NFL dating back to at least 1925 when complete scoring data was first provided … The 30 points scored and the 45 points allowed were both season highs for the Bears.

Same issue: The Bears lost the turnover battle 2-0, falling to 0-6 in games this season when they don't produce a takeaway. In their last eight contests, the defense has generated just three takeaways, including one interception.

Get a look at the Bears' Sunday night matchup against the Packers through the lenses of our sideline photographers in Green Bay.

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