Rodgers torches Bears' secondary

He left seven points on the field when he slammed a run inside from the 1-yard line when he could have easily scored if he went for the right corner of the end zone.

Wide receivers

Grade: 2

The Packers frequently bracketed Brandon Marshall or shaded a safety toward him, and they pretty much took him out of the game. Four of his six catches were against zone defense, one was against man with no safety help.

It was a really tough day for Jeffery, who played like the rookie he is. On the first pass to him, he failed to come back to the ball and allowed Shields to break it up. Then there were three penalties for getting too pushy, all of which were avoidable.

Tight ends

Grade: 3

It says something when the tight ends didn't have a single pass thrown their way. Both Kellen Davis and Matt Spaeth contributed to some of Forte's better runs with nice blocks.

Special teams

Grade: 9

This was an outstanding effort from a unit that could have been in disarray, given the number of personnel issues affecting special teams. Outside of the gaffe of having 12 men on the field, special teams did everything right.

Devin Hester had one of his most effective games of the season, averaging 31.5 yards on kickoff returns and 14 yards on punt returns.

Adam Podlesh put three of his six punts inside the 20, forced two fair catches and allowed only one return for positive yards.

As for the new guys, Olindo Mare was perfect on two field-goal attempts, and two of his kickoffs were touchbacks while the other two made it to the end zone as well. Practice squad call-up Joe Anderson played like his helmet was on fire.

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