The biggest challenge of playing on Monday night is the short week it leaves teams returning to a normal Sunday work schedule the following week.
The hope is Kamal Martin's solid NFL debut (six tackles in 29 snaps) is just the beginning for the Packers' athletic 6-foot-3, 240-pound inside linebacker.
The Bears played in their 18th game on Monday Night Football since 2010, which is tied for the most in that span with the New Orleans Saints and the New York Giants. The Bears are 12-6 in those games, but Monday’s loss to the Rams was not pretty.
With the offensive line sputtering, Monday was another rough night for Bears quarterback Nick Foles. He threw two interceptions and the Rams sacked him four times.
Cole Kmet again made a big play Monday. A week after scoring his first career touchdown with his mom in the stands, the rookie tight end hauled in a 38-yard reception from quarterback Nick Foles in the Bears' loss on Monday Night Football.
Packers running back Jamaal Williams on Sunday racked up 114 total yards of offense — 77 yards on 19 carries, and 37 yards on four receptions, plus a 1-yard victory-sealing fourth-quarter touchdown run.
Once, it required overcoming a 14-point deficit on the road just 4:37 into the game, with six starters out injured, including both starting cornerbacks, and several players and coaches operating with minimal sleep because of a Covid-19 test that turned out to be a false positive.
Even with what he believed was a we-left-a-lot-out-there, less-than-optimal performance against a struggling Texans team, Aaron Rodgers left NRG Stadium on Sunday knowing that his 5-1 Packers had, in fact, proven him right.
With starting running back Aaron Jones inactive with a calf injury, Jamaal Williams set the tone offensively with 19 carries for 77 yards, four receptions for 37 yards and a rushing touchdown.
Coming off their first loss of the season, the Green Bay Packers returned to early season form Sunday as quarterback Aaron Rodgers and wide receiver Davante Adams led Green Bay to a 35-20 victory over J.J. Watt and the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium in Houston.
Get the latest postgame updates after the Green Bay Packers defeated the Houston Texans 35-20 Sunday afternoon in a Week 7 showdown at NRG Stadium.
Former Badgers star J.J. Watt is in his 10th NFL season and has never advanced beyond the AFC divisional round of the playoffs.
With Houston at 1-5 entering Sunday’s game against Green Bay, there’s been some speculation the Texans might move several veteran players, including former Packer Randall Cobb, before the Nov. 3 trade deadline.
Jason Wilde offers three keys for the Green Bay Packers when they face the Houston Texans in a Week 7 matchup Sunday at NRG Stadium in Houston.