CHICAGO, Illinois -- Green Bay running back Aaron Jones, an El Paso native and former UTEP standout, caught an impressive pass from quarterback Aaron Rodgers and stiffed-armed a strong safety to the grass for a touchdown in the Packers 24-14 win over the Chicago Bears in Sunday's rivalry game.
The victory marked five straight wins for the Packers.
Jones caught a short pass from Rodgers in the red zone, made a tackler miss in the open field and raced into the end zone from 12 yards out to put Green Bay up by ten, 17-7, with six minutes left in the third quarter.
Jones accounted for 61 yards on the 90-yard scoring drive, including a 28-yard run to get the Packers on the move.
The touchdown catch was Jones’ fourth of the season, setting a new career-high.
In all, Jones ran for 76 yards and caught four passes for 34, helping the Packers remain unbeaten since a season-opening 38-3 loss to New Orleans in Jacksonville.
The pass to Jones was one of two touchdowns Rodgers threw, and he ran for another, as the Packers (5-1) beat the Bears (3-3) for the 20th time in 23 games counting the playoffs and improved to 22-5 with Rodgers as the starter against Chicago. They also prevented Chicago from tying them for the NFC North lead.
Rodgers shook off a sluggish start, throwing a 1-yard touchdown to Allen Lazard in the second quarter and then the 12-yarder to Jones in the third, making it 17-7.
Rodgers put away the Bears after Chicago QB Justin Fields threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Darnell Mooney, cutting the lead to three with 8:44 left in the game. Rodgers scored from the 6 to cap a 75-yard drive, bumping the lead back up to 10. He then turned toward the Chicago crowd and yelled, “I still own you! I still own you!”
It was hard to argue after Rodgers finished 17 of 23 for 195 yards and a 128 passer rating.
(The Associated Press and NFL.com contributed to this report.)