GREEN BAY, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – The beatdown goes on for the Chicago Bears.

An era officially ended, but two streaks continued in Chicago Sunday.

For the first time in 30 years, the Bears did not face a Packers starting quarterback named Rodgers in Favre, a duo that dominated their primordial border foe for the past 60-plus games in the NFL’s most decorated rivalry.

Hope reigned eternal for Chicago fans Sunday afternoon that the new-look Bears could reverse the trend and break an eight-game losing streak to head coach Matt LaFleur and the Packers–and spoil the debut of new QB1 Jordan Love in the process.

Love and his teammates had other ideas.

The Packers broke open the game in the second half after holding a slim 10-6 lead at the intermission in a convincing 38-20 rout as Love showed why general manager Brian Gutekunst moved up to draft him in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft.

Love displayed the poise and vision of a veteran, completing 15 of 27 passes for 245 yards with three touchdowns and the NFL weekend’s best 123.2 quarterback rating.  It was not a perfect performance as Love missed open receivers on three occasions, but unlike his Chicago counterpart Justin Fields, he did not turn the ball over.

“I couldn’t be more proud of just his performance, his poise,” LaFleur said in his post-game press conference.  “There’s a big-time belief in that locker room for Jordan Love, and I think the guys are gonna rally around him.  They’re excited for him.  They love him.  They respect him.”

Running back Aaron Jones had a spectacular game, catching two passes for 86 yards, including a 35-yard touchdown scamper in the third quarter and a 52-yard gain earlier in that scoring drive.  On the TD catch, he injured his left hamstring, and the extent of his injury will be determined tomorrow.  Romeo Doubs caught two touchdown passes in limited action due to a hamstring injury.

The Packers defense came up big several times in the game, containing the running game and forcing Fields into a fumble and a game-clinching interception that Quay Walker returned 37 yards for a touchdown as Green Bay won for the 13th time in 14 games at Soldier Field.

“It feels great, love said.  “It’s definitely been a long time coming for me.  Three years as a backup, just watching, learning and growing. . .

“It feels good to be out there leading those guys and being out here playing with team—finally.  And to come away with a dub, it’s just what we wanted.”