GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Bears cornerback Zack Bowman got his first start of the season.
But he probably isn't going to want remember much from the game.
He was beaten on three of the Green Bay Packers' five touchdown passes, including two to James Jones.
"Asked if he felt like he was picked on, Bowman said, "I mean, not really because they were dialing up plays.
"They know us and we know them," he said. "They obviously executed tonight. It's just how the cookie crumbles sometimes."
Bowman acknowledged that there were "some tough plays."
"But just because they're tough, and I was in position, I just have to find a way to make a play on the ball and get it out," he said.
The comment wasn't convincing.
Jordy Nelson scored a two-yard touchdown against him, and Jones scored from seven and two yards out. But one of his toughest plays was late in the third quarter, when he was flagged for pass interference on Nelson. Still, Nelson made the 25-yard catch.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers finished the game 21 of 29 for 283 yards with five touchdowns and no interceptions.
"They have a great defense. They're very well coached. I have a lot of respect for coach [Lovie] Smith and coach [Rod] Marinelli and the job they've done," Rodgers said. "I've played them nine times as a starter, and it's always a difficult game and the mental chess match that goes on between Brian [Urlacher] and myself."
Urlacher gave Rodgers his props.
"I said it last year, too," Urlacher said, when asked if Rodgers is the best quarterback in the NFL. "He knows where to go with the football. He doesn't make mistakes. He runs well. They said they were banged up, up front. But I don't know how many sacks we had."
That would be none of Rodgers and only one of backup Matt Flynn.
As cornerback Charles Tillman said, the Bears defense didn't play winning football.
"Defensively, we had our struggles," he said. "We didn't play good, and when you play like that on defense, you deserve to lose."