Hundley has "best game" in crucial win at Chicago
CHICAGO, Ill. - After two subpar starts, Packers quarterback Brett Hundley put together his best 60-minute performance Sunday in Green Bay's crucial 23-16 win over the Bears.
"It feels amazing, it's truly a blessing especially in a rivalry game," Hundley said. "There was a lot going into this game, we played for 60 minutes and that was our goal coming into it and we got the W."
After struggling to find a rhythm against the Vikings, Saints and Lions, the third-year signal caller finally looked comfortable in the cold and rain conditions at Solider Field.
Hundley was 18-for-25 with 212 passing yards and a game-winning touchdown pass to Davante Adams with under six minutes remaining to help his team pull out the victory.
"He did a good job, I felt like just the command of the huddle alone, he did a good job," Adams said. "With that making sure everyone was calm and knew what they had to do, he's just got to continue to do that"
Making only his third career start, Hundley's play improved as the tight contest wore on.
For a team looking for signs of growth from their back up, No. 7's two throws to Adams in the fourth quarter, including a 42-yard pass to put Chicago out of range to tie the game, had several of his teammates applauding his poise down the stretch.
"He has great command of the huddle," left tackle David Bakhtiari said. "He exudes confidence and it's something that's been noticeable before we got in the situation. In my opinion, he's improved every week and he's shown that."
Head Coach Mike McCarthy, whose rallied behind his quarterbacks often during the past few weeks, said Hundley made significant progress in Sunday's win.
"Hundley played his best game of the year," McCarthy said, "Just handling the different situations, particular the high-pressure in the fourth quarter. There's a lot of confidence you can take home with you."
After the game, Hundley was listed on the injury report as having a "hamstring" issue which might have limited his mobility late in the contest. It did not appear severe as McCarthy mentioned Hundley didn't ask to change any specific play calls during his postgame press conference.
As results go, it's one for the 24-year old's resume. The win over the Bears marked the first time in 26 years, a quarterback other than Brett Favre or Aaron Rodgers had started and won a game against the NFC North divisional foe.