Coming off a bruising season-opener loss to the Minnesota Vikings, the Green Bay Packers had one thing to show on final night time up in opposition to the Chicago Bears.

With Elgton Jenkins again on the road, Wisconsin’s best put all of it out on Lambeau Field and took down the Windy City crew 27-10 at dwelling. The primetime matchup noticed Aaron Rodgers firing off passes and the likes of Randall Cobb taking it the place it wanted to be.

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It was a efficiency that in some methods helped take NBC and the NFL the place they wanted to be, after which not a lot. The last numbers gained’t be in till Tuesday, however superior Nielsen knowledge places SNF Week 2 viewership at simply over 20 million.

That viewers is throughout NBC, Peacock and NFL Digital properties, it needs to be famous.

Week-to-week, the units of eyeballs have been down about 20% from Tom Brandy and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ 19-3 evisceration of the Dallas Cowboys. However, year-to-year and throughout linear, streaming and digital platforms, final night time’s SNF (the 205th Packers-Bears recreation, BTW) got here in fairly regular with 2021-22 Week 2. That September 19, 2021 up-close faceoff noticed the Baltimore Ravens prime the Kansas City Chiefs 36-35.

The 2021 season Week 2 SNF was the perfect the franchise had carried out in its second outing since 2018’s New York Giants-Dallas Cowboys recreation was watched by 21 million in a pre-Peacock age.

As good as final night time’s quantity seems for the nationally adopted Packers and the extra regional Bears, it may be humbled by tonight’s Monday Night Football doubleheader. Spread out over the night and over ESPN/ESPN 2 and ABC/ESPN+, the Disney-owned retailers see the Tennessee Titans tackle the Buffalo Bills beginning at 7 p.m. ET. With overlap in-built and break up display screen anticipated, the Vikings conflict with the Philadelphia Eagles 90 minutes later to see the night time to an in depth.

If that doesn’t moist your whistle, the September 25 San Francisco 49ers-Denver Broncos tussle on SNF simply may be the sport you’re on the lookout for. Certainly, NBC and the NFL are hoping so.

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