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Takeaways from Bears’ loss to Packers

Khalil Mack got his sixth sack when he tackled Aaron Rodgers on the Packers’ first drive. At no point in his career has he ever had as many as six sacks through the first six weeks of the season.

Khalil Mack lines up against the Packers on Sunday.
Khalil Mack lines up against the Packers on Sunday.
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Takeaways from the Bears’ 24-14 rivalry loss to the Packers on Sunday at Soldier Field:

Hot start

Khalil Mack got his sixth sack when he tackled Aaron Rodgers on the Packers’ first drive. He had never had as many as six sacks through the first six weeks.

Fellow outside linebacker Robert Quinn, who had a sack on the second drive, can almost say the same. His 5½ sacks are his most through six games since 2013, when he had six — and finished with 19.

Cole: Not minor

As promised, tight end Cole Kmet played a larger role in the passing game, catching four passes on five targets for a season-high 49 yards. Before Sunday, he had 10 catches on 19 targets all season — and hadn’t caught more than one pass in a game in a month.

“If winning the game meant rushing the ball 45 times and no targets, I’d take that any day of the week,” Kmet said. ‘‘But obviously good to get the passing game going a little bit with the tight ends, and [I’m] kinda hopeful we can continue to grow with that.”

Run, run, run

Quarterback Justin Fields ran six times for a career-best 43 yards. Entering the game, he had 20 carries for 59 yards.