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They were not the favorites; in fact it was the upset of the season. The last time the Bears visited Lambeau Field in 2014 they were swamped 55-14, and that is how it was kinda expected to go. And it was cold and raining like a cow pissin’ on a flat rock.
In the first quarter the Bears took up residence in Punt Out City, and the Packers got on the scoreboard first after an interception by Bear cornerback Tracy Porter was wiped out on a pass interference call and Packer quarterback Aaron Rodgers hit running back Eddie Lacy at the 25 yard line for a touchdown to make the score 7-0. The Bears were wallowing in penalties and couldn’t find a first down with both hands.
Then the Bear defense created an opportunity for quarterback Jay Cutler when they forced Packer Eddie Lacey into a fumble and the Bear offense drove from the Packer 34 yard line and scored with touchdown by tight end Zack Miller to tie the score 7-7.
With four minutes to go in the second quarter the Packers built on a hefty 64-yard kickoff return. After Rodgers drove to the 1 yard line, he got tangled up in a penalty and blew a pass to wide receiver Randall Cobb at third and goal. Green Bay settled for a field goal to make the score 10-7.
With less than a minute to go in the half the Bears came to life and drove wide receiver Marquess Wilson to the 1 yard line (a touchdown was disqualified), and then Bears running back Jeremy Langford made the score to make it 14-10 with 27 seconds to go — time enough for the Packers to put kicker Mason Crosby in position to make a 50-yard field goal at the half to make the score 14-13.
The Bears opened the third quarter in Sack Out City, and the Packers went to Punt Out City.
The Bears got their hands on the ball and kept it into the fourth quarter when, after trying to punch the ball over the goal line, scored a Robbie Gould 21-yard field goal to make the score 17-13.
The Packers were all ready to wrap this one up as Aaron Rodgers scrambled for first down yardage and then he threw an interception to Tracy Porter. The Bear offense dropped the ball and went to punt out city.
At the 2 minute warning the Packers were back in the Bears’ red zone and ready to take the game. BUT Aaron Rodgers could not crack the Bears defense, and with 43 seconds to go he threw an incomplete pass on fourth and goal and lost the game.
The Packers were stunned, and the Bears freaked. The Bears definitely had something to be thankful for.
The Bears are now 5-6, and the Packers are 7-4.
The Bears play the San Francisco 49ers next Sunday. The 49ers are currently 3-7 and play the 8-2 Arizona Cardinals in Santa Clara Sunday. The 49ers lost 29-13 to the Seattle Seahawks after beating the Atlanta Falcons 17-16 Nov. 8.
The Packers next play the Lions Dec. 3 at Detroit. The Lions beat the Packers 18-16 Nov. 15. The Detroit Lions are now 4-7 after defeating the Philadelphia Eagles 45-14 on Thanksgiving.