Chicago 20, Green Bay 17

Monday, September 27, 2010 8:30 PM
WHEN: 8:30 PM EST, Monday, September 27, 2010
WHERE: Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois
TEMPERATURE: 56°
HEAD OFFICIAL: Terry McAulay
ATTENDANCE: 62179

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Green Bay 7 3 0 7 17
Chicago 0 7 0 13 20

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Green Bay 2-1 1-0 1-1 L1
Chicago 3-0 2-0 1-0 W3

Recap

Robbie Gould kicked a 19-yard field goal with four seconds to play, lifting the Chicago Bears to a 20-17 victory over the visiting Green Bay Packers on Monday night.

Jay Cutler threw for 221 yards and a touchdown and Devin Hester returned a punt 62 yards for a score as the Bears moved to 3-0 for the first time since 2006 - the year they went to the Super Bowl.

Greg Olsen had five receptions for 64 yards and a touchdown for Chicago, which overcame an early 10-0 deficit to remain the only unbeaten team in the NFC.

The Bears' defense set up the winning kick by forcing a huge turnover at midfield. Linebacker Brian Urlacher stripped the ball from James Jones along the sideline and Tim Jennings recovered at the Packers’ 46 with 2:18 to play.

Aaron Rodgers finished 34-for-45 for 316 yards with one touchdown and one interception for the Packers (2-1), who were whistled for a franchise-record 17 penalties.

Rodgers also ran for a 3-yard touchdown, capping a 12-play, 72-yard drive to give Green Bay a 17-14 lead with 6:52 remaining.

Hester had given Chicago its first lead in the opening minute of the fourth quarter with his eighth career punt return for a touchdown and his first since Dec. 30, 2007.

Tight end Jermichael Finley had nine receptions for 115 yards for Green Bay.

Green Bay had an impressive drive to open the second half, but came away empty when Julius Peppers blocked Mason Crosby's 37-yard field goal attempt.

The Bears also failed to capitalize on a great scoring chance when Cutler missed tight end Desmond Clark on fourth-and-goal at the 1 late in the third quarter.

The Packers took a 7-0 lead on their first possession of the game, going 60 yards in six plays. Rodgers threw a 7-yard strike over the middle to Greg Jennings for the score.
 
Crosby extended the lead to 10-0 with a 37-yard field goal with 4:41 left in the half. The kick capped a 14-play drive that consumed more than 7 1/2 minutes.
 
The Bears finally got on the scoreboard in the final minute of the half, helped by Hester's 28-yard punt return.
 
Cutler hooked up with Johnny Knox for 31 yards before connecting with Olsen on a 9-yard scoring pass to make it 10-7 with 26 seconds left in the half.






 

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Green Bay   Chicago
John Kuhn Player Jay Cutler
6 Attempts 3
31 Yards 37
5.2 Avg Yards 12.3
0 Touchdowns 0
18 Long 16
Receiving
Green Bay   Chicago
Jermichael Finley Player Johnny Knox
9 Receptions 4
115 Yards 94
12.8 Avg Yards 23.5
0 Touchdowns 0
28 Long 35

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Green Bay 379 63 316 2 1 1 3.0 1
Chicago 276 77 199 2 2 1 0.0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Chicago will play their next game on the road against N.Y. Giants. The Bears have a W/L % of 1.000 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • Green Bay will play their next game at home against Detroit. The Packers have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .667 after a loss.
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