Green Bay 21, Chicago 13

Sunday, December 16, 2012 1:00 PM
WHEN: 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, December 16, 2012
WHERE: Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois
TEMPERATURE: 44°
HEAD OFFICIAL: Walt Anderson
ATTENDANCE: 62534

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Green Bay 0 14 7 0 21
Chicago 0 7 3 3 13

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Green Bay 10-4 6-1 4-3 W3
Chicago 8-6 5-3 3-3 L3

Recap


Packers 21, Bears 13: James Jones recorded his first career three-touchdown game as visiting Green Bay clinched its second consecutive NFC North title.

Aaron Rodgers went 23-for-36 for 291 yards and Randall Cobb reeled in six catches for 115 yards for the Packers (10-4), who have won eight of nine overall and six consecutive games against Chicago.

Jay Cutler found Brandon Marshall for his 10th touchdown but did little else from there. Cutler finished with 135 yards for the Bears (8-6), who are clinging to the final playoff spot despite having dropped three straight games and five of their last six.

After grabbing a 29-yard scoring strike along the sideline, Jones reeled in an 8-yard score just 28 seconds before halftime. Jones continued his brilliant day near the eight-minute mark of the third quarter, corralling a 6-yard strike from Rodgers just inside the pylon.

Green Bay tried some special-teams trickery by attempting a cross-field lateral, resulting in Chicago receiving the ball on the Packers' 17-yard line. Chicago didn't advance the ball a yard and settled for a field goal to trim the deficit to 21-13.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Green Bay's last run of consecutive division championships came in 2002-04. ... Jones has four games with multiple receiving touchdowns, the most of any player in the league ... Chicago has mustered just 358 total yards of offense in two losses versus Green Bay this season.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Green Bay   Chicago
Alex Green Player Matt Forte
13 Attempts 20
35 Yards 69
2.7 Avg Yards 3.4
0 Touchdowns 0
8 Long 22
Receiving
Green Bay   Chicago
Randall Cobb Player Matt Forte
6 Receptions 5
115 Yards 64
19.2 Avg Yards 12.8
0 Touchdowns 0
31 Long 18

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Green Bay 391 113 278 3 0 1 4.0 2
Chicago 190 83 107 1 2 0 3.0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Chicago will play their next game on the road against Arizona. The Bears have a W/L % of .571 after a win and .571 after a loss.
  • Green Bay will play their next game at home against Tennessee. The Packers have a W/L % of .714 after a win and .714 after a loss.