NFL

Packers Edge Out Rival Bears

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Let’s just make something clear if you were at this game you are insane. I’m not sitting outside on a day where it felt like it was -11 degrees out. Somehow though the Chicago crowd almost saw their team pull out a victory

Somehow though the Chicago crowd saw some rather good quarterbacking. This still wasn’t enough as the Bears lost to the Green Bay Packers 30-27. Matt Barkley had some pretty good numbers besides his three interceptions. He threw for 336 yards and had 2 touchdowns. The Bears had two receivers that gained over 100 receiving yards. Deonte Thompson had 8 catches for 110 yards and Cameron Merideth had 9 catches for 104 yards. Also, this game was the return of Alshon Jefferey who had 6 catches for 89 yards and a touchdown. Jefferey was out for due to a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s policy against performance-enhancing drugs.

Even with these big numbers the Packers still outperformed the Bears. Ty Montgomery had 16 carries for 162 yards and 2 touchdowns. It was a real breakout game for the 2nd year wide receiver turned running back out of Stanford. It was his first game with over 100 yards and looks to add to a backfield that possibly has Eddie Lacy and James Starks coming back later in the season and next year. Wide Reciever Jordy Nelson had 7 catches for 124 yards.

The win was the Packers 4th straight and are now only a game behind Detroit for first place in the NFC North. They blew a 27-10 lead but held on by having Mason Crosby hit a field goal as time expired. The touchdown was set up by a great 60-yard pass from Aaron Rodgers to Jordy Nelson. Rodgers talked after the game saying, “I think we have a lot of grit as a team. We stick together in adverse situations. There wasn’t any finger pointing after 27-10 turned into 27-27 for either side. We just knew we had to go out and make something happen. It’s fun to be standing here at 8-6. We all know what 4-6 felt like. It was tough.”

The Packers host the Vikings on Saturday which could be a game to gain the division lead.

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