Chicago Bears Fall to Green Bay Packers 33-28

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After stopping the Packers on their initial possession and another terrific Devin Hester punt return, the Bears marched right down the field behind 5 straight Matt Forte runs to pull ahead 14-13.  Hey, that wasn’t too hard.  Maybe the Bears could pull this off.

The Packers responded with a scoring drive of their own behind some strong running by Eddie Lacy and James Starks, capped by a Randall Cobb TD reception to put the Packers back up 20-14.  He was just getting warmed up.  The Bears responded with a 67 yard bomb from Cutler to Alshon Jeffery that looked like a TD but was ruled down at the 1 yard line.  Matt Forte gladly cleaned it up to pull the Bears back on top.

Dec 29, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall (15) catches a touchdown pass with Green Bay Packers cornerback Tramon Williams (38) defending during the second half at Soldier Field. Green Bay won 33-28. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Things settled down until Brandon Marshall opened the 4th quarter with a terrific spin-o-rama TD catch that would have made Dennis Savard proud and the Bears were back in business again, extending to a 28-20 lead.  Could the Bears possibly pull this off?

The Packers took only 6 plays and 3:17 off the clock to respond with an Eddie Lacy TD and after eschewing the 2-point conversion cut it to a 28-27 game with 11:43 left in the game.  The Bears were able to chew about 5 minutes off the clock, but Cutler and Alshon Jeffery weren’t able to connect on a deep pass on a 3rd and 17 and the Bears had to send the ball back to the Packers with 6:32 left.  

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  • chiremae

    LOL only a Bear fan would consider their team the good guy! For the rest of the world you ARE the bid bully bad guys – that;s why you keep dying : p

    • Sammy Z

      Care to spell check that and review it for compositional effectiveness and come back to us….because we can’t understand a word you’re saying.

  • Dennis Gutknecht

    You’re right not to complain about the officiating, given that not only were the number of uncalled holding penalties the bears got away with (almost every single big run you guys had, a WR was blatantly holding), and the uncalled PI/illegal contact on the Cobb play at the end (which admittedly made no difference, but is used here to underscore how you can’t argue that bad calls only went one direction),

    The officiating in general was horrible this season, and that hurt pretty much every team in the NFL to some degree.

    One hell of a game either way, and without a doubt one of the most memorable Packers/Bears match-ups I’ve seen. Tho in my version, it’s the Pack that are the good guys. ;)

  • closetbearsfan

    Congrats to the Bears fans and organization!! They played a terrific game. The Bears fans are some of the best and most knowledgeable fans that there are. As my handle indicates, I am a Packers fan, with an affinity towards the Bears. I lived in IL for 6 years, and still stay in touch with many Bears fans friends. There is a place in Green Bay called Fuzzy’s where I have met the best Bears fans. It’s a Packers bar open to all fans. The Bears fans are always the most polite and just want to have great banter and conversation. Stay true to your team, as the Bears are going to be great. Those huge receivers, great o-oline,, RB, and QB, and you guys are ready to go. Bears fans rock!!!

    • Mike “Boomer” Burzawa

      Dear Closet – As your New Year’s resolution, it’s time to COME OUT to all your Packers family and friends! There is no need to skulk around in dark corners hiding your fandom. Be a Bears fan and be PROUD of it!