Pat O’Donnell’s punt that pinned the Packers inside their own one-yard line midway through the first quarter helped the Bears a bit in the battle for field position. Kicker Connor Barth connected on all three of his extra point attempts and on both field goal attempts, including the game-tying 22-yarder late in the fourth quarter.
In such arctic-like conditions, one would think that handing the ball to a running back that’s averaging 5.0 yards per carry on the season would be top priority. Head coach John Fox and offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains saw it fit to hand the ball to Howard less than 25 times, although they did give him the rock at the right time late in the game. Defensive coordinator Vic Fangio did blitz at times, but could’ve done it much more, considering how the mobility of Aaron Rodgers was limited due to leg injuries.