Chicago Bears learn to finish against Green Bay Packers

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The Chicago Bears had a chance to let Week One happen all over again. It did not as the team stayed poised and regrouped

Everyone in Chicago knows how big this game was, and that it was not just another win for the Chicago Bears. Beating Aaron Rodgers and knocking him out of the playoffs is one heck of an accomplishment and one most did not see coming when the team dropped a 17-0 lead to the Packers in Week One.

However, this team has grown since then. They blew a lead to the Miami Dolphins, and New England Patriots in back to back weeks, but once again grew from those moments. They had a chance in the middle of the year to find themselves and showed it against the Minnesota Vikings and Los Angelas Rams in stand out performances.

Then  came the biggest test. Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers who always come into Chicago and walk away victorious. Not today.

Do not lie, when the Chicago Bears faked a punt and the Packers answered with a touchdown to tie the game at 14, you had the same week one feelings come back into your head, didn’t you?

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Everybody did, and likely players on the team did. It was not aided by the fact that the team answered by putting together a ten play drive that ended with a fumble. That fumble felt like the crack in the door that Rodgers was going to weasel into and walk away with another victory.

Not today.

The Chicago Bears forced two incompletions and Leonard Floyd picked up a third down sack.

The offense bounced right back with another impressive drive, this one finishing with a touchdown. Another three and out and another sack by the Bears led to a field goal and a two score lead that virtually ended the game.

The Chicago Bears could have done the same old Bears routine. They could have reverted to old habits. This team grew from Week One. They grew from Week Six at Miami. Heck, they grew from the faked punt and ensuing touchdown drive.

This is a team that continues to grow. Their limit still remains to be seen.