Week 9 of the 2013 Season
Our last game featured a battle between two backup quarterbacks. Bears quarterback Josh McCown outdueled Packers quarterback Seneca Wallace as the Bears came out with the win, 27-20.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers hurt his shoulder this game and missed the bulk of the season due to this injury. Missing Rodgers, a first-ballot Hall of Famer, the Packers were a below-average team without their starting quarterback.
This 'Monday Night Football' game was the beginning of a career year for McCown, who threw 13 touchdowns to just one interception and 1,829 passing yards. He also led an incredible comeback victory against the Dallas Cowboys this season as well.
With first-year head coach Marc Trestman calling the plays, the Bears' offense was too much for the Packers' defense. Running back Matt Forte and wideout Brandon Marshall both had over 100 yards while receiver Alshon Jeffrey and tight end Martellus Bennett had solid games.
After this victory, the Bears were 5-3, and winning the NFC North was a possibility. Eventually, the Bears would go 3-5 in their eight remaining games and missed the playoffs after Rodgers converted a 4th-and-eight pass to wideout Randall Cobb to win the season finale.