Cutler leads Bears to surprise win over Packers
(The Sports Xchange) - The Green Bay Packers honored Brett Favre on Thursday, but Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears' defense ruined the celebration.
Cutler, who was 1-11 against the Packers as Chicago's quarterback, led the Bears to a big upset of first-place Green Bay, 17-13 at rainy Lambeau Field.
At halftime, the Packers unveiled Favre's name beneath the north end-zone scoreboard alongside the other five players whose numbers were retired.
Hall of Fame quarterback Bart Starr, who has battled severe health issues, also appeared to a thunderous ovation.
However, for the first time in 13 games against the Packers as the Bears' quarterback, Cutler did not throw an interception.
"It's huge," Cutler said. "It's been a fun week for me. The Sunday game, and having a baby on Monday and turning around and playing on Thursday, I think that everyone is looking forward to going home and spending some time with family."
Chicago's defense had two takeaways, and they were both huge. The first set up a first-half touchdown. The second came with 3:19 remaining in the game.
With the Packers trailing 17-13 and having reached midfield, Rodgers fired a slant to Davante Adams. The wide receiver, however, was knocked off his route by safety Chris Prosinski, and cornerback Tracy Porter grabbed the interception.
Green Bay (7-4) got one more chance, taking over at their 20-yard line with 2:45 remaining. Running back James Starks gained 18 yards on a screen and ran for seven more to get the ball to the Green Bay 49 at the two-minute warning. Continued...