Cutler leads Bears to surprise win over Packers

Fri Nov 27, 2015 2:04am EST
 
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(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...

 
General view of Lambeau Field as fans hold up signs during a card stunt during the national anthem prior to the NFL game between the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers on Thanksgiving. Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports