Bears defense gets two late stops to hold the win

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Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers grimaces as he is tackled after recovering a fumble during the second half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)

Things were looking way too familiar for the more pessimistic Bears fans in Chicago. Up only four points, Aaron Rodgers and the Packers had the ball and were marching.

Then the script was flipped.

After two long runs by Aaron Rodgers, one for more than 2o yards, the Packers quarterback again dropped back to throw. This time Rodgers let the ball fly, but not to his receiver.


Porter intercepted a Rodgers pass earlier in the game, but had the play called back for an illegal contact penalty. This time, the play stood and the Bears took over.

Unfortunately, the Bears offense wasn’t able to get a rhythm. Partially because of a penalty, the Bears were forced to punt after only three plays, giving Rodgers over two minutes to drive the field.

Rodgers did just that, making it all the way inside the 1o yard line. But the Bears rush, and another key breakup by Porter brought the Packers to an all-or-nothing fourth down. Rodgers was again rushed, and attempted to sneak a pass into the end zone, but the ball was batted out of the back of the end zone, turning the ball over on downs.

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