Bears vs. Packers: Final score and highlights for Week 15

The Bears fell 21-13 in a critical game at Lambeau Field.

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Bears running back Tarik Cohen carries the ball against the Packers.

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Mitch Trubisky threw a pair of interceptions and the Bears’ defense got held without a takeaway in a 21-13 loss to the Packers on Sunday afternoon. The defeat all but eliminates the Bears from postseason contention with a 7-7 record.

Trubisky had a chance to play hero after the Bears cut the deficit to eight points in the fourth quarter, but he was unable to deliver. After being given a reprieve by the defense for an interception with just over six minutes go to, he got two more chances, but the Packers’ defense held on.

Final score: Packers 21, Bears 13

Packers 21, Bears 13: Wow. A wild lateral play gets the Bears all the way to the Packers’ 5 before falling short of the touchdown as time expires. Painful.

Packers 21, Bears 13: The Bears are at least making this interesting with a trio of passes putting them at the Packers’ 34 with 14 seconds left.

Packers 21, Bears 13: After forcing the three-and-out, the Bears will get the ball back with about 40 seconds left. However, they don’t have any timeouts left after using their last two to stop the clock.

Packers 21, Bears 13: Inside the final two minutes, the Bears cannot come through and turn the ball over on downs. The play got reviewed for pass interference but the call on the field was upheld. While the Bears have two timeouts, it’s not looking good.

Packers 21, Bears 13: On a crucial third down, Mitch Trubisky hits Allen Robinson for a 14-yard gain to keep the Bears’ offense on the field.

Packers 21, Bears 13: Nick Kwiatkoski! The linebacker comes through with a huge sack on third down to push the Packers out of field goal range. Kwiatkoski bull rushed his way through Aaron Jones to make the huge play.

Packers 21, Bears 13: Dean Lowry picks off Mitch Trubisky on second down. With the Packers’ field position, this may be a chance for them to put the game away.

Packers 21, Bears 13: On third-and-20, Aaron Rodgers fumbles but it’s ruled that his elbow was down prior to losing the ball. Instead of the Bears’ offense having a very short field, the Packers get to punt it away.

Packers 21, Bears 13: Akiem Hicks is back in the game, continuing to battle despite being in pain. He got the pressure to Aaron Rodgers on first down that led to a throwaway.

Packers 21, Bears 13: TOUCHDOWN! On third-and-goal, Anthony Miller steps up again with the 2-yard touchdown catch to cut the lead to a score.

Packers 21, Bears 6: Facing third-and-15, the Bears get a break as the Packers get called for defensive holding, giving them an automatic first down. It’s likely four downs territory at this point.

Packers 21, Bears 6: Anthony Miler continues to make big plays. He’s up to six catches for 97 yards.

Packers 21, Bears 6: Khalil Mack goes unblocked on third down to force Aaron Rodgers into a throwaway, so the Bears will get the ball back down two scores early in the fourth quarter.

Packers 21, Bears 6: Akiem Hicks went down on the Packers’ latest drive.

Packers 21, Bears 6: Eddy Pineiro hits a 27-yard field goal after a third-down pass to Cordarrelle Patterson doesn’t count because his toe is on the sideline. Matt Nagy opted not to challenge the call despite it being VERY close.

Third quarter: Packers 21, Bears 3

Packers 21, Bears 3: Mitch Trubisky delivers a pair of third-down strikes to push the Bears into Packers’ territory.

Packers 21, Bears 3: The defense does its part after allowing one first down, forcing the Packers to punt it away.

Packers 21, Bears 3: The Bears, badly in need of points, go three-and-out. Not good.

Packers 21, Bears 3: Aaron Jones punches it in for his second touchdown of the game and 17th of the season.

Packers 14, Bears 3: ... the play is upheld.

Packers 14, Bears 3: Packers receiver Jake Kumerow goes off running for a 49-yard gain after a nice move near the sideline, but the Bears have thrown the challenge flag arguing he ran out of bounds prior to catching the ball. If the play is upheld, it puts the Packers at the Bears’ 11-yard line.

Packers 14, Bears 3: Trying to make something happen on fourth-and-6 at the Packers’ 34, the Bears fail to convert for their second turnover on downs in the game.

Packers 14, Bears 3: What a catch by Allen Robinson, who pushes off Kevin King to make a 34-yard catch while tiptoeing along the sideline. Robinson has two catches for 43 yards so far.

Packers 14, Bears 3: Aaron Jones makes his first big impact of the game with a 21-yard touchdown run on first down.

That’s the 16th touchdown of the season for Jones.

Packers 7, Bears 3: Aaron Rodgers has shown off his dual-threat capabilities early in the third quarter with a 34-yard pass to Davante Adams and a 17-yard run.

Halftime: Packers 7, Bears 3

Packers 7, Bears 3: Jaire Alexander picks off the Hail Mary attempt by Mitch Trubisky to wrap up the half.

Packers 7, Bears 3: A big stop by the Bears as the Packers fail to convert on fourth-and-14, giving them the ball with four seconds left in the half.

Packers 7, Bears 3: Facing third-and-4 at the Bears’ 31, Aaron Rodgers gets bottled up by Leonard Floyd, tries to make a pass anyway and gets called for intentional grounding because the ball didn’t get to the line of scrimmage. The penalty pushes the Packers back to fourth-and-14 at the Bears’ 41.

Packers 7, Bears 3: A good kick return by Tyler Ervin gives the Packers the ball at their own 46-yard line with 1:36 left in the half. Aaron Rodgers will have a good chance to add to the Green Bay lead.

Packers 7, Bears 3: Darnell Savage nearly picks off Mitch Trubisky on third down. Instead, Eddy Pineiro hits a 30-yard field goal to get the Bears on the scoreboard.

Packers 7, Bears 0: Anthony Miller is already back in the game and appears fine.

Packers 7, Bears 0: Mitch Trubisky goes back to Anthony Miller again and this time it goes for 33 yards, although Miller immediately left the game and headed to the medical tent after taking a high-speed hit.

Packers 7, Bears 0: After Nick Kwiatkoski drops an interception, the Bears’ defense holds firm to force the turnover on downs.

Packers 7, Bears 0: The Packers are back into Bears’ territory after a 17-yard pass to a wide open Davante Adams.

Packers 7, Bears 0: After narrowly missing Anthony Miller on third-and-7 at the Packers’ 41, the Bears go back to Miller again on fourth-and-7 and he makes a huge catch, but only gets one foot down. Turnover on downs.

Packers 7, Bears 0: With the Bears passing midfield for the first time, the Packers’ defense may have a problem after key linebacker Blake Martinez went down on the play.

Packers 7, Bears 0: Well done by Mitch Trubisky hitting Riley Ridley over the middle to convert a third-and-5. The QB had to throw across his body after running to the left but made a perfect pass.

Packers 7, Bears 0: The Bears’ secondary delivers strong coverage on back-to-back plays to force the Packers into a short punt.

First quarter: Packers 7, Bears 0

Packers 7, Bears 0: The Packers have crossed midfield as the first quarter wraps up. They’ll be threatening to score when we start up again.

Packers 7, Bears 0: A pair of David Montgomery runs get nothing so the Bears end up punting it away.

Packers 7, Bears 0: Facing fourth-and-4, Aaron Rodgers hits Devante Adams for a 29-yard touchdown.

Meanwhile, Akiem Hicks wasn’t on the field and cameras showed him wincing on the sideline. That could be bad news after Hicks missed action for weeks due to an elbow injury.

Bears 0, Packers 0: The FOX broadcast says the referees badly screwed up on the Patterson penalty, which shouldn’t have been called. That’s a brutal break given the Bears should’ve had the ball, not a short field for Green Bay.

Bears 0, Packers 0: Cordarrelle Patterson rocks punt returner Tramon Williams, who fumbles the ball near midfield, but it’s ruled catch interference on Patterson, so the Packers will start their next drive from the Bears’ 35.

Bears 0, Packers 0: The Bears get a break as Marquez Valdes-Scantling drops what might’ve been a 70-yard touchdown. The receiver had a step on the Bears’ secondary but the deep pass went right through his hands.

Bears 0, Packers 0: One first down but the Bears punt it away on their first drive.

Bears 0, Packers 0: The Bears take the field first after the Packers won the coin toss and opted to defer.

Before the game

One of the NFL’s greatest rivalries takes on extra importance when the Bears visit the Packers at Lambeau Field on Sunday afternoon. Playoff implications loom heavily over the matchup, and not just for your fantasy team.

The 7-6 Bears need a victory over the 10-3 Packers in order to keep their slim playoff aspirations alive. They currently have just a 2% chance of making the postseason, per FiveThirtyEight. Even if they win their final three games, their chances only improve to 32% given the current standings.

But none of that will matter if the Bears can’t continue their three-game winning streak to make a push to 10 victories. Regardless of what happens in Weeks 16-17, a loss to the Packers would drop their playoff odds below 1%.

So the stakes are as high as possible for the Bears, who have no margin for error after a 4-6 start to the season.

The Packers, meanwhile, look to be in the driver’s seat for a return to the playoffs. They’ll lock up the NFC North title with two more wins, and would likely need to lose all three remaining games to put their playoff spot in danger. A loss to the Bears on Sunday would merely drop their playoff odds to 83%.

Bears vs. Packers, Week 15

Time: 12 p.m. CT

TV: FOX

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