Packers Top Bears In NFC Title Game Rematch

As originally posted here.

The Green Bay Packers are picking up where their left off showing the Chicago Bears why they are Super Bowl Champs defeating them, 27-17 at Soldier Field on Sunday in what was a rematch of last year’s NFC title game. The Packers remained in control in this pivotal NFC North contest.

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was automatic completing 28 passes out of 38 throwing for 297 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. Packers’ tight end Jermichael Finley was the recipient of all three scoring passes catching 7 for 85 yards. Greg Jennings led all Packer receivers with 9 catches for 119 yards. Running back Ryan Grant ran for 92 yards on 17 carries. Kicker Mason Crosby contributed two field goals.

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler made 21 completions out of 37 throwing for 302 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. Bears running back Matt Forte was virtually non-existent rushing for 2 yards from 9 carries. A testament to Mike Martz’s infinite wisdom, I’m sure. I guess Forte will have more to complain about after the game. Johnny Knox led all Bears receivers with 4 catches for 84 yards. Bears punter Adam Podlesh got a lot of work in punting seven times for 298 yards.

The Packers never trailed and were leading 17-10 at the half.

The fast first half was contrasted by a slower second half as the Packers and Bears traded defensive efforts and punts. They both scored a touchdown a piece in the fourth quarter, but the Bears could not recover as they abandoned the running game even when they were still in it just 10 down.

The Packers will come back to Lambeau Field to face the visiting Denver Broncos (1-2), who rallied to beat the Tennessee Titans (2-1) in the early game.

The Bears will continue their home stand against the Cam Newton-led Carolina Panthers (1-2) who won their first game against the Jacksonville Jaguars (1-2).

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About Tom

Tom Chang is a freelance journalist with a background in multimedia journalism and web publishing. He is currently pursuing his Masters in Journalism and Media Studies from the University of South Florida St.Petersburg. He graduated in 2004 with a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communications at USF Tampa. Tom's interests include a little bit of everything from entertainment to sports. He also wishes to delve into creative writing writing sci-fi/fantasy stories. Tom was recently the Online Editor for USF St. Petersburg's the Crow's Nest, he joined the staff in January 2010 where he started freelance writing, photographing, copy editing and later became a staff writer. Tom’s freelance experience in journalism amassed a wide range of companies including Creative Loafing, The Focus Magazine, Lutz News, Examiner.com, and Tampa Tribune.
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