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Thursday night leftovers

Nov. 6, 2013
 
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Here a couple of leftover tidbits from the Packers' win over the Bears on Thursday night: **Aaron Rodgers didn't know coach Mike McCarthy had called a fake field goal late in first half and was watching the scoreboard TV screen when tight end Tom Crabtree caught a shovel pass and ran for a 27-yard touchdown that gave the Packers a 10-0 lead. "Something just looked a little off at first," Rodgers said. "I thought somebody got bowled over right away, or it was going to get blocked, or we didn’t catch it right. Then I saw ‘Crabby’ running out the backside, I couldn’t believe it. That’s a gutsy call. You’ve got to score on that, 4th and 26 from the 27.” **McCarthy on the Packers holding Chicago to 10 points after giving up 30 to San Francisco the previous game: "“I had a conversation with (defensive lineman) B.J. Raji at the hotel (Wednesday) night, and we’re talking about playing defense. He’s a Pro Bowl player and the team is noted for offense. I said ,'Well, frankly, I’d rather be known for defense.’ And I’ve always stated that. I mean, we have a great quarterback and we have a very good offense. We feel like we’re building, we’re building something special with this defense. I thought our younger players that got an opportunity to play today we were very productive. I thought Clay (Matthews) was off the charts, just with the energy and the production he brought. That defense really flew around tonight. Like all of us, we got kicked in the butt four days ago and we were motivated to improve as a team. I felt like we did that."

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