Packers 21, Bears 13: How they scored

Dec. 16, 2012

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Green Bay Packers receiver James Jones (89) makes a 6-yard touchdown reception against Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman (33) during the third quarter of Sunday's game at Soldier Field in Chicago. Evan Siegle/Press-Gazette Media


Scoring plays from Sunday's game between the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field in Chicago. The Packers won 21-13.

Green Bay 0 14 7 0 — 21
Chicago 0 7 3 3 — 13

First quarter

No scoring.

Second quarter

Bears 7, Packers 0

Brandon Marshall, 15-yard pass from Jay Cutler (Olindo Mare kick), 8:03.

Keys: On second-and-7 from the Bears’ 46, running back Matt Forte cut outside and beat cornerback Sam Shields around the left edge for a 22-yard gain. Erik Walden was penalized for a face mask away from the ball, putting the ball at the Green Bay 17. Two plays later, Marshall caught a quick slant in the slot, beat inside linebacker Brad Jones in single coverage and stiff-armed cornerback Casey Hayward to run in for the score.

Drive: 6 plays, 67 yards, 3:19.

Packers 7, Bears 7

James Jones, 29-yard pass from Aaron Rodgers (Mason Crosby kick), 4:19.

Keys: The Packers started the drive with a 19-yard pass to Greg Jennings and ended it with the pass to Jones, who beat Kelvin Hayden down the sideline and caught the ball in stride. However, the biggest play of the drive came on a third-and-6 from the Packers’ 34, when Rodgers was flushed right out of the pocket and threw a 31-yard bullet to Randall Cobb near the sideline.

Drive: 7 plays, 89 yards, 3:44.

Packers 14, Bears 7

Jones, 8-yard pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick), 0:28.

Keys: Jay Cutler’s heavily underthrown ball in the direction of Devin Hester on the first play of a 2-minute drive led to a Hayward interception to give the Packers’ offense the ball at the Bears’ 26. On third-and-7, Rodgers hit Cobb on a slant for 13 yards before finding Jones on another slant for score two plays later.

Drive: 5 plays, 26 yards, 0:57.

Third quarter

Packers 21, Bears 7

Jones, 6-yard pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick), 8:08.

Keys: After Crosby missed from 43 yards in the first half, the Packers opted to go for it on fourth-and-6 from the Chicago 26, which Cobb converted on a 12-yard crossing route. Pass interference on Chris Conte gave the Packers the ball at the 1-yard line before a delay of game penalty pushed Green Bay to the 6, where Rodgers found Jones on a back-shoulder throw with Charles Tillman in coverage.

Drive: 13 plays, 79 yards, 6:52.

Packers 21, Bears 10

Mare, 34-yard field goal, 0:12.

Keys: Ryan Grant, who was re-signed last week, had a lengthy run up the middle, but coughed the ball up after a hit from Tillman. Cutler then heaved one to Alshon Jeffery, who beat the secondary over the top and drew a 53-yard pass-interference call on Morgan Burnett to put the Bears on the Packers’ 5.

Drive: 4 plays, 47 yards, 2:30.

Fourth quarter

Packers 21, Bears 13

Mare, 34-yard field goal, 7:04.

Keys: After forcing the Bears to punt on fourth-and-25, the Packers tried to execute a backward pass from punt returner Randall Cobb to rookie wideout Jeremy Ross, who then fumbled the ball, which was recovered by Chicago’s Anthony Walters to give the Bears the ball at the Green Bay 16. Cobb’s pass also was ruled illegal and the penalty declined.

Drive: 4 plays, 0 yards, 0:50.

Attendance: 60,859.

— Weston Hodkiewicz

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