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Packers hang on to beat Bears, 21-13

Green Bay improves to 11-3

RB Aaron Jones
RB Aaron Jones

GREEN BAY – The Packers' defense stopped the Bears three times in the latter portion of the fourth quarter to protect a 21-13 victory on Sunday at Lambeau Field.

Chicago trailed 21-3 at the end of three quarters, but scored straight points and got the ball back with chances to tie. The first time, Packers DL Dean Lowry intercepted QB Mitch Trubisky's pass at the line of scrimmage.

But the Packers' offense blew a chance to make it a two-score game and punted after QB Aaron Rodgers was sacked, knocking Green Bay out of field-goal range.

Chicago got it back after a punt at its own 5-yard line and drove to midfield, but the Packers' defense turned the ball over on downs. Trubisky's fourth-down pass floated back over the middle of the field and over WR Allen Robinson's head.

The Bears got one more shot with 36 seconds left when the Packers couldn't get a first down. They drove to the Green Bay 34, but one shot for the end zone was incomplete, and a multi-lateral play on the final snap failed.

With the win, the Packers improved to 11-3 and moved one step closer to an NFC playoff berth. The Bears had their three-game winning streak snapped and fell to 7-7 and have little if any hope left of making the postseason.

For the Packers, RB Aaron Jones rushed for two touchdowns and had 51 yards on 13 carries. Jones now has 14 rushing TDs on the year and 17 total TDs. Rodgers was 16-of-33 for 203 yards with one TD, to WR Davante Adams, for a 78.2 passer rating. Adams had seven catches for 103 yards and a score.

For the Bears, Trubisky was 28-of-52 for 321 yards with one TD and two interceptions for a 63.1 passer rating. Robinson and WR Anthony Miller both went over 100 yards receiving, with Miller catching a TD. Robinson had seven catches for 125 yards, Miller with 9-118.

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