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Packers Lead Bears 10-2 At Halftime


The Packers intercepted quarterback Jay Cutler three times on the way to a 10-2 halftime lead over the Bears on Sunday night at Lambeau Field.

The Packers got on the board first midway through the first quarter on Mason Crosby's 52-yard field goal. The kick capped a 9-play, 44-yard drive that included a 17-yard run from running back Ryan Grant. Grant had a 25-yard run down to the Chicago 8 on the next play, but the gain was wiped out by a holding penalty on center Jason Spitz, and the Packers were forced to settle for three.

The Bears answered back with a big gain on the first play of the next series. After Green Bay's defense forced three three-and-outs on the Bears' first four possessions, Cutler found wide receiver Johnny Knox deep down the right sideline for a 68-yard gain down to the Packers' 8. On third down at the 8, outside linebacker Clay Matthews pressured Cutler as he attempted a screen pass to running back Matt Forté and defensive end Johnny Jolly stepped in front of Forté to make the interception.

After taking possession, the Packers faced a 3rd-and-13 from their own 11 when Bears safety Danieal Manning came through untouched on the left side on a blitz and brought down quarterback Aaron Rogers in the end zone for a safety.

Green Bay's defense came through again just three plays later when cornerback Tramon Williams intercepted Cutler's pass deep over the middle intended for Knox, and Williams returned the pick 67 yards all the way down to Chicago's 1. Grant ran it in on the next play to put the Packers up 10-2.

Safety Nick Collins posted the first interception of the evening, picking off Cutler at Green Bay's 13 on Chicago's second possession.

Rodgers completed 11-of-19 passes for 91 yards in the first half while Cutler connected on just 8-of-22 passes for 127 yards.

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