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Wacky play helps Packers take 13-7 lead into halftime

Posted by Mike Spofford on December 29, 2013 – 4:52 pm

131229-in-game-updates-2a-300CHICAGO — With the help of a wacky play, the Packers scored 13 unanswered points in the second quarter to take a 13-7 lead into halftime at Soldier Field on Sunday.

Down 7-0 at the start of the quarter, the Packers had a scoring opportunity thwarted by another interception. One play after a 32-yard pass to Nelson put the Packers on the Chicago 26-yard line, a quick slant to Nelson bounced off his hands and was picked off by Bears CB Tim Jennings. That was QB Aaron Rodgers’ second INT of the half.

The Packers defense responded with a three-and-out, though, and the offense went back on the attack.

A 26-yard pass to Nelson converted a third down and got the ball across midfield, and then a personal foul on Bears DE Shea McClellin following a Lance Briggs third-down sack gave the Packers a first down in the red zone.

But the drive stalled there, as Rodgers’ third-down pass for Nelson in the end zone was too high, and the Packers settled for a 33-yard Mason Crosby field goal to make it 7-3 with 7:59 left in the half.

After Bears returner Devin Hester recovered his own fumble on the kickoff return, the Packers defense got a second straight three-and-out, with the help of a first-down sack by LB Andy Mulumba, and the offense took over in good field position, at the Chicago 41.

That drive ended in one of the stranger touchdowns. With first down on the Chicago 17, Rodgers was sacked by Bears DE Julius Peppers, who knocked the ball loose. With most players on the field assuming it was an incomplete pass, Packers WR Jarrett Boykin — at the urging of Rodgers — picked up the ball and ran 15 yards into the end zone for the score.

The play was reviewed, as all scoring plays are, and it was determined the ball came out of Rodgers’ throwing hand before his arm started going forward to throw. It was a fumble, and the touchdown stood, giving the Packers a 10-7 lead with 3:28 left in the half.

The Packers got the ball right back, as Bears WR Alshon Jeffery fumbled after a reception following a hit by LB A.J. Hawk. Packers S Morgan Burnett recovered, lateraled to CB Sam Shields, and the Packers took over on the Bears’ 28-yard line.

A 16-yard pass to Nelson converted third down and made it first-and-goal on the 9, but the Packers couldn’t punch it in and had to settle for a 27-yard FG by Crosby with 2 seconds left in the half.

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13 Responses to “Wacky play helps Packers take 13-7 lead into halftime”

  1. By Lacy on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply


  2. By Lacy on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    Soilder field is half empty, why?

  3. By WCPackfan on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    Who cares??

  4. By Packer backer on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    Lets keep Rogers upright and healthy

  5. By Mark and Brenda Fischer on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    After watching the game today with the Packers against the Bears I think it’s high time Ted Thompson takes a good, long look at his so-called coaches. Special team’s coach Schlokem and Capers!! Once again, Special Teams and Defense look awful!! Aaron Rodgers can’t do this all on his own. You can see the frustration on Aaron’s face. It’s reallt time to hire real coaches that 1) Don’t sit up in the press box so he can’t see what’s going on down on the field and a decent Special Team’s coach that knows just how important the Special Team is suppose to be. TIME FOR A HUGE CHANGE!!!!

  6. By M-train73 on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    just end the misery. The D is terrible once again.

  7. By Chad on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    This defense…wow. So unbelievably bad.

  8. By James on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    I was watching and cheering until the fourth quarter was about to start. Now I have the game on mute and am contemplating whether or not to turn the Xbox on and play some Deadrising 3. :/

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  10. By Jen on Dec 29, 2013 | Reply

    Talk about a bunch fair weather fans. The only thing that sucks are the people on here complaining.

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    Prebot, with all the money you making , maybe you can go back to high school and learn how to spell, eh

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    Mark & Brenda, I am very upset with both of those teams as well, but you don’t have a clue how ridiculous that comment sounded.

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