News now! Bears lead Packers at halftime, 14-13

Posted by Mike Spofford on November 26, 2015 – 9:09 pm

151126-Q2-in-game-updates-650GREEN BAY — Packers K Mason Crosby made a 50-yard field goal on the final play of the first half to pull the Packers within 14-13 of the Bears at intermission on Thanksgiving night at Lambeau Field.

The second quarter nearly started with a Packers miscue. WR Randall Cobb muffed a Bears punt, but he was able to recover it himself on the Green Bay 19-yard line. RB Eddie Lacy was stuffed on third-and-1, however, and the Packers had to give the ball back to Chicago.

The Bears then went three-and-out for the fourth time in five possessions when RB Jeremy Langford dropped a pass on third-and-2 when he was wide open in the middle of the field.

Chicago got the ball right back, though, as Lacy fumbled at the end of a 15-yard run. Bears S Chris Prosinski knocked it out from behind and LB Lamarr Houston recovered at the Green Bay 34. Bears QB Jay Cutler then converted three straight third downs to get the Bears in the end zone. He made Packers CB Damarious Randall whiff on a sack and completed a 10-yard pass to TE Khari Lee, he found WR Marc Mariani for 4 yards on third-and-3, and he hit TE Zach Miller for a 3-yard TD to tie the game at 7 with 6:03 left in the half.

The Packers answered right back. WR Jeff Janis returned the ensuing kickoff 64 yards, breaking a handful of tackles along the way, to get the ball to the Chicago 33. RB James Starks then ran twice for 17 yards and caught a 10-yard screen pass to make it first-and-goal on the 6. An offensive pass interference penalty on WR James Jones moved the Packers back, though, and they eventually had to settle for a 22-yard FG by K Mason Crosby for a 10-7 lead with 1:58 to go.

The Bears came right back, too. WR Deonte Thompson returned the kickoff 37 yards to the Chicago 42. A 9-yard pass to WR Alshon Jeffery and a 14-yard run by RB Jeremy Langford got the Bears to the Green Bay 31 with 46 seconds left. An 11-yard pass to Jeffery was followed by a pass to WR Marquess Wilson that was initially ruled a 20-yard TD before being reviewed. Replay showed Wilson down on the 1-yard line, making it first-and-goal with 34 seconds left. RB Jeremy Langford ran it in on the next play to give the Bears their first lead of the night, 14-10.

The Packers responded with a 13-yard pass to TE Richard Rodgers and a 23-yard pass to WR Randall Cobb to get to the Chicago 32-yard line with 8 seconds left. After one incomplete pass, Crosby was good from 50 on the final snap.

 


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