Packers fall into three-way tie; how long is Rodgers out?

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on November 4, 2013 – 10:42 pm

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GREEN BAY–The Packers lost on Monday night to the Chicago Bears, 27-20, and fell into a three-way tie for first place in the NFC North with the Bears and the Detroit Lions.

How long have the Packers lost quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who sustained a left shoulder injury on the Packers’ first possession of the game? The answer to that question will go a long way toward deciding the Packers’ fate in 2013.

Leading by four points just inside 10 minutes to play in the game, the Bears began a drive at their 11-yard line. On third-and-nine, the Bears came up inches shy of a first down at the Bears 33, on a pass to Martellus Bennett. The Bears first showed they would punt, but then sent the offense back onto the field. Matt Forte broke a tackle in the backfield and got the first down.

Josh McCown converted a big third-down play with an 11-yard completion to Brandon Marshall, and the Bears continued to take time off the clock against a fatigued Packers defense.

Forte topped the 100-yard rushing mark with a 15-yard run to the Packers 24-yard line. The drive began with 9:37 to play and the Bears took it down to the two-minute warning, facing third-and-five at the Packers 19-yard line.

Again, Forte converted the third-down play with a run to the 11-yard line. Time was running out on the Packers, and the Bears forced the Packers to expire their times out prior to a Bears field goal that extended the visitors’ lead to seven points.

The Bears drive went 80 yards in 18 plays and consumed 8:58 of the fourth quarter. Seneca Wallace was sacked twice to close the game. The second sack was authored by Shea McClellin, whose sack of Rodgers caused Rodgers’ shoulder injury.


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