Packers trail Bears, 24-20, after three quarters

Posted by Vic Ketchman, editor on November 4, 2013 – 9:59 pm


GREEN BAY–The Packers trailed the Bears, 24-20, after three quarters of play at Lambeau Field on Monday night.

Following a three-and-out by the Bears to start the second half, the Packers put the ball in play at their 43-yard line. Boom! Eddie Lacy went 56 yards to the Bears 1-yard on the Packers’ first play of the second half. Lacy then scored on the next play and the Packers and Bears were tied, 17-17, with 13:04 to play in the third quarter.

Enter Mike McCarthy, who ordered an onside kick the Packers recovered at their 49-yard line.

Lacy pounded out 12 yards and stood over a Bears defender he had run over. Lacy carried for four more. Clearly, Lacy had taken over the game.

It was announced that guard T.J. Lang was out with a concussion. He was replaced by Don Barclay.

The Packers got lucky when a Seneca Wallace pass skipped through James Anderson’s hands and into the hands of James Jones at the 6-yard line. The drive stalled and Mason Crosby gave the Packers a 20-17 lead by booting a 23-yard field goal.

Following a 23-yard punt return by Devin Hester, the Bears put the ball in play at the Packers 47-yard line with 5:19 to play in the third quarter.

Josh McCown pitched a couple of completions and then Matt Forte carried to the Packers 17, leaving second-and-five.  Again, Forte found running room and carried for 11 yards and a first down at the 6-yard line. Two plays later, McCown pitched a perfect high ball to Alshon Jeffery, who went up over Davon House for the touchdown catch. The Bears led, 24-20, with 2:41 to play.

Lacy finished the quarter with 142 yards rushing. McCown has thrown for 244 yards, two touchdowns and a 101.1 passer rating.

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