Packers lose to Bears in Monday night contest; Post-game notes

Posted by Duke Bobber on November 5, 2013 – 1:31 am


*Notes by Packers public relations

– Green Bay’s four-game winning streak came to an end Monday night with a 27-20 loss to the Bears. The Packers are 5-3 at the midway point of the season.

– The loss snapped the Packers’ 10-game regular-season home winning streak and their six-game winning streak (including playoffs) against the Bears.

– Green Bay posted a season-high 199 rushing yards on 29 carries (6.9 avg.), the team’s best single-game effort since a 202-yard afternoon at Cleveland on Oct. 25, 2009.

– The Packers posted their first zero-penalty game since Dec. 25, 2011, vs. Chicago.

– The Packers will stay home in Week 10 to face the Philadelphia Eagles at noon (CST) this Sunday. It is the Eagles’ first visit to Green Bay since the teams played in the 2007 season opener.

– Tonight’s paid attendance was 78,122. It was the 315th consecutive sellout (297 regular season, 18 playoffs) at Lambeau Field.

– RB Eddie Lacy posted a career-high 150 rushing yards and a TD on 22 carries (6.8 avg.), the second most by a Green Bay rookie behind only Samkon Gado’s 171 yards vs. Detroit on Dec. 11, 2005. Lacy’s yardage total was the most by a Packer since RB Ryan Grant’s 156 yards rushing vs. Oakland on Dec. 9, 2007.

– Lacy further extended his franchise rookie record by posting his fifth straight game with at least 80 rushing yards.

– With his 150 rushing yards tonight, Lacy brought his season total to 596 rushing yards. That is the second most in a season by a Green Bay rookie behind only John Brockington’s 1,105-yard season in 1971.

– With his 32-yard TD run in the first quarter tonight and a 25-yard TD run at Minnesota in Week 8, RB James Starks became the first Packer to post a TD run of 25-plus yards in back-to-back games since Grant did so in Weeks 16-17 of 2007.

– With four punts placed inside the 20-yard line on Monday night, P Tim Masthay moved ahead of Josh Bidwell (85) for the second-most punts inside the 20 in franchise history (since 1976) with 89. He now trails only Craig Hentrich (104) in the franchise record book.

– LB Jamari Lattimore became the first Packer to block a punt since CB Davon House did so vs. Jacksonville on Oct. 28, 2012.

– With an onside kick recovery in the third quarter, Lattimore became the first Packer to do so since he recovered an onside kick at St. Louis on Oct. 21, 2012.

– The Packers scored on their opening drive, a 30-yard field goal from K Mason Crosby, the fifth straight game that Green Bay has scored on its opening possession.

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