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Posted Dec. 23, 2010 @ 4:57 p.m. ET
By Alex Mayster

Take a quick stroll down memory lane with PFW for a recap of the Bears' Week 16 contests each of the last five seasons:

2009: A 39-yard touchdown pass from QB Jay Cutler to WR Devin Aromashodu gave the Bears the victory in a 36-30 overtime win against the Vikings. Cutler led the way for the Bears, throwing four TD passes and completing 20-of-35 passes for 273 yards. Aromashodu was Cutler's top target, reeling in seven catches for 150 yards and the game-winning score.

2008: PK Robbie Gould was the hero in a 20-17 overtime win against the Packers. Green Bay led 14-3 at the break before Cutler hooked up with TE Greg Olsen on a three-yard touchdown pass to cut the deficit to four. After a Packers field goal, RB Matt Forté tied things up on a rushing TD from three yards out before Gould won the game with a 38-yard field goal.

2007: The Bears' defense led the way in a 35-7 win over the Packers. After a pair of Gould field goals, Green Bay took a 7-6 lead on a TD from RB Ryan Grant. But it was all Bears from there. After a pair of offensive touchdowns, CB Corey Graham scored on a blocked punt return and LB Brian Urlacher returned an interception 85-yards for a score.

2006: Gould hit three fourth-quarter field goals to help the Bears past the Lions in a 26-21 win. Trailing 7-3 in the second quarter, QB Rex Grossman put the Bears back in the lead with a 13-yard touchdown pass to Bernard Berrian and RB Adrian Peterson padded the lead with a two-yard rushing TD to put Chicago up 17-7 at the half. Detroit answered with two TDs in the third, but Gould's field goals closed things out.

2005: The Bears' early lead proved to be necessary as the defense held off a late Packers rally in a 24-17 win. The Bears led 24-7 after three quarters, with one score coming off a Lance Briggs interception return in the third quarter. Green Bay would score 10 unanswered points in the fourth, but the Bears' defense was able to clamp down before the Packers could climb all the way back.  

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