Pro Football weekly

Comment | Print |

Bears-Packers fourth-quarter reflections

About the Author

Dan Arkush

darkush@pfwmedia.com
Executive editor

Recent posts by Dan Arkush

Baylor WR Williams in first-round conversation

Posted Feb. 22, 2013 @ 2:26 p.m.

Thompson: Packers not worried about leadership void

Posted Feb. 22, 2013 @ 12:26 p.m.

Seahawks GM likes 'win-win' QB situation

Posted Feb. 21, 2013 @ 6:53 p.m.

Old-school Arians feeling young at heart

Posted Feb. 21, 2013 @ 4:51 p.m.

Packers RB Harris looks like a real keeper

Posted Jan. 11, 2013 @ 1:32 p.m.

Related Stories

Green Bay Packers: 2013 team needs

Posted March 07, 2013 @ 4:32 p.m.

Thompson: Packers not worried about leadership void

Posted Feb. 22, 2013 @ 12:26 p.m.

Packers release C Jeff Saturday

Posted Feb. 18, 2013 @ 7:34 p.m.

Packers announce release of DB Woodson

Posted Feb. 15, 2013 @ 4:06 p.m.

Vikings should keep Harvin ... for now

Posted Feb. 07, 2013 @ 5:42 p.m.

Packers WR Donald Driver calls it a career

Posted Feb. 06, 2013 @ 8:01 p.m.

Packers WR Driver retires after 14 seasons

Posted Jan. 31, 2013 @ 9:54 a.m.

Vikings will explore free-agent WR possibilities

Posted Jan. 25, 2013 @ 9:54 p.m.

14-year veteran C Saturday to retire

Posted Jan. 25, 2013 @ 2:56 p.m.
Posted Jan. 02, 2011 @ 6:37 p.m. ET
By Dan Arkush

Aside from one really big play — a picturesque 46-yard bomb from Aaron Rodgers to Greg Jennings down the right sideline early in the fourth quarter to set up the only TD of the game — Green Bay’s defense and special teams were primarily responsible for a 10-3 victory over the Bears that propelled the Pack into the playoffs.

After connecting with Jennings, Rodgers found TE Donald Lee, his ninth different target of the afternoon, in the endzone. A Green Bay defense that registered six sacks and a pair of Jay Cutler interceptions and great punting by Tim Masthay did the rest.

Cutler and the Bears kept grinding right down to the end, engineering a long drive with time winding down that was kept alive by his deft scrambling and some nice catches from TE Greg Olsen. But Packers FS Nick Collins sealed the deal with an interception with 10 seconds remaining.

Green Bay defenders who particularly distinguished themselves were LBs A.J. Hawk and Erik Walden, NT B.J. Raji and CB Charles Woodson, who was used frequently as a blitzer charging in from the slot area.

Comments ()


ABOUT TRUST ONLINE