Bears Beat Packers 20-17 to Remain One of Three Undefeated Teams in NFL
The Chicago Bears defeated the Green Bay Packers 20-17 in a matchup of unbeaten division rivals as Robbie Gould kicked a 19-yard field goal with five seconds remaining at Soldier Field.
The winning score came after Brian Urlacher forced a fumble at the Packers’ 46-yard line with 2:18 left.
Green Bay finished with a 379-276 advantage in total offensive yards in Chicago, yet had a field goal get blocked, committed two turnovers and tied a 55-year-old franchise record with 17 penalties for 152 yards.
The Bears join the Pittsburgh Steelers and Kansas City Chiefs as the National Football League’s only 3-0 teams. The lone unbeaten team in the National Football Conference, Chicago next visits the New York Giants on Oct. 3.
After the Packers took a 10-0 lead last night, Chicago’s Jay Cutler threw a nine-yard touchdown pass to Greg Olsen 26 seconds before halftime. The score remained 10-7 until Devin Hester’s 62-yard punt return put Chicago 14-10 ahead 21 seconds into the fourth quarter.
Aaron Rodgers scored on a three-yard run with 6:52 left to give the Packers a 17-14 lead before Gould booted two field goals in the final four minutes.
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