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Bears lead Packers 3-0 at halftime

Matt Forte, Clay Matthews

The Bears have made good on their promise to play all out in their regular season finale against the Packers.

Their defense has blanked Aaron Rodgers through two quarters and gotten just enough offense to lead the game 3-0 at halftime. Matt Forte piled up 95 total yards, including a 27-yard catch from Jay Cutler to set up Robbie Gould’s 30-yard field goal. The Packers made two trips into Bears territory, but one ended with a punt and the other died when Donald Driver fumbled on the Bears’ 35 in the first quarter.

As everyone is surely aware by this point, the Packers need to win this game to make the playoffs. With how little the Pack has been able to do offensively, that might mean the fate of the final NFC Wild Card team is entirely up to Lovie Smith. He’s vowed to play his starters all the way, but the Bears lost two defensive players to injury in the first half. Safety Major Wright and linebacker Nick Roach are both out, with Roach’s injury forcing the team to play Pisa Tinoisamoa more than they’d like to as he makes his way back from knee surgery.

What’s more, Cutler took a few big shots from the Packers in the first half and there may come a point where Smith decides to stop risking any more injuries to his team with so much on the line for them in two weeks.

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11 Responses to “Bears lead Packers 3-0 at halftime”
  1. tprt2 says: Jan 2, 2011 5:53 PM

    Ah – that’s the up-and-down Packers’ team I know!

  2. bigbear12 says: Jan 2, 2011 5:53 PM

    Can knock the fudge Packers out now or in a few weeks. Decisions, decisions.
    Hey there is always next year fudge Packers.

  3. wegogreenbay says: Jan 2, 2011 6:03 PM

    Emoception in the endzone!

  4. tiffpats4eva says: Jan 2, 2011 6:03 PM

    A Rodg is stinking up the place.

    Play Flynn.

  5. rockinron2 says: Jan 2, 2011 6:09 PM

    Where are all the Packer fans that said they would blow out the Bears regardless if they played their starters?

  6. chobes68 says: Jan 2, 2011 6:14 PM

    Man are the Packers lighting up the scoreboard…oh wait, isn’t that what we read all week from their fans?

  7. thehatefulnerd says: Jan 2, 2011 7:09 PM

    They are who we thought they were.

  8. childressrulz says: Jan 2, 2011 7:13 PM

    Hope all the injuries help the Bears out of the playoffs. Lovie was tarded to play them in the second half. I think he wanted to see something, anything really out of his offense going in to the playoffs.

  9. gbfanforever says: Jan 2, 2011 7:16 PM

    chobes- ya better hope your offense is capable of scoring more than 3 points a games now that the playoffs are here!

  10. tprt2 says: Jan 2, 2011 7:20 PM

    Once again, in a huge game, Fat Mac was out-coached. Really, this dude is hindering GB’s progress. ARodg ain’t getting any younger.

  11. jimmysee says: Jan 3, 2011 9:51 AM

    What are you-all talking about? This ready-fire-aim style gets tiresome.

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