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Packers survive Bears' scare

The Chicago Bears were possibly an inch away from potentially changing the tide of the season in the Green Bay Packers 27-10 victory Sunday night.

 

The two teams traded scores in the first quarter, with a touchdown run by Justin Fields providing the 7-3 advantage for the Bears.

 

The Packers would score 21 consecutive points after the Fields' scramble, with Aaron Jones reaching the endzone twice and Allen Lazard finding it on a slant at the end of the half to give the packers a 24-7 advantage at the break.

 

Cairo Santos scored the only points of the third quarter for the Bears to narrow the lead to 24-10 after taking advantage of an A.J. Dillon fumble.

 

The game was on the verge of changing its tone in the fourth quarter, with the Bears posting their most impressive drive of the second half. The Bears narrowly missed one touchdown run when Fields was knocked down at the one-yard line as he was stretching for the pylon. His second attempt came up just short as well, even though some camera angles showed Fields touching the very front of the endzone with the tip of the ball. Aaron Rodgers (19-25, 234 yards, 2/0) found Sammy Watkins for a long completion to set up a Mason Crosby field goal to end any comeback threat. 

 

The Packers will head to Tampa Bay next Sunday for a 3:25 p.m. kickoff.

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