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Penalties, Lowry's block sparks Packers comeback against the Bears

A blocked field goal by Packers defensive end Dean Lowry may have provided the needed spark for the Green Bay Packers to get past the Chicago Bears 28-19 on a sunny Sunday afternoon on the lakefront.

 

Things started dicey once again for the Packers as the Bears took their first possession of the day down the field for a field goal and came back later in the quarter with a 55-yard touchdown run by quarterback Justin Fields to open a ten-point advantage. 

 

The first points of the game for the Packers would come in the second quarter would come from the foot of Mason Crosby to make it 10-3, but the Bears would answer with a touchdown run from David Montgomery to make it 16-3. Right before halftime, Aaron Rodgers found Christian Watson in the endzone on a fourth down play to make it 16-10 at the end of the first half.

 

The Bears would make it a 19-10 lead as they scored the only points of the third quarter on a field goal, but the tide would turn after that. The Packers concluded a penalty-aided drive with A.J. Dillon rumbling into the endzone from 21 yards out to make it a 19-17 deficit. The Bears were driving again before the drive stalled out inside the Packers' territory. That's when Lowry made the special teams play of the season with a blocked field goal that set up the game-winning drive with Crosby kicking a 32-yard field goal. In between a pair of Fields interceptions, Watson would ice the game away with a 46-yard rushing score on a jet sweep. 

 

The game gave the Packers a slim one-game edge on the all-time NFL wins list, the first time there has been a switch at the top since the mid-1920s. The Packers will have their long-awaited bye week before facing the Los Angeles Rams on Monday Night Football on December 12th.

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