The Packers looked like they were going to roll over the Bears going up 27-10 following a 42-yard touchdown run by Christine Michael with 1:03 left in the third quarter. The Bears, however, had other ideas. Chicago stormed back into the game scoring 17 fourth quarter points to tie the game with 1:19 left.
The Packers got the ball back on their own 27-yard line following the kick-off. After running two plays and netting -1 yards, the Pack faced a 3rd-and-11 from their own 26. Run the ball and play for overtime you say? That’s for teams that don’t have Aaron Rodgers at QB.
That 60-yard beauty set up a 32-yard field goal attempt for kicker Mason Crosby with just three seconds left in the game. After Chicago attempted to ice Crosby by taking a timeout, the Packers kicker came out and finished what Rodgers started.
With the win, the Packers improve to 8-6 on the season now just one game back of Detroit (9-5) for the NFC North division lead. The two rivals meet on New Year’s Day, but the Pack has to get a win against Minnesota next week in order to make that final game a match-up for the division title.