Bears defensive end Shea McClellin landed awkwardly on Rodgers during Green Bay's first drive of the game, injuring Rodgers' left shoulder and forcing him out of the game. With backup quarterback Seneca Wallace in, the maligned Bears defense took advantage, limiting the Packers to just 141 passing yards.
On the other end, Bears backup Josh McCown led his team to victory on the road. McCown finished with 272 yards passing and two touchdowns. The Bears also ran for 171 yards, and were able to construct an 18-play drive at the end of the game to kick a field goal and wind down the clock.
The Packers run game gashed the Bears, averaging 6.9 yards per carry (199 yards on 29 carries), but Chicago tightened up as the game went on. When McCown and the Bears left less than a minute on the clock, Wallace and the Packers were unable to answer.
The status of Rodgers' injury is unknown moving forward, but the Packers begin a streak of three teams under .500 moving ahead. For Chicago, better days appear to lie ahead. ESPN reported during the game that starting quarterback Jay Cutler hopes to return early from injury in the Bears' next game against the Detroit Lions. Cutler had intially been projected to miss 4-6 weeks with an injured groin, but would miss only three weeks if he was able to return.
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