(CHICAGO) - Bob Thomas' 22-yard field goal with 10 seconds remaining in frigid cold weather gave the Chicago Bears a 23- 21 victory over Green Bay, and spoiled the Packers' playoff hopes. The kick was a wild climax to the rivalry between the two NFC teams, which finished at 8-8, and capped a 54-yard drive following Green Bay's 64-yard march ending with Lynn Dickey's 5-yard pass to Paul Coffman. Thomas' kick capped a 58-yard, 10-play drive that began with 3:08 left, following Green Bay's 64-yard march. The Green Bay drive, in turn, came after Chicago had forged ahead 20-14 as Bear QB Jim McMahon dashed 6 yards up the middle on a keeper play. A mishandled snap on the ensuing point-after attempt enabled Green Bay to take the 1-point lead. With game-time temperature at 3 degrees and the wind whipping in from Lake Michigan, the wind-chill factor was minus 28 and played a decisive role in the ten turnovers, seven of which came on interceptions.
GREEN BAY -  7  7  0  7 - 21
CHICAGO   -  7  0  7  9 - 23
                       GREEN BAY       CHICAGO
First downs                   18            23
Rush-yards-TDs          25-116-1      50-236-1
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 10-30-262-2-4 14-26-162-2-3
Sacked-yards                4-40          5-29
Net pass yards               222           133
Total yards                  338           369
Fumbles-lost                 7-3           1-0
Turnovers                      7             3
Penalties-yards             5-30          6-35
SCORING
1st - CH - Willie Gault, 35-yard pass from Jim McMahon (Bob Thomas kick) CHICAGO 7-0
1st - GB - Dickey, 1-yard run (Stenerud kick) TIED 7-7
2nd - GB - Lofton, 31-yard pass from Dickey (Stenerud kick) GREEN BAY 14-7
3rd - CH - Dennis McKinnon, 22-yd pass from McMahon (Thomas kick) TIED 14-14
4th - CHI - McMahon, 6-yard run (Run failed) CHICAGO 20-14
4th - GB - Coffman, 5-yard pass from Dickey (Stenerud kick) GREEN BAY 21-20
4th - CHI - Thomas, 22-yard field goal CHICAGO 23-21
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Jessie Clark 7-61, Harlan Huckleby 10-39, Mike Meade 6-15, Lynn Dickey 2-1 1 TD
CHICAGO - Walter Payton 30-148, Matt Suhey 12-71, Jim McMahon 8-17 1 TD
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Lynn Dickey 30-10-262 2 TD 4 INT
CHICAGO - Jim McMahon 25-14-162 2 TD 2 INT, Walter Payton 1-0-0 1 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Paul Coffman 4-122 1 TD, James Lofton 3-73 1 TD, John Jefferson 2-35, Jessie Clark 1-32
CHICAGO - Walter Payton 3-26, Matt Suhey 3-22, Willie Gault 2-50 1 TD, Dennis McKinnon 2-31 1 TD, Emery Moorehead 2-18, Jay Saldi 2-15
Chicago Bears (8-8) 23, Green Bay Packers (8-8) 21
Sunday December 18th 1983 (at Chicago)