Chicago Bears (4-1) 27, Green Bay Packers (2-3) 13
Sunday October 7th 1990 (at Chicago)
(CHICAGO) - Mike Tomczak's 6-yard touchdown run on a bootleg play and field goals of 50 and 51 yards by Kevin Butler led the Chicago Bears to a 27-13 victory over the Green Bay Packers. Neal Anderson, who rushed 21 times for 141 yards, set up the clinching touchdown with 2:56 left on a 52-yard run, with Tomczak passing to Cap Boso for two yards and the score. Coupled with Tampa Bay's 14-10 loss to Dallas, the Bears took over sole possession of first place in the Central Division of the NFC. Green Bay, losing for a second time in four weeks to the Bears, dropped to 2-3. The Bears held a 10-6 lead late in the third quarter when Richard Dent recovered a fumble on the Green Bay 17. Three plays later, Tomczak skirted right end on his touchdown run. Tomczak took over for starter Jim Harbaugh, who left the game late in the first half with injured ribs. A 29- yard pass from Tomczak to Anderson set up a 50-yard field goal by Butler before the half ended. After Tomczak's touchdown, Don Majkowski and Sterling Sharpe hooked up on a 76-yard touchdown pass early in the fourth quarter to cut the lead to 17-13. The Bears were forced into a punting situation with 6:36 left in the game and Maury Buford's kick was blocked by Tiger Greene. However, Mickey Pruitt of the Bears picked up the ball and ran for a first down. The Bears couldn't capitalize but Buford then punted out of danger. After another exchange of punts, Anderson broke off his big run. Coach Mike Ditka added some spice in the first quarter when he sent in defensive tackle William "The Refrigerator" Perry on offense late in the first quarter with the ball on the Green Bay 2. Perry lost a yard and Anderson scored on the next play. Anderson's touchdown gave the Bears a 7-3 lead. Chris Jacke kicked his second field goal of the game with 3:19 left in the half to cut it to 7-6 but Butler connected from 50 yards with 42 seconds left in the half for the 10-6 halftime lead. Brent Fullwood's Packer career came to an end after this game, whe he refused to play in the second half, claiming he was ill. He was seen that night at a local danceclub, and was traded to Cleveland three days later.
GREEN BAY -  3  3  0  7 - 13
CHICAGO   -  7  3  7 10 - 27
                       GREEN BAY       CHICAGO
First downs                   10            21
Rush-yards-TDs           15-32-0      42-202-2
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 12-39-211-1-2 15-28-165-1-1
Sacked-yards                 1-6          3-14
Net pass yards               205           151
Total yards                  237           353
Fumbles-lost                 4-1           1-1
Turnovers                      3             2
Penalties-yards             5-45          9-55
SCORING
1st - GB - Jacke, 38-yard field goal GREEN BAY 3-0
1st - CHI - Neal Anderson, 3-yard run (Kevin Butler kick) CHICAGO 7-3
2nd - GB- Jacke, 27-yard field goal CHICAGO 7-6
2nd - CHI - Butler, 50-yard field goal CHICAGO 10-6
3rd - CHI - Mike Tomczak, 6-yard run (Butler kick) CHICAGO 17-6
4th - GB - Sharpe, 76-yard pass from Majkowski (Jacke kick) CHICAGO 17-13
4th - CHI - Butler, 51-yard field goal CHICAGO 20-13
4th - CHI - Cap Boso, 2-yard pass from Tomczak (Butler kick) CHICAGO 27-13
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Don Majkowski 6-15, Michael Haddix 4-13, Darrell Thompson 2-6, Keith Woodside 1-1, Brent Fullwood 2-(-30
CHICAGO - Neal Anderson 21-141 1 TD, Brad Muster 11-27, Mike Tomczak 3-15 1 TD, Jim Harbaugh 2-9, Johnny Bailey 3-8, Dennis Gentry 1-3, William Perry 1-(-1)
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Don Majkowski 39-12-211 1 TD 2 INT
CHICAGO - Jim Harbaugh 8-6-73, Mike Tomczak 20-9-92 1 TD 1 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Sterling Sharpe 5-129 1 TD, Clarence Weathers 3-46, Jeff Query 1-22, Vince Workman 1-8, Perry Kemp 1-5, Darrell Thompson 1-1
CHICAGO - Brad Muster 5-51, James Thornton 3-43, Glen Kozlowski 2-17, Cap Boso 2-10 1 TD, Neal Anderson 1-29, Dennis Gentry 1-9, Ron Morris 1-6