Chicago Bears (5-3) 27, Green Bay Packers (5-3) 20
Monday November 4th 2013 (at Green Bay)
(GREEN BAY) - The NFL's oldest rivalry wound up being a battle between backup quarterbacks Monday night. Chicago's Jay Cutler expectedly missed the contest due to a torn muscle in his groin and Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers went down with an injury to his non-throwing shoulder on the game's first possession. Rodgers suffered a small fracture in his left collarbone. That left Josh McCown and Seneca Wallace at the controls, and the former threw for 272 yards and two touchdowns in leading the Bears to a 27-20 victory over the Packers, effectively ending their long drought at Lambeau Field. McCown had a bye week to prepare for this key NFC North clash and performed mistake-free while hitting both Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery for TDs. Matt Forte totaled 179 yards from scrimmage, including 125 on 24 carries, and ran for a touchdown for the Bears, who won in Green Bay for the first time since Oct. 7, 2007 and created a three-way tie atop the division. Wallace, in his first meaningful action in two years, was limited to 114 yards and an interception on 11-of-19 passing for the already injury-ridden Packers. Eddie Lacy ran for 150 yards and a touchdown on 22 touches in the loss, the first at home for Green Bay since last year's season opener against San Francisco. NOTES: This was the 185th regular season meeting between the teams, with the Bears holding a 92-87-6 advantage ... The Packers had won five straight against Chicago ... McCown was making his first start since the finale of the 2011 season ... The Packers had won 10 in a row at home against division foes dating back to a Nov. 1, 2009 loss against the Vikings.
CHICAGO   -  7 10  7  3 - 27
GREEN BAY - 10  0 10  0 - 20
                         CHICAGO     GREEN BAY
First downs                   25            17
Rush-yards-TDs          33-171-1      29-199-2
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 22-41-272-2-0 12-21-141-0-1
Sacked-yards                 1-1          5-28
Net pass yards               271           113
Total yards                  442           312
Fumbles-lost                 0-0           2-0
Turnovers                      0             1
Penalties-yards             4-45           0-0
Time of Possession         33:09         26:51
1st - GB - Mason Crosby, 30-yard field goal GREEN BAY 3-0
1st - CHI - Brandon Marshall, 23-yard pass from Josh McCown (Robbie Gould kick) CHICAGO 7-3
1st - GB - James Starks, 32-yard run (Crosby kick) GREEN BAY 10-7
2nd - CHI - Matt Forte, 1-yard run (Gould kick) CHICAGO 14-10
2nd - CHI - Gould, 24-yard field goal CHICAGO 17-10
3rd - GB - Eddie Lacy, 1-yard run (Crosby kick) TIED 17-17
3rd - GB - Crosby, 23-yard field goal GREEN BAY 20-17
3rd - CHI - Alshon Jeffery, 6-yard pass from McCown (Gould kick) CHICAGO 24-20
4th - CHI - Gould, 27-yard field goal CHICAGO 27-20
GREEN BAY - Eddie Lacy 22-150 1 TD, James Starks 6-40 1 TD, Aaron Rodgers 1-9
CHICAGO - Matt Forte 24-125 1 TD, Michael Bush 7-25, Josh McCown 1-20, Alshon Jeffery 1-1
GREEN BAY - Aaron Rodgers 2-1-27, Seneca Wallace 19-11-114 1 INT
CHICAGO - Josh McCown 41-22-272 2 TD
GREEN BAY - Andrew Quarless 5-34, Jordy Nelson 4-67, James Jones 1-17, Jarrett Boykin 1-15, Miles White 1-8
CHICAGO - Brandon Marshall 7-107 1 TD, Alshon Jeffery 5-60 1 TD, Matt Forte 5-54, Martellus Bennett 4-36, Michael Bush 1-15
Playing without their finest player and leader, Aaron Rodgers, after the first series, the Packers allowed backup quarterback Josh McCown to dissect them Monday night in a 27-20 upset loss to the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field. Rodgers suffered an injury to his left shoulder, a fractured clavicle, on a sack by defensive end Shea McClellin 2½ minutes into the 187th meeting between the ancient rivals. That sent veteran backup Seneca Wallace, 33, onto the field for his first action since joining the team Sept. 2. It also put the onus on the defense, the running game and the special teams to win the game.