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Packers Replay: 21-14 win at Chicago

December 14, 2009 by  
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Dec 14, 2009 ~ By Tom Silverstein, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

PLAYER OF THE GAME

This one is shared between safeties Nick Collins and Atari Bigby. As big as Ryan Grant’s 62-yard run was, these two played a huge role in saving the Packers the embarrassment of losing a game they once led, 13-0. The Packers trailed, 14-13, with 13 minutes 39 seconds left when Collins stepped in front of Jay Cutler’s pass to Johnny Knox and picked it off. Collins returned the ball 31 yards to the 11 and two plays later Grant scored from 1 yard out to account for the final touchdown.

"Nick couldn't play it any better, and the quarterback forces the throw," coach Mike McCarthy said

"Nick couldn't play it any better, and the quarterback forces the throw," coach Mike McCarthy said

“Nick couldn’t play it any better, and the quarterback forces the throw,” coach Mike McCarthy said. Collins also had a strip of tight end Greg Olsen that broke up a long pass down the middle. While Collins was patrolling the middle, Bigby was handling business at the line of scrimmage. He had seven tackles, including a huge stop of Bears running back Matt Forte on third and 1 at the Packers 45 late in the third quarter. The rough-and-tumble game was Bigby’s cup of tea.

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