Packers, Refs giftwrap game & division lead to Bears
Sept 28, 2010 ~ by Kevin Seifert
~The Green Bay Packers’ fall from grace can be boiled down to a pair of plays midway through the third quarter Monday night at Soldier Field.
On a third down from the Chicago Bears’ 15-yard line, quarterback Aaron Rodgers rifled a pass past two defenders and into the arms of tight end Jermichael Finley in the end zone. Touchdown? Nope. A whistle. Right tackle Mark Tauscher was holding.
Two players later, on fourth down, Bears defensive lineman Julius Peppers burst through a hole in the Packers’ protection to block Mason Crosby’s 37-yard field goal attempt.
“That was a big change there,” Rodgers said after the Bears’ 20-17 victory. “When you lose by three points, you have to look at plays like that.”