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Packers, Refs giftwrap game & division lead to Bears

September 28, 2010 by  
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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.

Nick Collins sees his would-be interception late in the fourth quarter negated by a pass interference call against rookie Morgan Burnett. The penalty led to the winning field goal by the Bears. Collins dropped an easy interception earlier on the drive.

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.”

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