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Green Bay Packers quarterback SenecWallace watches as Chicago Bears' Julius Peppers (90) intercepts pass during first half an NFL football

Green Bay Packers quarterback Seneca Wallace watches as Chicago Bears' Julius Peppers (90) intercepts a pass during the first half of an NFL football game Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

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Rising

Julius Peppers: ’Memba him? Peppers, who hadn’t exactly filled a box score this year, recorded a sack, a deflection and an interception in the first half Monday.

Shea McClellin: Add another prime-time surprise. The second-year defensive end’s sack — which hurt Aaron Rodgers — might have altered the NFC North.

Cheeseheads: ‘‘The History of the Cheesehead’’ signs posted at Lambeau Field cast Bears fans as the inspiration for the hats. They were a self-deprecating response to Chicago’s ridicule of the Dairy State after the Bears’ Super Bowl title.

Falling

Punts: The Bears had a punt blocked for the first time since the Vikings’ Jim Kleinsasser did it to Brad Maynard on Jan. 1, 2006.

And onside, too: The Packers’ onside kick recovery in the third quarter was the first time the Bears had allowed one since the Giants did it on Nov.  7, 2004.

Michael Bush: The Bears’ big back hadn’t averaged 2 yards per carry all season. He ran twice in the first half Monday — for two yards. He added a 9-yarder in the second half.

Updated: November 5, 2013 12:24AM



Rising

Julius Peppers: ’Memba him? Peppers, who hadn’t exactly filled a box score this year, recorded a sack, a deflection and an interception in the first half Monday.

Shea McClellin: Add another prime-time surprise. The second-year defensive end’s sack — which hurt Aaron Rodgers — might have altered the NFC North.

Cheeseheads: ‘‘The History of the Cheesehead’’ signs posted at Lambeau Field cast Bears fans as the inspiration for the hats. They were a self-deprecating response to Chicago’s ridicule of the Dairy State after the Bears’ Super Bowl title.

Falling

Punts: The Bears had a punt blocked for the first time since the Vikings’ Jim Kleinsasser did it to Brad Maynard on Jan. 1, 2006.

And onside, too: The Packers’ onside kick recovery in the third quarter was the first time the Bears had allowed one since the Giants did it on Nov.  7, 2004.

Michael Bush: The Bears’ big back hadn’t averaged 2 yards per carry all season. He ran twice in the first half Monday — for two yards. He added a 9-yarder in the second half.



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