Bear market: Ticket prices up, Forte’s blocking down
BY PATRICK FINLEY Staff Reporter December 22, 2013 11:09PM
Backup Josh McCown replaced Jay Cutler midway through the fourth quarter Sunday. | Maddie Meyer/Getty Images
Updated: January 24, 2014 6:34AM
‘‘Fly, Eagles, Fly’’: The Eagles played their fight song after every score — which was a lot. Ticket prices:
By the end of the third quarter, tickets for the Packers-Bears game Sunday started at $203.30. Josh McCown:
Sure, it was garbage time, but McCown fans got their wish when he replaced Cutler, who had thrown a pick-six, with eight minutes left.
Matt Forte’s blocking: Twice in the first half, the blitzer Forte was assigned to pick up sacked Cutler.
Two-pointer: When Forte was tackled in the end zone in the third quarter, it marked the first safety the Bears had allowed since a loss to the 49ers on Nov. 19, 2012.
The challenge: In a five-minute span in the third quarter, the Bears were on the wrong end of two challenges. One negated an Eagles fumble, and the other resulted in the safety.