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Quarterly report: Bears vs. Packers

Jay Cutler

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Updated: November 11, 2011 2:03PM



QUARTER 1

KEY PLAYER

Aaron Rodgers,
Packers QB:
Took
advantage of good protection to complete 9-for-12 passes for 94 yards — including 6 completions to Greg Jennings for 78 yards and a 6-yard TD to Jermichael Finley.

KEY STAT

113-24 The Packers outgained the Bears by nearly 90 yards and had seven first downs. The Bears had minus-1 yard rushing and one first down.

DID YOU NOTICE?

Packers RT Bryan Bulaga suffered a knee injury on their second series and was replaced by Marshall Newhouse.

QUARTER 2

KEY PLAYER

Jay Cutler, Bears QB: After a tough first quarter that elicited boos from the crowd, Cutler was 7-for-10 for 165 yards with a 4-yard TD to Dane Sanzenbacher to keep the Bears’ deficit at 17-10.

KEY STAT

6-2 The Bears gained 156 yards in the quarter but only three rushing on two carries to give them two net yards on six rushes for the half.

DID YOU NOTICE?

Matt Forte made a shoestring catch, juked Charles Woodson and dragged two defenders five yards for a 28-yard gain to the Packers’ 7 that set up a FG.

QUARTER 3

KEY PLAYER

Jay Cutler, Bears QB: A victim of poor protection — he was sacked twice for 19 yards — drops by his receivers and his own inaccuracy, he was 2-for-9 for 19 yards in the quarter.

KEY STAT

15-3 The Bears gained three yards on 15 plays in the quarter, including nine plays for minus-19 yards on their first three possessions

DID YOU NOTICE?

Packers RB Ryan Grant had rushes of 14, 11 and 10 yards in a four-play span on a drive that led to Mason Crosby’s FG that made it 20-10.

QUARTER 4

KEY PLAYER

Jermichael Finley, Packers TE: Made a turnover-laden quarter inconsequential with two catches for 24 yards, including a 9-yard TD that gave the Packers a 27-10 lead.

KEY STAT

5 The Bears had five penalties and a turnover in the quarter —
including a holding call that wiped out Johnny Knox’s punt-return TD.

DID YOU NOTICE?

Bears WR Devin Hester was called for a personal foul when he
retaliated after getting shoved by Packers safety Sam Shields.



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