GREEN BAY – The Packers took a 13-10 lead into the fourth quarter over the Bears and were in goal-to-go as the third quarter expired on Thursday night at Lambeau Field.
The second half started disastrously for the Packers. On the third snap, Bears LB Leonard Floyd sacked QB Aaron Rodgers and knocked the ball loose, recovering it in the end zone for a Chicago touchdown just 30 seconds into the third quarter. K Connor Barth’s extra point gave the Bears their first lead at 10-6.
WR Ty Montgomery got the Packers going again with a 30-yard run to start the next drive. Catches of 6 yards by Montgomery and 18 by WR Randall Cobb both converted third downs, and another third-down throw to Montgomery was upheld as a complete pass after the Bears challenged, making it first-and-goal on the 5.
On third-and-goal, Rodgers threw quickly to Adams to his right, and Adams worked around DB De’Vante Bausby for the TD grab. K Mason Crosby’s PAT put the Packers back in front, 13-10, with 9:11 left in the third.
The Packers won a big replay challenge on the Bears’ next drive. LB Nick Perry was awarded a sack on a replay reversal after QB Matt Barkley had initially been ruled to have thrown an incomplete pass before he was down. The sack, giving Perry 5 ½ on the season, set up third-and-19, which became third-and-29 after back-to-back Bears penalties, and Chicago had to punt.
The Packers went right back on the attack. Passes of 7, 15 and 24 yards to Adams, along with runs of 3 and 11 yards by Montgomery got the Packers into scoring range. Rodgers then hit Montgomery for a 13-yard gain, making it first-and-goal on the 8.