Stunner: Bears upset Packers on Favre's night
In the end, it wasn't the rain, but the Chicago Bears that played spoiler to the Packers' party at Lambeau Field.
Aaron Rodgers last pass fell incomplete in the final seconds, capping an off night for the Packers star quarterback in wet conditions as the Chicago Bears beat the Green Bay Packers 17-13 at Lambeau Field Thursday night.
Rodgers had his offense at first and goal from the Bears' eight yard line, but threw four straight incomplete passes on what could have been the game winning drive. On the Packers' previous drive, Rodgers threw a rare interception on first down from midfield.
For the night, Rodgers completed 22 of 43 passes for 202 yards, one touchdown and one interception. He has lost back to back starts at home for only the second time in his illustrious Packers career, the first time coming in his first full season as a starter in 2008. Bears quarterback Jay Cutler won for the first time ever at Lambeau Field, and the Packers missed out on a chance to tie the all-time series against the Bears for the first time since 1933.
Eddie Lacy scored in the first quarter, taking a short pass from Rodgers and rumbling 25 yards for the score. Lacy appeared to flip the ball away just as he crossed the goal line, but replay showed Lacy had crossed the plane before releasing the ball, and the touchdown counted. It would be Green Bay's last touchdown of the game.
The Packers were held scoreless in the second half, struggling to move the ball after the halftime ceremony that put Brett Favre's name and jersey number into the Lambeau Field Ring Of Honor. But even with star quarterbacks past in attendance, the magic would not rub off for Rodgers, who posted a passer rating of 62.4 for the night.
Lacy topped the 100 yard mark rushing for the second straight week, running for 105 yards and catching four passes for 34 additional yards. Jeremy Langford put the Bears ahead to stay with a one-yard touchdown plunge just before the half. The Packers raced down the field in the seconds before halftime and tacked on a Mason Crosby field goal to enter the locker room with a one point deficit, but they would not score again on a murky night in Green Bay.
At 7-4, the Packers are a half-game behind the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC North standings. The Vikings play Sunday.