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Bears Beat Packers in Thriller



    Bears Beat Packers in Thriller
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    Jay Cutler #6 of the Chicago Bears throws a pass in the first quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Soldier Field on September 27, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois.

    The Chicago Bears beat their arch rival Green Bay Packers at Soldier Field, 20-17,  Monday night in thrilling fashion when Robbie Gould booted a field goal with four seconds left.

    The Bears capitalized on a slew of Packer penalties, a late turn over and above average special teams play to take control of the NFC North and move to 3-0.

    Several Bears stepped up for the win. Brian Urlacher and Lance Briggs made a huge play in the final minutes of the game by forcing receiver James Jones to fumble near the sideline. The ball tumbled near the out of bounds line, but stayed in, and Tim Jennings recovered.

    Devin Hester brought his punt return magic back to Soldier Field when he broke a Green Bay punt 62 yards for the touchdown. It was the first time since 2007 Hester returned a punt for a touchdown, and it ties him for third all time for punt returns.  He also set up the Bears for a score near the end of the second half with a 28-yard return after a Packers punt.

    Jay Cutler followed up with a 31-yard pass to Knox, setting up the team in the red zone. The Bears capitalized in the red zone when Cutler connected with Olsen in the end zone. Cutler finished the game with 227 yards, one touchdown and one interception.

    But Cutler didn't outplay Aaron Rodgers. Statistically the Packers quarterback outplayed the Bears gunslinger. But the W is what counts.

    The Pack may have had better luck if it weren't for the play of Julius Peppers who played like a beast.

    The Packers appeared to have a touchdown, but they were finally called for holding Peppers, bringing back the touchdown. Unable to get in the end zone, Green Bay tried for a 37-yard field goal. Peppers blocked it, the tenth blocked kick of his career.

    Chicago takes its undefeated record to New York Sunday.