The complexion of the NFC North changed completely Monday Night when Aaron Rodgers had to leave the game on the Packers first offensive series after being sacked by Shea McClellin. He would not return.
According to sources, Rodgers may have a broken left collar-bone. He is undergoing tests today to determine the extent of the injury.
With Rodgers out, that meant Seneca Wallace was Green Bay’s only option at quarterback, and the Bears took advantage harassing Wallace all game en route to a 27-20 win.
Wallace struggled in relief completing 11 of 19 passes for 114 yards and an interception. Josh McCown was much more effective for Chicago throwing for 272 yards and 2 touchdowns as the Bears snapped a 6-game losing streak to the Packers and ended Green Bay’s home winning streak at 11 games.
Down by 7, the Packers got the ball back with 50 seconds remaining. Seneca Wallace however, was sacked twice, including one by Shea McClellin on the last play of the game.
Although the Packers lost, it wasn’t because of Eddie Lacy. Lacy ran for 150 yards on 22 carries with a touchdown.
For the Bears, Matt Forte and Brandon Marshall both had big games. Forte ran for 125 yards, and Marshall had 7 catches for 107 yards and a touchdown.
Julius Peppers showed up for the first time this season. Peppers had an interception off a ball he tipped and recorded his 2nd sack of the season.
Prior to the game, it was announced that Jay Cutler would return next week when the Bears face the Lions. Chicago’s fortunes got even better with a win over the Packers, and a once dire situation in the windy city now looks very promising.
In Green Bay though, the city will be praying Aaron Rodgers isn’t out for a significant amount of time.