- Jeff Dickerson, Chicago Bears beat reporter
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CHICAGO -- The Chicago Bears managed to connect on a pair of big plays in the final two minutes of the half to cut Green Bay's lead to 17-10.
On the initial play of the drive, Jay Cutler hit Johnny Knox for a 40-yard completion, then two snaps later the Bears quarterback picked up a Packers blitz and found Matt Forte for 28 yards. Although Cutler came dangerously close to having a few passes intercepted in the red zone, the Bears were able to put three points on the board on a 25-yard Robbie Gould field goal.
Earlier in the second quarter, Cutler threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to receiver Dane Sanzenbacher, who is seeing increased playing time this week with Earl Bennett inactive due to a torso injury. Sanzenbacher's score was set up by a 37-yard completion to Devin Hester, and a 24-yard gain by Knox.
The Packers added to their lead early in the second quarter when Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers hit tight end Jermichael Finley for another touchdown (7-yards) and Mason Crosby booted a 37-yard field goal.
Rodgers finished the half with a 134.0 passer rating, while Cutler completed 10 of 17 passes for 180 yards, one touchdown and one interception.
Forte only has two yards rushing on six carries.
Second quarter wrap: Packers 17, Bears 10