Sunday, January 2, 2011
Third quarter:Bears 3, Packers 3
By Michael C. Wright
The Packers' Aaron Rodgers has been slowed by the Bears' defense.
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Lovie Smith didn’t sit them, but with the way the offense has performed through three quarters, it’s almost as if he did.
The Packers tied the game with 2:43 remaining in the third quarter on a 23-yard field goal from Mason Crosby to cap a six-play, 39-yard drive.
Horrid offense by the Bears paved the way.
Jay Cutler threw an interception to Packers safety Charles Peprah in the quarter, suffered his third sack of the day, and finished with a passer rating of 49.3. Interestingly, after producing back-to-back outings with 100-plus passer ratings from Nov. 28 to Dec. 5, the quarterback followed them with a 32.9 passer rating against the Patriots.
Cutler is coming off two consecutive games in which he generated passer ratings of 104.2 or better.