Sunday, January 23, 2011
Second quarter: Packers 14, Bears 0
By Jeff Dickerson
Jay Cutler struggled to move the Bears against the Packers in the first half on Sunday.
CHICAGO -- Lance Briggs saved an ugly first half from getting any uglier.
Already up 14-0, Green Bay's offense was on the move and looked in position to tack on a few more points, but Briggs intercepted an Aaron Rodger's pass that bounced off the foot of receiver Donald Driver to kill the Packers' drive.
Cutler finished the first half with a 34.1 quarterback rating.
The Bears were outgained by Green Bay 252-103 and lost the time of possession battle 17:23-12:27.
Green Bay scored its second touchdown of the day on a 4-yard James Starks run with 11:13 left in the second quarter. Starks finished the half with 55 rushing yards, while Rodgers threw for 156 yards and scrambled for 39 yards.
The Bears were also flagged five times, including a costly holding penalty on Chester Taylor that wiped out a sizeable gain to Rashied Davis.