Rapid Reaction: Bears 20, Packers 17

December, 23, 2008
12/23/08
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Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert

CHICAGO -- And we'll see you ... next week.

The Chicago Bears remained in playoff contention Monday night with an epic, if not perfect, 20-17 victory over Green Bay. On the coldest night of football in recorded Chicago history, the Bears came back from a 14-3 halftime deficit and dodged two potential game-winning field goals from Packers kicker Mason Crosby.

Robbie Gould's 38-yard field goal with 11:28 left in overtime won the game for the Bears.

The NFC North title will now come down to the final weekend of the regular season. Minnesota remains in control and can clinch the NFC North title with a home victory against the New York Giants or a Chicago loss at Houston. But the Bears can win the division by defeating the Texans if the Vikings lose to the Giants.

There is also a scenario in which the Bears could win next week and clinch a wild-card playoff berth if the Vikings win the division.

Should be an interesting week in the NFC North. We'll be back with reaction and analysis soon.

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