Halftime: Packers [ugh], Bears [bleah]

September, 13, 2012
9/13/12
10:06
PM ET
GREEN BAY Wis. -- Actually, the Green Bay Packers lead the Chicago Bears by a score of 13-0.

I really only have one thing to say about the first half of this game.

The highest-rated passer in this game is Packers punter Tim Masthay, whose shovel pass to tight end Tom Crabtree on a fake field goal has accounted for the only score of this shockingly defensive-controlled game.

Quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers and Jay Cutler have been sacked a combined seven times. (Packers linebacker Clay Matthews has two of them, bringing his season total to 4.5 in six quarters.) Cutler has looked rattled, is throwing wildly and has netted only 37 yards on four completions.

I haven't seen the official halftime stats yet, but I don't believe that Cutler has targeted receiver Brandon Marshall on a single pass. Packers cornerback Tramon Williams has had him blanketed, with help from safety Morgan Burnett. Left tackle J'Marcus Webb, meanwhile, has been shaky enough that you wonder if he'll return in the second half or give way to Chris Williams.

Rodgers hasn't been markedly better, and the Packers' biggest offensive play has been a pitch to running back/receiver Randall Cobb that went for 28 yards after Cobb put a move on Bears safety Chris Conte.

OK, enough of this. Let's hope we see some cleaner play in the second half. Back to Countdown Live.

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