A winning backup plan

McCown's heroics in upset over Rodgers-less Packers shake up North

Updated: November 5, 2013, 3:27 AM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

GREEN BAY, Wisc. -- It's all so easy in theory, so predictable.

The beleaguered Bears season is all but over with Jay Cutler's torn groin muscle and a decimated defense. The Packers are ready to roll to another division title behind the magnificent Aaron Rodgers.

But that's, as they say, why they play the games, which always seem to confound us all.

In the most unlikely of venues, in a most unexpected way, the Bears moved into a three-way tie for the North Division lead with ...

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