Five takeaways from Bears win over Packers

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The Chicago Bears first Turkey Day win in 22 years contained its share of ups, downs, and a thrilling ending.

Here are five takeaways from the 17-13 Bears victory:

1. Reversal of script: in previous Bears-Packers games, the Bears and specifically, Jay Cutler, made the crucial mistakes that led to defeat. On Thursday night, the Packers coughed up the ball twice, one on Eddie Lacy’s fumble, another on Aaron Rodgers’ interception by Tracy Porter. Meanwhile, the Bears and Cutler were turnover free.

2. Vic Fangio’s no-name Bears defense continues to receive contributions from unheralded players. Backup safety Chris Prosinski forced Lacy’s fumble with a strip and played a key role in Porter’s interception by interrupting the route run by Green Bay wide receive Devonte Adams.


Bears come up short in loss to Broncos

Chicago Bears rookie Running Back Jeremy Langford was stuffed at the line of scrimmage on a potentially game-tying two-point conversion in the final :30 seconds, and the Bears fell to Denver 17-15 on a sunny but frigid day at Soldier Field .

The failed conversion ended a frustrating afternoon for the Bears, who drop to 4-6 and saw their two-game win streak snapped. Meanwhile, Denver snapped a two-game losing streak and improved to 8-2.

Chicago drove 65-yards capped by Langford’s two-yard plunge to make things interesting late. But the Broncos stingy run defense was ready on the contest’s penultimate play. The Bears found the going tough on the ground, mustering just 86-yards, making the final call worthy of debate.


Bears offense races past Rams in impressive victory

Former Spartan RB Jeremy Langford provides depth in the backfield.

Former Spartan RB Jeremy Langford provides depth in the backfield.

Jay Cutler threw three touchdown passes, and both Zach Miller and Jeremy Langford scored two touchdowns apiece as the Chicago Bears dominated the St. Louis Rams 37-13 Sunday afternoon at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis.

The win marked the second impressive road victory for the Bears, who were coming off a short week after last Monday night’s victory in San Diego. The Bears improve to 4-5, while the Rams failed in their bid to move past the .500 mark and drop to 4-5.

Cutler continued his strong play, displaying a calm pocket presence in guiding the Bears offense to 397 total yards in a commanding offensive performance that would have been even more dominating had they not stopped off the gas in the second half. Cutler finished 19-of-24 for 258 yards, three scores, and perhaps more importantly, no interceptions. He was aided by a Chicago offensive line that kept an aggressive St. Louis defensive front at bay.