CHICAGO, Ill. (WTAQ) - In a game where the Green Bay Packers' flaws were on display, the green and gold couldn't overcome penalties, poor special teams and a lack of a running game in a 20-17 loss to the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field Monday.
The Packers set a team record for penalties with 18 in the game, breaking the old mark of 17 set back in 1945, for 152 yards. Special teams helped add to that total, plus allowed Devin Hester to return a punt 62 yards for a touchdown.
Those 152 penalty yards far exceeded the 63 rushing yards for the green and gold.
With the game tied at 17, a Packers drive was negated around midfield when a pass caught by wide receiver James Jones was stripped by Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher and recovered by Tim Jennings.
The Bears then drove the length of the field, culminating with Robbie Gould's 19 yard field goal, which was the difference in the game.
Aaron Rodgers finished the night 34 of 45 for 316 yards with 1 TD and 1 interception. Rodgers also ran for a TD.
Get a full recap of the wild affair Tuesday with Mark Daniels and Nick Vitrano on the 5th Quarter starting at 5 p.m. only on 97.5/1360 News Talk WTAQ.