Bears miss playoffs with loss to Packers
The Chicago Bears’ playoff hopes disappeared in stunning fashion Sunday as Aaron Rodgers hit a wide-open Randall Cobb on a 48-yard touchdown pass with 38 seconds remaining to give the Green Bay Packers a 33-28 victory, securing the NFC North title and a home playoff game. The Bears finished 8-8.
The Packers (8-7-1) captured the NFC North title and a playoff berth on a 4th-and-8 play to overcome the Bears’ 28-27 lead.
Rodgers returned from a fractured left collarbone suffered Nov. 4 at Lambeau Field against the Bears and engaged the Bears’ Jay Cutler in a dramatic duel.