His work in the fourth quarter allowed for one final play: A kneel down, the flawless conclusion to the Packers' first win with Hundley under center. At worst, it was going to be first-and-goal. Hundley responded to the challenge, making the kind of throws that can push the Packers back to the playoffs. The possession started on Green Bay's 8 after Trevor Davis inexplicably field a punt on his goal line.
Montgomery's score came three plays after Amukamara incurred a questionable 29-yard pass-interference penalty against Nelson. Eric Ebron had 39 yards and a touchdown. Every week, it'll require a winning performance on offense, defense and special teams for Green Bay to get the job done.
"Coming in, Coach (John Fox) tells us the history of the refs and what calls they call the most", Amukamara said.
Fox immediately challenged the play, arguing it should have been a touchdown since the ball hit the pylon before Cunningham's foot hit out of bounds. One was buying a warm jacket for the crisp Midwestern autumn, and the other was getting himself ready to be a key target for rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky. He was sacked five times during the game and Nick Perry who had three of them, dropped Trubisky twice in three snaps. They were flagged for false starts on back-to-back plays in the first quarter. The march stalled at the 6 and Crosby connected from 24 yards.
Fox made a decision in the second quarter that put the Bears in a bad position. "Get it up there and let him make a play, and he did what he does best". On third and two from the Chicago 37, Hundley broke free from pressure and despite pulling his hamstring, ran (quite slowly) for 17 yards. Kendall Wright added 46 yards. When the Bears whack Fox, we'll point to this loss to the Packers the way we pointed to a Packers loss that forced the ultimate firing of Marc Trestman, addled in both National Football League coaching chops and sound, same as Fox.
Trubisky was able to pick up one first down but the defense forced four straight incompletions to seal the victory.
Beathard completed 19 of 25 passes with touchdowns of 83 yards to wide receiver Marquise Goodwin and 47 yards to tight end Garrett Celek in the second quarter. Adams was the top target with 5 receptions for 90 yards. His longest run was only 7 but he carried the ball with strength and lean.
On the ground, Jordan Howard rushed for 54 yards in 15 carries.
For the first time since 2008, his Bears were favorites against a struggling Green Bay team that's not won since Rodgers exited the lineup with a broken collarbone. You force them at times to take a few shots.