Green Bay Gets Iced in Chicago

Elsewhere, Lions break 6-game losing skid and Eagles damage Saints' run at the playoffs
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 23, 2007 7:30 PM CST
Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre looks back after their 35-7 loss to the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field in Chicago, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2007. With the loss, the Packers lose home field advantage...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The host Chicago Bears hardly looked eliminated from the playoffs as they whipped Green Bay today, 35-7. The Packers entered the game fighting for home-field advantage throughout the playoffs, but left with no shot at that after giving up two interceptions and two blocked punts, reports the Chicago Tribune. The Bears' 11-minute, 18-play opening drive set the tone. Elsewhere:

  • Something had to give in the battle of long losing streaks as Detroit held on to beat Kansas City, backed by 102 yards rushing and a score from journeyman T.J. Duckett.
  • Donavan McNabb threw three scoring passes as Philly spoiled the Saints' shot at a wild-card spot with a 38-23 win. Kevin Curtis scored twice for the Eagles.