Bears Come Back Against Packers

Green Bay crumbles, 27-20, to leave the ranks of undefeated
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 8, 2007 5:36 AM CDT
Chicago Bears' Rashied Davis (81) and Adewale Ogunleye celebrate after an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2007, in Green Bay, Wis. The Bears won 27-20. (AP Photo/Mike...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Until the third quarter of last night's game, Brett Favre looked as dominant as he has in the Packers' first four wins this season. But two critical interceptions gave the game away to the Chicago Bears in a second half that saw them scoring 17 unanswered points after a fiery halftime pep talk from coach Lovie Smith, reports the Chicago Tribune.

Two consecutive fumbles by Packer rookie James Jones in the first half kept the game in reach for Chicago, and when Brian Urlacher snatched Favre's pass in the third quarter, Brian Griese capitalized with a touchdown on the next play. Ten points later, with Green Bay threatening to tie it up, Brandon McGowan intercepted Favre in the end zone to clinch the game for the Bears.