Chicago Bears beat Packers, clinch first NFC North title since 2010
The Bears are NFC North champions for the first time since 2010.
Chicago beat the Packers, 24-17, at Soldier Field on Sunday, improving to 10-4 and securing the division crown while extinguishing their oldest rivals’ flickering playoff hopes.
Mitch Trubisky bounced back from his worst game of the season Sunday night vs. the Rams with a 120.4 rating, his best since Week 10, and two touchdowns on 20-of-28 passing. On the other side of the ball, Khalil Mack notched 2.5 sacks, increasing his season total to 12.5 in 12 games, and Eddie Jackson secured the game-sealing interception late in the fourth quarter of a 10-point game.
Tarik Cohen scored his eighth total touchdown of the season to give Chicago a 14-4 halftime advantage. But after the Bears allowed a long FG drive to open the second half and curiously called for a failed fake punt at midfield on their ensuing possession, Chicago’s ‘D’ tallied a quick three-and-out, followed by Trubisky hitting Trey Burton for what would become the game-winning 13-yard touchdown early in the fourth quarter.
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