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Charles Woodson's sixth interception of the season and a return to the 30 helped the Packers move to the 5, but the Bears held and forced a 28-yard field goal from Crosby that put Green Bay up 17-10 early in the final quarter.
Forte, who had only 20 yards rushing through the first three quarters, broke off a 28-yard run to the Packers 23 late in the final quarter. Forte had two more carries to give Chicago a first down at the 12. Two more runs by Forte and a pass to Devin Hester left the Bears with a fourth-and-2 from the Packers 4 with just under four minutes left. Forte just got the first down and the Bears were able to tie it.
Chicago got a break on its first possession of the third quarter when Brad Maynard's punt hit Green Bay's Jarrett Bush, who was blocking on the play, and the Bears' Jason Davis recovered at the 27. Three plays after a 21-yard pass to Desmond Clark, Orton hit Greg Olsen on a 3-yard TD pass, making it 14-10.
Using some trickery, the Packers moved in for a 7-0 lead with 6:21 left in the second quarter.
The Packers faked a punt on a fourth-and-2 from the Bears 37, snapping the ball to backup quarterback Matt Flynn, who carried 6 yards for the first down.
From there Grant -- who had 145 yards rushing against the Bears in an earlier meeting this season that the Packers dominated 37-3 -- carried four straight times for 24 yards to the 7. And on a third down, Rodgers found Jennings with the TD pass that capped the 14-play, 91-yard drive.
But Danieal Manning got the Bears thawed out when he returned the ensuing kickoff 70 yards, dragging Green Bay's Bush for about 20 yards to the Packers 29. A 16-yard pass from Orton to Brandon Lloyd moved it to the 13, but the drive stalled after Orton was sacked and threw high to Hester. Gould's 31-yard field goal made it 7-3.
If the Bears win at Houston next Sunday and the Vikings lose at home to the Giants, Chicago captures the NFC North. Minnesota holds the tiebreaker over the Bears, so if both teams win on the final Sunday, the Vikings win the division.
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