Nov 4 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Monday's game in the National Football League:
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Bears 27, Packers 20
Rodgers hurt his left collarbone when sacked by defensive end Shea McClellin on the Packers' opening possession. Rodgers stepped up in the pocket and moved to his right, with McClellin getting off right tackle Don Barclay's block.
Rodgers hit the turf hard, landing on his left, non-throwing shoulder as McClellin and cornerback Isaiah Frey took him down. A Chicago radio reporter said sources told him Rodgers had broken his collarbone.
Without Rodgers and Chicago quarterback Jay Culter, who sat out due to a groin injury, the game became a battle of journeymen backup quarterbacks. Seneca Wallace, 33, replaced Rodgers, and Josh McCown, 34, got the start in place of Cutler.
McCown completed 22 of 41 passes for 272 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions. Wallace finished 11-for-19 for 114 yards with one interception.
Chicago, which entered the night with six consecutive losses in the series, joins Green Bay and the Detroit Lions atop the NFC North. All three are 5-3.
The Bears led 17-10 at halftime before Green Bay answered with 10 straight points to surge ahead, led by running back Eddie Lacy (22 carries, 150 yards). Chicago then scored the game's final 14 points.
Chicago recaptured the lead, 24-20, on a drive set up by Devin Hester's 23-yard punt return. On second-and-goal at the 6, McCown threw a jump ball to receiver Alshon Jeffery, who used his size and strong hands to prevent cornerback Davon House from ripping away the ball in the end zone with less than three minutes left in the third quarter.
Chicago then turned to its defense. Sacks by Corey Wootton and McClellin ended the game.
Matt Forte finished with 125 yards rushing and a score for the Bears while Brandon Marshall had 107 yards receiving and added a TD.
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