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Bears Week 12 Post-Game Notes

Bears post-game notes following Thursday's 17-13 victory over the Packers, including a streak snapped by Jay Cutler, a second half shutout, Tracy Porter's rare accomplishment and more.

BEARS WIN IN GREEN BAY ON THANKSGIVING: The Bears defeated the Packers 17-13 on Thanksgiving night at Lambeau Field, the second time in the last three seasons Chicago won in Green Bay (27-20 in 2013). 

It was the first Thanksgiving meeting between the two historic franchises. The win gives the Bears a 94-92-6 edge in the all-time series (93-91-6 in the regular season). 

The Bears won on Thanksgiving for the first time since 1993 snapping a four-game losing streak on the holiday while improving their record to 17-15-2.  

BEARS DON’T TURN THE BALL OVER: The Bears did not turn the ball over in Game 11 at Green Bay. It was the third time this season the Bears did not have any giveaways (Game 3 at Seattle and Game 7 versus Minnesota). The Bears have not turned the ball over in their last two wins at Lambeau Field (2013 and 2015). 

According to profootballreference.com, it marked just the seventh time the Bears did not turn the ball over in a game at Lambeau Field.

BEARS SHUTOUT PACKERS IN SECOND HALF AT LAMBEAU: The Bears defense shutout the Packers in the second half of Chicago’s 17-13 win at Lambeau Field marking just the fourth time in the last 10 seasons a team has shutout the Packers in the second half at their home stadium (according to profootballreference.com). It was the first time the Packers were shutout in the second half at Lambeau Field since October 16, 2011 versus St. Louis in a 24-3 Green Bay victory.  It was the first time an opponent shutout Green Bay in the second half at Lambeau Field in a Packers loss since November 19, 2006, a 35-0 shutout by the Patriots.

The last time the Bears shutout the Packers in the second half at Lambeau Field was the 2006 season opener, a 26-0 shutout by Chicago.

CUTLER HAS 90.8 RATING: Bears QB Jay Cutler was 19-of-31 passing for 200 yards, 1 touchdown and 0 interceptions for a 90.8 passer rating in Game 11 at Green Bay. It was the first win of Cutler’s career at Lambeau Field and it was the highest passer rating of his career at the Packers stadium, breaking his previous high of 68.8 established last season. 

It marked just the second time in Cutler’s career that he did not throw an interception against the Packers (October 29, 2007 as a member of the Broncos at Mile High Stadium).

PORTER PICKS OFF RODGERS: CB Tracy Porter recorded his first interception of the season, picking off QB Aaron Rodgers in the fourth quarter of the Bears 17-13 win over Green Bay on the night the Packers retired Brett Favre’s No. 4.

Porter notably intercepted Favre in the fourth quarter of the 2009 NFC Championship game to help send the game to overtime when Porter was a member of the Saints and Favre was with the Vikings. Porter is one of five ACTIVE players to intercept both Favre and Rodgers in either the regular or postseason. 

Porter was credited with 4 total pass break-ups in Green Bay. According to STATS, LLC, Porter is the first player to record 4 passes defensed in a single game based on press box statistics versus Aaron Rodgers in Rodgers’ NFL career. 

MILLER HAS 3-YARD TD CATCH: Bears TE Zach Miller snagged a 3-yard touchdown in Game 11 at Green Bay. He now has at least one touchdown catch in three of the last four contests (4 TD catches during that span). Miller has 4 touchdown catches on the season, extending his single-season career high.   

With 10 receiving yards in the contest, Miller also established a single-season high with 222 receiving yards on the season, breaking his previous mark of 216 set in 2010 as a member of the Jaguars. 

LANGFORD PUNCHES IN RUSHING TD IN 4th STRAIGHT: Bears RB Jeremy Langford had a 1-yard touchdown run in Game 11 at Green Bay, his fourth straight game with a rushing score. Langford is the first Bears running back overall with a rushing TD in four-straight games in the same season since Brad Muster in 1991 (Games 11-15). Thomas Jones is the last Bears running back with a rushing touchdown in four straight games overall (Games 17 in 2004 and Games 1-3 in 2005). 

Langford joins Pro Football Hall of Famers Walter Payton (four-straight in 1975) and Gale Sayers (six-straight in 1965) as the only Bears rookies since at least 1960 with a rushing touchdown in four consecutive games. 

It was Langford’s sixth rushing touchdown of the season and seventh touchdown overall (one receiving), both team highs.    He is the fifth player in franchise history with at least 6 rushing touchdowns and 1 receiving touchdown in their rookie season and the first since Matt Fortè in 2008.

HOUSTON HAS SACK, FR: Bears LB Lamarr Houston had a sack in Game 11 at Green Bay. Houston now has at least one sack in 3 of the last 4 games (4 sacks total during that time). Houston now has 5 sacks on the season, tied for the second most in his career (2010 with the Raiders) and one away from tying his career-high of 6 set in 2013 with Oakland. 

Houston later recovered an Eddie Lacy fumble, Houston’s 8th career fumble recovery. Houston now has a fumble recovery in all 6 of his NFL seasons. 

PROSINSKI HAS FIRST CAREER FF: Bears S Chris Prosinski recorded his first career forced fumble in Game 11 at Green Bay, knocking the ball loose from Packers RB Eddie Lacy. Bears LB Lamarr Houston recovered the fumble and the Bears offense scored a touchdown off the takeaway. His first career forced fumble occurred a game after recording his first career NFL sack versus Denver. 

YOUNG HAS SACK IN TWO-STRAIGHT: With Chicago leading 17-13, Bears LB Willie Young dropped Packers QB Aaron Rodgers for a 4-yard loss on third-and-10 from the Green Bay 42 in the fourth quarter of Game 11 at Green Bay. It was the second-straight game Young recorded a sack (Game 10 vs. Denver) and he now has 3 sacks on the season. In the last three games, Young has 2 sacks and 1 interception. 

JEFFERY HAS 90 RECEIVING YARDS IN RETURN: Bears WR Alshon Jeffery hauled in 7 receptions for 90 yards, both game-highs, in Game 11 at Green Bay. Jeffery returned to the line-up after missing Game 10 versus Denver due to groin/shoulder injuries.

Jeffery now has 43 receptions for a team-high 585 yards in six games this season.

BEARS D HOLDS RODGERS TO 62.4 RATING: The Bears defense held Packers QB Aaron Rodgers to 22-of-43 passing for 202 yards, 1 touchdown and 1 interception for a 62.4 passer rating. The passer rating was the lowest of Rodgers’ regular season career against the Bears (although he had a 55.4 passer rating against Chicago in the NFC Championship). 

The 62.4 passer rating is a season low for Rodgers and the seventh lowest of his NFL regular season career (and ninth lowest overall) since becoming a starter in 2008 and the lowest of his NFL career at Lambeau Field.

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