Anthony Thomas broke a good 19-yard TD run but was held in check most of the day. Leon Johnson failed in two short-yardage situations against a defensive line that lacked injured Gilbert Brown.
They couldn't get open and about the only positives they had were Marty Booker drawing a pass interference penalty of 24 yards and a hellacious block Dez White threw to take out two Packers on Anthony Thomas' TD run.
Offensive line: D-PLUS
Opened holes at times in the running game and kept Miller sack-free. But in short yardage they failed miserably. Bears' 23 minutes, 40 seconds were a season low for possession time.
Defensive line: D-PLUS
Were inconsistent applying heat on Favre, although Phillip Daniels did get a sack. Succeeded on early run downs throughout the first half, but wore down in the second half beneath the Packers 36 minutes of possession time.
Made a few flashy plays, like Brian Urlacher's sack and interception, but Rosevelt Colvin and Warrick Holdman struggled to stay in their running lanes and Urlacher had the same problem.
Defensive backs: B-MINUS
Holding Brett Favre to 207 yards and his wideouts to seven catches for 100 yards usually is sufficient to beat the Packers.
Special teams: C
Brad Maynard's brilliance -- 6 punts inside the 20 -- was offset by Paul Edinger's 23-yard missed chip shot. Kickoff returners Leon Johnson and Autry Denson got the Bears field position at their own 38 twice, the 39 and the 45.
The offensive game plan was just as uptight as it was against the Packers in Chicago. Defensive coordinator Greg Blache gets some kudos for going with a lot of five-man lines to confuse Favre.
Lambeau Field fans chanted that familiar chant at game's end: "The Bears still ---- (inhale vigorously through the mouth).