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Penalties hurt the Packers last Sunday against the Chicago Bears...

The Green Bay Packers were penalized a season-high eight times for 57 yards in their 34-21 victory over the Chicago Bears on Sunday. The offensive line was guilty of five of those penalties.

"We've been pretty good in the red zone this year, and we struggled today getting the ball in the end zone with good field position there in the red zone. Penalties played a part in that," said Packers coach Mike Sherman. "I was very frustrated because we had too many penalties that forced us to go back five, 15 yards, and put us in longer yardage situations than we need to play in."

The Packers entered the game with 57 penalties for the season, the second fewest in the league to the New York Jets' 51.

Extra points:

  • The Packers have beaten the Bears seven straight times and 20 of the last 23 meetings.
  • The Packers limited the Bears to 44 yards rushing, a season low.
  • Ferguson caught a career-high seven passes for 79 yards.
  • Favre threw an interception for the eighth straight game.

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