1:00 PM ET, November 11, 2001
CHICAGO (AP) -- Not this time for the Chicago Bears.For two straight weeks, the Bears had pulled off fantastic finishes to win when it didn't seem possible. Against Green Bay on Sunday, the luck ran out.
Packers QB Brett Favre managed to avoid the Bears' defense all day Sunday.
It looks like Chicago's next two games -- both on the road (Tampa Bay and Minnesota) -- will dictate which direction their season takes. The Bears are performing well on defense, but the offense needs to make more plays.
The Bears didn't run the ball effectively today, and the passing game couldn't keep them in it. There was no Hail Mary miracle to rescue Chicago today. They ran out of luck -- and they ran into Brett Favre.
ESPN.com's Vinny Cerrato was director of player personnel for the Redskins and 49ers.
Brown, the hero of wins over the 49ers and Browns, left the game in the fourth quarter with a slight concussion. ... Favre extended his league record for a quarterback to 149 straight starts. He now has 272 career TD passes, one behind Joe Montana for No. 6 on the career list.