1:00 PM ET, December 9, 2001
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- The Green Bay Packers re-established their supremacy in the NFC Central, but not their old swagger.
Packers QB Brett Favre finished 15-of-27 for 207 yards to earn his 100th career victory Sunday.
The Bears need to throw the ball down the field. To me, they play not to lose.
The Bears play so conservatively on offense: run the ball, throw short passes, do the dink-and-dunk. That's how they played Sunday. But when they've been at their best offensively, they're throwing deep post routes to Marty Booker.
Against the Packers, Chicago didn't get anything deep -- no big plays. But the Bears aren't good enough or consistent enough on offense to go 10 to 12 plays every drive without making a mistake. And when the Bears get in the red zone, too often they're kicking field goals instead of scoring touchdowns.
ESPN.com's Vinny Cerrato was director of player personnel for the Redskins and 49ers.
|Favre From Home|
|Sunday's win over the Bears improved Brett Favre's career record at home to 64-12, giving him the second-best home winning percentage for a quarterback who began his career in 1970 or later. Terry Bradshaw is just a few percentage points ahead of Favre, and future Hall-of-Famers John Elway and Steve Young close out the list.|
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Favre hit Antonio Freeman with a 3-yard TD pass on the opening series for the duo's 57th career connection, fifth best in NFL history. ... Green became the first Packers running back to top 1,000 yards in consecutive seasons since John Brockington in 1971-73. ... Thomas, playing for the first time since pulling a hamstring three weeks ago, gained 54 yards on 15 carries.