4:15 PM ET, September 10, 2006
Lambeau Field, Green Bay, WI
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Brett Favre is back.
|It was over when ...|
|The Packers had a third down. Green Bay was just 1-for-11 in third-down conversions.||Game ball goes to ...|
|The Bears' defense. The unit not only handed Brett Favre the first shutout of his career but also ended the Packers' 233-game streak without a shutout, the fourth-longest streak in league history.||Scouts Inc.'s take ...|
The Bears dominated in all phases of the game, shutting out the Packers at Lambeau Field. The mismatch of the outstanding Chicago defense against the decimated Packers offense was evident all day. The lone bright spot for Green Bay was the impressive return of running back Ahman Green. Green ran hard, often creating his own holes, ending the day with 110 yards averaging 5.5 yards per carry.
Lovie Smith's team played a complete game. QB Rex Grossman was sharp, although his inexperience showed on a couple poor decisions. Thomas Jones ran hard, Muhsin Muhammad was outstanding, Desmond Clark proved to be a weapon, Devin Hester was explosive, Robbie Gould was money and the defense was dominant. Chicago's balance was impressive with 361 yards of offense and a defensive shutout on the road.
The Bears defeated the Packers 26-0, equaling the second-largest shutout score by a visiting team at Lambeau Field. The Bears shut out the Packers by the same score in 1977, and the Lions won 40-0 in 1970.
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Packers fullback William Henderson was inactive on Sunday, only the third time he has missed a game in 11-plus seasons. ... Bears safety Chris Harris left the game with an ankle injury in the third quarter. ... It was the first time the Packers were shut out since a 10-0 victory by the Bears on Oct. 17, 1991 -- a streak of 233 games. It was the fourth-longest such streak in league history and second-longest active streak. The Minnesota Vikings have not been shut out in 236 games. ... It was the Bears' first shutout since a 24-0 victory at Detroit on Dec. 30, 2001.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.6||4.8|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|TD||2:55||Bernard Berrian 49 Yd Pass From Rex Grossman (Robbie Gould Kick) |
Drive: 6 plays, 78 yds, 2:55
|FG||1:16||Robbie Gould 40 Yd |
Drive: 9 plays, 62 yds, 4:03
|FG||8:21||Robbie Gould 39 Yd |
Drive: 10 plays, 36 yds, 4:33
|FG||10:22||Robbie Gould 28 Yd |
Drive: 4 plays, 6 yds, 1:45
|FG||13:15||Robbie Gould 30 Yd |
Drive: 10 plays, 54 yds, 5:12
|TD||0:54||Devin Hester 84 Yd Punt Return (Robbie Gould Kick)||26||0|