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Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears: Live Score, Highlights and Analysis

Kris BurkeCorrespondent IDecember 16, 2012

The Green Bay Packers have defeated the Chicago Bears 21-13 and are the 2012 NFC North champions.

The Bears got off to a quick start, but the Packers stormed right back and controlled the game the rest of the way.  Despite that, the Packers almost gave the game away thanks to an inexplicable trick play on special teams despite being up 11 points.

After that, the Bears have had multiple chances to get at least in position for the game tying score, but three offensive pass interference penalties on Alshon Jeffrey proved fatal to the Bears offense.

The Packers appeared to be well on their way to a blowout as they took the second half kickoff and drove the ball right down the field as Aaron Rodgers hits James Jones for the third touchdown between the two today. A fumble by Ryan Grant in the third quarter followed by the botched special teams play have given the Bears new life.

Earlier, Jay Cutler hit Brandon Marshall started the scoring with a 15-yard touchdown as Marshall evaded multiple Packer tackles. The drive came after yet another missed field goal by Mason Crosby.

The Packers drove right back down the field an Rodgers hit Jones on a 29-yard touchdown to tie the game.

After a Cutler interception that gave the Packers a short field late in the second quarter, Rodgers again hit Jones for a 10-yard touchdown for the go-ahead score.

The Packers never trailed again and have won the NFC North.

Both running games have had some success early, but the ball is now being moved through the air by both teams.

Keep it here for the latest updates, highlights and analysis as the NFL's oldest rivalry renews itself.

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