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After a solid performance against the Washington Redskins a couple of weeks ago, and with some time off with their bye week, Josh McCown had ample time to prepare for the Green Bay Packers. A combination of his preparation, as well as tremendous play-calling from Marc Trestman, allowed McCown to lead the Bears to a victory against the Packers on Monday night.
McCown finished the game going 22-of-41 for 272 yards and two touchdowns, all while handling himself like the old wily veteran that he is.
He consistently put his team in a good position all night and all while not committing any turnovers. His most impressive drive came in the fourth quarter where they had an 18-play, 80-yard drive that took 8:58 off the fourth-quarter clock and included a 4th-and-1 conversion from their own 32 with 7:50 left.
After the game McCown said, via Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune, "This is neat, this is really neat. It means so much to our team, because it's a divisional opponent, it's for the division lead, it's all those things. So it's special, I'm very thankful."
Just as McCown was thankful, Bears fans are thankful for the performance he put in on Monday night and how his strong game allows the Bears to not rush back the injured Cutler.