Mason Crosby attempts a 38 yard field goal with 18 seconds left in the game to defeat the Bears. The kick is low and is blocked, sending the game into overtime and ultimately another heart rendering loss.
After dominating the Bears 37-3 earlier in the season, the Packers once again thoroughly outplayed the Bears at Soldir Field in week 15. The Packers statistically dominated virtually every category.
But in what had become a disturbing trend, the Packers defense gave up a long scoring drive by the Bears late in the 4th quarter to forge a 17-17 tie score with under three minutes left.
Aaron Roders then led the Packers on another "2-minute" drill drive that gave the Packers a first down at the Bears 24 yard line with under two minutes left.
In another of Coach Mike McCarthy's questionable moves, the Packers simply ran Ryan Grant into the heart of the Bears defense three times to net a mere three yards.
The clock read 18 seconds left in the game. It is always easy to second guess, but one pass to Greg Jennings or to Donald Driver would have made the field goal much shorter. Even a bootleg scramble by Rodgers may have gained more yardage and kept the clock moving.
Yet coach McCarthy had confidence in his young kicker. Despite the temperature standing around "0" degrees, the coach decided a 38 yard field goal was well within Crosby's range.
What resulted was another last second disaster for Crosby. In what looked like a "1 iron" shot in golf, the kick was low and was blocked.
Instead of celebrating another victory agsint a bitter rival, the tired and beleaguered Packers defense gave up a scoring drive to the Bears in overtime and their kicker Robby Gould hit the proper "9 iron" kick and beat the Packers in overtime.
The loss eliminated the Packers from any chance of the postseason.
Crosby's low kick gets blocked, costing the Packers another win. The blocked kick also give the Bears their ninth win of the season... and their last.