Packers' Loss To Bears Is Mike McCarthy's Fault

Susan ShanCorrespondent ISeptember 28, 2010

CHICAGO - SEPTEMBER 27:  Head coach Mike McCarthy of the Green Bay Packers talks into his headset against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on September 27, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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A curious thing happened in yesterday’s Green Bay vs. Chicago MNF game. With the clock showing 1:44 left and the Bears with first and nine at the GB nine-yard line, Packers coach Mike McCarthy elected to attempt to stop Matt Forte from scoring a touchdown with only one timeout remaining.

Huh?

I’m a little confused. Assuming the Bears use up 80 seconds of clock on two downs with the Packers using a timeout on one down, only a few seconds would remain for the Packers to tie the score after the Bears kick a field goal on fourth down...

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