It wasn't the greatest game for Aaron Rodgers on offense (17 for 30, 244 yards, two picks), but he did lead the Green Bay Packers to their early 14-0 lead on the Chicago Bears. He had a bootleg rushing touchdown on the opening drive and had seven rushes for 39 yards. But his biggest play might have come on his biggest mistake. He threw an interception to Brian Urlacher, but raced him down and made a touchdown saving tackle that could've made it a ballgame much earlier than the fourth quarter. Sometimes the greats don't have the big games, but Rodgers did have important moments.
And it was Desmond Bishop that stepped it up on defense. He had some crucial tackles, forced at least one holding penalty and another quarterback throwaway. But none was bigger than his 3rd down stuff of wide receiver Earl Bennett on the direct handoff on the last gasp final drive by the Bears. That led to the final interception by Sam Shields to clinch things up. Bishop finished with seven tackles to lead the Packers.
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