Here comes ‘The Fridge”
Insert the ‘Fridge’ …
Instead of running it in, this time he would actually haul in a four-yard touchdown pass from Jim McMahon.
McMahon, in his always classy fashion, would let the Packers know of his accomplishment by giving head coach Forrest Gregg the old ‘one finger salute’, following the touchdown throw. Chicago would take a 7-3 lead into an obviously ‘stinky’ locker room.
Green Bay, still fighting hard, would come out of the locker room in the third quarter and take a 10-7 lead. Jim Zorn would hook up with Jessie Clark for a 55-yard touchdown pass. It would be the only score of the quarter.
The game remained a defensive slugfest.
The fourth quarter, unfortunately, would be all Chicago.
A Steve ‘Mongo’ McMichael sack would result in a safety. This would bring the Bears to within a single point, trailing only 10-9.
Later in the quarter ‘Sweetness’ Walter Payton would break-off a 27-yard touchdown run. It would be the final score of the game, ending in a 16-10 victory for the Chicago Bears. Payton would be the star of the game with 28 carries, 192 yards and the game-winning touchdown.