Green Bay Packers: Why they won

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Sep 13, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Green Bay Packers running back

Eddie Lacy

(27) runs with the ball during the second half against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. Green Bay won 31-23. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Second half step-up

In the first half, things were not looking all that great; Matt Forte was running all over the defense, the offense only saw the ball three times, and Green Bay was down at the half thanks to a 50-yard field goal by Robbie Gould.

When the second half came however, things immediately began to flip.

The first drive out of halftime saw Green Bay grab the lead in about three minutes’ time. Then the defense held Chicago to a field goal before the offense grabbed a long TD drive.

That TD put the score at 24-16, which resulted in the Bears’ desperation. Their next drive ended on downs, and the following one was ended by a turnover.

During this time, Chicago began to move away from their effective game plan of running the ball and put the ball in the air; it didn’t work all that well, seeing as Jay Cutler is the quarterback and the receiving corps was depleted through injuries and ineffectiveness.

Cutler is more talented than we give him credit for, but his propensity for mistakes in crucial moments drags him down and he needs help to thrive.

The step-up in play out of halftime was where this team secured its victory.

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