CHICAGO - SEPTEMBER 27: (L-R) Johnny Knox Greg Olsen #82 Devin Hester #23 and Kevin Shaffer #78 of the Chicago Bears celebrate after Olsen scored a 9-yard touchdown in the second quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Soldier Field on September 27 2010 in Chicago Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Penalties Doom Packers In Gut-Wrenching 20-17 Loss To The Bears

If Green Bay's mission was to collect yellow flags, then Monday night was a smashing success. By any other standard, 17 penalties for 142 yards is a disaster that cost them a win against a division rival.

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Packers Doomed By Penalties, Costly Fumble In 20-17 MNF Loss To Bears

Chicago, IL (Sports Network) – Robbie Gould booted a 19-yard field goal with four seconds remaining in the game and the Bears took advantage of 17 Green Bay penalties to edge the Packers, 20-17, at Soldier Field.

Devin Hester returned a punt 62 yards for a score and Gould kicked two field goals in the final four minutes, the final one coming after a Green Bay turnover.

Aaron Rodgers completed a 12-yard pass to James Jones, but the linebacker tandem of Lance Briggs and Brian Urlacher caused a fumble near the sideline. Tim Jennings pounced on the ball, and the Packers challenged the call, but replays showed Jennings stayed in bounds, giving Chicago the ball at the Green Bay 46.

Jay Cutler threw a 21-yard pass over the middle to tight end Greg Olsen. Two plays later, Cutler’s pass was picked off by Nick Collins, but Morgan Burnett was called for pass interference. That 17th penalty tied a Green Bay franchise record and set up the Bears at the nine. On fourth down, Gould’s kick kept the Bears (3-0) unbeaten.

Cutler finished 16-of-27 for 221 yards with a touchdown and an interception, while Rodgers ended 34-of-45 for 316 yards, also with a score and a pick. Rodgers also ran for a score, but the Packers (2-1), who were penalized 152 yards, suffered their first defeat.

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