GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Green Bay Packers rattled and robbed Jay Cutler and backup tight end Tom Crabtree scored on a fake field goal in the second quarter of a 23-10 victory over the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field on Thursday night.
The Packers (1-1) intercepted four Cutler passes, including a pair by Tramon Williams. Facing a fierce pass rush all night, Cutler was sacked seven times, including 31 2 for Clay Matthews. New wide receiver Brandon Marshall was held to two catches for 24 yards for the Bears (1-1).
The Bears lost running back Matt Forte to an ankle injury in the middle of the third quarter. He appeared to twist his right ankle while being tackled by Woodson and was not expected to return.
With the Packers facing fourth-and-26 on the Chicago 27-yard line late in the second quarter, holder Tim Masthay and kicker Mason Crosby appeared to line up for a field goal attempt. But Masthay took the snap and flipped the ball to Crabtree, who ran through a huge hole and streaked all the way to the end zone.
Cutler then threw an interception to Tramon Williams near midfield with just over a minute left and the play was upheld on a replay review, giving the Packers one last chance to score. Aaron Rodgers marched the Packers into scoring range, and Mason Crosby hit a 35-yard field goal.
Crosby hit a 48-yarder earlier in the second quarter, as both offenses struggled to score.
Cutler then threw his second
Brandon Marshall missed a huge opportunity earlier in the third, when Cutler found him streaking wide open in the end zone -- but the wide receiver couldn't haul it in, and the Bears had to settle for a 45-yard field goal by Robbie Gould that cut the lead to 13-3.
Marshall had not caught a pass through three quarters, with Williams providing tight coverage in the first half.