Chicago, IL, United States (4E Sports) – Aaron Rodgers’s 48 yard touchdown pass to Randall Cobb in the final minute lifted the Green Bay Packers over the Chicago Bears 33-28 at Soldier Field for the NFC North championship.
The touchdown wiped out a one-point Packers deficit with 38 seconds left.
Jarrett Boykin picked up a loose ball and headed 15 yards to the end zone for a 10-7 Packers lead.
A 27-yard field goal by Mason Crosby made it 13-7 for the Packers.
Matt Forte’s touchdown and Robbie Gould’s extra point gave the Bears the lead, 14-13.
The first Rodgers-to-Cobb touchdown pass and Mason Crosby’s extra point gave the Packers a 20-14 advantage.
But another Forte touchdown and extra point by Gould gave the Bears a 21-20 lead in the third quarter.
Chicago’s Brandon Marshall spun away from Tramon Williams in the end zone on the first play of the fourth quarter to make it 28-20.
But the Packers answered with Eddie Lacy’s touchdown drive to make it 28-27.
The Packers (8-7-1) earned their third straight division title and fifth postseason appearance in a row. The loss kept the Bears (8-8) out of the playoffs for the sixth time in seven years.
Matt Forte ran for 110 yards and two scores for the Bears. He also had 47 yards receiving with a touchdown catch.
Jordy Nelson had 161 yards receiving, James Starks ran for 88 yards and Lacy finished with 66.