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Football: Late figgie lifts Bears over flag-prone Pack

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By Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bears were going nowhere and hearing it from the crowd. Good thing the Green Bay Packers were intent on giving this one away.

"I'd rather have an ugly win than an ugly loss," Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher said.

This one certainly wasn't pretty, even if the Bears remained unbeaten and established themselves as NFC contenders.

Robbie Gould kicked a 19-yard field goal with 4 seconds left after Urlacher forced a fumble in the closing minutes, and Chicago took advantage of a Green Bay team-record 18 penalties to beat the Packers 20-17 on Monday night.

Packers receiver James Jones lost a fumble on a hit by Urlacher before Green Bay's Morgan Burnett was called for pass interference on Earl Bennett, setting up the winning kick.

Jay Cutler threw for 221 yards for the Bears (3-0), who kept insisting they were contenders through a sloppy preseason and less-than-inspiring opening win over Detroit. Since then, they turned heads with a win at Dallas last week and opened some more eyes against Green Bay — with lots of help from the Packers.

Urlacher jarred the ball out of Jones' hands after he caught a pass from Aaron Rodgers near midfield. Tim Jennings recovered, giving Chicago the ball on the Packers 46 with 2:18 remaining.


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