Bears offense struggles in loss to Green Bay

September 26, 2011

By The Associated Press

(AP/Nam Y. Huh)
Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler takes a break during Sunday's loss to Green Bay.

Aaron Rodgers threw for 297 yards and three touchdown passes to Jermichael Finley, and the Green Bay Packers shut down Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears in a 27-17 victory Sunday.

The stakes weren't as high as the previous meeting, when the Packers left Soldier Field celebrating the NFC title on the way to the championship. Even so, they gave the Bears (1-2) more headaches. Rodgers led the charge, completing 28 of 38 passes. He threw his first interception of the season, when Brian Urlacher picked him off with the Packers (3-0) leading 27-17 in the fourth quarter.

The Bears took over at their own 45, but two penalties - holding by Chris Spencer and unnecessary roughness on Devin Hester for a confrontation with Sam Shields - ended any shot they had at a comeback.