2010 Chicago Bears season

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2010 Chicago Bears season
Chicago Bears logo.svg
Head coach Lovie Smith
7th season
General manager Jerry Angelo
10th season
Home field Soldier Field
Results
Record 11–5
Division place 1st NFC North
Playoff finish Won Divisional Playoffs (Seahawks) 35–24
Lost Conference Championship (Packers) 21–14
Pro Bowlers DE Julius Peppers
OLB Lance Briggs
MLB Brian Urlacher
PR/KR Devin Hester[1]
AP All-Pros DE Julius Peppers
KR Devin Hester
Uniform
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Timeline
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< 2009 2011 >

The 2010 Chicago Bears season was the franchise's 91st season overall in the National Football League. Coming off a disappointing 7–9 record in the 2009 season and failing to qualify for the NFL playoffs for a third consecutive season, the Bears sought to develop their roster and improve on their record in 2010, particularly their standing in the NFC North. All Bears home games were scheduled to be played at Soldier Field. With their final regular season record at 11–5, the Bears improved drastically on their 2009 record. Their regular season finished with their first playoff appearance since the Super Bowl season of 2006, winning the NFC North division and earning a bye as the NFC's second seed. The Bears won their first game in the Divisional round of the playoffs, defeating the Seattle Seahawks on January 16, 2011, to advance to the NFC Championship game. The Chicago Bears's 2010 season came to an end January 23, 2011 with a 21–14 loss to the eventual Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game.

Offseason[edit]

Coaching changes[edit]

On January 5, 2010, Chicago fired offensive coordinator Ron Turner as well as position coaches Pep Hamilton (Quarterbacks), Rob Boras (Tight Ends), and Harry Hiestand (Offensive Line). Quality Control assistants Luke Butkus and Charles London did not have their respective contracts renewed. While it's unclear whether or not former Defensive Coordinator Bob Babich will be brought back as a Linebackers coach or released, his contract will not be extended under its current terms.

Former Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Tice was selected to succeed Hiestand as the Bears' offensive line coach on January 15.[2]

After nearly a month-long search for Turner's replacement, on February 1, 2010, former St. Louis Rams head coach Mike Martz was hired to the Chicago coaching staff as Offensive Coordinator.[3]

Following the Martz hire, Mike DeBord, former college head coach and Seattle Seahawks position coach, as a tight ends coach.[4]

With the addition of Martz and DeBord in the offseason, the amount of experience on the staff grew. These two offseason acquisitions joined defensive line coach (and former Detroit Lions head coach), Rod Marinelli.

In a series of moves finalizing their 2010 coaching roster, the Bears hired former San Francisco 49ers quarterbacks coach Shane Day (an assistant to Mike Martz during his tenure in San Francisco) and quality control coaches Andrew Hayes-Stoker and Mikal Smith, assigned to the offense and defense, respectively. Defensive line coach Rod Marinelli was promoted to Defensive Coordinator and his assistant, Eric Washington, was promoted to the vacated position.

On April 27, 2010, the Bears allowed the contract of Director of College Scouting, Greg Gabriel, a member of the Bears scouting staff since 2001, to expire. There has been no announcement regarding who will succeed him.

In a long anticipated move, on April 30, the Bears welcomed former Seattle Seahawks officer Tim Ruskell to assume the post of Director of Pro Personnel at Halas Hall.

2010 NFL Draft[edit]

Main article: 2010 NFL Draft

Draft pick trades[edit]

2010 Chicago Bears draft choices[edit]

Round Pick Name Position College
3 75 Major Wright FS Florida
4 109 Corey Wootton DE Northwestern
5 140 Joshua Moore CB Kansas State
6 181 Dan LeFevour QB Central Michigan
7 218 J'Marcus Webb OT West Texas A&M

Training Camp[edit]

The Bears made a splash in free agency by signing Julius Peppers (pictured), Chester Taylor, and Brandon Manumaleuna.

The Bears announced in April that the first Training Camp session will be held on July 30, 2010 at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais. This is preceded by the official Rookie Mini-Camp which traditionally is held the weekend following the NFL Draft at Halas Hall, this year beginning on April 30.

Rookie Mini-Camp[edit]

A total of 54 players were listed on the roster sheet for the Chicago Bears' April 30 – May 3 Rookie Mini-Camp at Halas Hall. In addition to the five drafted rookies and the 13 rookie signees, the Bears invited 31 undrafted free agents to participate on a try-out basis.

Chicago Bears 2010 Rookie Mini-Camp Roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Drafted players in bold
Undrafted signees in italics
Non-Rookie Participants marked with asterisks (*)

54 Total, 5 Drafted, 13 Signed, 31 Unsigned

Summary of offseason roster changes[edit]

Chicago Bears 2010 Offseason Roster Changes
Departures

Resigned Free Agents
Unrestricted Free Agents

Restricted Free Agents

Exclusive-Rights FAs

Undrafted Free Agents 2010 NFL Draft Additions

Free Agency Additions

Acquired via Trade


Rookies in italics
Roster updated April 24, 2010
Depth ChartTransactions

15 Departures, 25 Additions, 8 Resigned Players
10 Net Additions

Final roster[edit]

2010 Chicago Bears final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad


Rookies in italics
53 Active, 5 Inactive, 8 Practice squad

Coaching staff and front office[edit]

Chicago Bears 2010 staff
Front Office

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

 

Defensive Coaches

Special Teams Coaches

Strength and Conditioning

Schedule[edit]

Preseason[edit]

The Bears preseason schedule was announced on March 31, 2010.[5]

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game site TV NFL.com
recap
Final score Team record
1 August 14 8:00 p.m. at San Diego Chargers L 10–25 0–1 Qualcomm Stadium Recap
2 August 21 7:30 p.m. Oakland Raiders L 17–32 0–2 Soldier Field Recap
3 August 28 7:30 p.m. Arizona Cardinals L 9–14 0–3 Soldier Field Recap
4 September 2 7:00 p.m. at Cleveland Browns L 10–13 0–4 Cleveland Browns Stadium Recap

Regular season[edit]

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game site TV NFL.com
recap
Final score Team record
1 September 12 12:00 p.m. Detroit Lions W 19–14 1–0 Soldier Field Fox Recap
2 September 19 12:00 p.m. at Dallas Cowboys W 27–20 2–0 Cowboys Stadium Fox Recap
3 September 27 7:30 p.m. Green Bay Packers W 20–17 3–0 Soldier Field ESPN Recap
4 October 3 7:30 p.m. at New York Giants L 3–17 3–1 New Meadowlands Stadium NBC Recap
5 October 10 12:00 p.m. at Carolina Panthers W 23–6 4–1 Bank of America Stadium Fox Recap
6 October 17 12:00 p.m. Seattle Seahawks L 20–23 4–2 Soldier Field Fox Recap
7 October 24 12:00 p.m. Washington Redskins L 14–17 4–3 Soldier Field Fox Recap
8 Bye
9 November 7 12:00 p.m. at Buffalo Bills§ W 22–19 5–3 Rogers Centre (Toronto) Fox Recap
10 November 14 12:00 p.m. Minnesota Vikings W 27–13 6–3 Soldier Field Fox Recap
11 November 18 7:20 p.m. at Miami Dolphins W 16–0 7–3 Sun Life Stadium NFLN Recap
12 November 28 3:15 p.m.[6] Philadelphia Eagles W 31–26 8–3 Soldier Field Fox Recap
13 December 5 12:00 p.m. at Detroit Lions W 24–20 9–3 Ford Field Fox Recap
14 December 12 3:15 p.m.[7] New England Patriots L 7–36 9–4 Soldier Field CBS Recap
15 December 20 7:30 p.m. at Minnesota Vikings W 40–14 10–4 TCF Bank Stadium** ESPN Recap
16 December 26 12:00 p.m. New York Jets W 38–34 11–4 Soldier Field CBS Recap
17 January 2 3:15 p.m.[8] at Green Bay Packers L 3–10 11–5 Lambeau Field Fox Recap
NOTES: All times are Central. Division opponents are in bold text.

COLOR KEY:
  §  The Bears were the visiting team in the Bills Toronto Series.
 #  Games played with white uniforms.
 #  Games played with color uniforms.
 #  Games played with 1940s throwback uniforms.
 **  The game was moved from Mall of America Field to TCF Bank Stadium due to the collapse of the Metrodome roof.

Standings[edit]

NFC North
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(2) Chicago Bears 11 5 0 .688 5–1 8–4 334 286 L1
(6) Green Bay Packers 10 6 0 .625 4–2 8–4 388 240 W2
Detroit Lions 6 10 0 .375 2–4 5–7 362 369 W4
Minnesota Vikings 6 10 0 .375 1–5 5–7 281 348 L1

Regular season[edit]

Week 1: vs. Detroit Lions[edit]

Week 1: Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Lions 7 7 0 0 14
Bears 3 10 0 6 19

at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois

Game information
First quarter
  • CHI – Robbie Gould 20-yard field goal, Bears 3–0, Drive: 11 plays, 64 yards, 5:57.
  • DET – Jahvid Best 7-yard run (Jason Hanson kick), Lions 7–3, Drive: 7 plays, 42 yards, 3:18.
Second quarter
  • DET – Jahvid Best 4-yard run (Jason Hanson kick), Lions 14–3, Drive: 10 plays, 60 yards, 4:33.
  • CHI – Matt Forte 89-yard pass from Jay Cutler (Robbie Gould kick), Lions 14–10, Drive: 1 plays, 79 yards, 0:27.
  • CHI – Robbie Gould 31-yard field goal, Lions 14–13, Drive: 4 plays, 24 yards, 0:20.
Third quarter
  • No scoring
Fourth quarter
  • CHI – Matt Forte 28-yard pass from Jay Cutler (pass failed), Bears 19–14, Drive: 6 plays, 56 yards, 1:49.
Top passers
  • DET – Shaun Hill – 9/19, 88 yards, 1 interception
  • CHI – Jay Cutler – 23/35, 372 yards, 2 touchdowns, 1 interception
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

The Bears kicked off their season at home with an NFC North duel against the Detroit Lions. In the first quarter, the Bears took the early lead with kicker Robbie Gould nailing a 20-yard field goal. The Lions responded with 2 TD runs (7 and 4 yards) by running back Jahvid Best in the second quarter. The Bears fought back with quarterback Jay Cutler completing an 89 yard screen pass to running back Matt Forté for a TD, followed by Gould's 31-yard field goal after a Stafford fumble. The Bears increased their lead in the fourth quarter when Cutler threw a 28-yard TD pass to Matt Forté. The Bears tried to extend their lead to 7, but failed on their 2 point conversion. The game ended in somewhat controversial fashion, however, as an apparent touchdown reception in the final minute by Detroit receiver Calvin Johnson was overturned via a little known rule (completing the process of a catch) and ruled incomplete.

With the win, Chicago began the season at 1–0.

Week 2: at Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Week 2: Chicago Bears at Dallas Cowboys – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 10 10 0 7 27
Cowboys 7 7 3 3 20

at Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas

Game information
First quarter
  • CHI – Robbie Gould 38-yard field goal, Bears 3–0, Drive: 4 plays, 3 yards, 2:37.
  • DAL – Dez Bryant 62-yard punt return (David Buehler kick), Cowboys 7–3.
  • CHI – Greg Olsen 39-yard pass from Jay Cutler (Robbie Gould kick), Bears 10–3, Drive: 3 plays, 58 yards, 1:35.
Second quarter
  • DAL – Chris Gronkowski 1-yard pass from Tony Romo (David Buehler kick), Cowboys 14–10, Drive: 13 plays, 73 yards, 7:53.
  • CHI – Devin Hester 9-yard pass from Jay Cutler (Robbie Gould kick), Bears 17–14, Drive: 6 plays, 74 yards, 4:38.
  • CHI – Robbie Gould 40-yard field goal, Bears 20–14, Drive: 9 plays, 25 yards, 1:19.
Third quarter
  • DAL – David Buehler 28-yard field goal, Bears 20–17, Drive: 8 plays, 56 yards, 4:24.
Fourth quarter
  • CHI – Matt Forte 3-yard pass from Jay Cutler (Robbie Gould kick), Bears 27–17, Drive: 4 plays, 66 yards, 2:07.
  • DAL – David Buehler 48-yard field goal, Bears 27–20, Drive: 8 plays, 50 yards, 1:28.
Top passers
  • CHI – Jay Cutler – 21/29, 277 yards, 3 touchdowns
  • DAL – Tony Romo – 3451, 374 yards, 1 touchdown, 2 interceptions
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

Hoping to continue their winning streak, the Bears flew to Cowboys Stadium for an NFC matchup with the Cowboys. In the first quarter Chicago took the early lead as kicker Robbie Gould nailed a 38-yard field goal. Then they trailed with WR Dez Bryant returning a punt 62 yards to the endzone for a touchdown. While the Cowboys were able to pressure quarterback Jay Cutler in the early stages of the game, the Bears' offense made adjustments and regained momentum. The Bears got the lead back when Cutler made a 39-yard TD pass to tight end Greg Olsen. In the second quarter the Bears trailed again when QB Tony Romo made a 1-yard touchdown pass to RB Chris Gronkowski, but took the lead with Cutler making a nine-yard TD pass to WR Devin Hester. The Bears increased their lead when kicker Robbie Gould made a 40-yard field goal. In the third quarter Dallas would reply with kicker David Buehler nailing a 28-yard field goal. The Bears increased their lead in the fourth quarter when Cutler made a three-yard TD pass to RB Matt Forte. The Cowboys made the final score of the game with Buehler hitting a 48-yard field goal.

With the win, Chicago improved to 2–0.

Week 3: vs. Green Bay Packers[edit]

Week 3: Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 7 3 0 7 17
Bears 0 7 0 13 20

at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • GB – Mason Crosby 38-yard field goal, Packers 10–0, Drive: 14 plays, 73 yards, 7:47.
  • CHI – Greg Olsen 9-yard pass from Jay Cutler (Robbie Gould kick), Packers 10–7, Drive: 4 plays, 44 yards, 1:24.
Third quarter
  • No scoring
Fourth quarter
  • CHI – Devin Hester 62-yard punt return (Robbie Gould kick), Bears 14–10.
  • GB – Aaron Rodgers 3-yard run (Mason Crosby kick), Packers 17–14, Drive: 12 plays, 72 yards, 7:47.
  • CHI – Robbie Gould 25-yard field goal, Tied 17–17, Drive: 7 plays, 67 yards, 2:53.
  • CHI – Robbie Gould 19-yard field goal, Bears 20–17, Drive: 7 plays, 45 yards, 2:14.
Top passers
  • GB – Aaron Rodgers – 34/45, 316 yards, 1 touchdown, 1 interception
  • CHI – Jay Cutler – 16/27, 221 yards, 1 touchdown, 1 interception
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

Coming off their road win over the Cowboys, the Bears went home, donned their throwback uniforms, and played a Week 3 Monday night duel with their so-called hated rival, the Green Bay Packers. Chicago would trail in the first quarter as Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers completed a seven-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Greg Jennings. Green Bay would add onto their lead in the second quarter with a 38-yard field goal from kicker Mason Crosby. Afterwards, the Bears answered with quarterback Jay Cutler connecting with tight end Greg Olsen on a nine-yard touchdown pass. After a scoreless third quarter, Chicago took the lead as wide receiver Devin Hester returned a punt 62 yards for a touchdown. However, the Packers struck back as Rodgers got a three-yard touchdown run. The Bears would get the last laugh as kicker Robbie Gould booted 25-yard and 19-yard field goals, the latter in the closing seconds of the game to put the Bears on top.

With the win, Chicago improved to 3–0.

Week 4: at New York Giants[edit]

Week 4: Chicago Bears at New York Giants – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 0 0 0 3 3
Giants 3 0 7 7 17

at New Meadowlands Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

Game information
First quarter
  • NYG – Lawrence Tynes 22-yard field goal, Giants 3–0, Drive: 11 plays, 76 yards, 5:08.
Second quarter
  • No scoring
Third quarter
  • NYG – Ahmad Bradshaw 3-yard run (Lawrence Tynes kick), Giants 10–0, Drive: 8 plays, 90 yards, 5:18.
Fourth quarter
  • CHI – Robbie Gould 40-yard field goal, Giants 10–3, Drive: 4 plays, 7 yards, 0:52.
  • NYG – Brandon Jacobs 2-yard run (Lawrence Tynes kick), Giants 17–3, Drive: 2 plays, 32 yards, 0:50.
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

Coming off their Monday night home win over the Packers, the Bears flew to New Meadowlands Stadium for a Week 4 Sunday night duel with the New York Giants. Chicago would trail early in the first quarter as Giants kicker Lawrence Tynes got a 22-yard field goal. Both teams went scoreless in the second quarter, but pressure on Bears quarterback Jay Cutler was mounting. By the half's end, Cutler had already been sacked nine times. Cutler would leave the game early in the third quarter with a concussion and would be replaced by backup Todd Collins. The Bears' deficit increased in the third quarter as running back Ahmad Bradshaw got a three-yard touchdown run. Chicago would finally get on the board in the fourth quarter as kicker Robbie Gould got a 40-yard field goal, but New York would come right back as running back Brandon Jacobs scored on a two-yard touchdown run.

With the loss, Chicago fell to 3–1.

Week 5: at Carolina Panthers[edit]

Week 5: Chicago Bears at Carolina Panthers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 17 0 0 6 23
Panthers 3 0 3 0 6

at Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina

  • Date: October 10
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: 81°F (Sunny)
  • Game attendance: 73,464 (99.6% full)
  • Referee: Mike Carey
  • TV announcers (FOX): Sam Rosen & Tim Ryan
  • Recap
Game information
First quarter
  • CHI – Matt Forte 18-yard run (Robbie Gould kick), Bears 7–0, Drive: 4 plays, 38 yards, 1:45.
  • CAR – John Kasay 24-yard field goal, Bears 7–3, Drive: 9 plays, 55 yards, 5:23.
  • CHI – Matt Forte 68-yard run, Bears 14–3, Drive: 1 plays, 68 yards, 0:17.
  • CHI – Robbie Gould 28-yard field goal, Bears 17–3, Drive: 5 plays, 17 yards, 1:43.
Second quarter
  • No scoring
Third quarter
  • CAR – John Kasay 53-yard field goal, Bears 17–6, Drive: 7 plays, 8 yards, 2:52.
Fourth quarter
  • CHI – Robbie Gould 53-yard field goal, Bears 20–6, Drive: 6 plays, 15 yards, 2:27.
  • CHI – Robbie Gould 43-yard field goal, Bears 23–6, Drive: 4 plays, −2 yards, 1:27.
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

Hoping to rebound from their loss to the Giants the Bears flew to Bank of America Stadium for a matchup against the Carolina Panthers. The Bears took the lead in the first quarter as RB Matt Forte got an 18-yard TD run. The Panthers replied with kicker John Kasay making a 24-yard field goal. The lead increased with Forte making a 68-yard TD run, followed by a 28-yard field goal from kicker Robbie Gould. In the third quarter the Panthers replied with Kasay making a 53-yard field goal, but in the fourth quarter the Bears pulled away when Gould made 53- and 43-yard field goals.

With the win, Chicago improved to 4–1.

Week 6: vs. Seattle Seahawks[edit]

Week 6: Seattle Seahawks at Chicago Bears – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 7 7 2 7 23
Bears 7 6 0 7 20

at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • SEA – Justin Forsett 9-yard run (Olindo Mare kick), Seahawks 14–7, Drive: 7 plays, 37 yards, 2:41.
  • CHI – Robbie Gould 34-yard field goal, Seahawks 14–10, Drive: 7 plays, 65 yards, 3:00.
  • CHI – Robbie Gould 24-yard field goal, Seahawks 14–13, Drive: 7 plays, 86 yards, 2:19.
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
  • SEA – Marshawn Lynch 1-yard run (Olindo Mare kick), Seahawks 23–13, Drive: 11 plays, 92 yards, 5:43.
  • CHI – Devin Hester 89-yard punt return (Robbie Gould kick), Seahawks 23–20.
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

Hoping to increase their winning streak the Bears returned to Chicago for an NFC duel with the Seattle Seahawks. The Bears took the early lead as RB Matt Forte got a six-yard TD run. But the Seahawks answered back with QB Matt Hasselbeck getting a 22-yard TD pass to WR Deon Butler, followed in the second quarter by RB Justin Forsett getting a 9-yard TD run. Then the Bears responded with kicker Robbie Gould making a 34 and a 24-yard field goal. In the third quarter the Bears fell further behind when QB Jay Cutler was sacked in the endzone by free safety Jordan Babineaux for a safety. This was followed in the fourth quarter by RB Marshawn Lynch getting a 1-yard TD run. The Bears tried to come back into the game but only came away with a touchdown after WR Devin Hester returned a punt 89 yards to the endzone for a touchdown.

With the loss, Chicago fell to 4–2.

Week 7: vs. Washington Redskins[edit]

Week 7: Washington Redskins at Chicago Bears – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Redskins 7 3 7 0 17
Bears 7 7 0 0 14

at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • WAS – Graham Gano 46-yard field goal, Redskins 10–7, Drive: 6 plays, 22 yards, 2:41.
  • CHI – Johnny Knox 9-yard pass from Jay Cutler (Robbie Gould kick), Bears 14–10, Drive: 7 plays, 70 yards, 3:49.
Third quarter
  • WAS – DeAngelo Hall 92-yard interception return (Robbie Gould kick), Redskins 17–14.
Fourth quarter
  • No scoring
Top passers
  • WAS – Donovan McNabb – 17/32, 200 yards, 1 touchdown, 2 interceptions
  • CHI – Jay Cutler – 26/40, 281 yards, 1 touchdown, 4 interceptions
Top rushers
Top receivers
  • WAS – Santana Moss – 5 receptions, 63 yards, 1 touchdown
  • CHI – Johnny Knox – 6 receptions, 86 yards, 1 touchdown
Top tacklers

The Bears' seventh game was an NFC duel with the Redskins at home. In the first quarter, the Bears took a sudden lead as CB D.J. Moore returned an interception 54 yards for a touchdown. However, their defense was broken down as QB Donovan McNabb completed a 24-yard TD pass to WR Santana Moss. In the second quarter they trailed after kicker Graham Gano nailed a 46-yard field goal. The Bears' offense broke through as QB Jay Cutler got a 9-yard TD pass to WR Johnny Knox, but was closed off in the third quarter as Cutler's pass was intercepted by DeAngelo Hall and returned 92 yards for a touchdown.

With the loss, Chicago fell to 4–3 heading into their bye week.

Week 9: at Buffalo Bills (Bills International Series)[edit]

Week 9: Chicago Bears at Buffalo Bills – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 0 7 7 8 22
Bills 0 7 6 6 19

at Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Game information
1st quarter
2nd quarter
3rd quarter
  • CHI – Chester Taylor 1-yard run (Robbie Gould kick), Bears 14–7, Drive: 9 plays, 60 yards, 4:54.
  • BUF – Fred Jackson 4-yard run (kick blocked), Bears 14–13, Drive: 8 plays, 80 yards, 3:19.
4th quarter
  • BUF – Corey McIntyre 1-yard run (run failed), Bills 19–14, Drive: 8 plays, 51 yards, 4:21.
  • CHI – Earl Bennett 2-yard pass from Jay Cutler (Jay Cutler – Matt Forte pass), Bears 22–19, Drive: 6 plays, 23 yards, 2:22.
Top passers
  • CHI – Jay Cutler – 17/30, 188 yards, 2 touchdowns
  • BUF – Ryan Fitzpatrick – 31/51, 299 yards, 1 touchdown, 2 interceptions
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

Coming off their bye week, the Bears flew to the Rogers Centre for their Week 9 interconference duel with the winless Buffalo Bills. After a scoreless first quarter, Chicago delivered the opening strike in the second quarter as quarterback Jay Cutler found tight end Greg Olsen on a 4-yard touchdown pass. The Bills responded with quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick completing a 14-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Roscoe Parrish.

The Bears regained the lead in the third quarter with a 1-yard touchdown run from running back Chester Taylor. Buffalo answered with running back Fred Jackson getting a 4-yard touchdown run (with a blocked extra point). Chicago trailed in the fourth quarter as fullback Corey McIntyre got a 1-yard touchdown run, yet they came right back as Cutler found wide receiver Earl Bennett on a 2-yard touchdown pass, followed by a successful two-point conversion pass to running back Matt Forté. The Bears would eventually take the win as a Fitzpatrick throw was intercepted by cornerback Tim Jennings.

With the win, Chicago improved to 5–3.

Week 10: vs. Minnesota Vikings[edit]

Week 10: Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Vikings 3 7 3 0 13
Bears 0 14 6 7 27

at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois

Game information
First quarter
  • MIN – Ryan Longwell 36-yard field goal, Vikings 3–0, Drive: 11 plays, 62 yards, 6:32.
Second quarter
  • CHI – Greg Olsen 17-yard pass from Jay Cutler (Robbie Gould kick), Bears 7–3, Drive: 11 plays, 71 yards, 5:13.
  • MIN – Percy Harvin 53-yard pass from Brett Favre (Ryan Longwell kick), Vikings 10–7, Drive: 1 plays, 53 yards, 0:09.
  • CHI – Devin Hester 19-yard pass from Jay Cutler (Robbie Gould kick), Bears 14–10, Drive: 8 plays, 49 yards, 2:33.
Third quarter
  • CHI – Robbie Gould 34-yard field goal, Bears 17–10, Drive: 4 plays, −6 yards, 0:59.
  • MIN – Ryan Longwell 33-yard field goal, Bears 17–13, Drive: 4 plays, 42 yards, 1:05.
  • CHI – Robbie Gould 37-yard field goal, Bears 20–13, Drive: 7 plays, 14 yards, 2:48.
Fourth quarter
  • CHI – Kellen Davis 19-yard pass from Jay Cutler (Robbie Gould kick), Bears 27–13, Drive: 8 plays, 55 yards, 4:31.
Top passers
  • MIN – Brett Favre – 18/31, 170 yards, 1 touchdown, 3 interceptions
  • CHI – Jay Cutler – 22/35, 237 yards, 3 touchdowns, 2 interceptions
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

Coming off their win over the Bills the Bears played on home ground for an NFC North rivalry match against the Vikings. In the first quarter the Bears trailed early after kicker Ryan Longwell hit a 36-yard field goal. They took the lead in the second quarter when QB Jay Cutler threw a 17-yard TD pass to TE Greg Olsen. They fell behind after QB Brett Favre completed a 53-yard TD pass to WR Percy Harvin. They got the lead back when Cutler got a 19-yard TD pass to WR Devin Hester. The Bears extended their lead in the third quarter after kicker Robbie Gould nailed a 34-yard field goal. The Vikings replied with Longwell making a 33-yard field goal, but the Bears continued to score with Gould hitting a 37-yard field goal, and in the 4th quarter with Cutler making a 19-yard TD pass to TE Kellen Davis.

With the win, the Bears improved to 6–3.

Week 11: at Miami Dolphins[edit]

Week 11: Chicago Bears at Miami Dolphins – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 3 3 10 0 16
Dolphins 0 0 0 0 0

at Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida

Game information
1st quarter
  • CHI – Robbie Gould 47-yard field goal, Bears 3–0, Drive: 8 plays, 32 yards, 4:27
2nd quarter
  • CHI – Robbie Gould 24-yard field goal, Bears 6–0, Drive: 13 plays, 40 yards, 6:50
3rd quarter
  • CHI – Robbie Gould 50-yard field goal, Bears 9–0, Drive: 7 plays, 38 yards, 3:13
  • CHI – Matt Forte 2-yard run, Bears 16–0, Drive: 13 plays, 60 yards, 7:26
4th quarter
Top passers
  • CHI – Jay Cutler – 16/25, 156 yards, 1 interception
  • MIA – Tyler Thigpen – 17/29, 187 yards, 1 interception
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

Coming off their home win over the Vikings, the Bears flew to Sun Life Stadium for a Week 11 interconference duel with the Miami Dolphins on Thursday night. Chicago delivered the game's opening strike in the first quarter with a 46-yard field goal from kicker Robbie Gould. The Bears added onto their lead in the second quarter with Gould's 24-yard field goal.

Chicago went back to work in the third quarter as Gould booted a 50-yard field goal, followed by a 2-yard touchdown run from running back Matt Forté. As they had done all game, the Bears defense continued to stifle any offensive production by the Dolphins, thus completing the shutout, the first shutout recorded by the Bears since 2006. As of 2013, this remains the final shutout by the team.[9]

With the win, not only did the Bears improve to 7–3, but they also won their 700th game in franchise history (the first NFL team to do so).[10]

Ironically, 25 years prior, the Bears lost to the Dolphins, with the score of the 2010 matchup being the record the 1985 team was vying for had they been able to defeat the Dolphins.

Week 12: vs. Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

Week 12: Philadelphia Eagles at Chicago Bears – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 3 10 0 13 26
Bears 14 7 10 0 31

at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois

Game information
First quarter
  • PHI – David Akers 45-yard field goal, Eagles 3–0, Drive: 6 plays, 23 yards, 2:24.
  • CHI – Earl Bennett 10-yard pass from Jay Cutler (Robbie Gould kick), Bears 7–3, Drive: 4 plays, 79 yards, 1:55.
  • CHI – Johnny Knox 20-yard pass from Jay Cutler (Robbie Gould kick), Bears 14–3, Drive: 4 plays, 59 yards, 2:13.
Second quarter
  • PHI – Jeremy Maclin 8-yard pass from Michael Vick (David Akers kick), Bears 14–10, Drive: 10 plays, 65 yards, 4:07.
  • PHI – David Akers 36-yard field goal, Bears 14–13, Drive: 8 plays, 41 yards, 3:25.
  • CHI – Earl Bennett 6-yard pass from Jay Cutler (Robbie Gould kick), Bears 21–13, Drive: 6 plays, 63 yards, 1:12.
Third quarter
  • CHI – Greg Olsen 9-yard pass from Jay Cutler (Robbie Gould kick), Bears 28–13, Drive: 3 plays, 54 yards, 1:31.
  • CHI – Robbie Gould 23-yard field goal, Bears 31–13, Drive: 17 plays, 83 yards, 10:05.
Fourth quarter
  • PHI – David Akers 22-yard field goal, Bears 31–16, Drive: 11 plays, 65 yards, 4:35.
  • PHI – David Akers 36-yard field goal, Bears 31–19, Drive: 8 plays, 58 yards, 3:32.
  • PHI – Brent Celek 30-yard pass from Michael Vick (David Akers kick), Bears 31–26, Drive: 9 plays, 86 yards, 2:30.
Top passers
  • PHI – Michael Vick – 29/44, 333 yards, 2 touchdowns, 1 interception
  • CHI – Jay Cutler – 14/21, 247 yards, 4 touchdowns
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

Coming off their win over the Dolphins, the Bears played on home ground for an NFC duel with the Eagles. The Bears trailed early with kicker David Akers nailing a 45-yard field goal. They took the lead after QB Jay Cutler completed a 10 and a 20-yard TD pass to wide receivers Earl Bennett and Johnny Knox respectively. The lead was narrowed with QB Michael Vick getting an 8-yard TD pass to WR Jeremy Maclin, followed by Akers hitting a 36-yard field goal. The Bears increased their lead as Cutler got a 6 and a 9-yard TD pass to Bennett and Greg Olsen. This was followed by kicker Robbie Gould making a 23-yard field goal. The Eagles tried to narrow the lead as Akers got a 22 and a 36-yard field goal, followed by Vick throwing a 30-yard TD pass to TE Brent Celek, but they failed to recover the onside kick which could have given them one last shot to win.

With the win, Chicago improved to 8–3.

Week 13: at Detroit Lions[edit]

Week 13: Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 7 7 3 7 24
Lions 7 10 3 0 20

at Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • DET – Dave Rayner 50-yard field goal, Lions 10–7, Drive: 10 plays, 39 yards, 5:32.
  • CHI – Matt Forte 14-yard run (Robbie Gould kick), Bears 14–10, Drive: 8 plays, 83 yards, 4:51.
  • DET – Calvin Johnson 46-yard pass from Drew Stanton (Dave Rayner kick), Lions 17–14, Drive: 2 plays, 91 yards, 0:19.
Third quarter
  • DET – Dave Rayner 25-yard field goal, Lions 20–14, Drive: 4 plays, 2 yards, 1:32.
  • CHI – Robbie Gould 54-yard field goal, Lions 20–17, Drive: 4 plays, −5 yards, 2:49.
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

The Bears' twelfth game was an NFC North rivalry match against the Lions at Ford Field. In the first quarter the Bears trailed early as QB Drew Stanton scrambled 3 yards to the endzone for a touchdown. They replied with RB Chester Taylor getting a 1-yard TD run. The tie did not last long as kicker Dave Rayner hit a 50-yard field goal. They took the lead with RB Matt Forte getting a 14-yard TD run. They fell behind again after Stanton completed a 46-yard TD pass to WR Calvin Johnson, followed by Rayner nailing a 25-yard field goal. The Bears responded to take the win with kicker Robbie Gould making a 54-yard field goal, followed by QB Jay Cutler making a 7-yard TD pass to TE Brandon Manumaleuna.

With the win, Chicago improved to 9–3.

Week 14: vs. New England Patriots[edit]

Week 14: New England Patriots at Chicago Bears – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Patriots 7 26 3 0 36
Bears 0 0 7 0 7

at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois

  • Date: December 12
  • Game time: 3:15 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 26°F (Snow, windy with gusts to 53 m.p.h., temps falling to low 20's)
  • Game attendance: 62,347 (101.4% full)
  • Referee: Mike Carey
  • TV announcers (CBS): Jim Nantz & Phil Simms
  • Recap
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • NE – Danny Woodhead 3-yard run (Shayne Graham kick), Patriots 14–0, Drive: 11 plays, 87 yards, 4:44.
  • NE – Gary Guyton 35-yard fumble return (Shayne Graham kick), Patriots 21–0.
  • NE – Shayne Graham 30-yard field goal, Patriots 24–0, Drive: 7 plays, 18 yards, 3:33.
  • NE – Shayne Graham 25-yard field goal, Patriots 27–0, Drive: 4 plays, 2 yards, 1:01.
  • NE – Deion Branch 59-yard pass from Tom Brady (kick failed, wr), Patriots 33–0, Drive: 5 plays, 80 yards, 1:38.
Third quarter
  • NE – Shayne Graham 29-yard field goal, Patriots 36–0, Drive: 7 plays, 52 yards, 2:55.
  • CHI – Chester Taylor 1-yard run (Robbie Gould kick), Patriots 36–7, Drive: 6 plays, 35 yards, 2:13.
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • NE – Tom Brady – 27/40, 369 yards, 2 touchdowns
  • CHI – Jay Cutler – 12/26, 152 yards, 2 interceptions
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

Hoping to make it 6-straight the Bears played an interconference duel with the Patriots at home. The Bears trailed early as the Patriots commanded the first half with QB Tom Brady throwing a 7-yard TD pass to TE Rob Gronkowski, followed by RB Danny Woodhead getting a 3-yard TD run, then with ILB Gary Guyton recovering a fumble 35 yards for a touchdown. This was followed by kicker Shayne Graham getting a 30 and a 25-yard field goal, and then by Brady completing a 59-yard TD pass to WR Deion Branch. The Bears fell further behind with Graham getting a 29-yard field goal. The Bears tried to come back, but only came away with a 1-yard TD run by Chester Taylor, with the fourth quarter controlled by the defense, giving them a loss.

With the loss, Chicago fell to 9–4.

Week 15: at Minnesota Vikings[edit]

Week 15: Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 10 7 20 3 40
Vikings 7 0 7 0 14

at TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota (moved from Mall of America Field due to the collapse of the Metrodome roof)[11]

With the Monday night game having been moved to the University of Minnesota's TCF Bank Stadium due to the snow-induced collapse of the Metrodome roof,[11] Chicago looked to rebound from the previous week's rout in the first outdoor NFL game held in Minnesota in over two decades. Quarterback Brett Favre made a surprise start for the Vikings after having been ruled out earlier in the week due to injury.

Minnesota started strong with an impressive opening drive that culminated in a touchdown pass from Favre to Percy Harvin, but the Bears soon took control in all three phases as the Vikings would be outscored 40–7 over the rest of the game. Jay Cutler connected with Johnny Knox, Devin Hester, and Rashied Davis for three touchdown passes, and Robbie Gould was 4-for-4 on field goal attempts. Chicago wide receiver/kick returner Devin Hester ran his way into the record books in the third quarter, scoring a touchdown on a punt return off the foot of the Vikings' Chris Kluwe and becoming the all-time NFL leader in combined punt and kick returns for touchdowns.[12] Minnesota quarterback Joe Webb (who entered the game in the second quarter after Favre was injured while being sacked by Bears rookie Corey Wootton) scrambled for a touchdown in the third quarter.

With the win, Chicago improved to 10–4 and clinched the NFC North division title.

Week 16: vs. New York Jets[edit]

Week 16: New York Jets at Chicago Bears – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Jets 0 24 7 3 34
Bears 10 7 21 0 38

at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois

  • Date: December 26
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 33°F (Cloudy, occasional flurries, steady temps)
  • Game attendance: 62,310 (101.3% full)
  • Referee: Walt Coleman
  • TV announcers (CBS): Jim Nantz & Phil Simms
  • Box Score Recap
Game information
First quarter
  • CHI – Robbie Gould 37-yard field goal, Bears 3–0, Drive: 9 plays, 47 yards, 5:20.
  • CHI – Matt Forte 22-yard run (Robbie Gould kick), Bears 10–0, Drive: 4 plays, 45 yards, 1:53.
Second quarter
  • NYJ – Shonn Greene 3-yard run (Nick Folk kick), Bears 10–7, Drive: 8 plays, 80 yards, 4:58.
  • NYJ – Dwight Lowery 20-yard interception return (Nick Folk kick), Jets 14–10.
  • NYJ – LaDainian Tomlinson 3-yard run (Nick Folk kick), Jets 21–10, Drive: 6 plays, 36 yards, 2:39.
  • CHI – Jay Cutler 2-yard run (Robbie Gould kick), Jets 21–17, Drive: 7 plays, 64 yards, 3:00.
  • NYJ – Nick Folk 26-yard field goal, Jets 24–17, Drive: 9 plays, 59 yards, 2:32.
Third quarter
  • CHI – Johnny Knox 40-yard pass from Jay Cutler (Robbie Gould kick), Tied 24–24, Drive: 1 plays, 40 yards, 0:08.
  • CHI – Devin Hester 25-yard pass from Jay Cutler (Robbie Gould kick), Bears 31–24, Drive: 3 plays, 32 yards, 1:37.
  • NYJ – Santonio Holmes 23-yard pass from Mark Sanchez (Nick Folk kick), Tied 31–31, Drive: 4 plays, 66 yards, 1:53.
  • CHI – Johnny Knox 26-yard pass from Jay Cutler (Robbie Gould kick), Bears 38–31, Drive: 5 plays, 49 yards, 2:30.
Fourth quarter
  • NYJ – Nick Folk 34-yard field goal, Bears 38–34, Drive: 12 plays, 51 yards, 6:14.
Top passers
  • NYJ – Mark Sanchez – 24/37, 269 yards, 1 touchdown, 1 interception
  • CHI – Jay Cutler – 13/25, 215 yards, 3 touchdowns, 1 interception
Top rushers
  • NYJ – Shonn Greene – 12 rushes, 70 yards, 1 touchdown
  • CHI – Matt Forté – 19 rushes, 113 yards, 1 touchdown
Top receivers
Top tacklers

Coming off their win over the Vikings the Bears played on home ground for an interconference duel with the Jets. In the first quarter the Bears took the lead as kicker Robbie Gould got a 37-yard field goal, followed by Matt Forte getting a 22-yard TD run. They trailed with RB Shonn Greene getting a 3-yard TD run, followed by CB Dwight Lowery returning an interception 20 yards for a touchdown, followed by RB LaDainian Tomlinson getting a 3-yard TD run letting the Jets lead 21–10. The Bears tried to cut the lead as QB Jay Cutler scrambled 2 yards for a touchdown, but the lead was soon extended as kicker Nick Folk made a 26-yard field goal. They got the lead back with Cutler completing a 40 and a 25-yard TD pass to wide receivers Devin Hester and Johnny Knox respectively, but soon the game was tied with QB Mark Sanchez throwing a 23-yard TD pass to WR Santonio Holmes. The Bears escaped the tie with Cutler finding Knox again on a 26-yard TD pass. After a 34-yard field goal from Folk, and the Bears punting, the Jets attempted to score with less than a minute left in the game, but a Chris Harris interception would seal the game for the Bears.[13]

With the win, Chicago improved to 11–4, and clinched a first-round bye when the Eagles lost to the Vikings.

Week 17: at Green Bay Packers[edit]

Week 17: Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 0 3 0 0 3
Packers 0 0 3 7 10

at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • CHI –
  • GB –
Top rushers
  • CHI –
  • GB –
Top receivers
  • CHI –
  • GB –
Top tacklers
  • CHI –
  • GB –
Jay Cutler passes against the Packers

The Bears' final game was an NFC North rivalry rematch against the Packers. While the Bears scored first with kicker Robbie Gould nailing a 30-yard field goal, the Packers tied the game with kicker Mason Crosby hitting a 23-yard field goal, and then eventually found the winning score with QB Aaron Rodgers throwing a 1-yard TD pass to TE Donald Lee.

With the loss, the Bears finished with an 11–5 regular season record.

Postseason schedule[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 2010–11 NFL playoffs.
Week Date Kickoff (CST) Opponent (seed) Final Score Team record Game site TV NFL.com
recap
Wild Card First-round bye
Divisional January 16 12:00 p.m. Seattle Seahawks (4) W 35–24 12–5 Soldier Field Fox Recap
NFC Championship January 23 2:00 p.m. Green Bay Packers (6) L 14–21 12–6 Soldier Field Fox Recap
NOTES: All times are Central. Division opponents are in bold text.

COLOR KEY:
 #  Games played with white uniforms.
 #  Games played with color uniforms.

Postseason results[edit]

Divisional round vs. Seattle Seahawks[edit]

Divisional round: Seattle Seahawks at Chicago Bears – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 0 3 21 24
Bears 14 7 7 7 35

at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • CHI – Jay Cutler 6-yard run (Robbie Gould kick), Bears 21–0, Drive: 9 plays, 63 yards, 4:11.
Third quarter
  • CHI – Jay Cutler 9-yard run (Robbie Gould kick), Bears 28–0, Drive: 14 plays, 70 yards, 7:59.
  • SEA – Olindo Mare 30-yard field goal, Bears 28–3, Drive: 7 plays, 18 yards, 2:20.
Fourth quarter
  • SEA – Mike Williams 2-yard pass from Matt Hasselbeck (Olindo Mare kick), Bears 28–10, Drive: 9 plays, 33 yards, 2:01.
  • CHI – Kellen Davis 39-yard pass from Jay Cutler (Robbie Gould kick), Bears 35–10, Drive: 3 plays, 48 yards, 1:37.
  • SEA – Mike Williams 3-yard pass from Matt Hasselbeck (Olindo Mare kick), Bears 35–17, Drive: 7 plays, 74 yards, 2:24.
Top passers
Leading passers
Leading rushers
Leading receivers
Top tacklers

Entering the postseason as the NFC's #2 seed, the Bears began their playoff run at home against the #4 Seattle Seahawks, hoping to avenge their Week 6 loss. Chicago delivered the game early strike in the first quarter as quarterback Jay Cutler found tight end Greg Olsen on a 58-yard touchdown pass, followed by a 1-yard touchdown run from running back Chester Taylor. The Bears added onto their lead in the second quarter with a 6-yard touchdown run from Cutler.

Chicago continued their dominating day in the third quarter with a 9-yard touchdown run from Cutler. Seattle would finally get on the board as kicker Olindo Mare got a 30-yard field goal. The Seahawks tried to rally as quarterback Matt Hasselbeck completed a 38-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Mike Williams, yet the Bears pulled away with Cutler hooking up with tight end Kellen Davis on a 39-yard touchdown pass. Seattle closed out the game with Hasselbeck completing a 3-yard touchdown pass to Williams, followed by a 9-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Brandon Stokley.

With the win, Chicago improved their overall record to 12–5.

NFC Championship vs. Green Bay Packers[edit]

NFC Championship: Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 7 7 0 7 21
Bears 0 0 0 14 14

at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • GB – James Starks 4-yard run (Mason Crosby kick), Packers 14–0, Drive: 5 plays, 44 yards, 2:53.
Third quarter

No Scoring

Fourth quarter
  • CHI – Chester Taylor 1-yard run (Robbie Gould kick), Packers 14–7, Drive: 8 plays, 67 yards, 3:55.
  • GB – B.J. Raji 18-yard interception return (Mason Crosby kick), Packers 21–7
  • CHI – Earl Bennett 35-yard pass from Caleb Hanie (Robbie Gould kick), Bears 21–14, Drive: 4 plays, 60 yards, 1:21.
Top passers
Leading passers
  • GB – Aaron Rodgers – 17/30, 244 yards, 2 interceptions
  • CHI – Caleb Hanie – 13/20, 153 yards, 1 touchdown, 2 interceptions
Leading rushers
Leading receivers
Top tacklers

Coming off their win over the Seahawks, the Bears stayed at home for the NFC Championship Game against their historic rival, the #6 Green Bay Packers (who were coming off their victory over the top-seeded Atlanta Falcons), in Round 3 of their 2010 series. This would be the second playoff meeting between the two teams, the first since defeating Green Bay 33–14 in 1941.

Chicago trailed early in the first quarter as Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers got a 1-yard touchdown run. Green Bay added onto their lead in the second quarter as running back James Starks got a 4-yard touchdown run. After a scoreless third quarter, Chicago finally got on the board in the fourth quarter with a 1-yard touchdown run from running back Chester Taylor. However, the Packers came right back with nose tackle B.J. Raji returning an interception 18 yards for a touchdown. The Bears tried to rally with quarterback Caleb Hanie finding wide receiver Earl Bennett on a 35-yard touchdown pass, but Green Bay's Sam Shields intercepted a pass with 37 seconds left in the game.

With the loss, Chicago's season came to an end with an overall record of 12–6.

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