Fourth quarter interceptions seal comeback win for Packers

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GREEN BAY, Wis. — It may not feel like it with how things have gone this season, but the Green Bay Packers are officially the winningest team in NFL history.

The Packers captured win 787 on Sunday thanks to fourth quarter interceptions from Jaire Alexander and Keisean Nixon. The cornerbacks helped seal a 28-19 comeback victory over the Bears at Soldier Field.

Things did not start well for Green Bay. The Bears scored on back-to-back drives to lead 10-0. The Packers were able answer with a field goal, but the Bears punched right back with another touchdown to bring the score to 16-3.

The Packers found the endzone in the second quarter, with Aaron Rodgers connecting with Christian Watson for a 14-yard touchdown pass. Green Bay went into the locker room down by just 6 points.

The Green Bay defense held the Bears to just three points in the third quarter, and the offense added another touchdown, thanks to a 21-yard run from AJ Dillon. Dillon tallied 93 rushing yards on the day and three catches.

The fourth quarter was all Packers. The Bears missed a field goal, then Mason Crosby made one to give the Packers a 20-19 lead. On the next drive, Alexander picked off Justin Fields to give Green Bay a chance to extend the lead.

And extend they did, as Watson ran 46 yards for a touchdown. The Packers even converted a two-point conversion to go up by 9 points.

Nixon picked off Fields on the next drive, and that was it for the Bears.

Rodgers ended the game with 182 passing yards on 18 completions, winning despite playing through a broken thumb and injured ribs. Allen Lazard grabbed 5 catches for 67 yards.

Dillon and Aaron Jones combined for 119 rushing yards on 27 carries, with Dillon receiving most of the touches. The Packers recorded 175 rushing yards as a team, thanks in large part to Watson’s long-distance touchdown.

The Packers defense benefitted from three turnovers, the two interceptions and a Chase Claypool fumble, and also recorded 4 tackles for loss.

Sunday’s victory snaps a two-game losing streak and brings Green bay’s record to 5-8. The Packers will get a rest next week, but are back in action on Dec. 19 when the Rams visit Lambeau Field for Monday Night Football.