Billed by most football heads as an easy win for Green Bay, it was Chicago that left Lambeau Field with a 17-13 victory that reminded us again of how frisky this Bears team has become over the past month.
The defense is well-run by play-caller Vic Fangio, while Adam Gase's offense is milking some of the best work we've seen yet from Jay Cutler. The quarterback's numbers were pedestrian -- 19-of-31 passing for 200 yards and one touchdown -- but Cutler kept drives alive with a rash of quick throws over a Green Bay pass rush that accounted for just one sack.
"I think this has been a confident group all year long," Cutler said of the offense. "I think once we started playing some tight games, winning a few, we have been in a lot of games in the fourth quarter and we've won some and we've lost some. But the theme is that we have always been there, we've always had a shot. This team hasn't really flinched from that moment on. I think coach (John) Fox has been sending the message and guys have been listening and believing in him."