The Bears sealed their victory with 53 seconds left with Robbie Gould’s 27-yard field goal, which followed an 18-play, 80-yard drive that ate almost nine minutes off the clock.
“You understand the nature of the game and the impact that (Rodgers) has on the game,” McCown said. “So when that player’s not on the field, your odds of winning probably increase.”
Better yet, McCown didn’t do anything to hurt the Bears, which is more than Wallace can say.
Wallace, from Iowa State, hadn’t played a game since the 2011 season finale, and the rust was evident. He threw an interceptionon his first series by Julius Peppers and was sacked twice, once by Peppers and once by McClellin. The Packers had a second-and-goal from the Bears 5 late in the third quarter and were forced to settle for Mason Crosby’s 23-yard field goal after Wallace overthrew Jones and Andrew Quarless. Green Bay got no further than the Bears 39 the rest of the game.
Wallace finished 11-of-19 for 114 yards. The Packers were just 1 of 9 on third down.
“Seneca, he needs to perform better, and he’ll definitely do that with a week of practice,” McCarthy said.