BEARS 21 PACKERS 10 Mike Brown's 95-yard fumble return for a touchdown sparked the Chicago Bears' 21-10 victory over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, only their third win over their rivals in their last 21 meetings.
Brett Favre threw two interceptions, but the killer was Ahman Green's fumble just before halftime.
On first down from the 2-yard line just after the two-minute warning, linebacker Brian Urlacher stormed into the backfield and stripped Green, who was carrying the ball in his left arm, as is his habit. Were it in his right, the ball wouldn't have been exposed.
Brown scooped it up and rumbled 95 yards down the Bears' jubilant sideline to give Chicago a 14-3 halftime lead.
It was Brown's fifth defensive score, a team record, and the second-longest fumble return in Bears history, surpassed only by a 98-yarder by team founder George Halas in 1923. It was also the second-longest fumble return for a score ever yielded by Green Bay.
Thomas Jones carried 23 times for 152 yards and a touchdown. He accounted for all 79 yards on a six-play drive to open the third quarter that he capped with a one-yard touchdown run for a 21-3 lead.