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Cutler, Bears hold off Packers 17-13 at rainy Lambeau

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Watch: Former Packers QB Brett Favre Honored at Lambeau Field on Thanksgiving


GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears spoiled Brett Favre's big night back with the Green Bay Packers.

Cutler threw for 200 yards and a score and the Bears held off the Packers on fourth-and-goal from the 8 with 22 seconds left for a 17-13 victory Thursday night.

Aaron Rodgers' throw to the end zone deflected off receiver Davante Adams' hands in the cold rain. James Jones couldn't hang on to a potential touchdown catch on third down.

Cornerback Tracy Porter intercepted Rodgers' pass with 3:19 left at the Bears 45 on the previous drive.

The highlight of the night for Green Bay turned out to be the return of Favre, whose name and No. 4 was unveiled at halftime next to the team's other retired numbers.

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Cutler, Bears hold off Packers 17-13 at rainy Lambeau
Brett Favre speaks during a ceremony at halftime of an NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, in Green Bay, Wis. Favreâs retired No. 4 and name were unveiled inside Lambeau Field during the ceremony. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)
Brett Favre speaks during a ceremony at halftime of an NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, in Green Bay, Wis. Favreâs retired No. 4 and name were unveiled inside Lambeau Field during the ceremony. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)
Brett Favre poses for a family photo during a ceremony at halftime of an NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, in Green Bay, Wis. Favreâs retired No. 4 and name were unveiled inside Lambeau Field during the ceremony. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)
Brett Favre hugs Bart Starr during a ceremony at halftime of an NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, in Green Bay, Wis. Favreâs retired No. 4 and name were unveiled inside Lambeau Field during the ceremony. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)
Brett Favre smiles with Bart Starr during a ceremony at halftime of an NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, in Green Bay, Wis. Favreâs retired No. 4 and name were unveiled inside Lambeau Field during the ceremony. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)
Brett Favre speaks during a ceremony at halftime of an NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, in Green Bay, Wis. Favreâs retired No. 4 and name were unveiled inside Lambeau Field during the ceremony. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)
Brett Favre acknowledges the crowd during a ceremony at halftime of an NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, in Green Bay, Wis. Favreâs retired No. 4 and name were unveiled inside Lambeau Field during the ceremony. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)
Fans hold up a sign for Brett Favre during a ceremony at halftime of an NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, in Green Bay, Wis. Favreâs retired No. 4 and name were unveiled inside Lambeau Field during the ceremony. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Brett Favre makes his way to a stage during a ceremony at halftime of an NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, in Green Bay, Wis. Favreâs retired No. 4 and name were unveiled inside Lambeau Field during the ceremony. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Brett Favre stands with former general manager Ron Wolf during a ceremony at halftime of an NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, in Green Bay, Wis. Favreâs retired No. 4 and name were unveiled inside Lambeau Field during the ceremony. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Brett Favre's retired No. 4 and name were unveiled inside Lambeau Field during the ceremony at halftime of an NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Green Bay Packers fan Jeff Kahlow wears a Brett Favre cheesehead before an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, in Green Bay, Wis. Favre is being honored during a ceremony at halftime. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)
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Chicago (5-6) has won three of its last four. The Packers (7-4) lost a second straight home game.

Jeremy Langford ran for 48 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries for Chicago.

Cutler finished 19 of 31. He outplayed Rodgers, who was 22 of 43 for 202 yards and a touchdown.

Favre's successor at quarterback stayed in the game after appearing to hurt his left arm in the third quarter after getting hit from behind near the elbow by linebacker Lamarr Houston while recovering a high snap.

Cutler was a little better, somewhat of a surprise given how poorly he has played at Lambeau in his career with the Bears. In his four previous games at Lambeau, all losses, Cutler has thrown 12 interceptions.

With driving rain drenching the field, Cutler calmly led the Bears on a clock-eating drive in the fourth quarter that kept Rodgers on the bench with Chicago leading 17-13.

Cutler hit Marc Mariani on third-and-10 for a 21-yard gain to the Packers 44 with 7:38 left. Then the Packers caught a break after Cutler mishandled a shotgun snap on third-and-11 to set up a punt.

The Packers couldn't capitalize. They moved the quickly up the field on their final two drives only to come up short.

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Robbie Gould's 21-yard field goal in the fourth quarter for Chicago was the only scoring for either team in the second half in a game played dreary conditions.

It put ball security at a premium.

Eddie Lacy fumbled deep in Bears territory in the second quarter after getting hit from behind. Cutler cashed in on Chicago's next drive by finding Zack Miller for a 3-yard touchdown pass that tied it at 7 with 6:03 left in the half.

Lacy ran for 105 yards on 17 carries, and also scored on a 25-yard catch-and-run.

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10.) Troy Aikman vs. Minnesota Vikings

Aikman’s Cowboys got into a shootout with the Vikings in 1998, but his team would be the one to go down to the score of 46-36.

There were tons of impressive stat lines on this Thanksgiving day – one of which will be later mentioned  on this list – and Aikman himself completed 34-57 passes for 455 yards and one touchdown. It’s a shame he couldn’t have added a touchdown or two more, because that would have put him higher up. However, the 455 yards is still an impressive feat and still stands as the Thanksgiving passing record.

(AP Photo/Tim Sharp)

9.) Sterling Sharpe vs. Dallas Cowboys

The Green Bay Packers got bested 42-31 by the Cowboys in 1994, but it was a person on the losing team that stole the show.

Packers wide receiver Sterling Sharpe dominated the game to the tune of nine catches for 122 yards and four touchdowns.

As if his day wasn’t impressive enough, the Packers as a team had only 277 yards of total offense, so Sharpe himself accounted for nearly half their offense.

It’s a shame his effort wasn’t good enough for a win.

(Photo by James V. Biever/Getty Images)

8.) Earl Campbell vs. Dallas Cowboys

The Houston Oilers and the Cowboys had the battle of Texas on Thanksgiving in 1979, and the two teams were both powerhouses at the time.

Campbell was the backbone for the Oilers, and on this day he turned 33 carries into 195 yards and two touchdowns.

Houston went on to beat Dallas 30-24 in one of the more exciting Thanksgiving games.

(AP Photo/Wally Fong)

7.) Barry Sanders vs. Chicago Bears

It probably speaks to Sanders’ greatness that this performance isn’t higher up on the list.

In 1977, Sanders’ Detroit Lions annihilated the Bears 55-20.

While the game itself didn’t look that entertaining, Sanders put on a side show on his own when he rushed for 167 yards and three touchdowns.

It was just another day at the office for one of the game’s greats.

(MATT CAMPBELL/AFP/Getty Images)

6.) Walter Stanley vs. Detroit Lions

I hope you’re not tired of seeing the Packers and Lions already.

In 1986, Stanley’s Packers and the Lions had an amazing battle that went down to the very end.

Stanley finished for four grabs for 124 yards and two touchdowns, and while that would have been a good day on its own, it was what he did on special teams that has him on this list.

With just 41 seconds left, Stanley returned a punt 83 yards for the go-ahead score and the Packers would go on to win 44-40.

(Photo by Ronald C. Modra/Sports Imagery/Getty Images)

5.) Bob Griese vs. St. Louis Cardinals

Griese only had 16 touchdown passes in his other 13 starts in 1977, so I’m not sure if even he was expecting this type of performance from himself.

On this day, Griese’s Miami Dolphins scored a Thanksgiving record of 55 points in their blowout win over the Cardinals.

The game might have been a bit boring if it wasn’t for Griese’s six touchdown passes, which set the Thanksgiving record for touchdown passes thrown. He also had 207 yards and one interception.

That record is now shared with someone else, and I think he might be coming up soon.

(AP Photo)

4.) Tony Romo vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

2006 was the year the world got introduced to Romo, and he made sure everyone knew who his name was after his first, of many, Thanksgiving performances.

The Cowboys beat the Buccaneers 38-10, but it was Romo’s performance that everyone was talking about.

In just his fifth career start, Romo completed 22-29 passes for 306 yards and five touchdowns.

It was an incredible performance and remains to be one of Romo’s best games.

(AP Photo/LM Otero)

3.) Peyton Manning vs. Detroit Lions

Before 2013 happened, 2004 was the huge statistical season for Mr. Manning – and this game might have been his best performance of the year.

Manning’s Colts beat the Lions 41-9, and if it looks like a really easy win, it’s because Manning made it that way.

The future Hall of Fame quarterback completed 23-28 passes for 236 yards and six touchdowns.

The six touchdowns is tied with Griese’s for the most thrown on Thanksgiving, and it was a career-best for Manning until he threw for seven in 2013.

(AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

2.) Randy Moss vs. Dallas Cowboys

Remember the Aikman game that started off the list? Here’s the other performance that I foreshadowed.

1998 was Moss’ rookie season, but he wasn’t paying like a rookie.

Wait, maybe he was – I mean the Cowboys held him to only three catches.

Oh,but all three of those catches went for touchdowns, huh?

AND they combined for 163 yards?!?

That’s right, Moss had an insane day with 163 yards and three touchdowns on three catches, and he appeared to be the difference in the 46-36 win for the Vikings.

It was said that Moss was mad that the Cowboys had passed on him, and he wanted to make them regret that decision.

At least on that day, I’d say mission accomplished.

(AP Photo/Tim Sharp)

1.) O.J. Simpson vs. Detroit Lions

In 1976, O.J. Simpson put on one of the greatest rushing performances of all-time against the Lions.

Simpson had 29 carries for 273 yards and two touchdowns in a 27-14 loss.

The 273 yards was the most Simpson ever ran for in his career, and it is still the sixth-best rushing game of all-time.

It’s a shame it had to come in a loss, but I’m not going to fault Simpson on this once since he did everything he could have done.

(AP Photo/File)

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