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Packers' playoff hopes come down to last game of season


CHICAGO (WKOW) -- The Chicago Bears gave the Green Bay Packers an early Christmas gift when they were crushed by the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday night 54-11.

The Packers play the Bears next week in Chicago, and this means whoever wins that game takes the NFC North Division title.

The final game of the regular season kicks off at 3:25 p.m Central Time.


GREEN BAY (AP) -- Le'Veon Bell scored a 1-yard touchdown with 1:28 left and the Pittsburgh Steelers withstood Green Bay's last throw into the end zone, dealing the Packers' playoff hopes a blow with a wild, 38-31 win Sunday.

Bell scored five plays after scrambling Packers quarterback Matt Flynn fumbled while being tackled by safety Troy Polamalu. The Steelers recovered at the Green Bay 17.
Micah Hyde returned the ensuing kickoff 70 yards and the Packers (7-7-1) moved through the snow to the Pittsburgh 1. After a penalty, Flynn's pass was incomplete on the final play.
The Steelers (7-8) can still make the playoffs. They won after overcoming a rarely seen illegal batting penalty that negated a blocked field goal.


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