Sunday the Bears slide continued, as Chicago fell at home to the Packers 21-13, ending the hopes of a division title and instead shifting the focus to a wild card chase.
Jay Cutler threw for just 135 yards on 12-of-21 attempts with a touchdown and an interception for the Bears.
Chicago has now lost three straight games and five of six to see their division title hopes end.
“Of course there’s a lot of disappointment when you lose six straight to your rival,” Lovie Smith. “We had opportunities throughout the game that we didn’t take advantage of.
“We were up there at first, but we had some things there that changed momentum. Again, it’s very disappointing and we have to find a different way to make it to the playoffs now.”
James Jones caught three touchdown passes from Aaron Rodgers, as the Bears D couldn’t stop the Pack.
Rodgers finished the game 23-for-36 for 291 yards for the Packers (10-4), who have won three straight and eight of their last nine to roll to their second straight division crown.
“It’s all about how you’re playing in late December and your team’s health,” said Rodgers on his Twitter account. “We’ve dealt with a lot of adversity. We want to peak at the right time.”
Kicker Mason Crosby continued to struggle for Green Bay, missing both of his field goal attempts as he is now just 9-for-18 in his past seven games. Randall Cobb had six catches for 115 yards in the game.
Bears RB Matt Forte finished the game with 69 rushing yards on 20 carries along with five catches for 64 yards.
Chicago, which finished 5-3 at home this season, plays its final two games on the road. The Bears go to Arizona next week before visiting Detroit to end the regular season