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With extra week to prepare, Bears even sloppier
With extra week to prepare, Bears even sloppier

GREEN BAY — If the Bears had hoped to use their time off in Week 9 to sharpen their offensive attack, the first half Sunday night at Lambeau Field instead spoke to a team that had somehow found a way to get sloppier during its time off. Much sloppier. On seven drives before halftime against the Packers, the Bears went scoreless and they had nearly as many penalties (three) in the first quarter as first downs (four). A false start by Jermon Bushrod on third-and-11 on the opening series proved costly. Two possessions later, Bushrod was beaten badly for a sack by Clay Matthews, a play that also included an unnecessary-roughness penalty against Jordan Mills that pushed the Bears into a...

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