Bears lose to Packers, miss playoffs

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers reacts Sunday after Packers wide receiver Jarrett Boykin picked up Rodgers fumble and ran into the end zone for a touchdown during the first half against the Bears at Soldier Field. The Bears lost, 33- 28. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

CHICAGO – Aaron Rodgers fired a 48-yard touchdown pass to Randall Cobb in the final minute, and the Green Bay Packers beat the Bears, 33-28, to capture the NFC North championship.

Back after missing seven games with a broken left collarbone, Rodgers found a wide open Cobb on fourth-and-8 at the 48 to wipe out a one-point deficit with 38 seconds left.

Green Bay will host San Francisco next weekend.

The Bears had one final drive, but Jay Cutler's deep pass to Alshon Jeffery was intercepted by Sam Shields on the final play.

That gave the Packers (8-7-1) their third straight division title and fifth postseason appearance in a row. It also kept the Bears (8-8) out of the playoffs for the sixth time in seven years.

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