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Chalk Talk: What is favorite Bears-Packers moment?

Wondering about a player, a past game or another issue involving the Bears? Senior writer Larry Mayer answers a variety of questions from fans on

What is your favorite moment from a Bears-Packers game you attended?
George T.
Portage, Indiana

Good question, because there have been a lot. But I would say my favorite moment was being on the sideline in the 1999 game in Green Bay when Bryan Robinson blocked Ryan Longwell's 28-yard field goal attempt as time expired to preserve a 14-13 win over the Packers at Lambeau Field. The victory came just six days after Bears legend Walter Payton passed away and capped a very emotional week. A close second would be seeing the Bears clinch the NFC North and knock the Packers out of the playoffs while sacking Aaron Rodgers five times in a 24-17 win in 2018 at Soldier Field. Other memorable games I attended as a fan occurred in 1980 when the Bears routed the Packers 61-7 at Soldier Field and when William "Refrigerator" Perry became an overnight sensation in a 1985 Monday night win over Green Bay at Soldier Field when he scored on a 1-yard run and knocked linebacker George Cumby halfway to Lake Forest with a devastating block on a short Payton TD run. Another favorite moment in the series happened in a 1986 game in Green Bay that I did not attend. But I watched on TV as Kevin Butler's 52-yard field goal as time expired lifted the Bears to a thrilling 26-24 victory.

What's the story behind Trevis Gipson's sack celebrations the past two weeks?
Cameron W.
Waukegan, Illinois

I was wondering the same thing, so I asked Trevis Gipson about it this week at Halas Hall and here's what he had to say: "I'm a big Marvel fan. I'm a fan of Thor. So, I like to hold my hand up, get the hammer from the sky, hit it twice on the ground and then get rid of it, go on to the next play. That's something that I've been having fun with and I plan on keep doing it." Gipson figures to see expanded playing time after veteran Jeremiah Attaochu sustained a season-ending pectoral injury in last Sunday's win over the Raiders. The 2020 fifth-round pick said he's feeling a lot more comfortable at outside linebacker in his second season after playing defensive end at Tulsa, and I think it shows in his play. I think he has a lot of natural ability and is an ascending player with a very high ceiling.

Who was the last Bears rookie quarterback to beat the Packers?
Travis E.
Charlotte, North Carolina

The last Bears rookie quarterback to beat the Packers was Kyle Orton on Dec. 4, 2005. The Bears won that game 19-7 at Soldier Field, with Robbie Gould kicking four field goals and cornerback Nathan Vasher scoring the Bears' only touchdown on a 45-yard interception return. The only Bears rookie quarterback to start against the Packers since 2005 was Mitchell Trubisky, who passed for 297 yards in a 23-16 loss to Green Bay Nov. 12, 2017 at Soldier Field.

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