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Fans can relive Bears' 2015 win in Green Bay

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NBC Sports is providing a Bears football fix we all need. 

As part of its Football Week in America, the network will feature an encore presentation of the Bears' 2015 Thanksgiving night win over the rival Packers at Lambeau Field Thursday night beginning at 8:30 p.m. (CT). The game will be shown on NBCSN and streamed on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app. 

The Packers retired quarterback Brett Favre's No. 4 jersey at halftime on a rainy night in Green Bay. But the Bears ruined the celebration by defeating their longtime rivals 17-13.

Stingy all night, the Bears defense forced Aaron Rodgers to throw four straight incomplete passes from the 8-yard line in the final minute of the game, clinching the win when he failed to connect with receiver Davante Adams in the end zone with :22 remaining.

The defense allowed just one touchdown and generated two takeaways in the game, including a Tracy Porter interception at the Green Bay 45 on a pass intended for Adams with 3:19 left in the fourth quarter.

Rodgers completed 22 of 43 passes for 202 yards with one TD, one interception and a 62.4 passer rating.

The Packers took a 7-0 lead midway through the first quarter as running back Eddie Lacy turned a screen pass from Rodgers into a 25-yard TD.

The Bears offense struggled early, opening the game with three straight three-and-outs and producing just one first down while punting on their first five possessions.

The defense forced its first turnover of the game when safety Chris Prosinski stripped the ball from Lacy and outside linebacker Lamarr Houston recovered at the Green Bay 34.

The offense capitalized on the takeaway as tight end Zach Miller caught a 3-yard TD pass from Jay Cutler on third-and-goal, tying the score 7-7 with 6:03 left in the second quarter.

Jeff Janis returned the ensuing kickoff 64 yards to the Bears' 33, setting up Mason Crosby's 22-yard field goal, which gave the Packers a 10-7 lead.

But the Bears answered, taking a 14-10 lead as running back Jeremy Langford capped a 7-play, 58-yard drive with a 1-yard TD run with :30 left in the first half.

The Packers cut the deficit to 14-13 on Crosby's 50-yard field goal as time expired in the half, but Robbie Gould responded with a 21-yarder early in the fourth quarter to make it 17-13.

Green Bay threatened on its final two drives, reaching the 50 before Porter's interception and then marching all the way to the Chicago 8 before being turned away by the Bears defense.

Cutler completed 19 of 31 passes for 200 yards with 1 TD, no interceptions and a 90.8 passer rating. He operated an offense that did not commit a turnover while playing in a steady rainstorm throughout the game. Jeffery caught seven passes for 90 yards.

View photos from the game as the Bears take on the Packers at Lambeau Field in Green Bay.

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