GREEN BAY, WIS. – Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears spoiled Brett Favre's big night back with the Green Bay Packers.
Cutler threw for 200 yards and a score and the Bears held off the Packers on fourth-and-goal from the 8-yard line with 22 seconds left for a 17-13 victory Thursday night.
Aaron Rodgers' fourth-down throw to the end zone deflected off receiver Davante Adams' hands in the cold rain. James Jones couldn't hang on to a potential touchdown catch on third down.
Cornerback Tracy Porter intercepted Rodgers' pass with 3:19 left at the Bears 45 on the previous drive.
The highlight of the night for Green Bay turned out to be the return of Favre, whose name and No. 4 was unveiled at halftime next to the team's other retired numbers.
Chicago (5-6) has won three of its last four. The Packers (7-4) lost a second consecutive home game against a division rival to drop a half-game behind the Vikings in the NFC North race.
Jeremy Langford ran for 48 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries for Chicago.
Cutler finished 19-for-31. He outplayed Rodgers, who was 22-for-43 for 202 yards and a touchdown.
Favre's successor at quarterback stayed in the game after appearing to hurt his left arm in the third quarter after getting hit from behind near the elbow by linebacker Lamarr Houston while recovering a high snap.
Rodgers said he lost feeling in his hand after the hit for the rest of the quarter and into the fourth. He said he regained full feeling in three fingers by the end of the game.
"It's my left hand, I'll be all right," Rodgers said.
Cutler was a little better, somewhat of a surprise given how poorly he has played at Green Bay in his career with the Bears. In his four previous games at Lambeau, all losses, Cutler had thrown 12 interceptions. But with new coach John Fox and offensive coordinator Adam Gase, Cutler avoided throwing an interception.
Robbie Gould's 21-yard field goal in the fourth quarter for Chicago was the only scoring for either team in the second half in a game played under dreary conditions.
Packers running back Eddie Lacy ran for 105 yards on 17 carries, and he also scored on a 25-yard catch-and-run.