GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Bears have a better insurance policy than Aaron Rodgers and the Packers.
Josh McCown, playing in place of the injured Jay Cutler, threw for two touchdowns Monday night as Chicago won 27-20 and ended a six-game skid to its NFC North rivals.
The loss snapped Green Bay's four-game winning streak, but the far larger concern is the health of Rodgers, who hurt his left (non-throwing) shoulder when he was sacked on the first series by defensive end Shea McClellin.
Rodgers took a few warmup throws with backup Seneca Wallace but, after being examined by medical staff, ran into the Green Bay locker room. He wasn't seen again until midway through the third quarter, when he came back onto the field in sweats.
"He has a shoulder injury," Packers coach Mike McCarthy said. "They want to run more tests. They don't have an exact diagnosis. We'll have more information, probably" today.
Pressed for more information, McCarthy said there wasn't any.
Since becoming the starter in the 2008 season, Rodgers has missed only two of 88 games, and one was in the final week in 2011 when he was among several Packers starters who sat out because the team had already clinched the NFC's No. 1 seed for the playoffs.
The Bears took over with 9:48 remaining after a Packers punt and kept Green Bay's offense off the field for nine minutes. Their drive included six first downs, one of them running back Matt Forte's conversion on fourth and inches from their 32-yard line.
Alshon Jeffery had five catches for 60 yards for the Bears, including a 6-yarder for a go-ahead touchdown at the end of the third quarter. The win pulled Chicago into a three-way tie for first in the NFC North with Green Bay and Detroit at 5-3.