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Steelers 38, Packers 31

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GREEN BAY, WI (WHBL)  - The Green Bay Packers, despite losing to the Steelers on Sunday, can still make the playoffs, thanks to an early Christmas present from the Chicago Bears.  The Bears blew a chance to win the N-F-C North Division, after they got crushed at Philadelphia 54-11 Sunday night.  The Packers had lost at home to Pittsburgh a few hours earlier, 38-31.  That means Green Bay and Chicago will play for the North Division crown and a playoff berth next Sunday in their regular season finale at Soldier Field.  Detroit was eliminated from the post-season after losing at home to the New York Giants, 23-20 in overtime.  The Packer-Steeler contest was a wild see-saw affair, played during a snowstorm in Green Bay.  The Packers had come back from a 10-point deficit to tie the game in the fourth quarter, when Matt Flynn fumbled the ball away on a quarterback scamper near the Green Bay 20-yard-line.  Le'Veon Bell scored the winning touchdown on a one-yard run with 1:25 left.  With no time-outs left, the Packers made it down to the Pittsburgh one-yard-line when right tackle Don Barclay was called for a false start.  It pushed them back five yards and knocked 10 seconds off the clock.  Flynn then over-shot Jarrett Boykin on the game's final play.  The Packers suffered some major injuries in the game.  Linebacker Clay Matthews re-injured the broken right thumb he suffered in early October.  Running back Eddie Lacy also left early, when he re-injured the right ankle he hurt two weeks ago against Atlanta.  Lacy ran for 84 yards and two touchdowns.  He broke the Packers' rookie season rushing record with 1,112 yards - seven yards more than the mark John Brockington held for 32 years.  Flynn threw for 232 yards and threw a touchdown pass  to Jarrett Boykin.  He also threw an interception that was run back for a touchdown.  James Jones was Green Bay's leading receiver with nine catches for 84 yards.  Bell ran for 124 yards.  The Packers lost despite having the edge in total yards 370-343.  The Pack also kept the ball about seven minutes longer.

Green Bay fell to 7-7-1, losing for the first time in three games.  Pittsburgh improved to 7-8 to keep its slim playoff hopes alive.  Next Sunday's Packer-Bear game has been moved from noon to 3:25 pm.

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