>>Packers Hang On To Top Falcons
(Green Bay, WI) -- Aaron Rodgers went 24-for-36 for 327 yards and three touchdowns to guide the Packers to a 43-37 win over the Falcons at Lambeau Field. Jordy Nelson caught eight balls for 146 yards and a pair of scores as Green Bay moves to 10-and-3 with its fifth straight victory. Eddie Lacy and James Starks combined to rush for 148 yards and two TDs. Lacy also caught a touchdown pass in the win. Matt Ryan tossed for 375 yards and four scores but also had an interception. Julio Jones had 11 catches for 259 yards and a touchdown, while Roddy White and Harry Douglas both found the end zone as well. Atlanta falls to 5-and-8 with the loss, but remains atop the NFC South.
>>Trestman Standing Behind Cutler
Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman remains firm in his support of quarterback Jay Cutler.
Trestman shot down a report that the Bears considered benching their quarterback during last month's win over Tampa Bay, saying Cutler has been "the guy we've had in there and wanted to play."
Trestman adds that Cutler "as a very good understanding of how we feel about him."
Trestman was more vague when it came to defensive coordinator Mel Tucker. Trestman would not confirm or deny a decision has been reached on whether to keep Tucker. The Bears (5-8) are at the bottom of the NFC North.
>>Marshall Released From Hospital
Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman says star receiver Brandon Marshall is out of the hospital after suffering two broken ribs and a lung injury last week.
Marshall was hurt in the second quarter of Thursday's 41-28 loss to the Dallas Cowboys. He was hit in the right side by the knee of Dallas defensive back Barry Church after making a catch.
Trestman acknowledged Monday that Marshall will likely miss the remainder of the season, ending a string of seven straight 1,000-yard seasons. He has 61 catches for 721 yards.
Trestman said Marshall has not been placed on injured reserve because the Bears are working through some "roster situations" that will be sorted out soon.
>>Chiefs' Berry Diagnosed With Hodgkin Lymphoma
(Kansas City, MO) -- Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry is dealing with Hodgkin lymphoma. The Emory Winship Cancer Institute in Atlanta, where Berry is being treated, released a statement saying the diagnosis is very treatable and potentially curable with standard chemotherapy. Berry also issued a statement expressing thanks for the amount of support he and his family have received over the last several weeks. The soon-to-be 26-year-old added that he will embrace the process to combat his cancer and attack it like everything else in life. He also expressed prayers for others going through similar struggles. Berry had complained of discomfort in his chest after the Chiefs' November 20th game against Oakland. Initial testing discovered a mass in his chest.