The Chicago Bears have a better insurance policy than Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers.
Josh McCown, playing in place of the injured Jay Cutler, threw for two touchdowns Monday night as the Bears won 27-20 at Lambeau Field and ended a six-game skid against their 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 Shea McClellin.
Rodgers took a few warm-up throws with backup Seneca Wallace but, after being examined by medical staff, ran into the Green Bay locker room.
"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 tomorrow."
Alshon Jeffery had five catches for 60 yards, including a 6-yard grab for the go-ahead touchdown at the end of the third quarter. Brandon Marshall had seven catches for 107 yards and a score, and Matt Forte ran for 125 yards and a TD as the Bears pulled into a three-way tie for first in the NFC North with Green Bay and Detroit. All are 5-3.
"It'd be hard to find one better than this," said McCown, who was coaching high school when the Bears signed him two years ago. "They're all special, but this is really neat because it means so much to our team."
Wallace hadn't played a game since the 2011 season finale, and the rust was evident. He was intercepted on his very first series by Julius Peppers and was sacked twice.
Broncos: Coach John Fox underwent heart surgery in North Carolina, team executive vice president John Elway said. Hayward's Jack Del Rio will remain defensive coordinator while also serving as interim head coach.
Texans: Coach Gary Kubiak will remain hospitalized until at least Tuesday after collapsing on the field at halftime of Houston's 27-24 loss to Indianapolis. NFL.com reported that Kubiak suffered a mini-stroke.
Bills: Rookie quarterback EJ Manuel has been cleared to play after missing four weeks with a sprained right knee. And Manuel's replacement, Thad Lewis, will be back after missing one game with bruised ribs. Coach Doug Marrone wants to see how both perform in practice before determining which one starts Sunday at Pittsburgh. Also, the Bills released former Raiders quarterback Matt Flynn.
Browns: Quarterback Jason Campbell's ribs are bruised, not broken. The former Raider, whose personal revival has energized the Browns, should be able to practice this week after his ribs were bruised in the first quarter of Sunday's 24-18 win over the Baltimore Ravens.
Taylor conviction: Eric Rivera Jr., 23, was convicted of second-degree murder in the 2007 slaying of Washington star Sean Taylor, who was shot outside his own bedroom after witnesses said he confronted young men who had broken into his home looking for money.