Green Bay Packers fans appear to be getting rowdier as the end of an almost-perfect season nears. Police report a season-high number of arrests during Sunday night's game against the Bears.
The Associated Press reports that 20 arrests were made during the game. WBAY-TV said there were also 49 ejections. During a typical game, 15-20 are kicked out for various infractions.
Officials point to several reasons for the extra-bad behavior:
-- It was a night game, so fans had all Christmas day to booze it up.
-- The Packers were playing the Chicago Bears, their arch-rivals.
-- Since the game was played on Christmas night, many season-ticket holders may have sold their tickets to fans who may never have been in Lambeau Field before and didn't follow the usual rules.
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The final game of the season will be played on New Year's Day. That should be interesting. Either the stands will be filled with calm, hung-over people, or fans who never stopped drinking from the night before.