On a third-down pass in the second quarter, Hoyer was hit by Packers linebacker Julius Peppers and Clay Matthews. Peppers hit Hoyer high and Matthews hit Hoyer in the midsection. Hoyer stayed on the turf for a couple minutes before walking off with trainers.
Matt Barkley replaced Hoyer, who was making his fifth consecutive start in place of Jay Cutler (thumb). Hoyer had four straight games of 300-plus passing yards and no interceptions, a first in franchise history.