Remember when the Chicago Bears were good? That team started the season 7-1. They’ve now lost five of their last six, including a 21-13 pounding by the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.
With the win, the Packers clinched the NFC North and extended their winning streak against division opponents to 12 and their winning streak against the Bears to six.
Do you remember when Lovie Smith was hired? Said he was there to beat the Packers? Well, he won’t have a job this time next year.
The Packers put up 21 largely on the shoulders of James Jones and Aaron Rodgers. Jones caught all three of Rodgers’ TD passes.
He didn’t carry the whole offense though. Randall Cobb did that.
Cobb finished with six catches for 115 yards and more importantly, was the guy Rodgers looked to when he needed a play. Cobb delivered time and a again.
On the other side of the ball, the Packers shut down Chicago’s passing game… again.
Chicago’s quarterback was 12 for 21 for 135 yards, one touchdown and one pick.
Big-mouth Brandon Marshall?
Five for 64 and a TD.
In other words, talk all you want. You’re still getting shut down on Sunday when you play the Packers.
The other good news is, the pass rush returned with Clay Matthews.
Matthews had two sacks on Sunday and Mike Neal chipped in 1.5. The Packers had one sack in the past three weeks without Matthews.
And now that the Packers have put the Bears out of their misery, they can hopefully get healthy and look to the playoffs.
…bet that felt good Monty…typing this…….admit it; you giggled like a 5 year old on crack as you typed it : )
Matthews is back and the D is better because of it…now get well boys and bring home what is ours!
I’m happy for Mike Neal. Alot of people wrote him off just a few months ago, myself included.
I’m with ya – I thought he was another Justin Harrell..he is really coming alive now.
Mason Crosby is going to cost us in the playoffs. White that down MM.
Wearing the Green and Gold with pride again….
Game was way closer than it needed to be.
Biggest concern : Crosby – Cannot go into playoffs with psycho kicker…….
Too bad Clay can’t kick FGs.
Winning in the NFL is not easy. Especially divisional games and especially games deciding the division title and a playoff birth. I’m calling you out as a fair weather fan.
Lovie will have a job as defensive coordinator somewhere. Crosby will have a job delivering pizzas somewhere.
Just read that McCarthy said “Crosby is still his guy.” WTF?? You have got to be kidding me. McCarthy might be the only person alive that thinks it makes sense to take him into the playoffs. It will cost us, guarantee it.
HOW IN CHRIST DOES CROSBY HAVE A JOB?
Another NFC North title. How sweet it is. And with 13 straight wins against NFC North teams, there is no doubt who owns this division.
If San Fran beats the Seahawks next week, then the game against the Vikings won’t even matter. The Packers will be locked into that 3rd seed. If the Seahawks win, then the Packers take the 2nd seed by winning out.
Looks like the winner of the NFC East is going to be the 4th seed no matter what, which means a likely match up with Seattle, lucky them.
The running game is coming around. The Bears came out of the 2 deep in the 2nd half to stop the run, which helped us gash them with the pass. Rodgers had his best game this year. Only two missed FGs and two fumbles kept this game close.
Great to have Clay Matthews and Mike Neal back, which morphed the Packers pass rush. The defense has to continue to improve for the Packers to go far because the offense is not going to carry this team.
Crosby has to go. Fuck have Masthay kick the FGs. Crosby is a mess. Otherwise we are good to go. Jordy & Woodson get back soon.
BTW- WTF was Cobb doing on the punt return?
Might have been the stupidest play have ever seen.
wasn’t like it was cobb’s call. when a coach tells you to do something, you do it, its pretty much that simple. obviously a dumbass call but when you hear MM talk about it after the game, i can come a little closer to almost understanding it (but barely…) in that he was concerned about a-rod’s ankle – which was hurt on the series before it – and wasn’t sure if he would be able to get offensive production from that point on, and it was still a one series game.
like i said, dumb as shit, but not on cobb, that was MM – in his own words “that certainly wasn’t a highlight of my coaching career.”
my bad, it was still 21-10 at that point, which does make it even more idiotic…
Please don’t sit players before you earn a bye…please play your starters for at least 3 quarters of the final game of reg. season.
Ok…1st…Rodgers best game was against Houston……The Cobb pass off the punt to Jeremy Ross was Slocum, and McCarthy…you want to give Rodgers time for his ankle?…Put in Harrell and call a running play….duh……….Think about this…your up 11points, Grant just fumbled….and you want a trick play with Jeremy Ross?, who has never caught a pass in a NFL game in his life. There was NO upside to that play…NONE…(btw..Cobb’s pass was perfect, went right through Ross’s hands and hit him in the stomach. But that play on a 1-10 scale? = (-5)… That play, and McCarthy sticking with Crosby makes me question, w t f is McCarthy thinking sometimes?…Loyalty is great and everything….but missing 12 field goals?..and NOT bringing anyone in?….NO kicker keeps their job in the NFL kicking 58% field goals….NOBODY…..C”MON MAN!!!!
I agree Rich…lets get Jordy and Woodson back…And lets do this!!….GO PACK GO!!!!!
BTW…Just wondering if Ryan Grant played with the Packers long enough to know that the Bears like to strip balls, and that their good at it. Maybe he forget…idk.
Watched first NFL game – Bart sneak it in for 7 to beat Cowboys December 31, 1967.
Been a devoted fan ever since.