Gut Reactions: The Bears Still Suck

Aaron gives his gut reactions to the Packers Week 13 win over the Bears. 

  • The Green Bay Packers have won more regular season games than any other team in the history of the NFL.
  • This team really loves to make things harder than they should. 
  • Sweet redemption for Jaire Alexander
  • If you need 1 yard, you can bet Aaron Rodgers will try to throw for at least 20. 
  • And look, I get Rodgers taking calculated shots, but at some point, when it's clear you can't hit the broadside of a barn when throwing deep on any particular day, at some point, just get the effing first down. 
  • Zach Tom Bombadil played a hell of a game. 
  • Christian Watson is special. 
  • Absolutely loved the design on AJ Dillon's TD. 
  • Also loved his TD celebration. 
  • All I could think while watching Joe Barry celebrating a blocked field goal was "That's not your squad my guy"
  • And yes, I get he's celebrating the team's accomplishment. 
  • Only took three quarters for the Bears to finally start getting called for manhandling Packers receivers. 
  • Shout out to Sammy Watkins for blocking his ass off today. 
  • Great to see Justin Fields pick up Jay Cutler's mantle. 
  • That seam throw to Tonyan hasn't worked all year. Stop trying to make Fetch happen. 
  • The Bears Still Suck. 
  • Go Pack Go. 
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packerbackerjim's picture

December 04, 2022 at 03:29 pm

Yes, the Bears still suck, just a little more than GB. Against a better team, the result is not the same. Having said that, it’s still so satisfying to beat the Bears.

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PackerAaron's picture

December 04, 2022 at 03:31 pm

NO ONE CARES WHAT WOULD HAVE HAPPENED AGAINST ANOTHER TEAM. THEY SWEPT THE BEARS.

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TarynsEyes's picture

December 04, 2022 at 03:42 pm

Yes, it's been quite the feather in their caps all these seasons.

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Leatherhead's picture

December 04, 2022 at 03:44 pm

I don't think they get it. Not only did we sweep the Bears, but we have home games against Detroit and the Vikings and a chance for a winning record in the division.

As a bonus, we also beat the Cowboys.

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jannes bjornson's picture

December 04, 2022 at 03:50 pm

Three @ Home and the Dolphins can be beaten. No reason for this squad to Quit. Watson will lead the way.
Doubs will be on the field in two weeks. Just win out.

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Packerlifer's picture

December 04, 2022 at 04:11 pm

That was often our consolation in the ‘70s & ‘80s. And beating the Vikqueens. We still have that for ‘22.

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LeotisHarris's picture

December 04, 2022 at 04:27 pm

I guess we have different memories, or at least different definitions of "often."

Bears were 11-9 against us in the 70s, and 11-7 in the 80s.

Vikings were 15-4-1 against us in the 70s. Packers won the 80s 14-5.

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Leatherhead's picture

December 04, 2022 at 06:29 pm

The Vikings are an expansion team that was good with Bud Grant. Since then....not so much. Lots of bad teams and stupid mistakes. Different owners, different GMs, different coaches.....same failure to win a Super Bowl.

The Bears.....beating the Bears is our raison de etre.

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mbpacker's picture

December 04, 2022 at 04:37 pm

Agree Nags, just savor the moment!

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PackyCheese500's picture

December 04, 2022 at 03:32 pm

Rodgers still owns the Bears. i think it was nice to have him enforce his ownership. Play Love after the bye - We will soon be mathematically eliminated from the playoffs, and we STILL need to see what we have in Jordan Love before we make a decision on him - 9 snaps ain't enough

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Packerpasty's picture

December 04, 2022 at 04:51 pm

who is "we"....so the fans will call the shots now? You can't mean the coaching staff cuz they already know about Love and "we" have no way of knowing what they think of him or of their plans for him...

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PackyCheese500's picture

December 04, 2022 at 05:00 pm

"We" is the Packers - I should say that the Packers will be eliminated soon.

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gmeyers1's picture

December 05, 2022 at 10:27 am

You think that just because the coaches have seen him at every practice for 3 years, they might have a pretty good idea of what his talent & leadership ability might be?

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Coldworld's picture

December 04, 2022 at 03:34 pm

We made the Bears look good for 3 quarters. In the end our D really gave us the chance. Still an incredibly conservative game plan from LaFleur that was Watson or nothing. At least we stayed with the run, but it took 3 plays for TOs, particularly the 2 late interceptions to get us the chance. I don’t think I want to claim we should be proud of that D, but individuals still made some plays. It’s good that we beat the Bears. It’s time to look ahead to next year.

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PackerAaron's picture

December 04, 2022 at 03:35 pm

How does Rodgers repeatedly gunning it 40 yards deep on 3rd and short come out to a "incredibly conservative game plan from LaFleur"???

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Coldworld's picture

December 04, 2022 at 03:58 pm

Rodgers throwing several times to one guy running deep is not, on its own, an aggressive game plan. Nor were the deep throws working. One reason was perhaps that the Bears had only one deeper player to think about. Watson’s deeper riutes the only element that wasn’t cautious in the design, which is why I referenced it, but the rest is as conservative and the Bears also seemed to find it predictable.

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Oppy's picture

December 04, 2022 at 05:25 pm

I gotta ask.. if chucking it deep frequently isn't an aggressive attack, what exactly is?

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cpabandit's picture

December 04, 2022 at 04:22 pm

I agree! And who the hell does Aaron Rodgers think he is? Aaron Rodgers?

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PackyCheese500's picture

December 04, 2022 at 03:38 pm

Other than a couple of big plays from Lazard, Watson, Dillon, and Alexander and Zach Tom's performance, I was not happy with the Packers for most of the game

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jlc1's picture

December 05, 2022 at 09:41 am

Sure looked like AJ Dillon figured in that game plan. And the jet sweep was a great call because the entire O line pulled the opposite direction and the Bears had to respect that given the run game plan had worked pretty well. Conservative game plan? Maybe.

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TarynsEyes's picture

December 04, 2022 at 03:35 pm

They came so close, to being moved into the Bear's basement.

Allow me to say it. If only Rodgers does un-Rodgers things in nearly all this season, their chances of a playoff spot wouldn't be so gloomy, still.

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Packerpasty's picture

December 04, 2022 at 04:51 pm

if you like being gloomy, which it seems you do week in and week out, then be that way...you must be a real charmer around the holidays...

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TheKanataThrilla's picture

December 04, 2022 at 03:36 pm

Handing the ball off to Watson to put the game away was stunning. His speed is crazy.

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Lare's picture

December 04, 2022 at 03:36 pm

On the positive side, the Packers got a win over the Bears.

On the negative side, they lost draft position and we have to watch another week of Rodgers at QB before they're mathematically eliminated from the playoffs.

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PackyCheese500's picture

December 04, 2022 at 03:39 pm

Their bye is next week. They could be mathematically eliminated next week or in 2 weeks.

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BirdDogUni's picture

December 04, 2022 at 11:01 pm

Bet the defense plays well this coming Sunday...

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GregC's picture

December 04, 2022 at 03:50 pm

That was such a great call, after Dillon had been getting good yardage up the middle all day. As soon as I saw Rodgers hand the ball to Watson, I thought, "Brilliant!"

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GPG_Since_66's picture

December 04, 2022 at 05:02 pm

I can't believe it - the Pack spent the whole afternoon setting that play up and the Bears still didn't stop it. OK, the Bears suck, thanks for reminding me. But what fun! Fun is something we need! Thanks, Matt. BTW, Watson will not BECOME a star he already IS a star.

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stormin's picture

December 04, 2022 at 06:50 pm

What an ungrateful jerk you are !!

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Rarescope's picture

December 04, 2022 at 08:01 pm

Don’t have to watch anything - if you don’t like it don’t watch it.

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coolhand's picture

December 05, 2022 at 09:43 am

And a nice block by Watkins sprung him on that long run

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NickPerry's picture

December 04, 2022 at 03:41 pm

Jarie made a few nice plays but also some really bad ones. I have to admit for a minute there it certainly didn't look good. But Alexander MUST be better against WR like THOSE if he's making that kind of money.

If I didn't know better I would swear Joe Barry made a few adjustments at halftime. Giving up just 3 in the 2nd half, ZERO in the 4th quarter...I almost didn't know I was watching the Packers. He's still gotta go at the end of the season.

Dillon got 18 carries, mostly because Jones was less than 100. BUT I was happy they stayed with Dillon. The dude is running hard.

Man on man Watson is FUN to watch. His teammates know it's a TD before he's to the endzone. That handoff to Watson was a beautiful play at THAT moment.

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Coldworld's picture

December 04, 2022 at 04:04 pm

Alexander seems to be looking for the big plays. He got one in the end, fortunately.

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PackyCheese500's picture

December 04, 2022 at 05:02 pm

Playing kind of like Cowboys CB Trevon Diggs. Gives up a lot of yards but makes big plays. His 4th INT of the season

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Rarescope's picture

December 04, 2022 at 08:03 pm

Lol I just watched Matt Ryan throw a touchdown right past Diggs. No thank you to CB like that.

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Heyward's picture

December 04, 2022 at 10:41 pm

Fields stopped running in the second half. The Bears made the adjustment for Joe.

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PatrickGB's picture

December 05, 2022 at 08:34 am

Perhaps Fields and coaches were too confident in his passing or maybe he was hurting and thought the game was put away and was just killing time.

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jlc1's picture

December 05, 2022 at 09:43 am

Or maybe the Bears coaches suck.

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PatrickGB's picture

December 05, 2022 at 11:52 am

That too.

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splitpea1's picture

December 04, 2022 at 03:45 pm

Yawn, we beat the Bears again.

Jaire seems to have Justin's number this season.

Our OL played exceptionally well; then again, so did the Bears'. Not often you see a sack-less game.

Quay definitely needs to work on his tackling, as he was dragged into the end zone.

Too much street football from Rodgers--he'll never change.

Always nice to see ST and Lowry do something helpful.

Can we please see Love for the next four games?

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Coldworld's picture

December 04, 2022 at 04:27 pm

Both sides have pass rush issues, especially the Bears.

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PackyCheese500's picture

December 04, 2022 at 04:35 pm

Quay was supposed to be a great tackler coming out of college. Look at his draft reports! It is Barry's foul coaching that has downgraded him. He still has great potential, but he needs better coaching in order to fully fulfill it.

Zach Tom gives us something to be excited about at LT. If he ads more muscle in the offseason, he could become a quality starter. I know it was the Bears, though

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13TimeChamps's picture

December 04, 2022 at 04:57 pm

How does a coach make a player a bad tackler?

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Oppy's picture

December 04, 2022 at 05:27 pm

As i mentioned to a different commenter- Joe Barry is actually known for coaching up ILBs.

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revolson's picture

December 04, 2022 at 10:28 pm

Hew was trying to strip the ball. Montgomery was in anyway.

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Leatherhead's picture

December 04, 2022 at 03:45 pm

We won, on the road, by two scores, against our oldest and most hated rival. How do you like those apples?

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TarynsEyes's picture

December 04, 2022 at 03:57 pm

Those apples have some worms in them.

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Packerlifer's picture

December 04, 2022 at 04:15 pm

It was our Super Bowl! Not what used to be the Green Bay standard.

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EnemyTerritory's picture

December 04, 2022 at 08:58 pm

Wasn’t that Dallas game?

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Coldworld's picture

December 04, 2022 at 04:17 pm

It’s nice to win, against a woeful Bears and in a game that was closer than the 2 scores make it sound. For large stretches we made the Bears look good on both sides of the ball. I’m happy we beat them, but it’s time to take off the green and gold goggles and get a grip on the reality that next year is what matters. We really didn’t learn or change anything this week.

I’m already hearing folks with Packer ties arguing that next year with Rodgers will be viable because of Watson and arguing Rodgers should keep playing with him for that reason. The spin is in full swing from Lambeau to excuse this season as a blip. That would be a loss far bigger than the victory was today.

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Oppy's picture

December 04, 2022 at 03:47 pm

Love better start getting majority of snaps when we get out of the bye week.

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PackyCheese500's picture

December 04, 2022 at 04:04 pm

If he doesn't, then that further proves the idiocy of this coaching staff to refuse to look ahead to the long term when we are almost certainly doomed in the present. It also proves their servitude to Rodgers, who the Packers, other than contractually, don't and shouldn't have any other commitment to him.

Trade Rodgers to the Jets; Mike White finally showed his true colors against a bad Vikings defense. Rodgers on the Jets would make them SB contenders, because the Jets are a team with an incredible roster being held back by badness at the QB position.

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PatrickGB's picture

December 05, 2022 at 08:37 am

I doubt that he would ever play for another team. He would retire first.

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edp1959's picture

December 04, 2022 at 04:17 pm

Or what? Are you going cry about it. Rodgers isn't going anywhere, he will be the starting QB for the Packers again next year. Get over it.

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Oppy's picture

December 04, 2022 at 04:26 pm

I wouldn't expect you to understand that Rodgers starting next year isn't really a concern. What is a concern is finding out if the Packers should pony up for Love's 5th year option, or perhaps even attempt to negotiate a long term deal with him prior to taking that option. You don't seem to understand that it's not necessarily about Love taking Rodgers job; it's about knowing if Love is going to eventually take Rodgers' job or not. It's about having the best possible data to decide if the Packers spend next year's 1st round pick on a QB or somewhere else.

I also wouldn't expect Rodgers to go anywhere next season.. not when he's got free parking pass for his penis in the heated and humidity controlled garage that is your mouth.

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PackyCheese500's picture

December 04, 2022 at 04:33 pm

Rodgers can be traded. I don't know why people say "Oh, he won't be going anywhere!" It is both contractually and practically feasible to trade him to the Jets, and doing so would get us some nice draft capital and free up oodles of cap space from '24 to '26

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BirdDogUni's picture

December 04, 2022 at 11:12 pm

Well, I doubt the current administration has the balls to trade him even if they wanted to, or they would've traded him to Denver.

If AR isn't our QB next season, it's because he decided to retire or he wants a trade, not because someone else in the organization made a decision.

Just saying.

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GVPacker's picture

December 04, 2022 at 03:49 pm

The 2022 Packers are TOAST! I look at these remaining games as the 2023 preseason! Hopefully Rodgers starts to mesh with Watson & Doubs. Joe Barry needs to be Das Booted and please bring In a Competent DC! I'm officially not In the Matt Lefleur fan club, he just doesn't have it. Why did Mark Murphy give him an extension? We need some more talent at the Tight End position. Please give Mr Love some snaps, let's see what he's got!!!! Mr Nagler THE BEARS STILL SUCK, and please do enjoy your beer tonight!

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Leatherhead's picture

December 04, 2022 at 03:52 pm

You may look at these remaining 4 games as the 2023 preseason, but they're all winnable and if we do, we'd finish 9-8.

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PackyCheese500's picture

December 04, 2022 at 03:54 pm

Yes - give Love snaps!

Also agreed. I can't see us winning again except for the Rams game

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LeotisHarris's picture

December 04, 2022 at 03:51 pm

"Okay, we've had good success moving the ball on the ground, and they've had difficulty stopping our mobile QB. What to do? Hmm, I know! Let's throw!" -- Luke Getsy (probably)

Thank goodness the Bears still suck.

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PackyCheese500's picture

December 04, 2022 at 04:01 pm

Except for the mobile QB part, that also sounds like LaFleur's game-plan for most of today! It must be a common theme for the LaFleur coaching tree! Good thing for us that the Bears hired Getsy,

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PackyCheese500's picture

December 04, 2022 at 03:54 pm

Other than a couple of big plays from Lazard, Watson, Dillon, and Alexander and Zach Tom's performance, I was not happy with the Packers for most of the game

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GregC's picture

December 04, 2022 at 03:54 pm

It's been great to see the real A.J. Dillon these past two games. He's not as good as Aaron Jones, but when things are clicking, he's like the Rolling Stones to Aaron Jones' Beatles. And he carried the load on his own for most of the second half.

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Oppy's picture

December 04, 2022 at 04:28 pm

A back like AJ Dillon makes other RBs like Aaron Jones more effective when they're in the game.

Beat up the defense, make them tired and sore, then the slasher comes in and hits it out of the park.

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PackyCheese500's picture

December 04, 2022 at 04:00 pm

Let's not get overhyped. A win over the 3-9 Bears with the worst defense in the league shouldn't make people think we have any better chance of making the playoffs. While extremely satisfying, this win doesn't show anything about whether the Packers have turned a corner, because the Dolphins, Vikings, and Lions are all very good teams. If the Packers can at least put up a good fight, then maybe we could be going somewhere. Rams should be an easy win.

For now, though, outside of a few stellar individual performances, I was actually dissapointed by the Packers in this game. MLF went back to his old "let Rodgers chuck it deep every other snap and snub Aaron Jones" offense (which I found very offensive), and the only reason Barry's defense didn't get torched like it did in Philly is because the Bears were missing injured starters on the O-line and at WR. They still ran for 145 yards, and while that is better than 363, it still isn't good.

Again, I hate to put a dampener on the excitement, but I'm just trying to keep things in perspective

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Fubared's picture

December 04, 2022 at 04:22 pm

Ya totally agree. Nothing to celebrate, the bears lack of pass rush is because they traded their two top guys for draft picks and money savings in their rebuild. It will bite the pack in the ass eventually.

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GregC's picture

December 04, 2022 at 05:31 pm

We know the Packers aren't going anywhere this season. We're just happy they beat the Bears. Any win is an accomplishment for this Packer team, no matter how bad the competition.

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TarynsEyes's picture

December 04, 2022 at 04:03 pm

After this incredible comeback win, with Rodgers at the helm, how does anyone still think Rodgers is going to bench himself?, Only losses will get Love in the game. Every win, however, fruitless for the playoff hopes, allows Rodgers to use that as reason to play.

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PackyCheese500's picture

December 04, 2022 at 04:06 pm

Either the Packers are mathematically eliminated from the Playoffs or on the outside chance that either Rodgers or MLF decides to have Rodgers not play. Rodgers said he was "open" to other options

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Packerlifer's picture

December 04, 2022 at 04:21 pm

He said he was “immunized” too.

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wildbill's picture

December 04, 2022 at 05:15 pm

Keep crying, maybe mommy will make your favorite pudding tonight.,,

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Oppy's picture

December 04, 2022 at 04:30 pm

Rodgers is smart enough to know that in the current landscape / dumpster fire that is the NFC, to be fully mathematically eliminated from playoff contention would take A LOT.

Oh, sure, might be less than 1% chance, but if it's over 0%, you're not technically out of it.

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dobber's picture

December 04, 2022 at 04:05 pm

Always good to beat the Bears, and good to see Dillon starting to roll.

Since that butt-ass ugly loss at Detroit, the offense is averaging over 28 points per game, and that's mostly against good teams (Dallas, Tennessee, Philly...and Chicago), and due to the emergence of 9.

Defense is still a wreck, but they get 3 of 4 at home to close...(Miami might hang 40 on these guys, but the Vikings are notoriously mediocre on offense on the road).

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wildbill's picture

December 04, 2022 at 05:16 pm

Not only Watson but a stable O/L has meant a lot also

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dobber's picture

December 04, 2022 at 05:35 pm

Agreed!

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Fubared's picture

December 04, 2022 at 04:09 pm

Bears are taking their lumps and I think there okay with it. They understand it's a rebuild, they traded their two best pass rushers for picks and money savings. Next year they have 11 picks, many of them high picks, and 110 mil under cap.
They sucked today and probably tomorrow but they will emerge with a young and talented team.
The Lions will finish their rebuild next draft. the vikes are set, they can afford to just pick bpa and not pass on talent to fill a hole.
Packers are going to be at the bottom and suck too for a few years after Rodgers runs off with the cookie jar. Enjoy any success while you can.

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PackyCheese500's picture

December 04, 2022 at 04:29 pm

Packers need to be like the Bears, and, for the rest of 2022 and for 2023, recognize that they are heading for/are in a rebuild. I have looked at what the Packers could do in the offseason, and I believe there is a particular path they could take that would have them contending again as soon as 2024. It would involve cutting and trading many players (including Rodgers) in the offseason, though

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calabasa's picture

December 04, 2022 at 06:21 pm

Exactly.

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mbpacker's picture

December 04, 2022 at 04:21 pm

A win is wonderful, but really wonderful when it's the Bears. I can relax and let the holidays come to me at our family get togethers, where my brother and I are life-long Packer fans, while all, or most, of my in-laws are avid, life-long Bear fans. The season has been disappointing , on so many levels, but I am going to eat my chili & chips with a warm glow while I read and listen to the discussions in the coming days. GPG!

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Since'61's picture

December 04, 2022 at 04:27 pm

I was unable to watch the game prior to the point where the Packers ran the end around to Watson for the winning TD in the 4th quarter. Great play!!! Watson has unbelievable speed. From my perspective it was a great game and a great win for the Packers.

The Record for TDs scored by a rookie in their first season was set by Gale Sayers in 1965. In his rookie season Sayers scored 22 TDs. Six in one game! As an RB Sayers could score from anywhere on the field via the run or the pass. He was a great receiver as well as probably the greatest runner with the football of all time.
He also scored on KO returns.

Sayers remains the most phenomenal NFL ball carrier that I have ever seen, Chicago Bear or not. If you did not get to see him play there is just no way to adequately describe the phenomenon that he was until injuries shortened his career. Sayers and Unitas were the only opposing players who concerned me during the Lombardi years. Thanks, Since '61

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Norm's picture

December 04, 2022 at 04:45 pm

Add Jim Brown to that list and I agree Since '61.

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wildbill's picture

December 04, 2022 at 05:19 pm

Jim brown never gained 100 yards rushing versus a Lombardi team. Ok only three games but one was for a championship. I would rather have us face Brown over Sayers any day

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Since'61's picture

December 04, 2022 at 09:37 pm

I agree wildbill. The Packers always played well agains the Browns and were able to contain Brown. Sayers had great moves and breakaway speed. He could score and change a game from anywhere on the field. Sayers scared me much more than Brown. Of course Brown retired after the '65 season while that season was Sayers rookie season so their careers only overlapped for the one season. Thanks, Since '61

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Johnblood27's picture

December 04, 2022 at 05:24 pm

NItschke took it upon himself to keep brown under wraps when he played the Lombardi Packers.

Jimmy taylor also delighted in out-rushing Brown in their head-to-head match-ups.

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Since'61's picture

December 04, 2022 at 09:44 pm

JB - in the '65 NFL Championship game Lombardi told Nitschke before the game, "All you need to do is follow this guy (Jim Brown). Wherever he goes you go with him." Nitschke and the Packers defense held Brown to 50 yards in the Championship game. Nitschke broke up a deep pass to Brown in the end zone even though Brown had got behind Nitschke he still made the play and saved the TD. Thanks, Since '61

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Since'61's picture

December 04, 2022 at 09:29 pm

Norm - Brown for sure but Jim Brown and Gale Sayers were different types of runners. Brown had speed and power while Sayers had exceptional speed, head spinning moves and through it all he was smooth and he made it look easy. His vision was extraordinary.

Another key factor Brown played behind a very good to excellent OL. When Sayers played the Bears had one of the worst OLs in the league. Sayers did most of it on his own. In any case Sayers and Brown were named as the starting backfield to the NFL's All Time 50 years team in 1969. Thanks, Since '61

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

December 05, 2022 at 01:16 am

I agree that Gale Sayers was just different and special. No question in my mind that I was watching greatness in real time back in the day.

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Since'61's picture

December 05, 2022 at 11:39 am

Agree TGR. He was unbelievable to watch back in the day. Thanks, Since '61

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Guam's picture

December 04, 2022 at 04:31 pm

"If you need one yard, you can bet Aaron Rodgers will try to throw for at least 20."

Never were truer words said. When is Rodgers going to stop with the asinine hero ball? I lost count of the number of deep shots Rodgers took in the second quarter. And hit none of them. This remnant of the McCarthy offense needs to be retired. Rodgers is no longer accurate enough on the deep ball to be throwing them more than once or twice a game to keep defenses honest.

The Packer offense is getting better with the emergence of Watson, but you don't have to chuck the ball deep to him or anyone else if the first down is readily available. Take what the defense gives you and keep the offense on the field and the defense off. The Packers won this game when Rodgers started throwing mid-range and short range passes as well as handing the ball off to Dillon. He wastes far too many downs trying for the hero shot.

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coolhand's picture

December 05, 2022 at 10:05 am

Yea, 3rd and 1 so let's throw a 35 yard pass?

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PackAttack4155's picture

December 04, 2022 at 04:42 pm

Its been a season long issue with throwing the ball on third and short. There was a 3rd and 1 with a shot downfield that sticks in my mind today. Dillon was having a solid game too, give the man the ball, or a QB sneak! Don't get cute, just get the first down!

Defense was great in the second half, holding any team to under 20 points is solid, special teams had some good plays, offense stuck with it, Packers beat Bears. Happy days.

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Packerpasty's picture

December 04, 2022 at 04:49 pm

Sorry whiners and Rodgers haters, no Love for you today, or next season either so face reality....great to beat the Bears even though the majority of the strange crybaby Cheesehead crowd hates the win....reminds me of the old song by the Cult "Love removal machine"....time for some eggnog!!!

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LeotisHarris's picture

December 04, 2022 at 05:04 pm

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PackyCheese500's picture

December 04, 2022 at 05:05 pm

As a Love advocate, I am happy they won because it was the Bears, and I always want the Packers to beat the Bears.

Now, I am hoping that Love can get some good playing time in the next 4 games? Yes. This season is likely lost, and it makes no sense to play Rodgers when:
1) it increases Rodgers' injury risk
2) We still need to find out what we have in Love

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Cwilly's picture

December 04, 2022 at 05:22 pm

Love needs to play in a game with no prevent defense so everyone sees what we have there. I’m pretty sure it won’t be pretty. But we’ll never know if he doesn’t play. The teams only offensive weapon picked high in the NFL draft since Gute took over has been something this team needed. Imagine using all these awesome defensive picks on more offensive playmakers the last 5 drafts. Probably would have been more effective then the piss poor defense we field every single week. I still think love isn’t the answer but he does need to play so we see how bad the future may be in Green Bay. Packers blew the best chance for a Super Bowl last year and Rodgers has declined this year as well. The future doesn’t look bright in Green Bay. The defense is the worst in the league in my opinion and maybe it is the d coordinator but if it’s not that’s an indictment on the GM.

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calabasa's picture

December 04, 2022 at 06:45 pm

Worst case scenario:

- FO is too scared to bench AR, so we don’t see Love play until it’s time to pick up his option.

-FO is too scared/proud to cut bait on Love, so throw good $ after bad.

-They commit to him sight unseen, and he struggles. Then we have $$$$ tied up in both WB’s, and need to draft our next savior.

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calabasa's picture

December 04, 2022 at 06:46 pm

…tied up in both QB’s.

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stockholder's picture

December 04, 2022 at 06:36 pm

Who Tanked? The Bears. And take a good look at what we would look like if it weren't for Rodgers.
Got a problem with Rodgers throwing Long? As long as we win. Shut the h*** up. This game was the perfect gauge for FA.
Who can separate on the deep throws. Who knows where the sticks are? And who hasn't slowed down.
The Rookies are the difference. And Rodgers knows it. LeFluer called some very good plays. And Rodgers acknowledged it.
But the next 4 games will take the prize. The struggles of many veterans are showing. Old habits Die Hard!
If this team doesn't switch their front to a 4 man. The Defense will be the Death of any play-off hopes.
IMO;- Reed and Lowrey must play wide. Normal DEs. And if they don't. This Defense will never advance in the playoffs.
Amos slowed down and is missing tackles. Campbell looked slow. And Walker needs a Grave digger up front with Clark.
They sure do miss Gary. But the amount of yards the opponents are gaining on the ground, has to stop.

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jannes bjornson's picture

December 04, 2022 at 10:07 pm

Accumulate picks in this draft. Two DTs at minimum and two Edge/DE types. The college D coordinators are the innovators and watch Spags running his show today. No reading and reacting, just attacking. . Barry is static cling. Noah Sewell is a beast. No QB runs through the middle with him as the MLB and keep Walker on the outside. I am advocating for Keeanu Benton from the Badgers and Mazi Smith. I like Big Ten guys. Keondre Coburn from Texas, a pure NT. No more of this light front making believe they have Aaron Donald and Johnny Randall.

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Heyward's picture

December 04, 2022 at 10:40 pm

Playoffs? Cue Jim Mora.

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stormin's picture

December 04, 2022 at 06:52 pm

So many ungrateful jerks there are here !!

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LeotisHarris's picture

December 04, 2022 at 09:16 pm

Yoda?

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Tundraboy's picture

December 04, 2022 at 07:08 pm

Ok we had to beat the Bears. Now our best revenge will be high picks. In the meantime let's start playing everyone and see what we have. We already know which ones need to go. GPG

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Celise...'s picture

December 04, 2022 at 09:36 pm

Food for thought...Mark Murphy runs the show, not Gutey, not MLF, not even Rodgers...as the supreme ruler he is going to do what is financially good for the team. He didn't take that control back to sit and watch others make the decisions. Rodgers will remain the quarterback because it's already been paid for. Jordan Love runs the practice squad against the no.1 defense each week and while i know our defense is not good, it is still a starting defense and they know what they have in Love. If Love should play and play well it would only make it harder for Murphy to keep him while paying Rodgers. Also with the 5th year option on Love coming up it would mean a larger paycheck for him as well. It always comes down to the money when the person on top is calling the shots.

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Heyward's picture

December 04, 2022 at 10:38 pm

I think the Bears realized at halftime they were screwing up their draft position and stopped running the ball in the second half. Joe Barry and his defense had no answer for Fields in the first half.

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