22-5 record against Bears gives Aaron Rodgers third-best winning percentage against a single opponent since 1950
Classic Aaron Rodgers became unfiltered Aaron Rodgers this Sunday. It wasn’t necessarily what the quarterback from Green bay packers with his game in another of a long list of victories over Chicago Bears; was what he said in the end zone at Soldier Field after his 6-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter that sealed the victory 24-14.
Cameras and microphones clearly captured Rodgers’ message to the Bears faithful.
“All my pu … life, they belong to me,” Rodgers yelled as his teammates congratulated him. “They still belong to me, they still belong to me.”
The Packers running back, Aaron Jones, who joined the celebration: “What can you say? He’s right.”
It was Rodgers’ 22nd win over the Bears, including the 2010 NFC Championship Game.. His 22-5 record against the Bears gives him the third-best winning percentage (.815) by a quarterback against a single opponent since 1950, with a minimum of 25 starts, according to ESPN Stats & Information. Only Tom Brady (32-3 vs. the Bills, .914) and Ben Roethlisberger (23-3-1 vs. the Browns, .870) have been more successful over a team.
But that wasn’t what entered Rodgers’ mind after his touchdown. He did his championship belt celebration, known as “Discount Doublecheck”, but then he noticed someone in the stands.
And then, in his words, he passed out … “in a good way.”
“I looked into the stands and in the front row all I saw was a woman giving me a double middle finger,” Rodgers said. “So I’m not sure exactly what came out of my mouth next.” Everybody knows it now.
“All I can say is: a lot of things are said on the field that nobody hears,” Packers coach Matt LaFleur said. “It’s one of those competitive moments where things are said and I don’t know what Aaron said about it; I’m sure you guys asked him. Again, it’s a competitive game, and I think that’s one of those moments where you see go out to Aaron’s competitor. “
Rodgers, whose future with the Packers beyond this season remains uncertain, said it never crossed his mind before., during or after your reaction.
“Not at the moment,” he said. “I sure thought about it a lot before the game. I don’t think this is the last one, but I have enjoyed each and every one of them.”
Bears coach Matt Nagy didn’t seem overly concerned or upset by Rodgers’ reaction..
“We care about what we do,” Nagy said. “I didn’t see any of that or anything like that. For me, the most important thing right now is everything we can do to improve and win every game, including Green Bay, we have to do it.”
This event came just days after Rodgers praised how much he loves Chicago as a sports city.
“I love playing at Soldier Field,” Rodgers said. “I said this week, I have a lot of respect for the fans. I’m sure there is a little respect, not a lot of love, I’m sure.”
Rodgers was efficient at 17 of 23 balls for 195 yards with two touchdown passes and the touchdown on the ground.. It was the 29th game of Rodgers’ career with a touchdown on both passing and rushing, the third-most in NFL history after Cam Newton (42) and Steve Young (31). But it was Rodgers’ first rushing touchdown against the Bears since the 2010 NFC Championship Game.
He got a lot of help from runners Jones and AJ Dillon, who combined for 169 total yards and a touchdown on 28 touches, and the catcher Davante adams (four catches for 89 yards) plus a patchwork offensive line that was already without tackle David Bakhtiari and lost to Josh myers for a knee injury in the first quarter.
It was Green Bay’s fifth straight win over the Bears, dating back to LaFleur’s first game against Chicago as the Packers coach in 2019.It also gave the Packers (5-1) a two-game lead in the NFC North over both Bears (3-3) and Vikings (3-3).