With a dramatic, 50-yard touchdown pass to WR Greg Jennings on third down and one late in the game that delivered a 21-15 win for Green Bay, Packers QB Aaron Rodgers looked like Brett Favre at his best.
With four interceptions and multiple other ugly passes that could have been picked off, Bears QB Jay Cutler looked like Brett Favre at his worst.
It was a stellar debut for the Packers’ new 3-4 defense.
For tackle Allen Barbre, not so much.
Ditto for whoever threw that ridiculous illegal contact flag on CB Al Harris.
After twice proving why he plays defense by dropping two potential interceptions, Packers CB Tramon Williams picked off a pass and returned it 67 yards, to the Chicago one.
After making the biggest blunder by a long snapper since Trey Junkin, Patrick Mannelly talked about his decision to audible to a fake punt.
But the goat ultimately was CB Nathan Vasher, who was burned on the game-winning score.
Cutler finished with a passer rating of 43.2, the second worst performance of his career.
The Bears gave a new look on defense: “They did a lot of combination coverages where they are playing [a
defense in which] two guys have quarters to one side, where each guy
has one quarter of the field, and then on the back side they were
playing like a Cover 2 look,” Packers QB Aaron Rodgers said. “Which we haven’t seen on film and really,
in my five years, I haven’t seen them play that coverage. I think a lot
of that was to try and stop our quick slant game, which they did.”