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Urlacher reiterates his belief that Bears are better than Packers

Chicago Bears linebacker Urlacher sacks Green Bay Packers quarterback Rodgers during the first quarter of the NFL NFC Championship football game in Chicago Reuters

Last month, Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher raised eyebrows with his contention that the Bears, not the Packers, are the best team in the conference.  During a surprise appearance Thursday on ESPN 1000′s Waddle & Silvy, Urlacher was given a chance to say that he was merely “playing to the crowd a little bit” when he said what he said.

And Urlacher opted not to say that.

“I think we are better,” Urlacher said.

Oops.

“You know, every game we played with them last year came down to the wire,” Urlacher added.  “You know, a few plays here and there and it goes our way, but they made those plays.  Last year they made those plays and hopefully this year we’ll make those plays.  That’s just the way most games are in the NFL and whoever makes those key plays is going to win the game so we didn’t make them.  Last year they did, but I think talent-wise and athletically and coaching-wise we stack up well with everyone in our conference.”

So there you have it, Packers fans.  Your team may be getting the rings, but Urlacher thinks that the best team didn’t win the Super Bowl, because in his view the best team didn’t win the qualification game.

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  1. steelerspiratesbruins says: Jun 16, 2011 5:34 PM

    Brian, give your head a shake. Am I the only one who thinks this guy is now overrated?

  2. gennij65 says: Jun 16, 2011 5:35 PM

    He’ll have a different tune after the season sweep this year.

  3. jaggedmark says: Jun 16, 2011 5:36 PM

    Bears will finish 3rd in NFC North this year. Behind Packers and Lions.

  4. bearsblow says: Jun 16, 2011 5:41 PM

    MisttackleLacher has been hit to many times in the head.

    Bears will finish 3rd in NFC North this year. Behind Packers and Lions.

  5. emoney826 says: Jun 16, 2011 5:43 PM

    What is he suppose to say? He’s already convinced that his team is actually talented because of their lucky season and easiest divisional playoff game in NFL history. The falcons, saints, and even the eagles are more talented than this team. They’re definitely not better than the packers. They had home field advantage in the championship game and still couldn’t beat them. They lost with their starters at the end of the season and they should have lost the game in the beginning of the season. Anyone who says otherwise is delusional.

  6. jutts says: Jun 16, 2011 5:43 PM

    One thing for sure. This Devision is going to prove to be the best in the NFC. That is, if we have a season.

  7. buckybadger says: Jun 16, 2011 5:43 PM

    Urlacher will be lucky to stay healthy for another season. There good but if they where better they would have won. The QB situation if far more favorable for the Packers and in this NFL that is important, too important really.

  8. couldntthinkofaname says: Jun 16, 2011 5:48 PM

    So when Detroit went 0-16 a few years back, were they the best team? Shut up, Urlacher.

  9. munny10 says: Jun 16, 2011 5:51 PM

    Brian Urlacher?….Never heard of her. Bears had an unbelievably injury-free year and the packers set records for games missed by starters. Yea Brian, just a few plays your starters didn’t quite make against second and third stringers kept you from a SB ring. Have some nice Wisconsin Cheese with that Whine of yours!

  10. sagnam says: Jun 16, 2011 5:52 PM

    Does that mean the Lions are better than the Packers and the Bears too? Both games came down to the wire with both teams and Detroit would have split with Chicago if it wasn’t for the Calvin Johnson rule.

  11. tedskro says: Jun 16, 2011 5:55 PM

    Brian your teams defense continues to grow out of their prime while the Packers seem to still be growing into their prime. It will be hard for you to accept the 3rd place in the division but it’ll be ok you can rest your body in the post season

  12. ejmat2 says: Jun 16, 2011 5:55 PM

    As a Viking fan but one that admires the way BU plays all I have to reiterate is STFU. Before you can say you are better than a team you have to prove it by beating them. The Pack are better than the Bores.

    It’s like 09 when I thought the Vikings were a better team than the Saints. Well the didn’t beat them so I can’t say they are. Once they beat them then he can talk smack. Until then the Packers are the best in the NFL. Now I want to cut all my fingers off for typing that :). But it is what it is.

  13. cgarsmoker says: Jun 16, 2011 6:01 PM

    Urlacher has the typical Bears mentality……even though they keep losing they rant about how much better they are. Here’s a hint… The better team is the one that executes during the game and actually wins it.

  14. suhperman says: Jun 16, 2011 6:03 PM

    I guess this is what happens when there’s no drug testing during the lockout.

  15. usmutts says: Jun 16, 2011 6:08 PM

    The Bears are to the Packers
    As Foreman was to Ali.

    They got rope-a-doped

    Twice.

  16. downsouth49er says: Jun 16, 2011 6:08 PM

    I’m far from a packers fan, but the only way to prove it is to do it on the field and the bears didn’t do it on the field when it mattered most. So I’m on the side of the packers is the better team. Just calling it like I see it Brian!!

  17. ampats says: Jun 16, 2011 6:12 PM

    Brian Urlacher+Rex Ryan= DUMB & DUMBER

  18. possiblecabbage says: Jun 16, 2011 6:13 PM

    Everybody, deep down, wants to believe that they are the best player and that their team is the best team. Only the people who actually take home the hardware get to crow about it though, everybody else mostly keeps their mouths shut.

    If nothing else, bragging about a past in which you were not the victors is much less productive than projecting that your team will be better in the future (as unlikely as that may be, there’s nothing wrong with selling hope.)

  19. shoooder says: Jun 16, 2011 6:13 PM

    Brian is correct…the Bears are better… losers

  20. myopinionisrighterthanyours says: Jun 16, 2011 6:23 PM

    Urlacher apparently hasn’t heard of fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me. If they had met in the playoffs, and the Packers won for yet a THIRD time, would he still believe that the “inferior” team got lucky yet again???

  21. nflfan101 says: Jun 16, 2011 6:26 PM

    Urlacher said: “I think we are better” “… but they made those plays.”
    ——————————————-

    So, the team that didn’t make the plays is better than the team that did make the plays???????

    Yea, right!

  22. coleman121280 says: Jun 16, 2011 6:30 PM

    Brian Urlacher hasn’t been relevant for a while. He’s completly overated in Madden as well.

  23. shimbomba says: Jun 16, 2011 6:39 PM

    The NFC North table doesn’t lie

    Packers were lucky to even make the playoffs

  24. clownsfan says: Jun 16, 2011 6:43 PM

    Always talkin’. Why can’t this over-rated, injury prone clown ever hurt his mouth?

  25. nineroutsider says: Jun 16, 2011 6:52 PM

    Only one thing comes to mind, and it can be heard all around the tailgate lot at Lambeau on Bears’ Sunday…”The Bears still suck, the Bears still suck…”

    I’m not a Packers fan, but I am not impressed by the Bears. Martz somehow didn’t kill the offense last year, but he will this year. 5-11 for Da Bears…Urlacher goes down early for the season after all of this talk.

  26. medtxpack says: Jun 16, 2011 7:04 PM

    DA BEARS STILL SUCK

  27. thephantomstranger says: Jun 16, 2011 7:06 PM

    Every year about half the teams that made the playoffs the previous year don’t make it again. Does anyone think the Bears are going to be one of the teams that makes it to the playoffs again?

  28. huskerguy says: Jun 16, 2011 7:08 PM

    And………… there goes Branon Jackson again.

    Urlacher?

    Urlacher?

    Hello?

    Nope. You missed that tackle too.

    Dousche.

  29. Deb says: Jun 16, 2011 7:19 PM

    What makes people do things like this? It’s difficult to play the linebacker position with one foot stuck in your mouth.

  30. wannabeqb says: Jun 16, 2011 7:43 PM

    I’m kind of on Urlachers side. They won the division over 16 games which is a pretty good argument for the bears being a better team, BUT on the day GB went to Soldier field and beat them. Thats the beauty of the the NFL playoffs, one game of not being at your best and you can be done.

    I would also say the Saints are a better team than the Seahawks (I’d be surprised if many disagreed) but on that day, Seattle deservedly won. And that my Pats were a better team than the Jets over 2010, but in that playoff game, the Jets played better and deserved the win.

    Would he swap being the “better team” for winning last seasons Superbowl? Put your life on it.

  31. jimmysee says: Jun 16, 2011 7:45 PM

    An opinion and a token gets you on the subway.

    He’ll have a chance to prove it — twice — this season.

  32. henrypuppyhead says: Jun 16, 2011 7:47 PM

    Stupid smack talk does not a good team make.

  33. grennandgold4ever says: Jun 16, 2011 7:50 PM

    I really try and give people the benefit of the dBU oubt. However, Urlacher just stepped in it this time. Talk about bulletin board material…not that the Packers need any other reason to throttle da Bears…but really, Brian…do you realize how clueless you sound? First time a Packers blocker has a chance to drop the hammer on BU…good night, Princess!

  34. tfbuckfutter says: Jun 16, 2011 7:55 PM

    I think I’m taller than Shaquille O’Neal.

  35. gbfanforever says: Jun 16, 2011 7:59 PM

    I’m surprised he hasn’t been traded to the jets who specialize in being runner up trash talkers. No respectable man runs around saying their team’s better than the team that beat them. That’s for 12 year olds.

  36. CKL says: Jun 16, 2011 8:04 PM

    Deb says:
    Jun 16, 2011 7:19 PM
    What makes people do things like this? It’s difficult to play the linebacker position with one foot stuck in your mouth.
    _________________________________
    The guy screwed Paris Hilton for heaven’s sake, this craptalk after losing isn’t even the dumbest thing he’s ever done. :P
    I despise him, he’s a major douche. He’s the kind of butthurt guy who can dish it out but can’t take it. Loathe that type. I fully expect him to end up on the Jets or Ravens someday.

  37. Bubby Brister says: Jun 16, 2011 8:05 PM

    I was rooting so hard for the Bears in the NFC Championship. I knew very well they would get destroyed by the Steelers in the SB and that the Packers were the far and away the better team. They may have been the worst team to ever host an NFC Championship game and the fourth best team in the division this upcoming season. Even Urlacher’s son thinks his old man plays like a p***** these days.

  38. SpartaChris says: Jun 16, 2011 8:10 PM

    wannabeqb says:
    Jun 16, 2011 7:43 PM
    I’m kind of on Urlachers side. They won the division over 16 games which is a pretty good argument for the bears being a better team, BUT on the day GB went to Soldier field and beat them. Thats the beauty of the the NFL playoffs, one game of not being at your best and you can be done.
    =================================
    Actually, Chicago had two opportunities in 4 weeks to beat GB and knock them out of the playoffs. They failed to do so both times, so I’d say GB was in fact the better team.

    Let’s also remember an 18 penalty outing by GB in the first contest, which is what ultimately cost the Packers the game. Everyone without blinders on knows those penalties kept Chicago in it..

  39. mwasko78 says: Jun 16, 2011 8:19 PM

    Scoreboard

  40. SpartaChris says: Jun 16, 2011 8:30 PM

    mwasko78 says:
    Jun 16, 2011 8:19 PM
    Scoreboard
    ========================
    Twice

  41. jebsta16 says: Jun 16, 2011 8:50 PM

    As a Bears fan I would love to see the optimism from the Bears players, but since I am a Packers fan I love the bulletin board material. This will not sit well with Rodgers and the rest of the Packers. I see us running up the score to prove a point.

  42. shadowgm1 says: Jun 16, 2011 8:58 PM

    Let’s not get too carried away here dude…

    The Bears have the personnel to win a close game against the Packers, yes – with one man: Matt Forte. But to say that their QB and wideouts are better than ours is ludicrous. Defensively, adding Paea was a big move but they have to hope he plays much bigger than he looks in their system. Urlacher has a couple more seasons left in his back, so I think he hopes they are contenders. Green Bay’s wideouts are quite effective against Chicago’s bigger and lumbering defensive backfield, and Randall Cobb will eat Urlacher’s lunch all day long in their two games next season from the slot. I think he’s still a great high-hat LB in their cover 2 scheme, but he will not keep pace with Cobb. Green Bay’s draft just sealed the deal on the Bears.

    Now the Lions…that’s another matter altogether…

  43. blackheld says: Jun 16, 2011 9:06 PM

    Speaking as a lifelong Lions fan, you guys all frighten me. I see you all talking about how good the Lions are, and sure, they got Suh. They got CJ. They got Best and Stafford and Fairley and those two new kids they got in the second round of the draft. They got Williams and Avril and Turk McBride and Vanden Bosch, and they all hate quarterbacks.

    But can you name ANYONE they got at DB? How about linebacker? Their kicker is 99 years old and coming off knee surgery.

    The Lions will win some games this year. They got some holes to fill, but one thing for sure…the Lions DO remember the Bears’ game last year.

  44. cliverush says: Jun 16, 2011 9:12 PM

    Last year both I watched both teams play the Pats. If you use that as a comparison then Brian, you are completely wrong. Your team gave up in the first half. The Packers never quit. The Packers played with a back up QB and would have won the game with one more possession in my opinion.

  45. beerbratscheese says: Jun 16, 2011 9:29 PM

    shimbomba says: Jun 16, 2011 6:39 PM

    The NFC North table doesn’t lie

    Packers were lucky to even make the playoffs
    ________________________________
    Yea, but it was a very, very close finish. Had Calvin Johnson hung onto that TD week 1, the Packers would have won the division and earned the first round bye, and the Bears….would have lost the tire-breaker to the Giants and missed the playoffs entirely.

    In other words, it’s sheer lunacy to dangle the “but the Bears were the NFC North Champs” thing as a true legitimate argument.

  46. angelosdraftboard says: Jun 16, 2011 9:38 PM

    Lifelong Bear fan and 25 year season ticket holder. Can I just say Brian STFU !!! Are you kidding me. Have some respect for the team that beat you two of thrree and won the freakin Super Bowl. Bears 8-8 if we have football this year. BTW, you Packer goofballs still want to swap Angelo for TT ?? Didn’t think so,

  47. carlgerbschmidt says: Jun 16, 2011 9:40 PM

    I’d attack him, but Bears fans are more savage than I could ever be. Go Pack Go.

  48. Deb says: Jun 16, 2011 9:43 PM

    @CKL ….

    Oooo, girl, I didn’t know that about Paris Hilton. His personal life is certainly his own business … but … well … oh dear …

  49. abninf says: Jun 16, 2011 9:45 PM

    The Packers were just barely the best of a mediocre group. Last season was weak. No one team blew me away with their awesomeness.

  50. monk316 says: Jun 16, 2011 9:49 PM

    I can’t wait until the Packers start off the season 0-3 and everybody jumps off the bandwagon.

  51. garyman1 says: Jun 16, 2011 9:50 PM

    Brian, my Grand Daddy used to tell me; “There are talkers… and there are doers”.

  52. crefan says: Jun 16, 2011 10:12 PM

    Forgive him it’s the brain damage talking.

  53. philtration says: Jun 16, 2011 10:21 PM

    cgarsmoker says: Jun 16, 2011 6:01 PM

    Urlacher has the typical Bears mentality……even though they keep losing they rant about how much better they are. Here’s a hint… The better team is the one that executes during the game and actually wins it.
    =====================================

    Unless the Packers lose then it is the same old whining about how the refs cheated them, the Packers beat themselves, the fix was in because of TV ratings…
    They never, ever get beat.

    Packer fans will cry for an entire year over one lose because they believe that they were somehow cheated out of their birth right.
    If you believe that they are not Aaron Rodgers injury away from 6-10 then you are delusional.

  54. arnoldziffel says: Jun 16, 2011 10:56 PM

    Now I know it’s only June … but I think Brian is already the leading MVP candidate for our new Summer Super Bowl Champions … the Chicago Bears!

    Perhaps Brian & Jay should spend the rest of the summer measuring all the guys for their championship rings!

    Of course, we’ll all know better by the end of Week III … by that time, the Bears will have played the Falcons, Saints and Packers.

    Best of luck, jaw flappers!!

  55. guada1265 says: Jun 16, 2011 11:03 PM

    Urlacher myopia-

    1)Lack of foresight, or intellectual insight.
    2)Loser.

  56. possiblecabbage says: Jun 16, 2011 11:14 PM

    “If you believe that they are not Aaron Rodgers injury away from 6-10 then you are delusional.”

    That’s silly. The Colts are one Peyton Manning injury away from going 4-12. Does that mean they’re not a good team?

  57. leroysbutler says: Jun 16, 2011 11:22 PM

    philtration – I don’t see Packers fans any more whiny than any other fans. And what team doesn’t have a losing season if they lose their starting quarterback. In fact the Pack might be competitive if Matt Flynn had to start.

    ejmat2 – Sir, you are officially the smartest Viking fan I’ve ever heard of. People like pervy and contra must be a real embarrassment to you.

    Urlacher – If you want to beat the Pack maybe you shouldn’t let Rodgers tackle you on your pick six. Overrated blowhard.

  58. freedomispopular says: Jun 16, 2011 11:35 PM

    The Bears are the best in the NFC and the Jets are the best in the AFC. Looks like the Jets will beat the Bears in next year’s Super Bowl.

  59. SpartaChris says: Jun 16, 2011 11:41 PM

    philtration says:
    Jun 16, 2011 10:21 PM

    If you believe that they are not Aaron Rodgers injury away from 6-10 then you are delusional.
    ===================================
    Dumbest statement of the year. Just about every team in the league would be taking a step back if their starting QB was lost for the season.

    That said, I have two words for you: Matt Flynn. Re-watch that Patriots game from last season.

  60. cscfriarbob says: Jun 17, 2011 12:36 AM

    Just like the WhineQueen morons the year before.

    SMH

  61. cadillacjosh says: Jun 17, 2011 1:49 AM

    I’m as big of a Bears fan as it comes. The fact is there is no team that had the Bear’s number like the Packers. And absolutely vice versa.

    Those games were so great because they were two teams knowing every move of the other team.

    But the Packers won fair and square. Packers fans like to always bring up the 18 penalties in game one. If it weren’t for those penalties, blah blah blah. But sloppy football loses you games fair and square too.

    But the Bears need to remember that sloppy offensive play lost the next two. Cant make excuses, we had to play better. Congrats to the Packers, at least its the NFCN.

  62. mikeb4u says: Jun 17, 2011 1:53 AM

    The Packers still SUCK

  63. pftequalsgreatjournalism says: Jun 17, 2011 2:06 AM

    shimbomba says:
    Jun 16, 2011 6:39 PM
    The NFC North table doesn’t lie

    Packers were lucky to even make the playoffs

    ———————————————-

    Some days it is better to be lucky than good but if you really think the Bears are a better team, then why didn’t they – rather than the Packers – win the SB?

    Surely, an intelligent person such as you wouldn’t think that a team could get lucky for an entire season.

    I mean all of those injuries were certainly not lucky…

  64. orangeflh says: Jun 17, 2011 5:48 AM

    Girlacher makes about as much sense as any other Illinesian (which isn’t very much).

    “Drunk, stupid, and body-surfing in the urinal troughs at Wrigley Dump is no way to go through life son.”

  65. twitter:Chapman_Jamie says: Jun 17, 2011 7:29 AM

    Brian Urlacher hasn’t been dominate in years. He is a solid contributor I suppose but injuries have derailed his career. He isn’t even the best LB on his team let alone the division or the NFC or all of the league, yet he flaps his gums as if he is. Shut up Brian, you are embarrassing yourself and the Bears. You are Chicago’s version of Drew Brees.

  66. woodg8 says: Jun 17, 2011 8:04 AM

    @pftequalsgreatjournalism

    The better team doesn’t always win…

    Packers were very fortunate in the circumstances with which they made the playoffs. They could have been out of it if, for instance, the Bucs didn’t choke against the Lions, DeSean Jackson hadn’t return the punt against the Giants.

    Then they were fortunate the Bears had nothing to play for when they met in week 17, and even in that nothing game, it came down to a couple of plays (Tillman being one tackle away from making it 10-0)

    It’s not that big of a statement to say you’re better than a team that, whenever they did play in games that mattered to both teams, it came down to a play here and there and it was 1-1 overall.

  67. rugdog100 says: Jun 17, 2011 8:13 AM

    I don’t like Urlacher or the Bears, but I have to agree that there are many teams (not just the Bears) better than the Packers. The Packers have won numerous games because they get calls from the refs… some of them are ridiculous calls. I’m not talking about a call at the end of the game, necessarily; but crucial calls here and there during a game that kill opponents drives or keeps their drives alive. It’s hard for other teams to beat two opponents (Packers & refs). If you’re playing at Lambaugh… you’re going to get screwed over. Teams know it going in.

  68. smoothjimmyapollo says: Jun 17, 2011 9:10 AM

    “It’s not that big of a statement to say you’re better than a team that, whenever they did play in games that mattered to both teams, it came down to a play here and there and it was 1-1 overall.”

    Letting Week 17 slide for the sake of argument, the facts remain that with home field advantage, the Bears couldn’t beat the Packers in the NFC Championship. Chicago had a bye and the Seahawks (also known as two byes). Green Bay went to Philly, went to Atlanta, and went to Chicago. Given every competitive advantage going into that game, the Bears couldn’t get it done. The Packers did.

    On a side note, for those who are like “GB was lucky to be in…” you can say that about a lot of teams. For example, if the Calvin Johnson catch is ruled correctly, the Lions beat the Bears in Week 1. This places the Packers and Bears in a tie and the Packers win the division based on a better conference record. This places the Bears and Giants in a tie for the Wild Card which the Giants win based on their victory earlier in the year. The Bears then miss the playoffs. What difference does it make if the luck happens at the beginning or the end of the year?

  69. smoothjimmyapollo says: Jun 17, 2011 9:17 AM

    “The Packers have won numerous games because they get calls from the refs… some of them are ridiculous calls.”

    And they’ve lost numerous games because of the refs too, so what’s your point? Remember the missed helmet-to-helmet call in the playoffs against Arizona last year? How about the missed facemask a few plays later? Or this season, remember the missed head shot on Rodgers in OT against the Redskins? It would have negated in INT. How about a week later when they were called for lining up too close to the long-snapper keeping a Dolphins drive alive? Two weeks in a row, bad calls cost them the game.

    Bad calls happen to every team. The good teams get over it. The bad teams (cough Vikings) cry about it to the media.

  70. woodg8 says: Jun 17, 2011 9:27 AM

    “On a side note, for those who are like “GB was lucky to be in…” you can say that about a lot of teams. For example, if the Calvin Johnson catch is ruled correctly, the Lions beat the Bears in Week 1. This places the Packers and Bears in a tie and the Packers win the division based on a better conference record. This places the Bears and Giants in a tie for the Wild Card which the Giants win based on their victory earlier in the year. The Bears then miss the playoffs. What difference does it make if the luck happens at the beginning or the end of the year?”

    because the Calvin call was the CORRECT one. They even ruled that it was the correct one afterwards and didn’t change the rule, I don’t hear anyone saying that the Foster scenario a week later was an incorrect call?

    We’re not talking about disputed decisions, we’re talking about facts. and the fact is, the Bears would have had something to play for in week 17 even if Calvin got the call (plus the Bears still had 30 seconds, 3 timeouts and the best returner in the history of the game to get 3 points to take it to overtime anyway) and who knows what would have happened then.

    Saying you’re a better team that you finished ABOVE in the division is simply true facts. Much like how the Pats are better than the Jets, even though they lost to them in the playoffs… Are you saying the Jets are better than the Pats now?

  71. bmue42 says: Jun 17, 2011 9:32 AM

    “The Packers have won numerous games because they get calls from the refs… some of them are ridiculous calls.”

    ————————————————–
    you mean home field advantage? like every team has in professional sports?

    as a packer fan from day one of my life, i LOVE that other fans hate us, its a sign of respect, as many hate the yankees, lakers, north carolina, ect,ect it shows everyone else realy wishes their organization was run like ours , because in the end we have a hardware.

    oh and keep talkin brian, rodgers will throw a laser right at the side of your head when your turning to TRY to cover a tightend or back out of the backfield, prob knock some sense back in ya

  72. smoothjimmyapollo says: Jun 17, 2011 10:48 AM

    “Saying you’re a better team that you finished ABOVE in the division is simply true facts. ”

    I knew Viking fans were this stupid, but Bear fans? Come on. The Bears finished 11-5, the Packers finished 10-6. You can say the Bears didn’t try in week 17, but they did leave their starters in the whole game – they were trying to knock out the Pack. In the first game in Chicago, the Bears won on a pass interference call – hardly a victory worthy of declaring dominance.

    And again, the Packers won in Chicago – their third straight playoff road game. The Bears played their second straight home playoff game and their first against a real team.

    Now even ignoring the fact that the Packers won 2 out of 3, the Packers finished the season 14-6 (.700), the Bears finished 12-6 (.667), the Packers had a higher ranked offense and defense, the Packers scored more points and allowed fewer points. Also, the Packers did this with 15 players on IR compared to zero Bears IR players.

    Knowing all that, you’re still willing to say the Bears are better based on what, finishing one game better in the standings? I suggest you head over to the front page on PFT and look at the Packers sporting their shiny new rings.

  73. woodg8 says: Jun 17, 2011 12:16 PM

    Do you think the Jets are better than the Pats? Because it is the EXACT same scenario, they finished behind them in the AFC East, had a 1-1 season record and beat them in the playoffs….

    and if you do think they are, that says a lot about you

  74. cleonslamminsalmon says: Jun 17, 2011 12:17 PM

    Hey Urlacher and your weak fans-Kiss the ring B*****S!!!

  75. SpartaChris says: Jun 17, 2011 12:38 PM

    Actually, at this point, I think the Jets as a TEAM is better than the Patriots. It’s hard to deny two consecutive appearances in the AFC Championship game, plus beating the Patriots 2 out of 3 times last season. In order to be the man, you have to beat the man, and the Patriots have fallen short of that goal. Yes, winning the division counts, but when the post season starts, the records are set to 0-0. The last two years the Jets have been better when it counted the most.

  76. smoothjimmyapollo says: Jun 17, 2011 1:54 PM

    “Do you think the Jets are better than the Pats? Because it is the EXACT same scenario, they finished behind them in the AFC East, had a 1-1 season record and beat them in the playoffs….

    and if you do think they are, that says a lot about you”

    Actually, it’s not the exact same scenario. The Pats finished 14-2 to the Jets’ 11-5 whereas the Packers finished 10-6 to the Bears 11-5. A three game difference is less fluky than a one game difference and boy was that one game difference fluky.

    Let’s look at the Bears flukiness. They had the Lions non-TD victory. They got Tyler Thigpen when facing the Fins. They got Joe Webb when facing the Vikings (I’ll give you Vikings QB didn’t really matter). They got the indoor Vikings team outdoors. Their toughest non-division games (Philly, Pats, Jets) were all home games. Their non-division road games were against the Giants, Panthers, Bills, and the previously mentioned Thigpen-Fins. They got a home playoff game against a 7-9 team in the playoffs. Flukiest of all, they had zero significant injuries until Cutler “hurt” his knee and even that was a lucky break since Hanie bordered on competent in that game.

    To answer your question, if the Jets and Pats played 10 times, I think the Pats probably win 6 of them. If the Packers and Bears played 10 times, we’re talking 7-8 in Green Bay’s favor. If you doubt me, look up Cutler’s career numbers against the Packers.

  77. Derty Ernie says: Jun 17, 2011 4:33 PM

    I thought last year would be a break out year for him coming off injury. I too think his best days a long gone. Thus, the mouth. Another Favre?

  78. packerzman says: Jun 18, 2011 11:57 AM

    shimbomba says:
    Jun 16, 2011 6:39 PM
    The NFC North table doesn’t lie

    Packers were lucky to even make the playoffs

    uhmmmm…i think what you meant to say was the rest of the NFC playoff field (#1,#2 and #3 seeds) were extremely UNLUCKY that the Packers made the playoffs. Were they the best team during the season? No..mostly due to injury and inexperience..but at the end of the year every team in the NFL playoffs knew if they got in that they were the last team they would want to play. Were they lucky to get in? Yes , probably(thank you Desean Jackson)…but luck had nothing to do with the playoff run they had once they got in.

  79. westj20 says: Jun 18, 2011 12:17 PM

    I find it amusing that Packers fans are so confident that the Bears somehow got lucky last year. Every Bears/Pack game was a battle that could have gone either way. that is good football, not the bears being lucky. I also think it’s a bit premature to predict that a totally healthy Urlacher is somehow not going to make it through the season.
    The guys you have to worry about are Woodson and Driver. Both ended the season on the sidelines. Woodson had a broken collarbone which means that little bone is going to snap by game 3 this year. Like the Steelers without Troy we will see the Pack without Woodson or Driver.

    And furthermore, please don’t be so blinded by your fandom that you think the Lions are somehow going to be second place in the division. The Bears statistically and physically trounced the Lions in that first game and it took 3 freak fumbles in the red zone for it not to be a blow out. This year is going to be all Bears and Packers again. Child Please.

  80. acdc84 says: Jun 18, 2011 8:16 PM

    “Let’s also remember an 18 penalty outing by GB in the first contest, which is what ultimately cost the Packers the game. Everyone without blinders on knows those penalties kept Chicago in it.”

    That’s the best point. The one Chicago victory over GB was in a game that the Packers beat themselves.

    The SB made up for it but WOW I lost alot of money on that first GB/CHI game (sigh).

  81. itsthemelman82 says: Jun 19, 2011 6:06 PM

    I love these beer bellied Packer fans are sticking their flabby C cup chest out… If our O-line can open up holes for Forte & our QB doesn’t go meathead, it’s a wrap for green bay. It’s a new day, last season is last season. The Bears still have the best defense in the division with Detroit (if they are what they are projected to be) would probably have the 2nd best. Bear Down!

  82. balzosteel says: Jun 19, 2011 6:19 PM

    Urlacher is also a guy that thought that getting a barb wire tattoo was a good idea. Who the hell cares what Cryin’ Urlacher thinks??

    Go Pack!

  83. 1historian says: Jun 20, 2011 1:48 PM

    In his prime Urlacher was one of the best – and his prime is behind him. He is beginning to sound like a bitter, cranky player who is slowly coming to the realization that he will never see a Super Bowl ring with his name on it.
    Kind of sad.

  84. 808raiderinparadise says: Jun 20, 2011 4:49 PM

    Urlacher, please your as outdated as your barbwire armband tattoo suggests. I have zero bias with these teams and clearly the Packers are better …. Hmmm Rodgers or Cutler? That should end it alone. The pack lost like 11-12 starters and still went on to win it all? Imagine if they healthy next year? …. give rodgers Jermichael Finley for the whole season with that WR core? pshhh. They legit, nobody can deny it. If they pull off a healthy backfield too, maybe ryan grant comes back strong? heck I went to Uinversity of Hawaii, Alex Green will be a huge player for them at RB, excellent pass blocker too. This team is stacked, amazinh home field advantage and a top 5 QB … I got Tom Brady, Peyton, Big Ben, Rodgers and then Rivers.

  85. gdeli says: Jun 22, 2011 11:59 AM

    prove it pal.

  86. mavajo says: Jun 23, 2011 9:34 AM

    Can the uninformed idiots please stop saying the Bears didn’t try in Week 17? They played their starters from wire to wire and desperately wanted to knock the Packers out of the playoffs. The Bears even admitted it.

  87. theoriginalcaptainmarvel says: Jun 23, 2011 3:03 PM

    It’s amazing how delusional Packer fans are. You’d think they went undefeated the way they talk. They ignore how lucky they got. The Peck lucked into a 3-way tiebreak to even make the playoffs. And in that first game with the Vikings, at GB, the refs blew 2 touchdown calls, all in the Peck’s favor, as well as a 50-yard Favre-to-Moss phantom interference call. After the game, the head of officials admitted to both of the blown TD calls. The admissions alone gave the Peck an underserved 11 points minimum (assuming they could have kicked a FG on one of them), in a 4-point game in which Favre’s last second TD pass fell incomplete. Yet the Peck thinks they blew everyone out last year. Yeah they won the game at MN, but that’s when the team quit to get rid of Childress. The Vikings as well as the Bears might be as good as the Peck this year.

  88. SpartaChris says: Jun 23, 2011 3:20 PM

    theoriginalcaptainmarvel says:
    Jun 23, 2011 3:03 PM
    It’s amazing how delusional Packer fans are. You’d think they went undefeated the way they talk. They ignore how lucky they got. The Peck lucked into a 3-way tiebreak to even make the playoffs. And in that first game with the Vikings, at GB, the refs blew 2 touchdown calls, all in the Peck’s favor, as well as a 50-yard Favre-to-Moss phantom interference call. After the game, the head of officials admitted to both of the blown TD calls. The admissions alone gave the Peck an underserved 11 points minimum (assuming they could have kicked a FG on one of them), in a 4-point game in which Favre’s last second TD pass fell incomplete. Yet the Peck thinks they blew everyone out last year. Yeah they won the game at MN, but that’s when the team quit to get rid of Childress. The Vikings as well as the Bears might be as good as the Peck this year.
    ================================
    And the Bears didn’t have one single ounce of luck last season?

  89. toolkien says: Jul 13, 2011 11:47 AM

    So let’s see, with the Bears pretty much injury free and the Pack with 15 guys on the IR, 6 opening day starters-

    The Packers-
    Scored 54 more points than the Bears
    Gave up 46 less points than the Bears
    Passed for 1099 more yards than the Bears
    Gave up 84 less yards passing than the Bears

    The Bears-
    Rushed for 10 more yards than the Packers
    Gave up 397 less yards rushing than the Packers

    If Earlicker wants to say the Bears rush defense is better than the Pack, then fine. Congrats. Otherwise, he’s talking out of his ass.

    Healthy, the Packers cleanup in 2011. The Bears go back to where they’ve been the last 20 years without unbelievable luck – below .500.

  90. toolkien says: Jul 13, 2011 11:55 AM

    As for the orginalcaptainsh*tforbrains-

    He might want to notice that the Pack scored the most points in their 90 years history in 2009 and have average 425 points from 2007-2009, but only had 388 after their running game went down and their difference making TE did too.

    In 2010, the Packer D gave up the second fewest in Packer history in the 16 game era.

    If the Pack put the two together in 2011, it will output the 9th best point differential in league history. If’s and but’s are a dime a dozen, but there’s no reason why they won’t. Luck has little to do with it. The Packers problem has been consistency – and given The Divorce in 2008 would put any team off their stride, 2009 having Her Majesty trying to stick it to the team, and 2010 having historic injuries, I can forgive inconsistency. It’s been a long, strange ride.

    But the Pack were the 2nd best team in 2010 despite the injuries once they got in stride.

    Again, healthy, the Pack should rip the rest of the NFL in 2011. Might not happen, but is very likely.

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