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Green Bay’s defense steps up as Packers whip Bears

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The Green Bay Packers’ defense hasn’t looked this good in a long time.

In a Thursday night beatdown of the Bears, the Packers’ defense was outstanding, pressuring Jay Cutler all night and leading the way in a 23-10 victory. The Packers intercepted Cutler four times, sacked him seven times, and generally made his life miserable. The Bears’ offense looked ugly.

Both teams are now 1-1 and tied up in an NFC North that looks like it should be one of the NFL’s more competitive divisions.

For the Packers, this was about as close to a must-win game as it gets in Week Two: If they had lost to the Bears they would have been two games behind in the NFC North and 0-2 at home. But the Packers didn’t just win, they won with their defense playing outstanding football, and that’s something we haven’t seen much of from the Packers recently, even when they went 15-1 in 2011, and even when they won the Super Bowl after the 2010 season.

What the Packers proved on Thursday night is that they can win a game even if their offense gets off to a sluggish start: The Packers didn’t score an offensive touchdown until the fourth quarter, but they controlled the game anyway.

The Packers’ pass rush was excellent, and Cutler appeared to be frustrated with his offensive line as he got drilled repeatedly. Cutler, however, was far from blameless, often failing to feel the rush coming and throwing inaccurately when he was able to get passes off. Cutler’s favorite receiver, Brandon Marshall, was a non-factor, not catching his first pass until midway through the fourth quarter.

Aaron Rodgers was, for the second game in a row, good but not great. Running back Cedric Benson, playing against his old team, was solid. And it was nice for Green Bay fans to see veteran receiver Donald Driver, who’s been largely phased out of the offense, catch a 26-yard touchdown pass.

But Thursday night was mostly about the Packers’ defense. This was the defensive effort the Packers needed.

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  1. sundevils33 says: Sep 13, 2012 11:40 PM

    Maybe next time Chicago

  2. mp4pack says: Sep 13, 2012 11:40 PM

    Wonder if Jay Cutler regrets wishing the Packers defense good luck. Looks like it worked.

  3. thetokyosandblaster says: Sep 13, 2012 11:41 PM

    It’s so cute when the little ones try to play with the professionals.

    Hey Chi10town…

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    HAHAHAHAAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  4. huejackson says: Sep 13, 2012 11:41 PM

    Never seen a game so boring

  5. jhorton83 says: Sep 13, 2012 11:42 PM

    Cutler’s performance was Weeden-esque.

  6. bigboi30 says: Sep 13, 2012 11:42 PM

    Hahahahahaha at bear cubs

  7. hummer53 says: Sep 13, 2012 11:42 PM

    That was a dog game.

  8. voiceofreasonsays says: Sep 13, 2012 11:42 PM

    I took this away from the game…the Packers were definitely just having a bad day vs SF and the Niners are a complete fluke. Games like this is why I can’t take Chicago seriously, you think they have it and nope. See you in the NFC Championship game GB…weather it’s at Lambeau or FedEx Field, it will be a classic.

  9. rockbottom37 says: Sep 13, 2012 11:42 PM

    Chicago was overhyped all preseason….everyone forgot that OL still stinks…they still 3rd.best team in division

  10. puresickness12 says: Sep 13, 2012 11:43 PM

    Saying Jay Cutler was god awful when throwing downfield tonight would be an understatement.

  11. Mr. Wright 212 says: Sep 13, 2012 11:43 PM

    Loved watching this. Cutler eats crow. Bears fans can SIT DOWN SOMEWHERE and all the overreaction from Week 1 can cease.

  12. tutamus says: Sep 13, 2012 11:43 PM

    Step up haters that said the packers window was closed

  13. scoops1 says: Sep 13, 2012 11:43 PM

    ….They Are Who we thought they were….

  14. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Sep 13, 2012 11:44 PM

    After Sunday, Vikings will have sole possession of first place in the division.

  15. hooahitsnotatomthing says: Sep 13, 2012 11:44 PM

    This is why you shut up during the week.

    Mike Tice, congrats on a terrible game plan. Leave that idiot Webb all alone to take on Matthews. Makes no sense. None.

    Packers beat the piss out of the Bears. Better get things right and soon.

    Huge bears fan, but a realistic fan. Bears you are good, but far from great!

  16. sundevils33 says: Sep 13, 2012 11:44 PM

    Good predictions, Jay. However, it looks like you and the Bears are still the younger brother

  17. rockbottom37 says: Sep 13, 2012 11:45 PM

    They beat the worst team in NFL last wk stupid bears fans think they world beaters …give me a break

  18. thelastpieceofcheese says: Sep 13, 2012 11:45 PM

    What a great acquisition Crazy Marshall was.

    Two games into the season and he already leads the league in dropped touchdown passes.

    He is on pace to smash last year’s record with the Dolphins.

  19. emoney826 says: Sep 13, 2012 11:45 PM

    Chi01town,
    What was that you’ve been preaching about the packers getting crushed by your baby bears and starting 0-2? Your team is still a joke and has a long way to go until they’re on the packers level.

    #chump!

  20. teal379 says: Sep 13, 2012 11:45 PM

    Once again – Chicago runs their trap and gets smacked hard.

    Clay is playing like a DPOY candidate.

  21. bfrsd says: Sep 13, 2012 11:46 PM

    Bring on the Bear fans. I’m sure your staying away though. Where was the best QB in the league tonight? I thought Cutler, Brandon Marshall, and Alshon Jeffrey were the most potent attack in the league?

    Like I said, Marshall’s been traded twice for a reason. Jeffrey was considered a reach by some and had one good game against the worst secondary in the league. And finally, if you pressure Cutler at all, the girl falls apart.

  22. blarry21 says: Sep 13, 2012 11:47 PM

    The Bears still suck

  23. geniusfan says: Sep 13, 2012 11:47 PM

    Jay Cutler is terrible just terrible. He makes bad reads, his throws are off the mark, and his body language is that of a pouting child. But even saying all that his offensive line is even worse it’s a pathetic embarrassment. The Packers can’t stop anybody on defense except the Bears. Even last year the Bears had trouble scoring against the awful Green Bay defense.

    I think Green Bay is a good team and will be in the mix in January, but the quality of competition here can’t be ignored. The Bears need to realize that Jay Cutler is just never going to get it done. And the front office apparently doesn’t believe in protecting their quarterback because this line has been bad for as long as Cutler has been there,

  24. noeffinway says: Sep 13, 2012 11:47 PM

    After what I saw tonight, it looks like my Lions have a lock on the NFC North.

  25. green19 says: Sep 13, 2012 11:48 PM

    Da Bears were exposed tonight, where were Marshall and Jeffery? and 4 picks Cutler? You suck bro, maybe you need the good luck Clay Matthews owned you all game long lol

  26. mineallmine001 says: Sep 13, 2012 11:48 PM

    cutler will need to wash her game skirt a few times to get the grass stains out.

  27. 91devinhester23 says: Sep 13, 2012 11:48 PM

    thats what i get for looking forward to a game for an entire week

    atleast the cheese won it the right way with defense

  28. johnnyquick says: Sep 13, 2012 11:49 PM

    Every paper Bears passing play Cutler had a Packer at arm’s length or less.

  29. axespray says: Sep 13, 2012 11:50 PM

    That San Fran game may have been the best thing to ever happen for this team…. A big physical team popped us in the face, it woke us up, now we’re ready to play that brand of football… Nice to see our D play how we know they’re capable of playing.

  30. teknine9 says: Sep 13, 2012 11:50 PM

    Dear Haters,

    Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

  31. dennistarbox says: Sep 13, 2012 11:51 PM

    “Cutler’s favorite receiver, Brandon Marshall… ”

    I’d argue that Cutler’s favorite receiver is Tramon Williams.

  32. yogiberra111 says: Sep 13, 2012 11:51 PM

    At least China doll didn’t break or call his girlfriend from the sidelines.

  33. East Coast Raider says: Sep 13, 2012 11:51 PM

    huejackson says: Sep 13, 2012 11:41 PM

    Never seen a game so boring
    —————–

    Are you joking? The game had sacks, interceptions, trick plays, etc. The Pack were in control all the way, but up until late in the game, Chicago just needed one or two big plays to get back into it. It wasn’t a nailbiter, but you must not watch too many if that’s the most boring game you’ve ever seen.

  34. rockbottom37 says: Sep 13, 2012 11:52 PM

    If Lions beat niners Sunday night they should b kings of north

  35. ynot1381 says: Sep 13, 2012 11:52 PM

    Lovie needs to NOT let his players run their mouths to teams they are about to play. The Packers were coming off a poor performance, and for the first home game of the year, its not like they needed more motivation.

    But the Packers will live and die by that pass rush. They did what they had to do, and disrupted the Bears offensive, and made that offensive line look awful. The secondary is filled with ball hawks that will take advantage of that (led the league last year, I think in INT’S).

  36. thatswhatimsayin says: Sep 13, 2012 11:53 PM

    Ok Packer fans, calm down. This game didn’t exactly make your team look like world beaters. first offensive td wasn’t until the 4th quarter, Rodgers didn’t look good. pass rush was good, for once. chill out, dang. NFC North doesn’t look that unstoppable after all.

  37. UCFpirate says: Sep 13, 2012 11:53 PM

    The bears are who we thought they were.

  38. jhein23 says: Sep 13, 2012 11:53 PM

    I Thought the Packers were finished???? I thought everyone was going to see how overrated they were tonight???

    Someone said that Clay Matthews was the most overrated player in the NFL today???

    Where is Pervy and where is thankgod4number7???

  39. sod61 says: Sep 13, 2012 11:53 PM

    Don’t worry all you bear fans who laughed at the Dolphins about the brandon marshall trade, only about 6 more dropped td passes to go. LOL. Cutler and marshall feast on teams like the colts and disappear in big games.

  40. emoney826 says: Sep 13, 2012 11:54 PM

    Okay okay Chi01town, I forgot that its late and your mother probably already tucked you into bed earlier. When you wake up tomorrow, check the stats on this game. Your team was terrible.
    Welcome back to that place called reality, junior. We’re not Indianapolis.

  41. geniusfan says: Sep 13, 2012 11:54 PM

    “I took this away from the game…the Packers were definitely just having a bad day vs SF and the Niners are a complete fluke. ”

    Yeah it’s a shame your precious RG3 doesn’t get to play that fluke 49ers defense. That punked Rodgers and the Packers at Lambeau. It was a beating the refs tried to help and Green Bay still lost. They 49ers beat Green Bay because they are better. If RG3 played them he’d realize he’s not at Baylor anymore. He did good against the Saints defense which is a bottom tier unit.

    And the NFC championship game at Fed Ex field hahahahahahh. I think there’s a better chance of that game being played at 12 or 13 other fields this year.

  42. packhawk04 says: Sep 13, 2012 11:55 PM

    Hey jay, “good luck” on the rest of the season. Since a lot of people said clay dissapeared, who was that guy with the long hair hitting cutler all night?

  43. keramidas21 says: Sep 13, 2012 11:55 PM

    Maybe Cutler should wish himself good luck next time…

  44. superseahawk says: Sep 13, 2012 11:55 PM

    jhorton83

    Weeden-esque needs to be a real term, copyright it.

  45. monkeyhateclean says: Sep 13, 2012 11:55 PM

    A Packer player blames this win on a referee in 3…2…1….

  46. photoguy13 says: Sep 13, 2012 11:56 PM

    Defense looked like the D from two years ago. As Aaron said after the game, if the D keeps playing like that the Pack will be hard to beat.

  47. rangers84 says: Sep 13, 2012 11:56 PM

    Outside of Tebow, Jay Cutler has to be the most overrated QB in the league

  48. aldonsack says: Sep 13, 2012 11:56 PM

    voiceofreasonsays says:
    Sep 13, 2012 11:42 PM
    I took this away from the game…the Packers were definitely just having a bad day vs SF and the Niners are a complete fluke. Games like this is why I can’t take Chicago seriously, you think they have it and nope. See you in the NFC Championship game GB…weather it’s at Lambeau or FedEx Field, it will be a classic.

    ————————————————————-

    I find it funny how the “voiceofreasonsays” is the most biased commenter on PFT…

  49. harrisbarton says: Sep 13, 2012 11:56 PM

    It’s so cute when the little ones try to play with the professionals.

    Hey Chi10town…

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
    ——————————————-

    Felt the same way watching the Packers trying to keep up with the Niners.

    And yes, voiceofreason, the Niners are a complete fluke.

    Final observation: Mediocre performance again from Rodgers.

  50. thatswhatimsayin says: Sep 13, 2012 11:58 PM

    So riddle me this, Did the Packers win tonight? Or did the Bears just beat themselves?

  51. thetokyosandblaster says: Sep 13, 2012 11:59 PM

    lol…

    Lions fans, remember when you beat the Rams because the refs didn’t stop the clock?

    That was last week.

    If you aren’t better than the rams, you’re not better than the Packers or Bears.

    Promise.

  52. thetokyosandblaster says: Sep 14, 2012 12:00 AM

    harrisbarton says:
    Sep 13, 2012 11:56 PM
    It’s so cute when the little ones try to play with the professionals.

    Hey Chi10town…

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
    ——————————————-

    Felt the same way watching the Packers trying to keep up with the Niners.

    And yes, voiceofreason, the Niners are a complete fluke.

    Final observation: Mediocre performance again from Rodgers

    It’s so weird that you were thinking about a chicago fan during the Packers/Niners game.

    Freud would have a field day with you.

  53. rockbottom37 says: Sep 14, 2012 12:01 AM

    I’m not a niners fan but the guy that said they r a fluke is a moron …they might be best team in NFC…GB fans can be seenile sometimes …niners whipped you fair and square

  54. tonys2lucky54 says: Sep 14, 2012 12:01 AM

    This game shows just how good Niners really are….super bowl goes through San Francisco!!

  55. nflrocks says: Sep 14, 2012 12:01 AM

    Michael,

    You can really spin the most boring game of the season so far….

    This game was a bore to watch…..

    If I am Packer fans I am not thrilled with my team either…….

    They really missed Greg Jennings…….

  56. spacincasen says: Sep 14, 2012 12:03 AM

    Brady, Manning, Rodgers, Brees… What do they all have in common? They have spent the majority of their hall-of-fame careers in the same offensive system. Give Cutler more than 2 games in this new offense before you cast him off… Just look at his TD/INT ratio last year before he got injured: 13/7. And that was behind the worst OLine in the league. Year before that he was in the NFC Championship. As a Bears fan, I’m still very happy he’s in Chi-town.

  57. socal9er says: Sep 14, 2012 12:03 AM

    Voiceofreason = Tool

  58. jhein23 says: Sep 14, 2012 12:04 AM

    As a Packers fan Aaron Rodgers is the very last person on this team I’m worried about – he had stretches in 2009 and 2010 where he was ‘off’ too and than he lit it up big time for long stretches. No Jennings tonight too. He was by farrrrrrrrrrrr the best QB on the field tonight.

  59. jhorton83 says: Sep 14, 2012 12:05 AM

    superseahawk says:Sep 13, 2012 11:55 PM

    jhorton83

    Weeden-esque needs to be a real term, copyright it.
    ———————————————————

    Oh, it will be before Shurmur and Holmgren are finally canned at some point this year. I expect much more epic Weeden-esque Weeden before that happens though. Fantasy advice: always try to pick up whatever defense is playing the Browns.

  60. staffordsyear says: Sep 14, 2012 12:05 AM

    Huge game sunday night..go lions!!

  61. goldrush36 says: Sep 14, 2012 12:06 AM

    Redskins.. NFC Championship? Ok voiceofreason you seriously need a concussion check. In REALISTIC news, the sky just fell in Detroit and Chicago realizing the Packers are still the best team in the North by a longshot

  62. emoney826 says: Sep 14, 2012 12:06 AM

    Detroit fans,
    Just a reminder that you struggled to BARELY beat the lowly rams at home last week. Wait until you play san Fran this week and they remind you why they and their coach punked you last year.

  63. yogiberra111 says: Sep 14, 2012 12:06 AM

    Jay Cutler reminds me more and more of another talented quarterback: Jeff George. He had a cannon for an arm and was accurate but he could never command an offense or the loyalty of his team mates. If Cutler doesn’t step it up soon he will be remembered the same way.

  64. voiceofreasonsays says: Sep 14, 2012 12:07 AM

    geniusfan says:
    Sep 13, 2012 11:54 PM
    ——-
    You’re right about 1 thing…it’s too bad that we don’t play because if we did, we’d give SF a beatdown DC Style. You all aren’t even the best pro football team in California. You guys WISH you had a QB like RGIII, but your sad reality is Alex Smith. GB again, see you guys in January for the NFC Championship. Redskins/Packers classic.

  65. axespray says: Sep 14, 2012 12:09 AM

    thatswhatimsayin says:Sep 13, 2012 11:53 PM
    “Ok Packer fans, calm down. This game didn’t exactly make your team look like world beaters.”

    Funny, every Packer hater predicted our Doom after the 1st week of the preseason…. smh

  66. footballrulz says: Sep 14, 2012 12:10 AM

    @chi01town. How about that terrible defense, online, & predictable play calling? Stay in the basement little man.

    @ Contra the MBA possessing, college football playing idiot. Can’t wait for the Vikes. Get out your Kleenex.
    LOL all night long. How about Mr Driver?

  67. ilovefoolsball says: Sep 14, 2012 12:11 AM

    I aint gonna lie the bears looked like a 6-10 team to iChat. Marshall ain’t a prime time player and cutler’s career won’t last long behind that sorry excuse for a line. Pathetic.

  68. nesby2 says: Sep 14, 2012 12:12 AM

    Pack fans good win… BUT you didn’t beat us, this loss goes on J’Marcus Webb & Gay Cutler period!! Bottom line is your offense was SHUT DOWN tonight but our DRUNK A$$ quarterback wanted 45 secs in the pocket to complete a pass & our awful LT J’Marcus Webb needs to be released TONIGHT IMMEDITELY! Our Defense did their job tonight 5 sacks & forced 2 turnovers. Phil Emery needs to cut ties w/Webb & sign a FA that’s out there to plug in & start right away in 11 days. Cutler needs to get rid of the ball quicker & become more accurate in his throws 4 int’s is pathetic & wanting 10+ sec. to throw is ridiculous! Tice should of called a better game plan as well, to counter an aggressive pass rush USE THE SCREEN PASS.. HELLOOO!!! Should of ran more on 1st & 2nd down also. Great job GB because we gave you a gift tonight.. See you Dec. 16th @ Soldier Field hopefully we will be much improved & get some payback!!

  69. judsonjr says: Sep 14, 2012 12:13 AM

    I’m a Packer fan, but the performance was pretty mediocre. Only one offensive TD, and that came after a turnover gifted field position. Defense was OK, but was aided by some bonehead penalties and a bunch of drops. Really if the Bears played anything resembling a competent offense, it would have been a close game.

    Finley stunk it up again, key drop, key fumble, missed a block that let James Jones get blown up on a screen.

    So as the dude from Major League said, Let’s not start bleeping each others bleeps just yet.

    On the good side, they were able to run the ball and had a decent pass rush for the first time in ages.

  70. nflrocks says: Sep 14, 2012 12:13 AM

    I can’t believe Packer fans are excited about this game…

    I am a fan of a team in the AFC so unbiased here…

    The Green Bay offense looked terrbile.. Terrible…

    And the fact that your DST sacked Cutler so many times was good but don’t gloat to hard he was the 5th most sacked QB in the NFL last year…

    With 49 on the year….

    Also Rogers was sacked 5 times and you had 1 offensive TD the entire game….

    Not something to brag about… Enjoy the win, but buyer beware… This is not your 2010 Packers…

  71. ldawg2112 says: Sep 14, 2012 12:16 AM

    harrisbarton, I know I shouldn’t feed the trolls, but losing by a single score and being in position to score said points on your final drive is hardly struggling to keep up.

    When your only insult is that a quarterback, the reigning MVP, is merely mediocre, you know you’re scraping the barrel for trolling insults.

    And how in the world are the Niners a fluke???? 13-3 and improving in the offseason is a fluke. What team are you even trying to troll for? You’re a tough nut to crack.

  72. bearsstillsuck says: Sep 14, 2012 12:17 AM

    It’s all because Cutler wished them good luck! The idiot.

  73. cheddarisbeddar says: Sep 14, 2012 12:18 AM

    noeffinway says:
    Sep 13, 2012 11:47 PM
    After what I saw tonight, it looks like my Lions have a lock on the NFC North.

    ____

    Says the fan of the team that barely squeaked by the Rams with Stafford throwing 4 interceptions.

    Keep dreaming.

  74. broncosnative says: Sep 14, 2012 12:18 AM

    Jay cutler is eating those words now, he should have wished himself luck. Sacked 7 times, 4 INTs, yeah they had good luck. At this rate, cutler won’t last the whole season, that o line sucks, gonna be a long year for the bears, jason cambell get your pads on because by mid season, you’ll be the starter after jay goes down. Should have stayed a bronco, things would have been better for you.

  75. packfaninvikeland says: Sep 14, 2012 12:22 AM

    hooahitsnotatomthinghooahitsnotatomthing says: Sep 13, 2012 11:44 PM

    This is why you shut up during the week.

    Mike Tice, congrats on a terrible game plan. Leave that idiot Webb all alone to take on Matthews. Makes no sense. None.

    Packers beat the piss out of the Bears. Better get things right and soon.

    Huge bears fan, but a realistic fan. Bears you are good, but far from great!
    ——————————————————
    I am a realistic Packer fan(yes we do exist in small numbers). The bears really were fine for 3 quarters, if they kept their poise they could have won by 10(no I’, m not trolling), you are right, horrible game plan by the Bears. They tried to use Marshal like the 49ers did Randy Moss last week, implement him into the O on a very low key level. IMO, they should have been aggressive early. The 4 picks dont mean much in a division game because they know the QB so well on a personal level. Yes, the Packers D deserves credit for execution. Though, the interceptions were extremely easy to make.

  76. nflrocks says: Sep 14, 2012 12:22 AM

    Watched the whole game……..

    Not worth my time …

    Feel like I got Discount Double Checked….

    Rogers better play at a higher level or start loosing endorsements……..

  77. dwhitehurst says: Sep 14, 2012 12:22 AM

    Nice to see Matthews play in beast mode (not that he didn’t last year, but he was the only pass rush the Packers had.) DPOY is definitely a possiblity, that is, if he can keep up the current pace (5.5 sacks in 2 games).

    Having said that, we need to remember the Packers defense was playing against the Bears Offensive Line, which is perhaps the worst pass-blocking unit in the NFL. So a little ‘measured’ optimism for us Packer fans might be in order. The Packers defense is not as bad as the loss to the 49er’s might suggest. But it also may not be as good as the win against the Bears might suggest. What we can say is the Packers defense is improved and hopefully will continue to improve. And we’re gonna need it, given the Packer’s Offensive line isn’t much better than the Bears.

  78. imthedudedude says: Sep 14, 2012 12:24 AM

    Looks like Jay “I love throwing interceptions” Cutler doesn’t respect his linemen. Maybe that’s why he got sacked like 6 or 7 times. Mostly by Clay “I will eat your children” Matthews. GO PACK GO

  79. bordner says: Sep 14, 2012 12:27 AM

    Nice game by the Packers, but let’s not get too excited… it was just the bears. They won’t finish in the top half of the conference, let alone the division.

  80. woodsvikes says: Sep 14, 2012 12:28 AM

    Well, the Packers didn’t beat the Bears… The Bears beat themselves… Right?

  81. kriswd40 says: Sep 14, 2012 12:29 AM

    Last year the offensive line was the biggest problem in Chicago (you can blame injuries but a lot of that was because of the poor offensive line). So in the off season, Chicago added a big name wide receiver and neglected the offensive line. So it should be no surprise what happened tonight when Chicago runs up against a team with some quality pass rushers and the same shoddy offensive line.

    As a long time Lions fan whose teams drafted wide receiver after wide receiver and neglected the offensive line, this is all to familiar.

  82. textexington says: Sep 14, 2012 12:31 AM

    Packers > Bears. LOLZ.

  83. vickspuppy says: Sep 14, 2012 12:32 AM

    Bear Down? You bet they are!

  84. johnnyb216 says: Sep 14, 2012 12:33 AM

    Where’s contra? That’s what I thought. Guttless just like his team.

  85. myasylum11 says: Sep 14, 2012 12:34 AM

    and still Cutler doesnt care…

  86. catchhester23 says: Sep 14, 2012 12:36 AM

    As a bears fan totally confused and pissed right now! What is the difference from tice and martz heard all summer 3 step drops quick passes. Where the hell was it tonight worse damn game plan ever. Ever heard of a slant?? Two big bodys that run 20 yards down field betime they hit 10 yards down field cutler is eating turf!! First play on offense is play action SACK…. um how bout run it first to set up play action like a normal offense would do. But when the bears did have a little momentum going that b.s. call on carimi. Also that 12 men on the field was most pathetic call so far this year. It was clear as day he was off the field before the snap! Even the guys calling the game said he was clearly off the field. Guess the refs got baffled after ten, no more fingers left. Packers fans don’t get to excited you have the same record as the bears. Hope to god this is are punch in the face wake up call. Lions fans please your beat down will be this Sunday mark my words. The division is between the 2 teams that just played!!

  87. myasylum11 says: Sep 14, 2012 12:38 AM

    I agree that Rogers has not played well the past two games.
    he seems out of sinc with the recievers.

  88. sixjak says: Sep 14, 2012 12:39 AM

    voiceofreasonsays says:
    Sep 13, 2012 11:42 PM
    I took this away from the game…the Packers were definitely just having a bad day vs SF and the Niners are a complete fluke. Games like this is why I can’t take Chicago seriously, you think they have it and nope. See you in the NFC Championship game GB…weather it’s at Lambeau or FedEx Field, it will be a classic.
    ________

    And I take this away from reading your idiotic comments: you are a geek.

    Good solid win for GB. Makes me appreciate what the 9ers did last Sunday even more.

  89. footballrulz says: Sep 14, 2012 12:41 AM

    @chi01town. Packs gone own da bears all season long
    Hahaha

  90. pryor4heisman says: Sep 14, 2012 12:43 AM

    The Bears beat themselves.

  91. tiredofyoureferringtoateamaswe says: Sep 14, 2012 12:46 AM

    I am enjoying this win as well, but please, fellow Packers fans stop making such stupid remarks. YOU are the reason other teams fans think ALL Packers fans are loud mouths. We are not all like that. Some of us take a win with a little class and move on to the next game. Same with taking a loss. Say good job to your opponent, move on to the next. Still lots of work to be done in a very long season.
    Great job Packers “D!” Hope the offense starts to play better.

  92. samirabushhab says: Sep 14, 2012 12:47 AM

    Can everyone just RELAX??!! This is the first good packers defensive performance in a LONG TIME! Sure, the bears will horrible offensively, but you gotta realize that Matt Forte was out for much of the game and Aaron Rodgers only had 219 yards throwing with 1 interception, but really should have been more. Bears receivers were dropping passes ALL NIGHT LONG!! even more than the packers receivers did. Jay Cutler was running for his life all night long and marshall was doubled all night long. One thing the bears proved tonight is that their defense is still elite in the NFL and nothing to sneeze about.

  93. tiredofyoureferringtoateamaswe says: Sep 14, 2012 12:51 AM

    Oh, and as my “handle” says, stop saying “we” and “us” and any other comment which makes you sound like you are on the team! YOU are a FAN, NOT a PLAYER, and YOU didn’t do anything on the football field. I feel better now.

  94. dwhitehurst says: Sep 14, 2012 12:53 AM

    Props have to be given to Urlacher and Tillman, both playing with leg injuries. Even on one leg, Urlacher simply jacked our Packers Olineman and stuffed the run. You can’t help but admire such players, even if they are Bears. ;)

  95. contra74 says: Sep 14, 2012 12:53 AM

    Hahahaha tell me again how many points the green bay offense scored? Lucky for the packers that special teams saved their asses. Mediocre performance by Rodgers at best! Long season ladies!

  96. pilot2011 says: Sep 14, 2012 12:55 AM

    Packers better lock up DJ Smith!

    what an underrated linebacker. Reminds of London Fletcher.

  97. floridaboy619 says: Sep 14, 2012 12:56 AM

    http://thatswhatimsayin.wordpress.com/

    Your a moron. Pack Bears games are usually way closer. Get you’re story straight and realize the Pack have won the last 5 games. The Packers didn’t have Jennings or Bishop but. Nobody cares about the Bears loosing Forte!

  98. thundersandpackers says: Sep 14, 2012 12:59 AM

    first greenbays defense sucks.
    they have no run game.
    Cutler wishes them good luck.
    packers are not overrated, they are that good

  99. eventhorizon04 says: Sep 14, 2012 1:03 AM

    It’s realistic that the Colts defense this year could be among the worst in the NFL.

    I suspect Chicago will not be the only team this year who looks good playing against a very bad defense (especially with Dwight Freeney injured) combined with an offense led by a rookie QB.

  100. gpack22 says: Sep 14, 2012 1:12 AM

    Defense played great tonight and a huge props to them but here’s what I think as the season moves forward… #12 better get his sh#t straight because he is nowhere near the player he was a year ago. Missing throws and making wr’s stretch well beyond normal isn’t going to win games against better teams..see week 1.

    Quit your commercial job and wake the “EF” up ARodg. You are now, in 2 games, 1/3 of the way to the entire 2011 INT total. Not to mention you’ve missed plenty of wr’s that have been open this year. Don’t worry, Jordy won’t be raising his hand yet but if you keep throwing Cutleresque footballs he and the other Packer wr’s will be.

    I know I’ll take heat for calling 12 out but he’s not been sharp in preseason or in the first two games. We don’t need another gunslinger!

  101. truthisbest says: Sep 14, 2012 1:17 AM

    Bad Jay still sucks.

  102. davikes says: Sep 14, 2012 1:21 AM

    Told ya so. Told ya so. – Josh McDaniels

    Bronco’s fans owe Josh an apology.

  103. thehighhat says: Sep 14, 2012 1:22 AM

    This game just shows how bad the Colts are and how good the 49ers are. The Bears got a complete spanking!

  104. zillabeast says: Sep 14, 2012 1:31 AM

    “I took this away from the game…the Packers were definitely just having a bad day vs SF and the Niners are a complete fluke. Games like this is why I can’t take Chicago seriously, you think they have it and nope. See you in the NFC Championship game GB…weather it’s at Lambeau or FedEx Field, it will be a classic.

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!

    Thanks for the laugh dude.

  105. cali49er707 says: Sep 14, 2012 1:36 AM

    Packers looked REAL GOOD!! Give credit where credit is due!!!

    Just about every 9ER fan that felt that the Packers were going to be seen again before it was all said & done!!

    Chicago is still a team to be respected!! Losing to GB at Lambeau is nothing to hang your head about. These two teams are both DANGEROUS foes for NFC fanbases with Superbowl aspirations!!!

  106. lesterclan says: Sep 14, 2012 1:40 AM

    Absolutely the most boring game to date! Both offenses sucked…but all the talking heads will say it was a “defensive struggle” but they are enamored with Rodgers and Cutler. B.S. those were two crappy offensive performances tonight.

  107. igotgamenj says: Sep 14, 2012 1:45 AM

    Don’t feel bad Bears Fans Brandon Marshal dropped a ton of TD’S for the Dolphins too.

  108. mattypbillsmafia says: Sep 14, 2012 1:47 AM

    Everyone knows that #voiceofreason is #hulkhogansays right? The only thing that’s changed is not finishing every statement with “brother” and the name. I read a ton of these articles and it’s the same RGturd comments from him all the time… Dude settle down, one game that you’ve had 5 months to game plan for and STILL only come up with your college offense bubble screens and some ok downfield passes against Roman Harper (who’s had grey hair for like ten seasons) doesn’t make a season…. I could care less about the ‘skins but for reals… SHUT UP!!!

  109. sportsfan83 says: Sep 14, 2012 1:51 AM

    @noeffinway Lions are a lock at winning the North after 1 week and no division games played? Your name answers that question. Did you forget you barely beat a bad St Louis team in the last seconds? Not saying Lions won’t be good and/or contend for the division but it’s idiotic to say a teams a lock when your team has played 1 game out of 16. You’ve obviously never heard of injuries or bad games

  110. timj997 says: Sep 14, 2012 1:53 AM

    Jay Cutler just threw another interception!

  111. 808raiderinparadise says: Sep 14, 2012 2:02 AM

    Many people loved the Bears off-season:

    keeping Forte, Adding power RB Bush, Marshall at WR….

    but that offensive line is still piss-poor and Cutler just seems to be given bad play-calling or he is just that bad with his decision making. I think they should have just played power football all day with Bush & Forte, let the clock run on the road and let their great defense keep it close.

    Marshall … 1 catch?

    wow.

  112. larryboodry says: Sep 14, 2012 2:03 AM

    Man, that was brutal…Never would have expected our defense to hold GB to 16 points, and only allow 23 overall, and that we would still get beaten so soundly.

    And none of this ‘we beat ourselves’ crap, either…We lost because we were outplayed on offense and special teams, and out-coached as well…That fake FG for a touchdown was genius, and to be honest, I think Lovie and his staff were ill-prepared for this game. (I mean, seriously, 12 men on the fieldis dumb anytime, but really dumb when you apparently just stopped Rodgers and company on downs.)

    Some random observations:

    !.) I’m a big Cutler fan, and this wasn’t all on him, but he’s gotta quit trying to force throws into coverage…Two picks tonight were on him, one was on Bennett for not coming back on the ball, and the last one on 4th. & 7 looked to actually be an incomplete pass. That said, Jay was lucky on some other throws that should have been picked.

    2.) Lance Briggs dropping a sure INT, and Marshall’s TD drop cost us 7 points in a game we lost by 13, so no excuse there…Besides which, there was a dropped TD for GB also.

    3.) While I feel AJ Hawk should have been flagged as the aggressor again’st Carimi, he wasn’t, so Gabe should have know better…We didn’t beat ourselves, we just made it easier for y’all to do it…Which brings me to…

    4.) J’Marcus Webb and Chris Spencer, the alternating turnstiles at LT…Until the Bears get someone competent to protect Jay’s blind side, he will continue to get pounded.

    5.) Memo to Roberto Garza…Next time snap the ball on time, okay?

    6.) Both defenses played great, which I doubt anyone expected…Had the Bears not shot themselves in the foot so many times, I think the final score would have been more like 17-14 Pack.
    And still a loss for us.

    7.) Cutler’s ‘Good luck’ comment was in response to being asked what he would say to GB if they played press coverage as in previous games…Thus, it was not meant as trash talk, since no one would have expected GB to stay with that coverage against Marshall and Jeffery.

    8.) I’ve always liked Clay Matthews, and was disappointed he didn’t fall to the Bears the year GB got him.

    Finally, I’ll close with this…Unlike many of my fellow fans, I never took the Pack lightly, nor have I ever been big on trash talking. I will continue to post in that spirit, and as painful as this loss was, I will keep reading (and replying to) posts about it, at least until it’s time to face the Rams in ten days.

    Y’all have a good night.

  113. jeffpeabody says: Sep 14, 2012 2:04 AM

    Voiceofreason is the voice of trolling, no doubt. If everyone ignored him and gave him nary a thumb up or down, he’d eventually go away.

  114. jm8ch10 says: Sep 14, 2012 3:34 AM

    The Packers got owned by the best defense in the league in the Niners but it was game one. There is still an entire season to play. I see the Pack and Niners meeting again in the playoffs but the Bears will be nowhere to be found.

  115. funktron2x says: Sep 14, 2012 3:55 AM

    lol Cutler!!!

    Guarantee you neither Stafford nor Rodgers has a game anywhere near that awful this year… probably not the rest of their careers!!!

    Bears Super Bowl mania can take a break now, thank you very much.

  116. denverdude7 says: Sep 14, 2012 4:00 AM

    Cutler still acts like a spoiled, whining, sniveling little brat. It’s the main reason he isn’t still in Denver.

    I predicted when he was traded he would get his butt kicked on a weekly basis and it looks like I was right.

    How’s that 2-year old act of yours working out for you now Jay?

  117. bearsoxass says: Sep 14, 2012 4:43 AM

    Cutler as usual with the overrated Bears.
    Pathetic team,
    Good luck DB’s—-cutler.

  118. pop562 says: Sep 14, 2012 4:56 AM

    @voicesinyourhead, this bandwagon deadskin fan is delusional to think the niners are a fluke. Seek help immediately you down-syndrome ugly kid.

  119. footballchic777 says: Sep 14, 2012 5:20 AM

    Great Packer D, but the game fell flat.

  120. jamezz23 says: Sep 14, 2012 5:23 AM

    No qb is going to do great with the pressure that cutler had last night. But he’s is the worst qb when it comes to managing the pressure. You could tell he was in a pouty interception throwing mood last night. Has jay cutler ever herd of an audible? I call better audibles in Madden than he does in real life

  121. otissistrunk says: Sep 14, 2012 5:31 AM

    Cutler welcomes press and man coverage? No one can cover Marshall? Did he play last night? Nflfollower..matthews is overrated and has been invisible..he must be because NO ONE can block him. That being said, it is just one game,but a big one for the Pack

  122. japadacktle49 says: Sep 14, 2012 6:21 AM

    @voiceofreasonsays says:
    Sep 13, 2012 11:42 PM
    I took this away from the game…the Packers were definitely just having a bad day vs SF and the Niners are a complete fluke. Games like this is why I can’t take Chicago seriously, you think they have it and nope. See you in the NFC Championship game GB…weather it’s at Lambeau or FedEx Field, it will be a classic.

    A bad day ?? You are delusional Pal… Typical Homer, yourself a packer fan ? Wake up the 49ERS are for real!
    A. Smith 125 passer rating to the (Best QB in The NFL 93?) & if you are not a stats guy than scoreboard !

  123. daaabears says: Sep 14, 2012 6:24 AM

    Good win, Green Bay. Made a statement (again) that we are not in your league. Not even close.

  124. lnfinite says: Sep 14, 2012 6:34 AM

    Bears offense always looks boring and makes even the worst defense shine. Put the Packers defense against a good offense and the truth shows.

  125. eagleswin says: Sep 14, 2012 6:34 AM

    I honestly believe that the fake field goal TD was the difference in this game. The game was 3-0 at that point and instead of having a 6 point lead, the pack had a 10 point lead which cause Cutler to press more.

    Neither team, unbelievably, could get anything going on offense. This was a horrible game offensively and a great game for both defenses.

  126. lostsok says: Sep 14, 2012 6:50 AM

    Gee, Brandon Marshall dropping passes. Who saw THAT coming.

  127. gmsingh says: Sep 14, 2012 6:55 AM

    Cutler had a bad game and reacted badly. Their offensive game plan made no sense, though, because he was constantly sitting back in the pocket waiting to be sacked–you know, the crap they said Mike Martz was responsible for. The thing I find most interesting, though, is that none of the commenst are about Rodgers. Last year he was unstoppable, this year the only thing people have to say about him is how good he was last year. In point of fact, Cutler looked better against the Colts than Rodgers did in either game he started this year.

  128. jimmysee says: Sep 14, 2012 7:00 AM

    voiceofreasonsays says:
    Sep 13, 2012 11:42 PM
    I took this away from the game…the Packers were definitely just having a bad day vs SF and the Niners are a complete fluke. Games like this is why I can’t take Chicago seriously, you think they have it and nope. See you in the NFC Championship game GB…weather it’s at Lambeau or FedEx Field, it will be a classic.

    ———————————————————-

    Well, he’s right about that — NFC Championship game will be at FedEx Field — in 2019 or so — maybe.

  129. florida727 says: Sep 14, 2012 7:03 AM

    I’m a Bears fan and always will be (go ahead with the thumbs-downs, I don’t care), but, man, that is not the team I was hoping to see. Cutler seemed like a stats-concerned QB who didn’t want to hurt his rating by throwing the ball away intentionally when he needed to, but I also fault the coaches for calling plays that took too long to develop. Against that kind of pass rush you need to get the ball out of his hands in less than 2 seconds… shotgun, or 3-step drops only. Cutler’s decision-making was awful also.

    Congrats GB fans. You earned the right to brag. Your defense could not have looked better.

  130. pauliepennino says: Sep 14, 2012 7:05 AM

    Does this game put to rest the notion the Packers have problems? Absolutely not.

    Does this game put to rest the notion the suggestion the Packers’ season is over? Absolutely.

    Are the Packers still the team to beat in the division? Absolutely. Talk is still just talk. Still won 16 of last 19 and 21 of last 24 games.

    Are MN fans still delusional and worry more about the Packers winning or losing than their own team? Yes, wouldn’t you?

  131. giantsfanlewis says: Sep 14, 2012 7:09 AM

    The packers didn’t beat the bears, the bears beat the bears.

    In all seriousness though packers fans, calm down. Your offense still looked sluggish most of the game and you only won by 13. It was a rival game at your home field. Stop acting like you beat the 49ers or a team that we achually reliant

  132. rasalghoul says: Sep 14, 2012 7:10 AM

    I thought the bears were going to own the Packers now that they have Marshall? Tramon had as many receptions Marshall. The usual bears trolls are SHOCKINGLY absent but at least the reasonable ones had the courage to show up.

  133. zack2482 says: Sep 14, 2012 7:14 AM

    Hey Jaws, you still think Cutler is better than Romo?

  134. chi01town says: Sep 14, 2012 7:22 AM

    Greenbay should have won cause Chicago Never used the offensive players they got. NO Alshon Jeffrey.. NO Hester.. But Worse of all NO MARSHALL. I anit blaming no refs an nobody else but Chicago.. Lovie needs to go Now…. Today. Hey packers fans I STAND CORRECTED.

  135. bears615 says: Sep 14, 2012 7:27 AM

    Just a terrible game in almost every aspect of the game for Chicago. Starting with O-line. Webb and Garza shouldn’t even be playing. Carimi’s unnecessary roughness call ruined what could have been a drive that put points on the board. On defense the only player that made an impact was Tim Jennings. I know they had 5 sacks but what did that really help? Urlacher looked like a statue out there. Last but not least Cutler needs to realize that he’s capable of making plays with his feet. He escaped a few times from pressure but instead of continuing to run he’d force a pass or just loft it up in the air. He checked out midway through the second quarter. I liked that he got on the O-line about their lack of protection because when he does have time to throw he can make things happen. Hats off to the Packers defense. They came prepared and stepped it up in a big way.

  136. iowahbr says: Sep 14, 2012 7:42 AM

    Last night’s MVP for the Packers: Jay Cutler. And why does Lovie always look like he just took a large horse tranquilizer I hour before kick-off, no matter what stupid pet tricks the Bears are pulling on the field?

  137. finley88thebeast says: Sep 14, 2012 8:05 AM

    Go Packers not quite as easy as the colts huh…All week all i heard about was how high powered this great new offense in Chicago was I didn’t set it…lol…Go Clay Matthews, Go Benson, and Go Jay Cutler I love playing against this guy he’s horrible and it’s so easy to get in his head…The bears still suck

  138. dukeeddy says: Sep 14, 2012 8:06 AM

    Yes there were 4 interceptions….however there should have been at least 6 interceptions. The Packers also dropped 2 possible interceptions that they should have made. After the game, Woodson was correct in saying that despite all of Cutler’s new weapons, it is the same old Jay.

  139. sullijo1 says: Sep 14, 2012 8:20 AM

    Jay Cutler = Jeff George

  140. sullijo1 says: Sep 14, 2012 8:24 AM

    I always thought Cutler would grow up and then be a very good player – 6 years later he’s still pouting around the field. I’m convinced this guy will always be a loser.

    The Bears need to move on. Cutler and Marshall are franchise killers.

  141. bdfun400 says: Sep 14, 2012 8:36 AM

    “hooahitsnotatomthing says:
    Sep 13, 2012 11:44 PM

    Mike Tice, congrats on a terrible game plan. Leave that idiot Webb all alone to take on Matthews. Makes no sense. None.”

    Protection calls are not made by an offensive coordinator, thats usually something done at the line by the QB and/or center.

    Now…not making any in game adjustments…that could be blamed on mike…

  142. doe22us says: Sep 14, 2012 9:25 AM

    The game was indeed boring.

  143. weepingjebus says: Sep 14, 2012 9:51 AM

    Bears looked god awful, and I turned the thing off halfway through the 2nd when the game was clearly already over. I find myself doing that a lot these days actually (like the Ravens/Bengals game) — I assume this is some brilliant new NFL marketing scheme to make everyone go horse around on the Internet after 20 minutes.

  144. nyneal says: Sep 14, 2012 9:52 AM

    Good win for the Packers. Tramon Williams was terrific all night, as was the Clay Maker.

    One thing I’ve learned from watching the NFL for over 50 years is you’re never as good as you look, or as bad.

    The Packers can build on this, and I expect their defense to continue to get better as well as their ground game when the guys behind Benson get healthy.

    One thing — the most over-rated Packer is not A.J. Hawk — it’s Jermichael Finley. That guy drops more balls than he catches. Worse — he thinks they’re not a big deal. He just doesn’t get it — and I don’t think he ever will.

  145. footballchic777 says: Sep 14, 2012 10:18 AM

    It looks possible that the Minnesota Vikings come out of this weekend as the top team in the NFC North!

  146. bougin89 says: Sep 14, 2012 10:29 AM

    As a diehard Packers fan it’s hard not to lash out against all of the people panicking and saying we were finished and making it seem like the last two years were just a big fluke. We got outplayed by a legit Super Bowl contender in week 1. A tough loss last week but certainly not a season ending loss by any stretch of the imagination.

    We have lost 1 must win game in the last two seasons and it was against the Super Bowl Champs last year.

    Just like we can say about our Super Bowl title two years ago and the Giants can say about last year, its the team that makes the playoffs and is playing the best in the playoffs that wins Super Bowls.

    It was obvious we outplayed the Bears tonight but there is a lot of season left and just like I thought about us last week, this certainly doesn’t end the Bears season.

  147. Nevis says: Sep 14, 2012 10:35 AM

    The Packers weren’t exactly sharp in all phases. People who think this means the 2010 Packers are getting ahead of themselves.

    Packers should win the North because the Bears and Lions remain inconsistent. But by no means did they show me they are an elite team.

    And I’m no fan of anyone in the division.

  148. joojie71 says: Sep 14, 2012 10:43 AM

    Huge Packer fan here but also a realistic one. The D definitely played better last night and it was great seeing Clay get to Cutler, as well as the others who sacked him. Concerned about the offense, though. Just not in synch yet. But predicting who will be in the NFC Championship is dumb. As Packer fans should know, the team in 2010 peaked at the right time of the season, while the 2011 was on a downward spiral at the end of the season, even though we still won games. Injuries play a huge part in any team’s performance. And this is especially to Packer fans…to expect Aaron to put up 122 QB rating again is not realistic. Last year was amazing for him, and so far this year he looks normal. Go Pack!! Enjoy your 10 days and let’s beat some Seahawks!

  149. johngaltwho says: Sep 14, 2012 10:44 AM

    The Packers are clearly a better team than the Bears but the truth is that both of these teams have a great deal of room for improvement and likely will improve as the season progresses. Cutler made some good throws under pressure (and a few stinkers) but his receivers were a mess. Between the drops and the poor route running and absolute lack of situational awareness, they just have to improve and if they figure out how to protect him, they will be a much more competitive team. As for the Packers, this young defense has a ways to go and the offense clearly hasnt clicked yet but we see signs of whats possible. I personally think the 49ers were very lucky to play the Packers as a first game. The 49ers are in mid season form picking up where they left off. If this Packer team matures the way many of us believe they can, Alex Smith and Jim Harbaugh could be in for a rude awakening come playoff time.

  150. mavajo says: Sep 14, 2012 11:11 AM

    The 49’ers haven’t even been good for a year yet, and their fans are already obnoxious.

  151. iowahbr says: Sep 14, 2012 11:40 AM

    What about this: The Bears waive all 57 players and hire 57 Chicago teachers to don Bear uniforms. At least they would have a tougher offensive line.

  152. wicky888 says: Sep 14, 2012 11:42 AM

    Listen to the Lions fans saying they have a lock on the division. LOL you barely beat the Rams ….. at home. Dial it down a few notches

  153. shaggytoodle says: Sep 14, 2012 2:04 PM

    thetokyosandblaster says:Sep 14, 2012 12:00 AM

    Final observation: Mediocre performance again from Rodgers

    _________________________

    Maybe giving the the defense of the 9ers and Bears a little credit. The 9ers have what is probably the best d in the confrence, the Bears are probably a top 5.

    While he isn’t close to being as sharp as he was last year. I think it has to more playing tough Ds and being more commited to the run last night. Taking touches away from Rodgers.

  154. shaggytoodle says: Sep 14, 2012 2:30 PM

    Nevis says:Sep 14, 2012 10:35 AM

    The Packers weren’t exactly sharp in all phases. People who think this means the 2010 Packers are getting ahead of themselves.

    Packers should win the North because the Bears and Lions remain inconsistent. But by no means did they show me they are an elite team.
    ____________

    No one is going to show you they are an elite team, the 2nd week barely got started.

    At least a 3rd of the season needs to go by before you can start labeling elite teams.

  155. gmsingh says: Sep 14, 2012 2:49 PM

    The Packers “whipped” the Bears? The Packers scored 16 points on offense and the Bears scored 10. Rodgers really didn’t look that sharp in that game.

  156. sixjak says: Sep 14, 2012 6:23 PM

    johngaltwho says:
    Sep 14, 2012 10:44 AM
    The Packers are clearly a better team than the Bears but the truth is that both of these teams have a great deal of room for improvement and likely will improve as the season progresses. Cutler made some good throws under pressure (and a few stinkers) but his receivers were a mess. Between the drops and the poor route running and absolute lack of situational awareness, they just have to improve and if they figure out how to protect him, they will be a much more competitive team. As for the Packers, this young defense has a ways to go and the offense clearly hasnt clicked yet but we see signs of whats possible. I personally think the 49ers were very lucky to play the Packers as a first game. The 49ers are in mid season form picking up where they left off. If this Packer team matures the way many of us believe they can, Alex Smith and Jim Harbaugh could be in for a rude awakening come playoff time.

     __________

    Meh don’t be so sure about all of that Alex Smith/Jim Harbaugh/rude awakening wishful thinking stuff. Maybe the 9ers aren’t in mid season form just yet either. They came to GB ready to play and had a solid game plan. They too have a lot of work to do and a lot of things to improve on. Both offense and defense still have lots more plays to install and perfect. Harbaugh teams come ready to play and don’t make a lot of stupid mistakes. To boot, they are loaded with depth so good luck.

  157. packersownerandshareholder says: Sep 15, 2012 9:33 PM

    3 take always from Thursdays game.
    1) The Bears will never have good locker room chemistry with Jay Cutler at QB.
    2) the Packers defensive additions and adjustments need time to gell but the defenses has a lot more speed and has the potential to be special.
    3) Aaron Rodgers and the O are not where they were last year and will need to get on the same page.
    4) Packer Nation can breath a sigh a relief. We haven’t come out the gates firing on all cylinders but if last year thought us anything it’s that you want to be playing your best football at the END OF THE YEAR. I fully anticipate that to be the case.

    GO PACK GO

  158. packersownerandshareholder says: Sep 15, 2012 9:37 PM

    3 take always from Thursdays game.
    1) The Bears will never have good locker room chemistry with Jay Cutler at QB.
    2) the Packers defensive additions and adjustments need time to gell but the defense has a lot more speed and has the potential to be special.
    3) Aaron Rodgers and the O are not where they were last year and will need to get on the same page.
    4) Packer Nation can breath a sigh a relief. We haven’t come out the gates firing on all cylinders but if last year thought us anything it’s that you want to be playing your best football at the END OF THE YEAR. I fully anticipate that will be the case.

    GO PACK GO

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