The (3-2) Green Bay Packers welcome the (1-5) Chicago Bears to Lambeau Field in a week seven Thursday Night Football matchup.
The Bears are seventh in total offense, including fourth in passing offense, but they’re just 31st in scoring, averaging 16.8 points per game. Brian Hoyer has thrown for over 300 yards in 4 straight games including 397, two games ago against the Indianapolis Colts. Chicago has gotten great production from rookie Jordan Howard, who has 330 yards and a 5.0-yard average.
Packers fans booed their team in Sunday’s 30-16 loss to the Dallas Cowboys. Eddie Lacy continues to play injured and backup, James Starks, had knee surgery on Sunday. Green Bay acquired Knile Davis from the Chiefs in a trade on Tuesday. I like this move by GB, Davis could be the spark the Packers need. This team has looked out of sync on offense and defense. On Tuesday, Aaron Rodgers said, “As a leader, you’re looked at all times — the highs and the adverse times, you’ve got to be someone who’s consistent every day at work and on the field. I’m trying my best to be that and be a good teammate and realize, hey, we’re still 3-2. We’re in the mix here. We’ve got some work to do, some stuff to clean up. But we’re not far off.” The Packers have lost 2 games this year to the Vikings and Cowboys, those two teams have a combined record of 10-1.
I expect this game to be high flying with both QB’s having tremendous success in the passing game. The Packers have won 10 out of the last 12 meetings between the two. Rodgers is 13-4 in his career against the Bears, which includes a win in the 2010 NFC Championship Game. In 1997, Janet Jackson released a song titled, “Got ’til it’s Gone“. The lyrics are as follows…Don’t it always seem to go, that you don’t know what you’ve got til it’s gone.
NFL fans need to appreciate the greatness of Rodgers before he is gone. He has been criticized by every sports program in the country over the past few weeks. He still has 10 touchdowns and 4 interceptions in 5 games. All of those broadcasters need to listen to what Rodgers said last year. R-E-L-A-X. The former 22nd pick in the 2005 draft is one of the top 10 greatest quarterbacks to ever play in the NFL.
Stats don’t lie. Rogers and his accomplishments:
Super Bowl champion (XLV)
Super Bowl MVP (XLV)
5× Pro Bowl (2009, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015)
2× First-team All-Pro (2011, 2014)
Second-team All-Pro (2012)
2× NFL Most Valuable Player (2011, 2014)
2x NFL passer rating leader (2011, 2012)
Rodgers holds these NFL records:
103.8 passer rating, career
122.5 passer rating, season (2011)
3.98 touchdown to interception ratio, career
Packers win 30-20.
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