Well Bear Fans, the "unthinkable" did happen at Soldiers Field today, but both team left it on the field. Aaron Rodgers didn't run-away with the game as most expected. In fact, Urlacher almost hung a pic-6 on Rodgers late in the 1st half. If Urlacher had a bit more energy, he would stiff-armed Rodgers on his way to the end-zone.
It Came Down To A Big Play On Defense, But For The Wrong Team...
Caleb Hanie put in a great performance in relief despite 2 INTs. We waisted 2 offensive series with Collins which could have given us some points "sooner" rather than later (THANKS AGAIN JERRY!). Jay Cutler was completely out of sync for the second time against GB. Matt Forte ran his heart-out, but we just could not get our receivers involved until late in the game.
The O-Line was not that bad, only giving up 2 sacks, but we still could not find an answer to the Packers "zone-blitz". Our defense bended a little, but did not break. Plus, Brian Urlacher and Lance Briggs made their case as to why they're the pillars of our defense. Peppers was double-teamed pretty much the entire game, then got "ripped-off" on a "bogus" roughing call.
Overall, I am still proud of what our team achieved this year, but I am not proud of the fact GB took our trophy on our field. The Bears must live with this loss "at-home" all during the off season, but MUST respond next year and get "retribution".
I give no congratulations to Pack for their win, because I will be routing for the AFC representative in SB XLV. Join us for Monday nights show as Bill and I discuss the game further.