All Eyes on the Bears' Run Game Against the Packers
- Author: Julie Sanders Sep 29, 2017,
Sep 29, 2017, 12:28
"I think the league underestimates the tolerance of normal fans who seek out football to get a break from the daily barrage of rhetoric of political division", said Packers fan Herb Jabs in The Gazette's report. In order to have a shot against the Packers, they need to come out with the exact same hustle and fight that they displayed in their home matchups against the Atlanta Falcons and Steelers. "Special teams and offense have got our back as well", cornerback Sherrick McManis said, via the Bears' official website.
Aaron Rodgers has been, on the whole, outstanding agianst the Bears since the beginning of the John Fox/Vic Fangio era in 2015.
After 194 games dating to 1921, these two clubs are 94-94-6 against each other, and even more remarkably, the Bears have outscored the Pack by only 3,347-3,319, 28 points or a microscopic 14 hundredths of a point a game.
The Packers needed overtime to beat the lowly Bengals in Week 3, but Aaron Rodgers and company have been one of the most exciting teams this season, and at 2-1 are tied with the Lions and Vikings atop the NFC Central. And rookie Tarik Cohen has cooled from his opening-day showing but still provides a refreshing boost to the offense to spell Howard.
The Lions tried to eat up the remaining clock, but wound up punting to the Green Bay 21 yard line with 29 seconds left in the game.
As shitty as Mike McCarthy's playcalling and play design is, the Pack has to get a running game going this week just to give Rodgers a break.
The Chicago Bears have been fairly impressive this season - given their shortage of talent on either side of the ball beyond a handful of positions.
The Packers have won seven of the last nine meetings against the Bears at Lambeau Field, including a 26-10 victory last season in Week 7.
Rodgers is the kind of quarterback the Bears hope they have, eventually, in Mitchell Trubisky - a franchise-altering presence who annually competes for Super Bowls and makes everyone around him better. Green Bay is going to put on a show.
However, this Bears team is one that has lacked consistency. "They've met, they've had a chance to discuss, you know, each and every guy that expressed his opinion".