The Chicago Bears now have a little extra motivation for the Green Bay Packers game.
Not that they need it, but the Chicago Bears now have a little extra motivation for their December 16th matchup at Soldier Field against the Green Bay Packers. This latest bulletin board material comes compliments of Aaron Rodgers himself.
His comments came in a postgame press conference following their 27-14 loss to the Minnesota Vikings in which the Packers dropped their eighth consecutive road game. The loss moved the Packers to an incredibly underwhelming 4-6-1.
They now find themselves in a dogfight with the Detroit Lions for last place in the NFC North. So it might come as a surprise that Rodgers would have anything to be smug about, yet a tiger can’t hide his stripes.
And his smugness was on full display in the clip below.
Rodgers was providing the blueprint for how the Packers can make the playoffs. If you’re able to read this through your tears of laughter, he essentially said they had to win out. As he detailed the plan, he took each remaining game, essentially saying ‘we have to beat (insert team name).’ However, when he got to the Chicago game, he added a little extra mustard to his comments. He stated, “we have to go to Chicago, a place where we’ve won a number of times.”
That’s an awful lot of shade from a quarterback whose team has all been eliminated from the playoffs. Especially considering the Bears already have a ton to play for when they meet again in December.
Not only will the Bears be looking to avenge a terrible loss in Week 1 in Green Bay, but at that point, the team could be looking to wrap up the division. In addition, the Bears defense (which has no doubt improved since then) got to Rodgers early and often in their last meeting.
While they may have run out of gas in the second half, there is little chance of that happening this week. That is even less likely now that Rodgers has poured a little extra gasoline on the fire with his latest comments. Again, the Bears don’t need artificial motivation to get them up for a game, but you can bet that they will try to make Rodgers eat his words in a few weeks.