The Green Bay Packers have come to dominate the Chicago Bears in this rivalry
It is not hard to figure out why the Packers have made this a one-sided rivalry. Green Bay has had Hall of Famer Brett Favre and three-time MVP Aaron Rodgers as quarterbacks. The Chicago Bears have started 35 different quarterbacks since Favre’s first game against the Bears in October 1992.
The Chicago Bears have rolled out guys like Steve Stenstrom, Shane Matthews, Chad Hutchinson, Matt Barkley, and Mike Glennon out against the Packers thinking these fellas can lead Chicago to victory over its most hated rival.
Jay Cutler is the quarterback with the most starts for the Chicago Bears against the Packers in the Favre/Rodgers era. His record and numbers against the Pack may make him the fifth-greatest quarterback in Green Bay history. Cutler went 2-10 against the Packers and threw 22 interceptions.
He threw so many picks against Green Bay that it became an expectation with the Packers secondary that Jay would throw them the ball.
The Packers also have dominated this rivalry because they have just done a better job acquiring talent in the free agency in the salary cap era that started in 1993.
The Packers used free agency to acquire Hall of Famers in Reggie White and Charles Woodson. Green Bay used free agency to build their 1996 Super Bowl-winning team.
The Packers have also drafted much better than the Chicago Bears in this era. It is because the Packers have had better leadership. The Packers have hires brilliant football minds in Ron Wolf and Ted Thompson. They built Super Bowl-winning rosters.
The Packers have hired head coaches that can win. Mike Holmgren, Mike Sherman, Mike McCarthy, and Matt LaFleur have all led the Packers to division titles. In addition, Holmgren and McCarthy won a Super Bowl with the green and gold.
The Chicago Bears once thought it was a good idea to hire Marc Trestman from the Canadian Football League over at the time NFL Coach of the Year Bruce Ariens. You can see how one franchise has functioned so well and one so poorly that it has proven the Green Bay Packers fans’ favorite song is true–”The Bears Still Suck.”
You are probably depressed so let’s take a look at some of those rare moments of sunshine when the Bears have beaten Green Bay on its home turf since 1992.
Hopefully, that lifts your spirits ahead of Sunday’s matchup.