Gut Reactions: Packers beat Bears 10-3

Aaron's gut reactions from the Packers victory over the Bears. 

  • That was one hell of a 5th preseason game.
  • Parts of that looked like McCarthy never left? 
  • Rough night for both guards. 
  • Savage is legit. 
  • I almost fell out of my chair when Rodgers threw a 50/50 ball to Graham in the endzone. 
  • Matt LaFleur has got to get Rodgers to get the play off. 
  • Amos. Poetry. 
  • Kenny Clark balled out. 
  • Preston Smith is a really smart player. There were a number of times where he could have bitten inside but kept contain. 
  • The RPO was absolutely brutal tonight. Between Rodgers going backside to someone who wasn't there to his absurd throw to MVS on 2nd and 5 when they were trying to put the game away, they have a lot of work to do there. 
  • If only there was some kind of exhibition season where they could work these things out. 
  • Gameball to JK Scott.
  • Gameball to Mike Pettine. 
  • Go Pack Go. 
18 points

Comments (213)

Fan-Friendly This filter will hide comments which have ratio of 5 to 1 down-vote to up-vote.
MarkinMadison's picture

September 05, 2019 at 10:33 pm

I don't think Lane Taylor will get the start next week - I can understand why you don't start a rookie on the road.

+ REPLY
13 points
14
1
jeremyjjbrown's picture

September 05, 2019 at 10:44 pm

He looked horrible. I was shocked he played so poorly.

+ REPLY
5 points
5
0
Muy complicado's picture

September 05, 2019 at 11:09 pm

Would not be shocked. But Bears front 7 is the best we will face all season. Maybe they'll give him another chance. At least we have somebody waiting in the wings.

+ REPLY
9 points
9
0
Muy complicado's picture

September 05, 2019 at 11:09 pm

Would not be shocked. But Bears front 7 is the best we will face all season. Maybe they'll give him another chance. At least we have somebody waiting in the wings.

+ REPLY
0 points
0
0
PackfanNY's picture

September 05, 2019 at 11:13 pm

Elgton Jenkins...paging Elgton Jenkins stat!!

+ REPLY
1 points
2
1
jannes bjornson's picture

September 05, 2019 at 11:45 pm

He's gone. Turner was on his heels too. The crowd noise should not be a factor. Bear fans sat on their hands like toads. Just some inefficiencies in the line play. Bhaktiari was bull rushed and twisted a couple times. The O line may be juxtaposed before the the first four games end.

+ REPLY
-4 points
0
4
Bure9620's picture

September 06, 2019 at 04:46 am

Taylor was awful and Jenkins is ready

+ REPLY
1 points
2
1
Rak47's picture

September 06, 2019 at 06:19 am

First game of the year against the NFL top defense from last year which is loaded with a front full of Pro-bowl and All-pro caliber players. Taylor will be fine and just needs the work to find his rhythm. Bhaktiari was really just as bad giving up 2 sacks, a few pressures, and having 2 holding calls called on him. Turner didn't look all that great either and neither did Linsley. About the only one I can think of who I can't recall any mistakes from was Bulaga.

+ REPLY
2 points
5
3
Ahgreen30's picture

September 06, 2019 at 06:23 am

Pack O-line is worst in the NFL!! Even our best guy the LT looked like crap!! Inexcusable!! FIRE the O-Line coach TODAY!!

+ REPLY
-14 points
1
15
mattnphx's picture

September 06, 2019 at 02:50 pm

they weren't great... zero running game.. however, Khalil Mack was a non-factor.. they protected enough to score one touchdown.. 1st game of the season.. hopefully, the o line will improve.

+ REPLY
1 points
1
0
PackfanNY's picture

September 06, 2019 at 09:18 am

Taylor regressed last season and was bowled over like a bowling pin last night. It is only a matter of time before he finds himself on the bench.

+ REPLY
1 points
1
0
SterlingSharpe's picture

September 06, 2019 at 10:01 am

Bahktiari had a bad game too and his penalty (not Linsley) cost us points.
He also got bull-rushed for a sack by the thinner Leonard Floyd.

Lane did no worse.

Stick with these 5 vs Minnesota if healthy.
I do love Jenkins too by the way, and he will be needed sooner or later. Hopefully later.

+ REPLY
2 points
2
0
Mojo's picture

September 05, 2019 at 10:34 pm

Wow

Pettine

Defense

Wow

+ REPLY
26 points
26
0
MarkinMadison's picture

September 05, 2019 at 10:36 pm

I don't think Turbisky is quite as bad as the D made him look.

Chris Collinsworth has got to stop trying to predict plays as if he is Tony Romo. His comments at the end of the 1st half were just stupid.

+ REPLY
16 points
17
1
carlos's picture

September 05, 2019 at 11:39 pm

I listen to Larry McCarren up here in the UP. Then 2 hours of a post game show. Love the show especially after a win. Especially Da Bears. Retired so can stay up ‘till whenever. Maybe a Pack victory beer. Go Pack.

+ REPLY
6 points
6
0
carlos's picture

September 05, 2019 at 11:39 pm

Radio in case someone didn’t know.

+ REPLY
0 points
0
0
carlos's picture

September 05, 2019 at 11:42 pm

I think that game will be as tough as any for the rest of season. Bears defense is scary. Maybe Pack’s is pretty close to there’s.

+ REPLY
0 points
1
1
holmesmd's picture

September 05, 2019 at 11:56 pm

Ya think?! SMH. The Packers defense was BETTER than the Bears tonight. That’s a good start

+ REPLY
5 points
5
0
jannes bjornson's picture

September 06, 2019 at 12:13 am

RADIO...Live Transmission. I prefer Bear Talk, after a Bear Loss. A very humurous skit.

+ REPLY
4 points
4
0
buckyor's picture

September 06, 2019 at 12:22 am

Excellent song.

+ REPLY
1 points
1
0
tfreeman98's picture

September 06, 2019 at 01:34 pm

Jannes: we spent most of the week after the week 1 game last year in the Chicago area. It was hilarious listening to Chicago Sports Talk all week. Fire Trubisky! Get rid of all the coaches and start over! Etc. It wasn't until Saturday before they started talking about the upcoming game.

+ REPLY
0 points
0
0
Oppy's picture

September 05, 2019 at 11:49 pm

If you REALLY want to enjoy a good post-game radio show after the Packers whoop the Bears (especially in CHI), I used to tune in to Chicago sports talk radio stations after the game.

Crack a beer or two, kick your feet up, and listen to Bears fans scream, cry, and rip their hair out about firing everyone for 3 hours straight.

Highly recommended. It's really enjoyable. Schadenfreude, it's great.

+ REPLY
11 points
11
0
Coldworld's picture

September 06, 2019 at 05:42 am

A quick look at the WCG game threads is also illustrative. They were robbed apparently.

+ REPLY
0 points
0
0
CHESSEHEaADDALLAS's picture

September 06, 2019 at 05:39 am

Amen

+ REPLY
0 points
0
0
dobber's picture

September 05, 2019 at 10:46 pm

Here's betting that Trubisky plays some next preseason.

The Chicago media will have a field day with him and Nagy tomorrow morning.

+ REPLY
9 points
9
0
Bearmeat's picture

September 05, 2019 at 11:00 pm

And I will be listening!

+ REPLY
2 points
2
0
Spock's picture

September 05, 2019 at 10:35 pm

Yeah, baby! My favorite moment was Arod giving Pettine that victory shove. Rodgers was having fun. love this team. On to crush the Vikings!

+ REPLY
23 points
23.5
0.5
ScaryGary's picture

September 05, 2019 at 10:54 pm

gotta love it, media is gonna say it was a slight on lafluer and we are just gonna keepm winning baby!

+ REPLY
0 points
1
1
Jonathan Spader's picture

September 05, 2019 at 11:15 pm

I loved the Tramon Williams push out. The old man still has it! Zadarius Smith as advertised.

+ REPLY
9 points
9
0
trailmarker6's picture

September 05, 2019 at 11:35 pm

Let's have a little bit of love for Preston as well. Sack and a half, five tackles with a tfl. Both Smiths played very well.

+ REPLY
9 points
9
0
Lphill's picture

September 05, 2019 at 10:35 pm

Wasn’t pretty but a win on the road , giving up only 3 points to a division rival . Wow

+ REPLY
20 points
20
0
dobber's picture

September 05, 2019 at 10:47 pm

Huge win...over the divisional favorite on their field. Road wins are precious. Road wins against high-end opponents, even more so.

+ REPLY
26 points
26
0
Unglued's picture

September 05, 2019 at 11:00 pm

I guess it depends on your definition of pretty. Defense looked like a unit, not a bunch of guys running around, but team effort on that side of the ball. Call me old school, but 45-42 type games are "badly played games".

Offensively, run game just was not there, no fault of backs, imo.
Got to tip hat to Bear's defense, they were tough. Both offenses were grasping for things that would work, I think early success on D, can really throw off the play calling.

+ REPLY
17 points
19
2
frankohodge's picture

September 05, 2019 at 11:09 pm

It wasn't pretty but it was real football. Defense and field position, and crushing the Bears, Amos's pick and Preston's sack, in crunch time.

+ REPLY
11 points
11
0
Leatherhead's picture

September 06, 2019 at 09:46 am

There's no such thing as an ugly baby or a bad win.

+ REPLY
0 points
0
0
jannes bjornson's picture

September 06, 2019 at 12:20 am

That was a classic Pack v Bear episode. Two very good defenses. Pack Oline not quite yet ready for primetime, but came through when it counted onnthe deep balls. The starting point for the celebration of Bart Starr's Wake vs the queens of East Dakota. I think they need to trade for a # 2 WR.

+ REPLY
2 points
3
1
Coldworld's picture

September 06, 2019 at 05:56 am

The Bears D line is the best in football. The fact is that we matched them with ours. I thought we were very much improved in coverage and actually had safeties in the approximate are of the play. Out D is going to be fun to watch.

I didn’t expect much of a run game, but it looked out of synch. This O needed to play. It’s the small things that show that it isn’t working smoothly under pressure.

I see a lot of flack for our guards. What I came away thinking was thank goodness we have the tackles we have. The Chicago D line and LB corps is just good. They are going to make others look much worse.

I have to acknowledge Crosby had a good game and that his kick offs were much better than I feared. Scott is coming into his own. Dare I say it, a good showing by special teams. I was very concerned about them.

Passing and running will improve with practice. The above comments about preseasons mirror my thoughts. When it does, the gap between us and the Bears will grow. Much untapped potential and fairly vanilla last night. I did love the use of the TEs though, especially against that opponent.

Overall, I did not expect a win. I did not expect our D to be that potent. Our offense is only going to get better yet still did enough against a really good D to win on the road. Finally, no major injuries I think. A great night!

+ REPLY
4 points
5
1
Gort's picture

September 06, 2019 at 09:51 am

I was ready to give a thumbs up until the last line.
Trade FOR a #2 WR? Really?
IMHO, WR might be our deepest position.

+ REPLY
0 points
0
0
Branden Burke's picture

September 06, 2019 at 04:03 pm

#83 might have 1000 yards this season.

+ REPLY
0 points
0
0
Mojo's picture

September 05, 2019 at 10:35 pm

The secondary was unbelievable.

+ REPLY
27 points
27
0
MarkinMadison's picture

September 05, 2019 at 10:37 pm

A whole lot of depth there.

+ REPLY
12 points
12
0
TheVOR's picture

September 05, 2019 at 11:36 pm

Best secondary in a very long time in GB. That defense balled out, man that was a MONSTER WIN!!

+ REPLY
8 points
8
0
Flow49's picture

September 05, 2019 at 10:36 pm

“We have a Defense” - if this was the shake the rust off game for the Offense we could make some waves this year!

+ REPLY
16 points
17
1
Qoojo's picture

September 05, 2019 at 10:47 pm

- Defense looked great
- Offense looked as expected for new and no 1st string practice during preseason game
- Give the bears defense some credit on the bad looking run game
- Surprised Clinton-Dix didn't majorly screw up at least one time

This might be unpopular, but age is catching up with Rodgers. Accuracy and arm strength has dropped from his younger HoF level. More dirt balls on those long short outs. He is still a very good QB.

I agree with Nagler on getting the play off. Same old Rodgers with perhaps holding on too long at times.

Rodgers holding the ball at end of game to hopefully give to MLF for his first victory as HC.

Edit to add:

- Special teams looked improved and did not blow the game

+ REPLY
0 points
9
9
4thand10's picture

September 05, 2019 at 10:41 pm

Really, so what is turbiskuts excuse. This was an all defensive battle. Bears probably have the best D in the nfl. I wasn’t impressed wit LaFluers offensive genius

+ REPLY
-4 points
5
9
Qoojo's picture

September 05, 2019 at 10:43 pm

I actually have bullet line about the run game looking bad due to the bears defense. Too many beers?

+ REPLY
0 points
3
3
4thand10's picture

September 05, 2019 at 10:53 pm

The “ old man “ Rodgers threw the only TD pass of the game. Think about that. All the BS I heard about the young assenting turdbiskit...and he threw a pick, Savage almost had a pick etc... and his decision making was atrocious. The Bad news bears D is real, but unfortunately for them, this Packers D is for real.

+ REPLY
6 points
8
2
Qoojo's picture

September 05, 2019 at 11:04 pm

Seems you have a lot of angst about the bears' QB. Yea, I don't really care about the bears QB. They are pretty much all forgettable except for Sid Luckman and then perhaps Jim McMahon.

+ REPLY
1 points
2
1
jannes bjornson's picture

September 06, 2019 at 12:24 am

Kevin King just missed the handle on a pick and Jaire has to go get the ball against Gabriel. The offensive PI saved the Pack some field position.

+ REPLY
0 points
0
0
Coldworld's picture

September 06, 2019 at 05:58 am

King should have had a pick too.

+ REPLY
1 points
1
0
4thand10's picture

September 06, 2019 at 12:36 am

Error duplicate

+ REPLY
0 points
2
2
4thand10's picture

September 06, 2019 at 12:35 am

Error duplicate

+ REPLY
-1 points
1
2
dobber's picture

September 05, 2019 at 10:57 pm

Trubisky had a couple nice throws, but he was throwing into coverage all night.

+ REPLY
2 points
2
0
HankScorpio's picture

September 05, 2019 at 11:04 pm

Trubisky could have easily have 3 or 4 picks on the night.

+ REPLY
5 points
5
0
KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

September 05, 2019 at 11:18 pm

Yea, King dropped a sure pick right in his hands.

+ REPLY
2 points
2
0
4thand10's picture

September 06, 2019 at 12:38 am

Error duplicate

+ REPLY
-1 points
1
2
4thand10's picture

September 05, 2019 at 11:04 pm

Jesus, why doesn’t the “edit “ feature allow a duplicate post delete? Also the defense part of your comment is obviously not what I was commenting on. Rodgers outplayed Mitch... Pretty simple. But you are quick to say he lost something when clearly the bears were blowing up everything LaFluer was planning .

+ REPLY
1 points
2
1
Qoojo's picture

September 05, 2019 at 11:13 pm

Eh, the comment was based on Rodgers' play from last year and the first game this year. You really need to increase your reading comprehension skills. I mean read the paragraph again. The dirt balls are something new since last year. I never even said he played worse than the Bears QB.

+ REPLY
0 points
1
1
optimisticfan's picture

September 05, 2019 at 11:31 pm

4thand10,
If you accidentally have duplicate posts you could edit them, erase what was posted and write: “error duplicate” instead of trying to delete them

+ REPLY
-1 points
0
1
4thand10's picture

September 06, 2019 at 12:38 am

Thanks

+ REPLY
0 points
0
0
dobber's picture

September 06, 2019 at 09:09 am

In some ways, I like the fact that you can't completely delete multiples. It prevents people from baiting or saying things that are really heinous, and then fully deleting their trail. Leaves at least a little accountability.

+ REPLY
1 points
1
0
Leatherhead's picture

September 06, 2019 at 09:50 am

Rodgers narrowly outplayed Trubisky. The only difference is that Graham caught a TD pass and Amos intercepted a would be TD. Other than that, neither one of these guys looked like one of the better QBs in the league last night.

+ REPLY
-2 points
0
2
Point-Packer's picture

September 05, 2019 at 10:37 pm

GB has some straight up dogs on D this year. Wow.

+ REPLY
18 points
18.5
0.5
Spock's picture

September 05, 2019 at 10:38 pm

Amos, putting the Bears out of it with that interception was sweet payback to his former team as he watched Trubisky stare down his WR.

+ REPLY
11 points
12
1
Tarynfor12's picture

September 05, 2019 at 10:40 pm

Almost negated that INT with a quick 3 and out that was brutal with 1:50 to go...gotta clean that up quick.

+ REPLY
10 points
10.5
0.5
Qoojo's picture

September 05, 2019 at 10:50 pm

That was one of those plays where it better work, but the safe and smart play, given how great the defense was playing, was to run and eat those timeouts.

+ REPLY
1 points
1
0
Gort's picture

September 06, 2019 at 09:59 am

It was a gamble and very much worth the risk. It was unexpected too.
Eerybody "knew" that the Packers would never pass the ball on that play.

+ REPLY
1 points
1
0
Patrick Helms's picture

September 05, 2019 at 10:38 pm

An ex Bear killed their chance for the win. How ironic on that drive that looked almost clinic. Lots of work needs to be done t it's a win and it's against da bears!! GO PACK!

+ REPLY
0 points
2.5
2.5
Tarynfor12's picture

September 05, 2019 at 10:38 pm

Offense needs work.
Defense is why I had optimism before preseason.
We have much better offenses to play against...let's stay real until they prove true legit status.

+ REPLY
7 points
8
1
4thand10's picture

September 05, 2019 at 10:42 pm

I think I’m officially over my Capers PTSD

+ REPLY
11 points
11
0
optimisticfan's picture

September 08, 2019 at 07:03 am

Taryn,
I’m with you on this one. I am excited about this defense. However the offensive play calls and execution gave me pause. Obviously the Bears D had a big influence, Lane Taylor and at times Turner struggled (though tough opponents to guard), and Bears have one of the best running defenses. However what concerned me the most was:
1) Lafleur’s play calls/lack of adjusting to how the Bears D were approaching them (seemed to be some space in the middle of field not exploited). Didn’t seem to be enough of those short to intermediate throws out of versatile looks that Dusty has discussed (smesh looks etc) to scheme players open. Aaron Jones, Vitale and WR (not named Davante Adams, MVS or Davis) not targeted for throws etc

2) Rodgers holding the ball too long. Many of those holding penalties by the OL and sacks are partially due to Rodgers.

3) How many plays someone was out of position and Rodgers had to remind them of what the play was (to be expected when learning a new playbook but was a little excessive)

4) Rodgers accuracy on short and intermediate throws at times. 1st quarter was mostly brutal due to a porous OL but some of Rodgers missed throws didn’t help.

Still optimistic that the offense will improve steadily each game but could be too many bumps in the road early in the season (like against the Eagles and maybe the Vikings though I think this D will manhandle Viks too).

Still believe Rodgers could be great this year if he stays within the system more (though hard to get the ball out early if your players are being blanketed by the Bears secondary and LBs waiting to jump routes)

Huge win. Go pack Go!

+ REPLY
0 points
1
1
Tundraboy's picture

September 05, 2019 at 11:31 pm

True but we don't play many quarterbacks better than Rodgers.

+ REPLY
0 points
0
0
Tundraboy's picture

September 05, 2019 at 11:31 pm

True but we don't play many quarterbacks better than Rodgers.

+ REPLY
0 points
0
0
Tundraboy's picture

September 06, 2019 at 10:37 pm

Yeah we have a defense now , They will figure the offensive stuff out. So many subtle differences,a and then some huge differences from McCarthy. Should have got rid of him, a long long time ago

+ REPLY
3 points
3
0
pacman's picture

September 05, 2019 at 10:38 pm

2019 is here. Your recap has it all absolutely right. LaFleur will need to show he adds something to this team - like get AR some quick throws. AR not sharp. Practice might help.

Could have gone the other way too. Offense needs lots of work.

+ REPLY
6 points
7
1
JerseyAl's picture

September 05, 2019 at 10:39 pm

What is this thing they call "defense?"

+ REPLY
20 points
20
0
Qoojo's picture

September 05, 2019 at 10:51 pm

Not sure, but with the defense this year, I felt pretty confident on 3rd and 40

+ REPLY
12 points
12
0
PackfanNY's picture

September 05, 2019 at 11:11 pm

LOL...Well if you recall, the 3rd and 30 was completed but the push off negated it and made it 3rd and 40.

+ REPLY
3 points
3
0
Thebearsstillsuck's picture

September 05, 2019 at 10:43 pm

It's going to take some getting used to. I was 100 percent convinced we were going to give up the 1st and 40 one way or another

+ REPLY
2 points
2
0
Norm's picture

September 05, 2019 at 10:43 pm

Time will tell if we now have a dominating defense for the first time in forever, but early returns look good. Funny what you can do when you invest a bit in free agents!

Trubisky pulls a Cutler and The Bears Still Suck!

+ REPLY
16 points
16.5
0.5
4thand1's picture

September 05, 2019 at 11:22 pm

All 3 defensive big signings made plays. Big plays. And we have a Savage at safety.

+ REPLY
6 points
6
0
rstain99's picture

September 06, 2019 at 07:25 am

Big improvement over HA HA, Amos and Savage, Savage and Amos nice pair tough on the ball. Defense who would have thought? Fun times ahead go pack go!

+ REPLY
2 points
2
0
CHESSEHEaADDALLAS's picture

September 06, 2019 at 05:49 am

Thank god teddy is gone gone gone

+ REPLY
0 points
1
1
splitpea1's picture

September 05, 2019 at 10:40 pm

WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DEFENSE MAKES!

You can say this was a fifth preseason game all you want, but it wasn't and our guys got the job done on the road against a very tough divisional opponent. Thank you Gute for signing and drafting these new players; we couldn't have won this game without them.

+ REPLY
9 points
10
1
4thand10's picture

September 05, 2019 at 10:43 pm

Or Mike Pettine.

+ REPLY
8 points
9
1
optimisticfan's picture

September 06, 2019 at 06:47 am

So far JK Scott seems to have made a second year leap. Player of the game. He is validating BG drafting him and not just going for a kicker UDFA.

+ REPLY
5 points
5
0
ollie418's picture

September 05, 2019 at 10:41 pm

Wow, do we have a defense finally?

+ REPLY
6 points
6.5
0.5
Spock's picture

September 05, 2019 at 10:45 pm

You have to ask? That D was (freaking) impressive. I expected the offense to have growing pains and was hoping the defense would keep us in early season games; I didn't expect THIS. The Bears had three (3!) points. Like everyone has said above, "Wow. Just Wow."

+ REPLY
8 points
8
0
Swisch's picture

September 05, 2019 at 10:42 pm

At least we're not the Bears!
***
Aaron Rodgers didn't make a good case for not playing in the preseason...
***
… especially if he is going to expose himself to injury in Game One by holding the ball too long and running downfield into danger.
***
The new offense looked painfully similar to the old one.
***
Aaron Jones is fun to watch, even in limited opportunities.
***
Great Scott! Our punter was offensive player of the game -- along with our kicker, the maligned Mason Crosby, who seemed strong of leg on kickoffs and scored 40 percent of our points.
***
In all of my years as a fan going back to the early '70s, maybe the best performance by a Packers defense! Wow!

+ REPLY
8 points
10
2
jeremyjjbrown's picture

September 05, 2019 at 10:49 pm

"Aaron Rodgers didn't make a good case for not playing in the preseason."

Yeah, he basically had one good drive. MLFs going to need to get him throwing the ball on time. When he does the results are usually much better.

+ REPLY
8 points
9
1
Swisch's picture

September 05, 2019 at 10:59 pm

It seems very fortunate our QB came through this game without a serious injury. How many hits did he take?

+ REPLY
3 points
4
1
Swisch's picture

September 05, 2019 at 11:01 pm

(hiccup!)

+ REPLY
-2 points
0
2
Swisch's picture

September 05, 2019 at 11:02 pm

(hiccup!)

+ REPLY
-2 points
0
2
Swisch's picture

September 05, 2019 at 11:02 pm

(hiccup!)

+ REPLY
-3 points
0
3
Swisch's picture

September 05, 2019 at 11:04 pm

(hiccup!)

+ REPLY
-2 points
0
2
Swisch's picture

September 05, 2019 at 11:04 pm

It seems very fortunate our QB came through this game without a serious injury. How many hits did he take?

(hiccup!)

+ REPLY
-1 points
1
2
Swisch's picture

September 05, 2019 at 11:05 pm

I hope I've made my point clear!

+ REPLY
-2 points
2
4
Qoojo's picture

September 05, 2019 at 10:58 pm

Not sure I would go far as to call it the best D performance since the 70s.

- Holding Barry Sanders to -1 yard in playoff game.
- Either of the last two superbowl wins
- The playoff win against bears

Just off the top of my head.

+ REPLY
3 points
3
0
Swisch's picture

September 05, 2019 at 11:11 pm

I don't think the defenses in those two Super Bowls were that good.
Against the Patriots, Desmond Howard helped to hide our deficiencies until Reggie White took over.
Against the Steelers, our defense was reeling for most of the second half, and saved by the big fumble to start the fourth quarter.
Maybe Sanders game qualifies; I didn't see it.
In general, I don't think the defense of the 1990s was nearly as dominant as the one tonight.
I'm slipping into senility, though.

+ REPLY
1 points
2
1
Qoojo's picture

September 05, 2019 at 11:20 pm

That -1 yard game in GB was pretty special. You also have to remember the competition.

Either way, if you look at the difference between the first game this year and last year vs the bears, it's incredibly satisfying to see how much the defense has improved. All that motion and stuff just gave the packers D fits last year. This year those OLBs set the edge, and it was a total non-factor. Solid safety play taking away those gadget plays. Then they applied consistent pressure.

Hard not to come away smiling. It was a dominant performance.

+ REPLY
5 points
5
0
Oppy's picture

September 05, 2019 at 11:42 pm

96-97 I believe the Packers had the #1 and #2 rated defense through the regular seasons. I may be off on 97, would have to actually look it up.

Edit: Looked it up, 1997 Packers were #5 rated Total Defense and #5 Scoring Defense.

+ REPLY
1 points
1
0
Leatherhead's picture

September 06, 2019 at 09:54 am

IN 2010, we had the #1 defense in the NFC. A defensive TD was the margin of victory in the Super Bowl.

+ REPLY
1 points
1
0
4thand10's picture

September 05, 2019 at 11:13 pm

Yeah, probably not. I watched that game against Detroit ( I’m old) and it was awesome. But this D today was better than anything Capers put on the field.

+ REPLY
2 points
2
0
Oppy's picture

September 05, 2019 at 11:03 pm

You have somehow blocked Fritz Shurmer's squads of the mid 90's out of your memories. The D tonight was encouraging. Not anywhere close to those Butler/Simmons/Jones/WHite/McKenzie/Brown/Koonce/Evans/Newsome/Teauge defenses..

Time to go back and relive some memories with old telecasts!

+ REPLY
10 points
10
0
carlos's picture

September 06, 2019 at 01:30 pm

Maybe in time it will

+ REPLY
0 points
0
0
PackfanNY's picture

September 05, 2019 at 10:42 pm

Way to go Pack! Put the Bears back where they belong. Wasn’t pretty but we are 1-0. On to the Purple pretenders.

+ REPLY
7 points
7
0
Irish_Cheesehead's picture

September 05, 2019 at 10:42 pm

Offense needs work but that was expected. Defense wins championships, baby!

+ REPLY
5 points
6
1
EdsLaces's picture

September 05, 2019 at 10:43 pm

Defense wins championships. Amos is on defense..

+ REPLY
3 points
4
1
Handsback's picture

September 05, 2019 at 10:44 pm

Most agreed the D would carry the team to start the season. I'm not sure if anyone thought they would hold the Bears to 3 points.
This defense could be very scary if they keep their health! The offense is clearly out of synch as expected. That is the best front 7 they will face all year.

+ REPLY
7 points
7
0
Samson's picture

September 05, 2019 at 10:50 pm

You need do just go away along with "old school". .. This is a special season. --- You don't deserve to be part of it.

+ REPLY
-9 points
2
11
Swisch's picture

September 05, 2019 at 10:56 pm

Please, though, let's retire the 3-man rush for the next 100 years.

+ REPLY
12 points
12
0
Oppy's picture

September 05, 2019 at 11:34 pm

I actually thought the LB's were to blame for that down- they bailed two beats too early and tipped Trubisky to the 3 man rush.

Had they stayed up in the gaps for just a moment longer before they bailed, that could have been an entirely different down.

+ REPLY
3 points
3
0
MarkinMadison's picture

September 05, 2019 at 10:44 pm

JK Scott had more punting yards than both QBs had passing yards.... COMBINED. That is crazy, and a little sad.

+ REPLY
8 points
8
0
Since'61's picture

September 05, 2019 at 10:49 pm

.

+ REPLY
0 points
0
0
Mojo's picture

September 05, 2019 at 10:57 pm

Scott constantly changed field position in a one score game. Can't give him a game ball because he'd kick it through the locker room wall.

+ REPLY
7 points
7
0
HankScorpio's picture

September 05, 2019 at 11:12 pm

Scott saved his best for last. That was a huge moonshot to back the Bears up deep with 1 TO left. Of course, the flag helped a little.

That punt and forcing the Bears to burn 2 TOs on drive the led to it took away the option to dink and dunk into range for a shot at the end zone. And that was all the strategic advantage Pettine and the defense needed to make closing it out look easy.

+ REPLY
5 points
5
0
dobber's picture

September 06, 2019 at 09:13 am

The wind was completely out of the Bears' sails at that point. Body language, everything was saying they had already given it up. Maybe appropriately so, but you want to see more fight out of your guys than that.

+ REPLY
1 points
1
0
HankScorpio's picture

September 05, 2019 at 10:45 pm

The Bears Still Suck.

+ REPLY
11 points
11
0
Doug_In_Sandpoint's picture

September 05, 2019 at 10:45 pm

Love it!!! This week is gonna be awesome. I love everybody.

+ REPLY
11 points
11
0
Spock's picture

September 05, 2019 at 10:48 pm

...but do you love the gypsy with the blue tattoo?

+ REPLY
0 points
0
0
PackfanNY's picture

September 05, 2019 at 10:50 pm

Hopefully you took the walk. Now you can enjoy vacation walking on Cloud 9. 1-0 baby! Go Pack Go!

+ REPLY
0 points
0
0
PackersWinning's picture

September 05, 2019 at 10:45 pm

Yea- Pettine nearly cost us with the Capers special prevent defense earlier. The Smith’s were the difference. Incredible upgrade. Same for The new Amos and Savage. Rodgers will hit his stride. He missed a few and was doing the hold the ball thing. Bag Lane Taylor and move forward.

+ REPLY
-1 points
2
3
Swisch's picture

September 05, 2019 at 10:52 pm

Let's hope Rodgers hits his stride before he get hit onto the injury list!

+ REPLY
0 points
1
1
dobber's picture

September 05, 2019 at 10:53 pm

On the other hand, Tramon had a pretty poor night. He had the inside coverage on the pick in the end zone, but otherwise? It was a stinker for him tonight.

+ REPLY
0 points
3
3
dblbogey's picture

September 05, 2019 at 11:23 pm

Tramon broke up a few passes. Thought he played well.

+ REPLY
1 points
1
0
Oppy's picture

September 05, 2019 at 11:33 pm

He did commit a number of unusually un-Tramon like penalties tonight.

The type of physical penalties that are usually attributed to young players when they are frustrated. I do wonder if Tramon is starting to (finally) lose a step and he's responding with over-physicality out of frustration.

+ REPLY
2 points
2
0
holmesmd's picture

September 06, 2019 at 12:37 am

Totally disagree

+ REPLY
1 points
1
0
jeremyjjbrown's picture

September 05, 2019 at 10:46 pm

Game ball to Gute for signing Amos and the Smiths. Those guys came up huge.

Sign Kenny Clark now.

+ REPLY
13 points
13
0
Oppy's picture

September 05, 2019 at 11:09 pm

WOuldn't worry about Clark.

He's got to be their #1 priority signing. I'd assume he's inked before the end of the season.

Too good, too young. Can you even imagine what he's going to be like 5 years from now when he hits peak strength? Good god.

+ REPLY
1 points
1
0
Turophile's picture

September 06, 2019 at 05:38 am

I don't think Clark gets much better. The good news is "He doesn't need to". He is already special.

+ REPLY
1 points
1
0
Buschmen's picture

September 05, 2019 at 10:46 pm

Watching this defense was incredible. Took me back to 1997-1998.

+ REPLY
5 points
5
0
Packer Dave's picture

September 05, 2019 at 10:46 pm

Kudos for the Scott game ball. He let some boomers go today.

The D will be legit, and the offense looks promising too. When they can really get the run going we're getting at least 21 a game.

The bears defense may be the best we see this year. I'm glad we got this one.

+ REPLY
9 points
9
0
Samson's picture

September 05, 2019 at 10:46 pm

Bring on all the crow eaters!!

Booyah!!

+ REPLY
3 points
5.5
2.5
PackersWinning's picture

September 05, 2019 at 10:47 pm

PS we have a great punter

+ REPLY
8 points
8
0
Spock's picture

September 05, 2019 at 10:50 pm

Great Scott, I think you've got it.

+ REPLY
3 points
3
0
Since'61's picture

September 05, 2019 at 10:48 pm

Congrats to MLF on his first win as an NFL HC.
It was an ugly win but a win is a win
OL needs work on the ground game. Too many sacks as well.
We still have problems at OG especially Lane Taylor.
Rodgers and the offense made just enough plays to win.

Defense played great and the tackling was much better overall than in the past.
Savage looked good for his first game
Smiths made a big impact
Great to see the defense take over in the 4th quarter.

Need to cut down on the penalties. T. Williams had at least 3 maybe 4 penalties in the game.

Lots of work to do especially on offense but we’re
1-0. Bring on the Viqueens. Thanks, Since ‘61

+ REPLY
13 points
13
0
PackfanNY's picture

September 05, 2019 at 11:01 pm

Hey ‘61. I wonder where all those posters who were bad mouthing the Pack are? No chance they said. Pack can’t win. We knew they would get it done. I don’t care what it looked like. Win on the road against your rival is a thing of beauty to me.

+ REPLY
3 points
4
1
Mojo's picture

September 05, 2019 at 11:01 pm

Glad you mentioned the tackling '61. Not only did the initial guy make the tackle but on those occasions when someone might slip away someone else was there to coverup. Just love that kind of defense.

+ REPLY
9 points
9
0
Spock's picture

September 05, 2019 at 11:07 pm

I have to echo that Mojo. Even Nagler must have felt better about the lack of tackling practice during TC and preseason now. :) Gang tackling is ...Back.

+ REPLY
5 points
5
0
holmesmd's picture

September 05, 2019 at 10:48 pm

The defense was almost flawless...and better than Chicago who is probably the best unit in the league! Wow! Nice first showing on the road for sure

+ REPLY
4 points
5
1
ThxJackVainisi's picture

September 05, 2019 at 10:49 pm

The coverage was outstanding. Even when they completed passes there was very good coverage. I only remember one wide open receiver catching the ball. Lots of gang tackling after the catch. Rodgers after the game, smiling broadly: We got a defense!

+ REPLY
9 points
9
0
4thand1's picture

September 05, 2019 at 10:49 pm

DEFENSE, DEFENSE, DEFENSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

+ REPLY
9 points
9
0
Ustabeayooper's picture

September 05, 2019 at 10:51 pm

The best part besides the win is that there were no injuries. Getting off the field on 3rd down was huge Don't worry so much about the offense as we can actually win with this defense. It was nice to see the defense close out the game.

+ REPLY
9 points
9
0
crayzpackfan's picture

September 05, 2019 at 10:52 pm

My takeaways.
Finally, we have a defense
Offense did enough against a beast defense
Offense is hard to judge against a beast defense
When offense clicks, look out!!
I’m drunk
My 9 year old son stayed awake for the whole game
I have to go to work at 4:30 tomorrow morning
So far Gute has made football great again
Bears can go suck it
Packers lead the NFC North
Go Packers!!!!!!

+ REPLY
9 points
10
1
Gman1976's picture

September 05, 2019 at 10:53 pm

1-0 = Sweet
1-0 + Beating the Bears = Super Sweet
1-0 + Beating the Bears + Great Defense =
Delicious. Can I have seconds?

+ REPLY
11 points
11
0
Mojo's picture

September 05, 2019 at 11:04 pm

... and the Packers will still lead the all-time series regardless of what happens the rest of the year.

+ REPLY
7 points
7
0
Swisch's picture

September 05, 2019 at 11:17 pm

Only thing is that the offense was sour and hard to swallow.

+ REPLY
0 points
0
0
HankScorpio's picture

September 06, 2019 at 06:44 am

For two days, the Bears own the worst record in football and the Raiders own their 1st round pick.

+ REPLY
3 points
3
0
dobber's picture

September 06, 2019 at 09:15 am

HA HA!!!

I love it!

+ REPLY
1 points
1
0
Gman1976's picture

September 05, 2019 at 10:53 pm

1-0 = Sweet
1-0 + Beating the Bears = Super Sweet
1-0 + Beating the Bears + Great Defense =
Delicious. Can I have seconds?

+ REPLY
4 points
4
0
nostradanus's picture

September 05, 2019 at 11:23 pm

Beating the Bears in the 100 year opening game in Chicago!!!!

SWEET!!!!!!

+ REPLY
4 points
4
0
carlos's picture

September 06, 2019 at 01:37 pm

He didn’t play. On the field though. Go Pack

+ REPLY
0 points
0
0
PackfanNY's picture

September 05, 2019 at 10:54 pm

Ha Ha who? Was he at the game? I know Adrian Amos was there. Where all those tough talking Bear fans now?

+ REPLY
3 points
3
0
carlos's picture

September 06, 2019 at 01:38 pm

Not a whole lot. Basically got his feet wet. Give him time.

+ REPLY
0 points
0
0
PackersWinning's picture

September 05, 2019 at 10:57 pm

Did Gary play?

+ REPLY
-1 points
0
1
mrj007's picture

September 05, 2019 at 11:29 pm

If he did he was invisible

+ REPLY
0 points
0
0
tm_inter's picture

September 06, 2019 at 12:20 am

I asked myself the same question as I did not see the Packers' inactive list prior to the game. I then told myself to look up the inactive list when the game was over.

+ REPLY
0 points
0
0
dobber's picture

September 06, 2019 at 09:15 am

A couple tweets and clips on the "Game Balls/Lame Calls" thread.

+ REPLY
0 points
0
0
PackersWinning's picture

September 05, 2019 at 10:57 pm

Did Gary play?

+ REPLY
-1 points
0
1
lebowski's picture

September 05, 2019 at 11:01 pm

No "The Bears Still Suck"??!! Disappointing Aaron :)

+ REPLY
0 points
0
0
CAG123's picture

September 05, 2019 at 11:02 pm

Yes the offense looked bleh but I’ll off on that because that def was just dominant!

+ REPLY
1 points
2
1
JohnnyLogan's picture

September 05, 2019 at 11:02 pm

New players on D, the Smiths, Savage, and Amos, all played really well. But the offense completely confused me. What was it? No screens, no crossing patterns over the middle, same three sideline passes to the tight end going wide... what's worse, Davante seemed an afterthought. Plus Rodgers continues to hold the ball. It's ugly. I think Rodgers and LaFleur need to really think things out and figure out what they're doing.

+ REPLY
8 points
8
0
crayzpackfan's picture

September 05, 2019 at 11:14 pm

Chill. That Bears defense is legit. Plus it’s the first game on a short week that the entire first string played together, On the road, game one, game won!! No need to armchair this effort. Stop being chicken little. The sky is not falling. If the offense is struggling by week 4-5 then u can scream the sky is falling. This was a hard fought battle on the road that we won. Calm down.

+ REPLY
3 points
4
1
Farts_After_Wins's picture

September 05, 2019 at 11:05 pm

*poot*

+ REPLY
7 points
7
0
Oppy's picture

September 05, 2019 at 11:12 pm

The triuphant (and trumpeting) return of Farts_After_Wins!

I missed the Pooting last season.

+ REPLY
3 points
3
0
Spock's picture

September 05, 2019 at 11:15 pm

Glad you're back, F-A-W, I was hoping for a poot tonight. Stay off the beano, I've got a feeling we'll be needing you in top form this season. :)

+ REPLY
2 points
2
0
Mojo's picture

September 05, 2019 at 11:22 pm

He's back.

+ REPLY
2 points
2
0
DragonSilk's picture

September 05, 2019 at 11:06 pm

Game ball to Gute. Smith, Smith, Amos, Savage all balled out. This Defense is set for a few years.

+ REPLY
1 points
1
0
Free agent's picture

September 05, 2019 at 11:08 pm

Great defensive win! Hard to believe GB could win with only 10 points on the board. Lots of work to do on offense. Why does Rodgers always snap the ball with :01 left on the playclock? Need some variance on the snap count and a more uptempo gameplan. Offense was definitely in pre-season mode. Looking for a much better showing next week.

+ REPLY
2 points
2
0
Bizarro's picture

September 05, 2019 at 11:15 pm

We had a -12 yard first quarter and won the game. My football gods it is amazing to have a TEAM. In years past, no way does the Special Teams Unit AND the Defense save the offense. Both were fantastic - if not dominant.

Now...about that offensive performance. Um, yes, offensive.

+ REPLY
2 points
2
0
Bure9620's picture

September 05, 2019 at 11:16 pm

Matt Nagy is questionable, did not play off his defensive energy early, barely ran the ball. Love this defense........

+ REPLY
2 points
3
1
4thand1's picture

September 05, 2019 at 11:19 pm

This is HUGE . We saw a defense win a game, get off the field on 3rd down over and over, and not make a average QB look like a world beater.

+ REPLY
6 points
6
0
ThxJackVainisi's picture

September 05, 2019 at 11:43 pm

The Bears converted 3 of 15 third downs. Just outstanding. Speed on D makes a big difference. Za'Darius had 6 pressures including a sack. Preston had 1.5 sacks. Savage was aggressive but smart. Amos was indeed where he was supposed to be consistently. Bears averaged 3.1 yards/carry.

What a huge contrast to some of the Packers Ds of the last several years that featured confusion in the D backfield, poor tackling and no gang tackling. Only bone-headed play was by the old vet Tramon and that wasn't that bad - the contact did start in bounds.

Scott was terrific - punted consistently well and at a crucial point in the game hit a 63-yarder.

Bears QB is "slippery" in the pocket - they had to be under control while rushing him. Imagine this D against a team with an immobile QB!

+ REPLY
1 points
1
0
nostradanus's picture

September 05, 2019 at 11:20 pm

Nice Aaron
Guy reactions. Always my favorite!
That is all...

+ REPLY
1 points
1
0
Spock's picture

September 05, 2019 at 11:20 pm

Special teams actually was so much better than last year just by not having as many mistakes (Except for Tramon. Yikes, but he gave the team some silly penalties). JK Scott's punting kept the field position battle in GB's favor. Reminded me of when our punter got player of the week for that cold weather game which ended in something like 3 to 2. If Scott keeps this up he is one heck of a weapon.

+ REPLY
2 points
2
0
marpag1's picture

September 06, 2019 at 12:07 am

Nice win. Good teams can win ugly.

Yes, the D is and will be much improved - how could it not be? - and a win on the road against a division rival is always tough. But that was the Bears' offense, not Kansas City's. When some people are honestly suggesting that Turdisky might be as good as ARod, etc it gives you an idea of how much some delusional Bears apologists are overrating their offense. The Bears O was getting booed at home, and they totally deserved it. They sucked tonight.

I'm pumped about the D too, but we'll get our chance to show it against much better offenses than this.

+ REPLY
3 points
3
0
dobber's picture

September 06, 2019 at 09:17 am

"Nice win. Good teams can win ugly."

There's no column in the standings for style points. ;)

+ REPLY
1 points
1
0
Free agent's picture

September 05, 2019 at 11:25 pm

Just a hypothetical for thought:
If the Bear’s scored a TD instead of throwing the INT with around 1:00 left in the game, do you think they would go for the 2 point conversation or kick the extra point?
I think they would have tried for 2 points to keep the rookie kicker out of the pressure cooker in week 1.
I don’t think the Bear fans could of handled another donk in the first game, too soon. Lol

+ REPLY
1 points
1
0
marpag1's picture

September 05, 2019 at 11:37 pm

I would definitely have gone for 2 if I were the Bears EVEN IF they had a reliable kicker. What did the Bears offense do tonight to make anyone think they could methodically sustain a drive and score? End it with the 2 pointer if you have the chance. Fortunately, they didn't have the chance.

+ REPLY
2 points
2
0
Bure9620's picture

September 06, 2019 at 04:51 am

They would have certainly considered it to end the game

+ REPLY
0 points
0
0
dobber's picture

September 06, 2019 at 09:19 am

Maybe, but isn't the old adage to play for OT at home, play for the win on the road?

I think the percentages in that situation-- about 50% on 2 pts, about 90% on PATS--would make the call for them.

+ REPLY
0 points
0
0
baldski's picture

September 05, 2019 at 11:25 pm

Anybody see Gary?

+ REPLY
1 points
1
0
MITM's picture

September 05, 2019 at 11:25 pm

lane taylor is NOT a better player than Elgton Jenkins.

Billy turner did not look much better than Taylor.

Hey Ted Thompson, do you see what happens when you spend money on Defense instead of filling out your starters with late rounders and UFAs? #55 looks alot better on Zadarius Smith than it did on Andy Mulumba.

Speaking of Zadarius Smith, he was a source of constant non stop pressure. It was amazing to watch.

+ REPLY
-4 points
0
4
EllisD's picture

September 05, 2019 at 11:26 pm

Amos > Ha-Ha
Rodgers > Miss Truebitchky
Packers > Bears
Gute > Pace
Pettine > Nagy

And in an insignificant note, the Force is with the Packers...we have Kabian Ento, the most Star Wars-ey player name of all time, on the practice squad.

Good day to be a Packer Owner

+ REPLY
2 points
2
0
mrj007's picture

September 05, 2019 at 11:28 pm

Great win. National TV opening night. That 2nd qtr opening drive was lightning! SO glad Lewis, Tonyan and Graham were used in an offense properly. But the true reveal is this D looked LEGIT. Congratulations Matt Lafluer. Only bad thing was Rodgers getting sacked like 5 times on 3rd down. Shout out to ST - top performance. I was skeptical since I didn't see anything in pre season, but this was an impressive win even if the O didn't do much.

+ REPLY
2 points
2
0
Oppy's picture

September 05, 2019 at 11:28 pm

Happy, and frankly, a bit surprised by the win. I had a bad feeling about the offense heading into this game.

Rodgers looked like a guy who didn't have live game reps with his starters during the preseason. There were timing issues and he had a handful of bad throws in short to intermediate range.

I understand that the Bears basically shut down the run, but once the Packers started clicking a bit in the passing game, I was dismayed that yet again, handing off the ball was an afterthought. There was potential to actually put the Bears D on their heels and keep them off balance, but instead we went pass-happy and the Bears were happy to tee off on rushing the passer. Only 18 total hand offs today. Only Three wide receivers were targeted today.

Run the offense, hand the ball off, get the ball out, and utilize ALL the weapons. There's a potential for things to dramatically change for the better. Let's see that happen. I hope this was rust and working the kinks out, as opposed to stubbornness and pride. Need to see them play against a defense that isn't the Bears.

Defense is promising. The Secondary is going to be hella fun to watch in Lambeau- they are going to be energized at home. Smith & Smith were fine acquisitions.

Huge win, both for the division standings and momentum for a new team under new leadership.

Go pack.

+ REPLY
5 points
5
0
KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

September 05, 2019 at 11:29 pm

A great Packer win against significant odds to start the season. I will take it!

Stay healthy and believe the Pack has the ability to surprise a lot of teams this year.

Gute....keep spinning your magic! Very impressed!

+ REPLY
1 points
1
0
skyler's picture

September 05, 2019 at 11:36 pm

Game Ball: JK Scott, Crosby Whole Defense, MVS. God hope this was Lane Taylors bad game of the season. He got hammered tonight.

+ REPLY
2 points
2
0
Swisch's picture

September 05, 2019 at 11:36 pm

Fun to read festive post-game comments!

+ REPLY
3 points
3
0
mrj007's picture

September 05, 2019 at 11:39 pm

Case could be made that teams need some pre season work. Even old town road m it stached Aaron Rodgers. Wonder WTF he was thinking at the end throwing on 2nd and 5? Whoever thought that was a good idea should u think that thought... Just a wretched 1st qtr start followed by that out of nowhere TD drive was probably the best part of the game (besides Bears fans boo ing their team). Pack is 1 and 0 and has 3 home games to build off this win. Would love to see offense click like that opening 2qtr drive next week 10 drives in a row!

+ REPLY
0 points
0
0
Rossonero's picture

September 05, 2019 at 11:45 pm

It's been said that division games are tough old games, and this was one no different. A win's a win -- but what impressed me the most was our DEFENSE oh and SPECIAL TEAMS.

JK SCOTT punted his ass off tonight. For real. Give that man a game ball. Field position matters. And in tight games like this, he brought it tonight.

The Smiths, Savage and Amos were difference makers tonight. It's hard to imagine our old backline of Josh Jones and Clinton-Dix, as well as Matthews making the kind of impact that our new guys did. There was a juice to them.

THE OFFENSE still has a lot of work to do. But then again, the Bears defense will also make a lot of offenses look inept.

MIKE PETTINE....man, oh man, what can I say? He frustrated Matt Nagy all night long.

+ REPLY
3 points
3
0
skyler's picture

September 05, 2019 at 11:45 pm

Picking JK Scott in the draft will go down as one of Gute smartest moves. This young man was number one is college and will be a Ray Guy type now in the NFL. A great punter can be a great advantage.

+ REPLY
4 points
4
0
marpag1's picture

September 05, 2019 at 11:49 pm

I didn't love it at all, but I didn't have much problem with the PLAY CALL on the 2nd and 5 pass while they were trying to run out the clock. It's the execution that was so brutal. That pass should be such high percentage that it's almost an automatic completion to keep the clock running, but it wasn't even close. Horrible.

+ REPLY
6 points
6
0
Bizarro's picture

September 05, 2019 at 11:54 pm

Absolutely agreed. It had spirit and it definitely caught the Bears off-guard at the LOS. But, wow, it was so out of synch and so sloppily executed. It was painful.

+ REPLY
4 points
4.5
0.5
GVPacker's picture

September 05, 2019 at 11:47 pm

Game Ball to Mitch The Bitch he's a BONE HEAD! Thank Goodness Bears GM Ryan Pace didn't draft Patrick Mahomes!

+ REPLY
1 points
1