NFL: Bears will have the chance to take revenge on the Packers
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GREEN BAY, Wis. –Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers dominated the Chicago Bears in a career that will undoubtedly lead him to the Football Hall of Fame. And he does not hesitate to call it back.
After running into the end zone for a touchdown in a 24-14 victory at Chicago on Oct. 14, Rodgers shouted « I’ve got a grip on you again » to the crowd at Soldier Field.
The Bears (4-8) will have the opportunity to make him swallow his words, Sunday, when they visit the Packers (9-3) at Lambeau Field.
Rodgers mentioned this week that his remark was not aimed at the Bears, but rather at fans who made obscene gestures to him. However, he took the opportunity to point out that he did not know if we could really question what he had said.
The Packers are 22-5 against the Bears when Rodgers is the starting quarterback.
“To shoot arrows like this you have to have a lot of confidence in what you’ve accomplished and what you’re going to accomplish,” said Rodgers. “At some point what I said will be used against me, that’s part of it. But I don’t regret saying what I said and obviously my record speaks for itself. «
Chicago Bears marauder Tashaun Gipson explains that the Bears aren’t necessarily using Rodgers’ remark as an incentive.
The Bears are already motivated enough as they look to build momentum for the stretch after losing six of their last seven games.
“We have no influence on how he feels,” Gipson said. “All we can do is just go out there and check what we’re going to do on Sunday night, and that’s our goal right now. I don’t think it was necessary to go back over what was said. Obviously, we have other concerns, one of which is winning a football game. That’s the priority right now. «
The Bears are hoping for a boost with the return of rookie quarterback Justin Fields, who missed two games with broken ribs.
Fields has thrown twice as many interceptions (eight) as touchdowns (four) this season, but he may have had his best two games just before his injury.
“I’m going to have to be smart in the next game by getting less hit than usual, so I’m going to be on the lookout for that,” Fields said.
As the Bears project themselves into the future with Fields, the Packers are heading straight for their third straight National Association Northern Section title and this time as the only team in the division with a winning record.
They want to end the regular season strong and enter the playoffs with some momentum.
“We’re just trying to get wins,” Packers wide receiver Davante Adams said. “We only have five games left. «