The Bears and Packers meet up for the 187th time on Monday Night, with the Bears holding a 92-88-6 advantage in the overall series, including the postseason. At this rate, the Packers should overtake the Bears in the series in about another two seasons unless the Bears get their shit together.
The Bears will be without Jay Cutler on offense and Lance Briggs on defense, a defense that has been as shaky as this Bears observer can recall in recent history. Aaron Rodgers has been carving up the Bears defense for years when they were good, so it could get a little crazy.
Naturally, when the Bears are all but dead, all the Packer trolls come crawling out of the woodwork to talk smack about the game. Monty McMahaon (we haven’t been able to confirm he’s the Punky QB’s son from his days in Cheeseland), from Total Packers reached out for a little Q&A. Here are my questions and his answers:
1. You seemed to be hung up on quarterbacks in your questions, so I’ve got one for you. If Mark Chmura only had room for the all time best Packers quarterback in his hot tub, which Packers QB gets a seat with the high school honeys, Starr, Favre or Rodgers?
Bart Starr. It’s about championships in Green Bay. Of course, Bart Starr would never put himself in a situation like that. Until Rodgers wins a couple more, he isn’t in the conversation. Right now, it’s 1. Starr, 2a. Favre. 2b. Rodgers. Rodgers will eventually surpass Favre, though.
2. So is Eddie Lacy the real deal or is he just benefiting from defenses geared to stopping Rodgers? Who ends up with more rushing yards on the night, Lacy or Forte?
Lacy is the real deal. As advertised. He’s a bull. Falls forward and gets yards after contact. Defenses have had to come out of their usual two-deep look, which limited the big plays in the passing game, and move a safety up to stop Lacy. That, obviously, in turn, has opened up the passing game. On Monday, Lacy will have more yards. The Packers defense is stout against the run this season, thanks mainly to their defensive line. Forte will have more receiving yards, though.
3. Greg Jennings called out Aaron Rodgers’ leadership when he jumped ship to the Vikings. Is there anything to that, or just a little ex-lovers quarrel?
I think it’s the latter. Jennings was butt hurt because the Packers didn’t want to pay him what he wanted. Rodgers’ leadership style isn’t really vocal, though. He’s a lead by example guy. Lead with your play on the field. We all know receivers are selfish. Jennings, and I think some other guys, wanted Rodgers to cover up or take the blame for their mistakes and Rodgers isn’t a guy who’s going to do that. He holds everyone accountable.