Chicago Bears Fall to Green Bay Packers 33-28

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Dec 29, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) meet at midfield after the game at Soldier Field. The Green Bay Packers win 33-28. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

I’ve made this analogy before, but it seems especially fitting tonight.  We’ve all watched those cheesy (pun intended) horror flicks, where the scurrying teenagers think they’ve killed the bad guy and let their guard down, only to have the villain rise out of nowhere to get them before they finally get it in the end.  That is what happened to the Chicago Bears and frankly a lot of the NFC.

The Green Bay Packers had no business being in a position to clinch the division and a postseason berth, but here they were a Soldier Field with a win and in game.  Enter the bad guy, a rusty Aaron Rodgers, who last played against these same Bears in Week 9.  He’d been left for dead any number of times and the Packers were ready to pull the plug on his season, but between Bears and Lions losses and a couple of choice wins – and that damn tie against the Vikings – and here they were with the playoffs within reach.   The script was written for a storybook comeback for Rodgers.

Of course, the Bears played their part to a tee, with a healthy dose of help from the referees and the Packers left Soldier Field with a 33-28 win and a trip to the postseason for a rematch against the San Francisco 49ers.  Hit the next page for my thoughts on the game.

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  • chiremae

    LOL only a Bear fan would consider their team the good guy! For the rest of the world you ARE the bid bully bad guys – that;s why you keep dying : p

    • Sammy Z

      Care to spell check that and review it for compositional effectiveness and come back to us….because we can’t understand a word you’re saying.

  • Dennis Gutknecht

    You’re right not to complain about the officiating, given that not only were the number of uncalled holding penalties the bears got away with (almost every single big run you guys had, a WR was blatantly holding), and the uncalled PI/illegal contact on the Cobb play at the end (which admittedly made no difference, but is used here to underscore how you can’t argue that bad calls only went one direction),

    The officiating in general was horrible this season, and that hurt pretty much every team in the NFL to some degree.

    One hell of a game either way, and without a doubt one of the most memorable Packers/Bears match-ups I’ve seen. Tho in my version, it’s the Pack that are the good guys. ;)

  • closetbearsfan

    Congrats to the Bears fans and organization!! They played a terrific game. The Bears fans are some of the best and most knowledgeable fans that there are. As my handle indicates, I am a Packers fan, with an affinity towards the Bears. I lived in IL for 6 years, and still stay in touch with many Bears fans friends. There is a place in Green Bay called Fuzzy’s where I have met the best Bears fans. It’s a Packers bar open to all fans. The Bears fans are always the most polite and just want to have great banter and conversation. Stay true to your team, as the Bears are going to be great. Those huge receivers, great o-oline,, RB, and QB, and you guys are ready to go. Bears fans rock!!!

    • Mike “Boomer” Burzawa

      Dear Closet – As your New Year’s resolution, it’s time to COME OUT to all your Packers family and friends! There is no need to skulk around in dark corners hiding your fandom. Be a Bears fan and be PROUD of it!