Bears vs Packers Talking Smack with Lombardi Ave

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Sep 14, 2014; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers fans arrive for the game against the New York Jets at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

When we started doing our Talking Smack blog, this was the week we were looking forward to. Don’t get me wrong, we like to talk smack with all fans of teams who are not the Bears. This is our first division game, and probably our best session of Talking Smack this year. You know why? Because it is Packers week. Oh boy…oh boy…oh boy…  One of the best and longest rivalries in the NFL. Two teams who have been battling since the inception of the league. Take a look at some of the fun statistics about this historic matchup, but before you do, sit back and R-E-L-A-X for this weeks edition of Bears vs. Packers Talking Smack with Ray Rivard from Lombardi Ave.

Before we start this week’s edition of talking smack, can you tell our readers a little something about yourself?

Sep 14, 2014; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers fans arrive for the game against the New York Jets at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

"Hello! My name is Ray Rivard, also known as A. Packphan. As you can guess, I’ve been a Green Bay Packers fan for a long time – as long as I can remember … and I’m as old as dirt. I remember well the 1960s Packers, but unfortunately also remember those 70s and 80s Packers. Thank God for Brett Favre, Mike Holmgren and Ron Wolf. Since their arrival in Titletown, most all has been well. Go! PACK! GO!"

So Ray, it’s finally here. The first matchup of our favorite rivalry, Bears vs. Packers. The Bears are coming off two prime time road victories and the Pack are… not so much. What happened against the Lions on Sunday? I mean, come on. It’s the Lions. They just lost one of their best linebackers to a season ending injury because he can’t dance.

Sep 14, 2014; Santa Clara, CA, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) rushes for a gain against San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Corey Lemonier (96) during the second quarter at Levi

"Yes, Mike … there’s nothing better than Bears week here in Wisconsin. We love talking smack with our Bears fans who are also our co-workers. We love talking badly about “smokin'” Jay Cutler and his cadre of misfits in Chicago. BTW, we have an extra tutu for Jay, if you want to let him know. As for Detroit … Can’t wait until Donkey Kong Suh gets hold of Cutler and rips his tutu off and stomps on it! We won’t talk about last Sunday’s game. It was ugly and we shall forget about it. It’s time to move on to thinking about how to beat the Bears and anticipating yet another Aaron-Rodgers-to-Randall-Cobb dagger that will send the Bears home with their tails between their legs … wait! Do Bears have tails to tuck between their legs? Well, if not, let’s just say we’re looking forward to humiliating them once again on that mangled turf they call a playing field in Chicago."

Dec 29, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb (18) celebrates scoring a touchdown during the second half against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. Green Bay won 33-28. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

I knew that Wisconsin had beer and cheese, glad to know you have an ample supply of tutus as well. Do they come in camo?

I thought the stomping that Suh gave Aaron Rodgers should have tied you over enough until the Bears play the Lions on Thanksgiving. I am looking forward to the Thanksgiving game as well. Glad you brought it up.

As for the dagger of Rodgers to Cobb, ugh… Not so glad that you brought that up. That one still hurts. I wouldn’t call it turf, more like painted dirt with loose sod sitting on top. Some of the worst field conditions in the NFL, yet it doesn’t seem to help the home team that much. It really doesn’t help any team that plays on it.

I do remember the first meeting between the Bears and the Packers last year. Don’t worry, one play Shea broke his hand and probably won’t be playing on Sunday. Instead, the swiss cheese offensive line of the Packers is going to have to contend with Jeremiah Ratliff, Jared Allen, Willie Young and Lamarr Houston. Jared Allen has sacked Rodgers 15.5 times in 13 games including 2 safeties. What will be the Packers plan to keep Rodgers upright? More importantly, why is Green Bay’s offensive line still an issue after all these years?