A Fan’s Non-Expert Take on the Bears Loss to the Packers


Sep 28, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) reacts with the fans after the game at Soldier Field. The Green Bay Packers defeated the Chicago Bears 38-17. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

I used this picture because I can’t figure out what’s going on here. Are those kids in the upper right of the picture brothers? What kind of sick and twisted family has one kid wearing Aaron Rodgers and one kid wearing Brandon Marshall. It’s because of this team confused teaching that the Brandon kid doesn’t know that he shouldn’t want a high five from the dude that just came into Soldier Field and beat us. Especially a Packer.

How are they supposed to know better? I’m pretty sure that it was while they were reviewing a pick by Jay Cutler, that he was chumming it up with A-rod. I know you are friends. I know that you looked after Aaron Rodgers’ little brother at Vanderbilt.

I also know that the fans pay your salary. Wait until at least after the game. Text or Facebook each other all you want, but the last thing I want to see while we are losing, and after you threw an interception, is you over there, talking to Aaron Rodgers looking like you don’t give a crap. I have been a supporter of yours from the beginning. Don’t make me regret it.

I am disgusted about this one. It stings real bad. I thought I should probably wait to write because I’m pretty bummed. I don’t want to piss off any of you guys.

As long as I steer away from the subject of Fantasy Football, I won’t get any death threats.

I also wanted to reach out to you guys.  The first half was great. We were keeping up for the most part. Our offense was finally able to run the ball too. Martellus Bennett and Matt Forte were great.

Our defense took two steps back. Because it was the Pack, it feels like three.

I’m no expert, but how do we get beat time and time again on the stupid over-the-middle pass by Green Bay? Doesn’t anybody watch the Green Bay tape? Bend but not break my ass. If it happens five times in a row and they end up scoring, I think that would constitute “breaking.”

I was riding high after our two road wins, but I know the season is far from over.

Green Bay is, and always has been our barometer. If we can beat them, we’re OK. Nowadays, the division goes through them. Heck, even if we don’t make the playoffs, we still want to beat them. Did anybody pull Trestman aside and explain it to him.

I’m being serious. Yes, it is known to me and every other true Bears fan, but it may have been so blatantly obvious that nobody took the time to explain to Marc that above anything, we want to beat Green Bay.

Even our expressionless Ex-Coach Lovie Smith knew that.

I know that our readers tune in to our site after a loss because you want answers. You want to commiserate. You need reminders that our season is not lost.

I don’t have all the answers. I will say that a hands to the face call went our way in the beginning of the game. I also saw a first down given to the Packers on a Jordy Nelson pass at a critical time that was clearly not a first down. I also believe Bennett broke the plane for a touchdown that we didn’t get, also, a critical time in the game.

While I am upset about those miscalls, I’m mostly upset that no matter how good we are, The Packers are our Kryptonite. Until we can beat them we will have issues. Period.

I still think we are a good football team. I truly believe that. You don’t go coast to coast and win two prime time games on the road if you’re not. We have a couple road games ahead of us.  Do you remember a few years ago the Dolphins couldn’t win any of their home games, but they won on the road? Let’s hope that’s not the case here. I’m not too worried……………yet.

Then again, I also didn’t worry about this one until they completed a few of those, everyone watching the game knows where it’s going, but it can’t be stopped anyway over the middle passes to Packers receivers, then I remembered that familiar pain. That feeling of helplessness. The despair. It’s probably the way a dude feels when he just lost his kid’s college tuition gambling. He can choose to not gamble, though.

I have no choice, I am a Bears fan all the way through to my blood, which by definition, means I hate the Packers.

It’s a lot easier to do that when they are good.

God I miss the days of Brett Favre.