Nov 9, 2014; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) talks with Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) following the game at Lambeau Field. Green Bay won 55-14. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
The Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers renewed one of the league’s oldest rivalries when they faced each other at Lambeau Field on Nov. 9. And when Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was asked what type of effort he expected from his opponent, he provided this assessment as reported by Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times.
"When you’re 3-5, there’s got to be a little desperation in there,” the quarterback said Wednesday. “And we’re going to expect them to come in and play with that urgency the rivalry game allows you to play with."
Well, it seems someone forgot to pass along that information to the Bears with regards to playing with a sense of urgency. Although they desperately needed a victory to keep their faint playoff hopes alive, they played like a team that had already given up on the season.
In fact, the Bears were outscored 42-0 in the first half, marking the most points ever given by this team in the history of the franchise. As you can imagine, the second half of this game was a mere formality, as the Packers cruised to an easy 55-14 victory, and more than likely eliminated the Bears from playoff contention.
Here is a quick look at how the Bears graded out in this horrific loss.