Chicago Bears owner Aaron Rodgers doesn’t need to defend his epic speech. The numbers are on his side
The last time the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears met on the soccer field, quarterback Aaron Rodgers gave us one of the greatest trashy conversation moments of all time.
The “I own you”, as it will be called, is up there with Muhammad Ali floating like a butterfly and stinging like a bee. It’s the kind of trashy talk that would make greats like Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan proud.
It’s also something Rodgers doesn’t regret
Remember when Aaron Rodgers took over the Chicago Bears
In the fourth quarter of that fateful game, the Packers led 17-14, looking to bleed the clock and put the dagger into their bitter rival. Chicago had just scored to get closer to three points, and the Bears had a ton of momentum.
Recovering the ball on his own with 8:44 left to play, Rodgers led a seven-game 75-yard workout that got caught 4:14 behind and ended with that much-needed dagger plunging into the hearts of Bears fans everywhere. .
His six-yard touchdown in the corner of the end zone gave the Packers a 24-14 lead after the extra point, and that ended up being the final score of the game. The race also put Rodgers right in the corner of the field, facing thousands of angry and disappointed Chicago fans.
Rodgers, clearly puffed up, shouted his now famous taunt.
“I’ve owned you my whole f ****** life!” I own you, I still own you, âhe shouted at the crowd, instantly raising his legend in Green Bay and at the same time becoming a viral meme in the NFL.
Rodgers doesn’t regret his epic rant
Speaking to Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette recently, Rodgers again recounted that his comments were primarily aimed at the fans who gave him “the bird” on that fateful day, and not Chicago as a whole.
He does agree, however, that his apparent ownership of the Bears is based on the facts, so he didn’t respond much to his speech.
âI don’t know if you can question a lot of what I said. We’ve had a good record over the years against them and won a lot of games, âsaid Rodgers. âAt some point it will be used against me. It’s like that. I do not regret having said that at all.
As the Packers and Bears meet again, but this time at Lambeau Field, Chicago at least has a chance to use Rodgers’ words against him.
The problem for the Bears is that history is not on their side.
Rodgers’ claim to ownership of the Bears is statistically accurate
The Packers ‘Week 6 win over Chicago improved Rodgers’ record over the Bears to 22-5 overall, and that includes the playoffs. He threw 6,352 yards and 57 touchdowns against the Bears, with just 12 interceptions. He’s 11-3 when playing for Chicago at Soldier Field.
Things don’t get much better when we play on the road for Chicago. The Bears haven’t won a game at Lambeau Field since 2015. Shoot, the last time the Bears beat the Packers was in 2018, and the person in charge of Green Bay at that time was the Bears. Interim Head Coach Joe Philbin. Mike McCarthy was sacked earlier in the season.
Speaking of coaching, since Matt Nagy took over in Chicago, the Bears are 1-6 against the Pack. This victory was the one mentioned above against Philbin.
âThe bottom line is that recently, in these four years since I’ve been here, we haven’t beaten them enough,â Nagy said, according to Jason Wilde. âWe have to win these games – and we didn’t.
Green Bay enters Sunday night’s game at 9-3 and is still aiming for first place in the NFC. The Packers can also win NFC North with a win over Chicago, although they also need the Vikings to lose or draw in the process. Still, the North is a lock for the Packers; it’s just a matter of when it’s theirs.
Things are very different for the Bears. Chicago is 4-8, and Nagy could face his final games as a head coach. There were reports before Thanksgiving that he might have been fired during the season, and while those reports turned out to be false, there doesn’t seem to be much optimism that he was “the guy” for. leading the Justin Fields era of Chicago football.
Aside from his record against the Packers, Nagy started his Chicago career with a 12-4 season and a trip to the playoffs, but has grown to 8-8 in both seasons since, and this season is expected to end. end with a losing record.
One would think that the Chicago property will be looking to move in a different direction this offseason. However, if you were to ask Rodgers, he would probably want to vote for the property to keep Nagy as long as possible.
Statistics courtesy of ESPN and Pro Football Reference.
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