Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers held on to beat the Bears 24-14 in Chicago. Rodgers iced the game with a six-yard scamper in the fourth quarter and exchanged words with the home crowd. Bears fans didn’t take too kindly to his remarks. All-time Bears legend Olin Kreutz took to the Chicago 670 The Score radio show to give his opinion on Rodgers’s trash talk.
Aaron Rodgers has been nothing short of phenomenal since getting the keys to Green Bay Packers. He’s even more so whenever he takes the field against the rival Chicago Bears. The three-time NFL MVP holds a 22-5 record against the Chicago Bears in his career. He also has more touchdowns against the Bears than any other player in NFL history, with 55. Rodgers beating the Bears has become a déjà vu event, much to Chicago fans’ dismay. He has the Bears’ number, and he knows it.
Rodgers capped off a drive late in the fourth quarter with the touchdown scramble mentioned above. Then, as he gathered himself after being shoved in the endzone, Rodgers got up and did his signature championship belt celebration. Then he got up and stared into the home Chicago crowd before exclaiming:
“I’ve owned you all my f—ing life! I own you! I still own you!”Aaron Rodgers
The comments stirred up a good bit on social media. Someone even took to Wikipedia to change the Bears’ listed owner on the page. In a post-game press conference, a reporter asked Rodgers why he exchanged those words with the Bears fans in front of him. He mentioned a few gestures thrown his way by a particular Bears fan and losing control after that.
“Sometimes you black out. In a good way. I’ve definitely blacked out from a concussion, which isn’t a good way. But I looked up in the stands and in the front row, all I saw was a woman giving me the double bird. So I’m not sure exactly what came out of my mouth next.”Aaron Rodgers
Earlier this morning, Chicago Bears’ all-time great offensive lineman Olin Kreutz appeared on Chicago radio on 670 The Score. There, he talked about what Rodgers said and how he felt about it. Kreutz played 13 of his 14 NFL seasons with Chicago between 1998 and 2010 and knew all about the Bears and Packers’ rivalry. The six-time Pro Bowler had this to say:
“I’d like to punch in his face, to be honest. When you see that, that’s your first reaction. I don’t care what his excuse his, that just is your first reaction. To me, that’s a lame excuse at the podium. ‘I saw some lady flipped me off and I blacked out.’ Look, just say that’s how you- we all know this is the kind of guy you are. You’re competitive and that’s the way you feel. You have won a lot of games at Soldier Field. Just because you’re right doesn’t make you right for doing it. It doesn’t make us any less pissed off here.”Olin Kreutz
Rodgers took over the Packers’ starting quarterback job in 2008, while Kreutz was nearing the end of his tenure in Chicago, but still took the field opposite Rodgers for a few years. Rodgers was 4-2 against the Bears while Kreutz was with the team. In Kreutz’s last year in Chicago, he watched Rodgers lead the Packers to their fourth Super Bowl victory in franchise history.