Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is 23-5 in his career against the Chicago Bears. That record includes a victory in the 2010 NFC Championship game at Soldier Field. He has had his fair share of fun moments against them, throwing 61 touchdowns and only 10 interceptions in regular season games.
There are so many moments to choose from but I chose the three biggest moments in terms of circumstance and significance.
1. Game Winning Touchdown pass to win NFC North in 2013
There were so many circumstances surrounding this week 17 thriller in 2013. Aaron Rodgers was returning from a broken collarbone. Randall Cobb was returning from a fractured fibula.
The icing on the cake: the winner of this week 17 game would win the NFC North and punch their ticket to the playoffs. In classic Aaron Rodgers fashion, he delivered when it mattered most.
Fourth down and eight from the Bears 48 yard line. Solder Field was in a frenzy. Then, a 48 yard touchdown bomb from Aaron Rodgers to Randall Cobb broke the hearts of Bears fans everywhere…
The Packers would win the NFC North and get the last laugh. Final score: 33-28. This is perhaps the most popular moment against the Bears among Packer fans everywhere.
2. “I Still Own You!!!”
In 2021, this game was highly anticipated because both the Packers and Bears had started the year on a strong note. The Packers were 4-1 and the Bears were 3-2. The winner would take sole possession of first place in the NFC North.
In the fourth quarter on a third down with four minutes left, Rodgers would take matters into his own hands. He would score the game winning touchdown from six yards out and then looked at the hostile Bears crowd and shouted “I STILL OWN YOU!!!” The Packers would win 24-14.
3. Rodgers Beats Bears on One Leg
In the 2018 season opener at Lambeau Field, Bears and Packer fans would each experience the highest of highs and the lowest of lows.
The Bears took control early leading 10-0 when the unthinkable happened. Aaron Rodgers suffered a right knee injury in the second quarter that forced him to be carted off the field. The Bears would score on a defensive touchdown two plays after Rodgers’ exit. The score was 17-0 at halftime.
Bear fans believed they had the game in the palm of their hands and it appeared to be the worst case scenario: Rodgers had a knee injury that would keep him out for weeks. But then he miraculously made a return in the third quarter…
After both teams would exchange field goals in the third, Rodgers went to work in the fourth.
Three fourth quarter touchdowns would once again break the hearts of Bears fans everywhere.
A 37 yard pass to wide receiver Geronimo Alison would get the Packers back in the game, 20-10.
After a stop by the Packers defense, Rodgers would throw a 12 yard touchdown to Davante Adams. 20-17, Bears.
After a field goal to make it 23-17, there would be a familiar connection that Bears fans are too familiar with. It would prove to be the fatal blow to a big Bears lead. Two and half minutes left, this happened…
It’s safe to say Aaron Rodgers does own the Bears after all…