Packers at Bears: Final Thoughts

Some thoughts from today’s Green Bay Packers game against the Chicago Bears:

I knew the Detroit Lions were improving but there is absolutely no way I expected them to be tied with the Packers for the division lead after three weeks. For the first time in a long time, I’m looking forward to their first game.

Incidentally, this is the Packers’ first 3-0 start since you know who retired.

This game wasn’t as close as the score indicated. The Packers gained 101 more yards than the Bears and had the ball for more than 37 minutes. If it weren’t for the penalties and those two turnovers toward the end, I think Green Bay could have added another 10-14 points.

Aaron Rodgers had another solid game tonight. He threw the one interception (which was a heck of a play by Brian Urlacher) but more than made up for it with his three touch down passes.

I can’t say the same about the Bears’ Jay Cutler though. What I don’t understand about him is he has quite a bit of mobility; why doesn’t he use it more to avoid some of those hits?

Good to see the “old” Ryan Grant show up again. Between him and James Starks, the Packers have a running back combination that is as good as any other in the league.

However, I was a little disappointed by the fact Donald Driver was pretty much invisible this week after breaking the team’s all-time receiving yards record last week. No catches and only two passes thrown his way. I think he’s slowly being phased out; which is a bit sad considering he is such a popular player.

With Nick Collins getting hurt last week, safety Morgan Burnett needed to step up this week and did just that with his two interceptions. Charlie Peprah, who replaced Collins in the lineup, also had an OK game.

Glad to hear the injury to Bryan Bulaga wasn’t as bad as it first looked. However, I was very impressed with the job Marshall Newhouse did in his place. The Packers’ offensive line depth is underrated.

Can anyone cover Jermichael Finley?

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