Aaron Rodgers Talks Importance of Packers vs Bears Rivalry

Published 01/03/2021, 1:30 PM EST
Nov 22, 2020; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) passes the ball in the first half against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports


Aaron Rodgers enters the final game week of the NFL against one of his favorite teams, the Chicago Bears. Rodgers and the Packers have had some iconic battles against the Bears over the course of his tenure in the NFL. And for the most part, Rodgers has gotten the better of the Chicago Bears.

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Aaron Rodgers spoke to the press ahead of the Green Bay Packers‘ game against the Chicago Bears. Rodgers waxed lyrical about the rivalry between the Bears and the Packers. He opened up about just how much he enjoyed the feud between the two iconic teams and shared the importance of it to both teams.

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He said, “Well, I’m not a cliche guy, so I’m never going to say it’s just another game. I mean, this is big Chicago vs little Green Bay.

“And I’ve always enjoyed the rivalry. I have a love and appreciation for the history of this game, and know how important this rivalry is to both fan bases.” 

Aaron Rodgers loves playing against Chicago

Rodgers added that the timing and stakes of the game make it even more enjoyable for him. However, he admitted that the absence of the fans will certainly weigh on this historic rivalry. What’s more, he praised the city of Chicago for being a great sports city.

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He further added, “And we’ve had some big wins, we’ve had some tough losses too. It’s always going to be a struggle in that stadium.

Dec 13, 2020; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams (17) celebrates with quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) after a touchdown during the first quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

“Everything from the grass being different to hearing their favorite son singing the national anthem so many times and the crowd just going absolutely nuts.” 

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Rodgers concluded by sharing his respect for Chicago as a city, a fan-base, a team, and an organization. How will the Packers vs Bears game turn out? With both teams playing for perks, the encounter promises to be another high-stakes classic.

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy is an NBA & NFL journalist for EssentiallySports, before which he worked at BusinessWorld magazine. He has been a fan of Basketball for over 10 years now, since Shaquille O’Neal was a Phoenix Suns player. During his time at Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, he started a sports magazine for the college called the Overtime Tribune and hosted the Overtime Tribune Podcast until he graduated.

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