Rodgers and the Packers beat the Bears for the sixth time in a row and Rodgers set his record as the starter against them 23-5 – tackling milestones and records in the series along the way. But he points out that whatever healing happens to his toe during the Packers goodbye is wiped out, and then some.
“It feels worse,” Rodgers said after Sunday’s 45-30 win at Lambeau Field. “I don’t know what setback I ran into tonight but we’ll look into it tomorrow. Definitely taking a step back tonight.”
Rodgers’ was injured last month during his COVID quarantine and has barely trained despite not missing any major game action since his injury. It improved enough last week that he actually trained for the first time in three weeks.
During the farewell, Rodgers said surgery was an option and although he was told it could be done without him missing a single game, he decided not to do it. . He said Sunday that he still hopes to avoid the procedure that would immobilize his toe, but a decision will be made after he undergoes tests on Monday.
“That would certainly be a last resort,” Rodgers said. “But I have to see what kind of failure it is tonight.”
There is no setback when it comes to the Packers’ dominance over the Bears with Rodgers in midfield. Two months after Rodgers celebrated his touchdown at Soldier Field by shouting “I still own you” to fans in the stands, Rodgers threw 341 yards and four touchdowns without interception.
It was Rodgers’ seventh, uninterrupted four-game encounter against the Bears, the most in NFL history against a single opponent. Rodgers was the only quarterback to also have 6 – in the game against the Vikings. The next closest is brave cat with five such games against the Bills.
Rodgers’ final encounter in the game – his second match of the night to Davante Adams (10 catches in 131 yards) – gave him 61 touchdowns in his career against the Bears, surpassing Brett Favre’s 60 against Chicago the most of all time. All of that prompted Packers recipients Allen Lazard wore a shirt that read “I still own you” – Rodgers’ exact words on October 17 – to his post-game press conference.
At first, only the words “I’m still” displayed on Lazard’s shirt but when asked if it said what people thought it said, Lazard stood up to reveal the “only you” part and said: “Sure.” Definitely yes.”
Run back AJ Dillon they did right after their first game of this season against the Bears and while Rodgers says he has one, he doesn’t feel obligated to wear his shirt on Sunday.
“I said what I said,” Rodgers said. “I don’t have to double and triple down. I’ll let the words change themselves.”
https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/32857370/green-bay-packers-qb-aaron-rodgers-says-fractured-toe-feels-worse-record-setting-win-vs-bears Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers says broken toe ‘feels worse’ after record-setting win over Bears