Brady throws historic 700th career touchdown as Bucs outlast Bills in OT
The Green Bay Packers and Aaron Rodgers have done a light job for the Chicago Bears, but the quarterback is concerned about a lingering toe problem.
Rodgers threw four touchdowns and no interceptions as the Packers came from behind to claim a 45-30 victory over rivals on Sunday.
Green Bay (10-3) is the third NFL team this season to score 10 wins, while the Packers have now won six straight games against the Bears.
Rodgers extended his run to 23-5 in his debut against Chicago, as he’s now enjoyed seven games of four, no-interception against the Bears – the most in NFL history against a single opponent.
Indeed, Rodgers is the only quarterback to have also played six such games, after achieving the feat against the Minnesota Vikings. Tom Brady, with five of those games against the Buffalo Bills, is closest to the Green Bay talisman in this regard.
His last touchdown pass of the game took Rodgers to 61 career touchdowns against the Bears, overtaking Brett Favre (60) for most against Chicago.
Rodgers annoyed Chicago after the clash with Green Bay in October, with a taunt of “I own you.”
While teammate Allen Lazard wore a shirt with the slogan “I still own you” to his post-game press conference, Rodgers said he didn’t need to reiterate the point.
“I have already said what I said,” he explained. “I don’t need to double and triple. I’ll let those words speak for themselves.”
However, all was not positive for Rodgers, who admitted that the toe injury he was carrying had not improved.
The reigning NFL MVP suffered a broken little finger during his COVID-19 quarantine earlier in the season. Despite allowing injury time to heal during the Packers’ week off, the 38-year-old revealed he was in pain throughout Sunday’s game.
“It’s worse,” Rodgers told reporters.
“I don’t know what kind of setback I had tonight, but we’ll look at it tomorrow. I definitely took a step back tonight.”
Rodgers has already confirmed that surgery is an option, although he hopes to avoid surgery if possible. Further analyzes, due to take place on Monday, will determine the next course of action.
“It would definitely be the last resort,” added Rodgers, when asked about the possibility of surgery. “But I have to see what kind of setback it was tonight.”