Nobody was prepared for what transpired at Lambeau FIeld last night, as QB Aaron Rodgers went down on the first series and did not return. The back-up plan failed and the defense was worn out. Accordingly, the Packers lost 27-20 to their long-time rivals the Chicago Bears, in a game they were unanimously favored to win — under normal circumstances. It turned into the “Battle of the Back-Ups,” and a better-prepared Josh McCown prevailed over Seneca Wallace. Rodgers’ injury is to his non-throwing collar bone (a “significant injury”), and it’s the first time a Packers’ QB has been knocked out for multiple weeks since before many of the fans in attendance last night were born.
And speaking of attendance, the number of Bear fans at Lambeau last night was APPALLING. We endorse a 1-strike policy for taking season tickets away from “fans” who sell to opposing fans of Chicago and Minnesota, whether they sold tickets to them knowingly or not.
Being a night game, our own photography from the stands is challenged under those conditions, and we didn’t bring the good equipment, so we don’t have photos to share. Hopefully, we will be able to take some good photos this coming Sunday when we head back up for the Philadelphia Eagles game. All in all, it was just a miserable game experience last night, and a long drive back home with a 2:45 a.m. arrival.