The rivalry between the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers is one of the most known about and intense rivalry in all of sports.
Next Monday night in Green Bay, both of these teams will meet up for the first time this season and believe me, the bad blood is still there. Yeah these guys have a lot of respect for each other, but it doesn’t mean they have to like guys who wear enemy colors.
Of course, Aaron Rodgers and the first place Green Bay Packers will be the favorite in this game. But Chicago’s team is the second highest scoring team in the league, even with Jay Cutler out for about four weeks tops.
When Cutler left the game against the Redskins, Chicago had put up 24 points. Since Cutler’s departure from the game, Josh McCown and Matt Forte put up an additional 17 points against a defense that was playing exceptionally well during the first half.
It was a bit surprising, but it looks as if the system that Marc Trestman has in Chicago will benefit other quarterbacks on this roster besides Jay Cutler. Trestman is a quarterback guy as Lovie was more of a defensive guy.
So with Cutler out, McCown was able to step up for Chicago when they needed him most and he did pretty good. In just one half, McCown was able to complete 14 of 20 passes for 204 yards with one touchdown.
That touchdown going to tight end Martellus Bennett.
So with 11 year veteran Josh McCown under center, can these Chicago Bears walk into Green Bay on Monday and pick up a huge win?
If they do, you would have to think they would still be able to compete without both Jay Cutler on offense and Lance Briggs on defense.
McCown has a career 72.0 passer rating with 38 touchdowns and 44 interceptions on top of 7,202 career passing yards.