Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers taunts Bears fans after TD run that secured the game: ‘I still belong to you’

October 17, 2021

CHICAGO – Classic Aaron Rodgers became unfiltered Aaron Rodgers on Sunday.

It wasn’t necessarily what the Green Bay Packers quarterback did with his game in another in a long line of wins over the Chicago Bears. It was what he said in the Soldier Field end zone after their 6-yard touchdown fight in the fourth quarter that sealed the Packers’ 24-14 victory.

FOX TV cameras and their microphones clearly collected Rodgers’ message to the Bears faithful.

“My whole fucking life, I belong to you,” Rodgers yelled as his teammates congratulated him. “I still belong to you. I still belong to you.”

Packers running back Aaron Jones joined the celebration: “What can you say? He’s right.”

It was Rodgers’ 22nd victory over the Bears, including the playoffs (the 2010 NFC Championship Game). His 22-5 record against the Bears gives him the third-best winning percentage (.815) by a quarterback against a single opponent since 1950, with a minimum of 25 starts, according to ESPN Stats & Information. Only Tom Brady (32-3 vs. the Bills, .914) and Ben Roethlisberger (23-3-1 vs. the Browns, .870) have been more successful over a team.

But that wasn’t what entered Rodgers’ mind after his touchdown. He did his championship belt celebration, known as the ‘Discount Doublecheck’, but then he noticed someone in the stands.

And then, in his words, he passed out … “in a good way.”

“I looked up the bleachers and in the front row all I saw was a woman giving me the double bird,” Rodgers said. “So I’m not sure exactly what came out of my mouth next.”

Everybody knows it now.

“Listen, all I can say is: a lot of things are said on the field that nobody hears,” Packers coach Matt LaFleur said. “It’s one of those competitive moments where things are said and, I don’t know what Aaron said about it, I’m sure you guys asked him … Again, it’s a competitive game, and I think it’s one of those moments. where you see Aaron’s competitor come out. “

Rodgers, whose future with the Packers behind him this season remains uncertain, said it never crossed his mind before, during or after his reaction.

“Not at the moment,” he said. “I sure thought about it a lot before the game … I don’t think this is the last one, but I have enjoyed each and every one of them.”

Bears coach Matt Nagy didn’t seem overly concerned or upset by Rodgers’ reaction.

“I think we care about what we do for ourselves,” Nagy said. “I didn’t see any of that or anything like that. For me, the most important thing right now is everything we can do to improve and win every game, including Green Bay, we have to do it.” It came just days after Rodgers praised how much he loved Chicago as a sports city.

“I love playing at Soldier Field,” Rodgers said. “I said this week, I have a lot of respect for the fans. I’m sure there’s a little respect going my way, not a lot of love I’m sure.”

Rodgers was an efficient 17 of 23 passes for 195 yards with two touchdown passes and the touchdown on the ground. It was the 29th game of Rodgers’ career with rushing and passing touchdowns, the third-most in NFL history after Cam Newton (42) and Steve Young (31). But it was Rodgers’ first rushing touchdown against the Bears since the 2010 NFC Championship.

He got a lot of help from running backs Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon, who combined for 169 total yards and a touchdown on 28 touches, and wide receiver Davante Adams (four catches for 89 yards) plus an offensive patch line that was already without All El. Pro left tackle David Bakhtiari and lost center Josh Myers with a knee injury in the first quarter.

It was the Packers’ fifth straight victory over the Bears, and they have never lost to them since LaFleur took over in 2019. It also gave the Packers (5-1) a two-game lead in the NFC North over both Bears. . (3-3) and Vikings (3-3). ESPN Bears reporter Jeff Dickerson contributed to this report.