What did the win mean?
Packers fans sanity was put at ease after the 23-10 victory over the Chicago Bears on thursday night...but what did it mean? Well, on the surface it means that Packer are "back". However, there's still a lot of work to do if they want to bring the Lombardi trophy home.
-The offense never really looked in sync. Was this because Greg Jennings was out with the groin injury? I say no. QB Aaron Rodgers was OK against Chicago. He should've wound up with better numbers than 22-32 219yds 1TD 1INT. TE Jermichael Finley did him no favors with his usual day: 4 catches, 2 drops, 1 fumble and a complete lack of blocking knowledge/ability. Jordy Nelson had a big drop in the end zone too. But the bigger question is on the offensive line. Rodgers had to run for his life many times and was hurried all night long. I've tried to back Marshall. I really have. But he's just not that good of a left tackle. Really can't wait to get Derrick Sherrod back. TJ Lang had an ok night. Even Brian Bulaga had his struggles. I will give the Bears some credit. They have a darn good pass rush with Julius Peppers and that rookie McClellan from Boise.
-Is this defense THIS good? No. The bears OL is THAT BAD. Jay Cutler may die this season. Whether from the lack of protection, or from picking fights with his left tackle. Clay is a beast. We know that. I love the use of rookie Mike Daniels in rotation with another rookie, Jerel Worthy. LB DJ Smith looks to be a nice replacement for the injured Desmond Bishop, and oh by the way, the 2010 Eric Walden appears to be back.
So...what did the win mean? Still not sure about this years team. The O will be more tested when they travel to Seattle next week. The seachickens D is good. It will be interesting to see what they do with the mobile Russell Wilson.