The Chicago Bears are owned by the Halas family, with Virginia Halas McCaskey serving as the principal owner since the passing of her father, George Halas in 1983. But, there are some people who would say the actual owners of the Bears are the Green Bay Packers.
Aaron Rodgers went viral for taunting the crowd at Soldier Field while yelling, “I own you,” and it would be hard to argue against that. He went 24-5 in his career against the Bears, ending on an eight-game winning streak.
That streak reached nine games on Sunday afternoon as the Bears hosted their NFC North rivals and once again came up short. This time it was a second-half onslaught that did in Chicago, as they had four touchdowns scored against them.
There weren’t many positives to take away from the game for the Bears, as a lot of the same issues from last season persisted in Week 1. The team was unable to generate any pressure consistently, leading to Jordan Love making all the plays he needed to. Conversely they couldn’t block for Justin Fields, who was pressured on more than half of his dropbacks.
Despite the drubbing that the Bears took, some of their players were still taking jabs at their division rivals. One of those players was defensive back Jaquan Brisker. Brisker wasn’t overly impressed with the performance of Love, taking a shot at him after the game.
“He’s just Jordan Love. Number 10. Packers quarterback. He’s nothing special. We see them again. They’ll get theirs,” Brisker said.
Love certainly looked special against the Bears in Week 1. He completed 15-of-27 passes for 245 yards and three touchdowns without a turnover. His performance was taken to another level during clutch situations as he completed 8-of-10 passes for 142 yards and two touchdowns on third and fourth down.
Had Brisker and the Bears’ defense been able to make some plays, the outcome of their Week 1 matchup could have gone differently. Instead, it was another victory for Green Bay, moving Matt LaFleur to 9-0 against them and Love taking ownership of the Bears franchise over from Rodgers.