Packers’ Aaron Rodgers Is Just 3rd QB Since 1950 To Do This

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The 2022 season has been a tough one for the Green Bay Packers as they are likely going to fall short of the Super Bowl aspirations that they had. After winning 13 games in each of Matt LaFleur’s first three seasons as head coach, the Packers have their work cut out for them to even finish above the .500 mark.

But, no matter how down and out the Packers get, they can always find a way to defeat their NFC North rivals, the Chicago Bears. It has been a rough few decades for the Bears going from having to face Brett Favre to facing Aaron Rodgers as they have found very little success during those tenures.

On Sunday, the Packers’ dominance over the Bears continued. Green Bay kept their slim playoff hopes alive by defeating Chicago 28-19 at Soldier Field. Rodgers had a solid game, all things considered, completing 18-of-31 pass attempts for 182 yards and a touchdown. Dealing with a broken thumb and now an injury to his ribs, it was a gutsy performance by the veteran.

In the process, he joined a very elite group of quarterbacks. Sunday’s victory was the 25th of his career against the Bears in 30 starts. That makes him only the third quarterback to win at least 25 of their first 30 starts against a single opponent since 1950. The other two are Tom Brady against the Buffalo Bills and Ben Roethlisberger against the Cleveland Browns.

There was a stretch that the winningest quarterback at the Browns’ home field was Roethlisberger, who played his entire career as a visitor with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Brady left the New England Patriots right as the Buffalo Bills were beginning their upswing as they have turned into one of the true contenders in the NFL since Brady joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Rodgers proclaimed last season during Green Bay’s visit to the Windy City that he owned the Bears and it would be hard to argue against that. Out of the team’s five wins this season, two of them have come against the Bears, who are hoping that Rodgers decides to move on this offseason whether it was being traded to a new franchise or riding off into the sunset of retirement.