The final two installments of the Bears Rewind have featured thrilling come from behind victories that ended up in Bears victories, however as we speak we’re going to vary it up a bit. With loads of uncertainty surrounding the Bears as they welcome the Packers into city tomorrow, let’s check out a fairly thorough beatdown of Inexperienced Bay from Week 1 of the 2006 season to expertise some uncommon good feels in relation to the Bears-Packers rivalry.
The Bears have misplaced 22 of their final 27 conferences with Inexperienced Bay since Aaron Rodgers took over beneath middle for the Packers in 2008, and Matt Nagy is 1-5 within the NFL’s oldest rivalry. Justin Fields will grow to be the fifth Bears rookie quarterback to make a begin towards the Packers, and if he wins, he could be simply the second to take action. I talked extra about that in this week’s Bears-Packers preview, so examine that out for those who haven’t but.
Rex Grossman and Bernard Berrian began the scoring on this one with a 49-yard landing strike by means of the air, a rarity within the Lovie Smith period, however man, was it thrilling. After all, this period was after we nonetheless thought Rex may be the reply, and of all of the mediocre broad receivers that churned out and in of Halas Corridor throughout that decade, Bernard Berrian was one among my favorites to observe.
In typical Bears style, the offense would rely closely on Robbie Gould to kick discipline targets, and the protection would dominate this Sunday.
Gould drilled 4 discipline targets all through the second and third quarters of this sport, and the Bears would lead Inexperienced Bay 19-0 heading into the fourth. The protection did its factor as properly, holding Brett Favre to 16-0f-30 for 170 yards, zero touchdowns, and two interceptions. Charles Tillman and Danieal Manning every recorded interceptions, and Brian Urlacher and Lance Briggs mixed for 16 tackles and a sack on the afternoon.
Oh, and who might neglect Devin Hester taking a Jon Ryan punt 84 yards to the home in his NFL debut. The punt return landing was the primary of 14 punt returns that the soon-to-be-Corridor of Famer would take again for a rating throughout his profession and one among 19 complete return touchdowns for Hester.
This victory was the primary of 13 within the common season within the final yr that the Bears made an look within the Tremendous Bowl. We received’t speak about how that ended. Let’s simply benefit from the good vibes from a Bears beatdown of the Packers for as we speak.
https://www.bleachernation.com/bears/2021/10/16/bears-rewind-bears-26-packers-0-september-10-2006/ | Bears 26, Packers 0 — September 10, 2006