Aaron Rodgers taunts Bears fans after TD: 'I still own you'


CHICAGO (670 The Score) -- At this point, the Bears just need to tip their cap to Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and call him their daddy. It took less than a minute Sunday for the most painful moment of the Bears' afternoon to turn into the most painful moment of their season. After Rodgers put the game on ice -- as he has so often done -- with a six-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter, the on-field mics caught him letting what was left of the sobering-up Soldier Field crowd know exactly how he felt.

After the Packers' 24-14 win, Rodgers explained what went through his mind as he screamed "I still own you."

"I looked up in the stands, in the front row, and what I saw was a woman giving me the double birds," Rodgers said. "I'm not sure exactly what came out of my mouth next ... sometimes you black out on the field."

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What made the loss even more frustrating in Chicago is that Rodgers, by his standards, didn't even really put on a show. He finished 17-of-23 for a tidy 195 yards and two touchdown passes, one of which came on a shovel pass to receiver Allen Lazard from one yard out. Instead, Green Bay largely handled its business on the ground, running for 154 yards while averaging 5.0 per carry. The Bears even found success messing up his pocket for large chunks of the game, as Khalil Mack, Robert Quinn and Akiem Hicks all had sacks.

And yet in the end, like always, Rodgers once again found a way to re-establish, loudly and conclusively, not only who owns the Bears but also the NFC North.

"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 bit of respect coming back my way, not love for sure. I've had a lot of great moments on this field, a lot of great battles. And today was much like those other ones: starts off slow sometimes, I get rolling, defense has some timely stops, put a drive together, withstood that first wave of energy. I'm proud of the way we finished the last three quarters."

Though it's not like Bears fans need an excuse to dislike what coach Matt Nagy has to say, the rerun Sunday made his postgame comments feel especially fruitless.

"He dictates how things go at the line of scrimmage," Nagy said of Rodgers. "He puts his guys in good situations ... You have to give him credit for that. He’s a helluva quarterback and he’s been doing this a long time. So when you do have opportunities, you gotta make the most of them. Again, our players, they’ll go back and they will look at the tape, and we as coaches will go back and look at the tape and understand where we gotta get better."

Except this time, there's no difficult "why" to discover back at Halas Hall, no useful tape to help find where the Bears are at right now. There's only Rodgers, seemingly flipping a switch and making it look easy on his way to a 22nd win in 27 chances against the Bears. There's only Rodgers, standing at the postgame podium, dressed in an all-black Adidas tracksuit, smugly enjoying questions about his "rivalry" with the Bears. Nagy's problems are primarily of his own making, but there's only one that seems to be, at this point, entirely out of his control.

It's only Aaron Rodgers.

"I enjoyed this rivalry so much, and I've been so thankful to be a part of it," he said. "I've played a lot of games over here, been a lot of fun. I love playing on this field, even though it's always the longest grass in the NFL."

Cam Ellis is a writer for 670 The Score and Audacy Sports. Follow him on Twitter @KingsleyEllis.