Excuses Tuesday: Good, Bad and Ugly of Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears

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Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte (22) rushes with the football as Green Bay Packers safety Morgan Burnett (42) and cornerback Sam Shields (37) defend during the second quarter at Lambeau Field. Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports photograph


It has been five weeks since I began this Green Bay Packers Good, Bad and Ugly segment.

Every week, fans have the opportunity to watch their team go out and try to put together a complete game to defeat an opponent. In victory or defeat, the following day is crucial. Fans either experience the highs of a victory or the lows of a loss.

This is the first time that I have had to write this segment while feeling the lowest lows of a loss.

And wow, is it an all-time low.

I want to preface by saying that offense, defense and special teams revolve around Aaron Rodgers as quarterbck for the Green Bay Packers. When he is healthy, the offense runs smoothly, no matter who is plugged into various positions. When he is healthy, the offense controls the clock and gives the defense time to breathe. When he is healthy, the defense plays with aggressiveness to give him the ball back. When he is healthy, the coaching staff has more confidence in special teams risks. Without a healthy Aaron Rodgers, the Green Bay Packers have to change every element of their game plan.

If Rodgers were healthy, this game would not have even been close.

But, there will be plenty of time for us to speculate on that. So, without further ado …

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