Why They Won: Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears

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Nov 9, 2014; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback

Aaron Rodgers

(12) warms up before game against the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

I don’t know about you other fans of the Green Bay Packers, but Sunday night was an awesome experience.

I was hoping and expecting the Packers to garner a pretty decisive victory going in, knowing that it was entirely possible things could get messy out there – as they tend to be in most Packers-Bears matchups.

Green Bay proved yet again that they have that type of focus and ability within them, and the Bears showed once again that this year, they don’t.

What transpired on the field was almost incomprehensible. Green Bay utterly destroyed the Bears from the minute the clock started rolling. Everything Green Bay did, especially in the first half, just seemed to work seamlessly. The exact opposite was true of Chicago; nothing worked! I have never seen a Packers-Bears game be so noncompetitive. It was kind of sad to watch, seeing one of the NFL’s great rivalries reduced to a farce of itself.

Being on the winning end, I’ll gladly take the victory. But how exactly did it happen? What is it that put Green Bay so far ahead of the Bears that they couldn’t even attempt to have an impact on the game?

There’s something I can answer. From what I witnessed, the Packers were able to have multiple factors work in their favor that helped lead to this decisive win.

I’ll start with the most obvious … turn the page …