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) throws a 40-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver

Jordy Nelson

(not pictured) in the second quarter against the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Aaron Rodgers

This man has been a top-3 quarterback every week he’s played since he won the Super Bowl a few years ago, yet he continues to find ways to not only impress us but push beyond the boundaries of our highest expectations of him.

As good as he is, who saw him throwing 6 TDs this weekend?

And even if you saw that happening – doubtful, but I’ll leave those delusions alone – nobody saw them all coming before halftime. Yes, all six before HALFTIME.

Fools like Skip Bayless will continue to dismiss him somehow – pints of ice cream and Tim Tebow footage on an endless loop must be prominently involved – but there is no doubt that he is the best in the game.

He brings all of the arm strength and accuracy of a Peyton Manning or Tom Brady, while also having an ability to extend plays better than anyone except maybe Ben Roethlisberger (and even that is a wash).

Want more proof? Despite how well other QBs have managed to play this year and the somewhat slow start to the season for him, Rodgers is currently at the top of ESPN’s QBR Rankings* for the season so far, as well as having the best overall game of any quarterback by that measure**.

Any way you slice it this man is amazing at playing quarterback, and he put up the best game of any QB this entire season in his effort against the Bears.

*ESPN’s QBR Ranking system acts as a more accurate alternative to the oft-used Passer Rating statistic. It more accurately portrays the specific impact of the quarterback himself. Accounts for areas such as Yards After Catch by pass-catchers, impact of running ability, sacks, and time during game when the plays are made (As the game gets closer to finish, each play holds more of an impact), among other things

**The way QBR is constructed, the scoring scale goes from 0-100, with 100 being an impossible number to reach (because technically, you could ALWAYS do better; there is no cap on yards/TDs/etc). For this game, Rodgers garnered a 99.8 QBR