Three takeaways from Packers’ win over Bears in Week 14

Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images) /

What did we learn from the Packers’ Week 14 win?

Death, taxes, and Aaron Rodgers owning the Chicago Bears.

It was the Green Bay Packers‘ sixth consecutive win over their oldest rivals, with head coach Matt LaFleur maintaining his perfect record against them.

A couple of big plays — including a 97-yard punt-return touchdown — gave the Packers a scare in the first half. But a dominant second-half performance left the result in little doubt.

What were the biggest takeaways?

Rasul Douglas does it again

What more can we say about Rasul Douglas?

When the Packers signed him off the Arizona Cardinals’ practice squad in October, few could’ve predicted how well he would play.

Douglas has been a game-changing addition for Green Bay’s secondary, and he came up with his second pick-six in as many games on Sunday night. His 55-yard pick-six put the Packers in front for the first time.

Imagine this secondary when Jaire Alexander is back next to Douglas and Eric Stokes.

Aaron Rodgers should be in the MVP race

Even on a bad toe, Aaron Rodgers continues to deliver.

After a slow start from the offense, Rodgers hit his stride in the second half and had the Bears’ defense in the palm of his hand.

Rodgers finished with 341 yards and four touchdowns, making it look easy along the way.

In 12 games, Rodgers has 3,219 yards, 27 touchdowns, and just four interceptions. If he wasn’t in the MVP race already, he is now.

Oh, special teams

Muffed punts, kickoff out of bounds, giving up a punt-return touchdown, allowing an onside kick recovery. You can only laugh at this point. That’s not even everything.

How about Malik Taylor trying to catch a kick that was on its way out of bounds, which would’ve meant Packers football at the 40? That was a 35-yard swing as he fumbled it out of bounds at the five.

Amari Rodgers muffed a punt but, fortunately for the Packers, a penalty ruled it out. Even Mr. Consistent, punter Corey Bojorquez, had a 22-yard shank.

Green Bay allowed more punt and kick return yards (259) than passing yards (224). Says it all.