When the 10-6 Bears failed to make the 2012 playoffs, it was the last but not really the main reason for Lovie Smith being fired as Bears coach.
Aaron Rodgers has effectively owned the Bears since becoming the Green Bay Packers’ starter: 8-3 in his starts.
The numbers have been well-recited. Since entering the NFL, Jay Cutler is 1-8 against the Green Bay Packers (including one game with the Denver Broncos). The individual stats have reflected that.
In the aftermath of the debacle in Philadelphia, a couple of Bears allowed that it would be nicer if Aaron Rodgers didn’t play Sunday.
They wouldn’t have to face him head-to-head for the most part, except for the occasional chipping or blocking for the run.