Green Bay — One quarterback was hot, one quarterback was not during Lambeau Field on Sunday night.
And one actor inside a Green Bay Packers locker room can see a disproportion between Aaron Rodgers and Jay Cutler.
“I feel like we trust in Aaron, as a leader,” defensive finish Datone Jones said. “That’s what separates us from a Bears. we feel like a Bears unequivocally don’t trust in Cutler. He’s their authorization quarterback, so they need to trust in him.
“And we know how they feel. I’ve had a few quarterbacks in college where we was like ‘Oh, man,’ though we can never spin your behind on your quarterback.”
Rodgers positively gave teammates another reason to trust in Sunday’s 55-14 thrashing of a Chicago Bears. His mastery of a multiplication opposition continued to a balance of 315 yards on 18-of-27 flitting with 6 touchdowns and no interceptions. He was one touchdown bashful of restraining a NFL record; his 6 touchdown passes in a initial half did tie an NFL record, set by Oakland’s Daryle Lamonica in 1969.
Like Brett Favre before him, Rodgers is winning a Bears.
Since holding over in 2008, Rodgers is 13-1 opposite Chicago, completing 309 of 453 passes for 3,665 yards with 31 touchdowns, 10 interceptions and one NFC championship included.
This year, however, he took it to a opposite level. In Green Bay’s dual wins, Rodgers has 10 touchdowns and 15 incompletions.
So as Cutler helps Chicago (3-6) find new definitions of stone bottom, Green Bay (6-3) is rolling along. Rdogers’ dual wins over Chicago are as text as one can play a position.
“We went 6 buliding though punting,” Rodgers said. “That’s flattering exceptional. That doesn’t occur a whole lot. So we’re unapproachable of that.”
He cited a defense. He cited a group effort, and he cited a fact that 6 of Green Bay’s final 7 games will be in a cold weather.
“And we have to be means to play like this any time,” Rodgers said.
The night began with Rodgers utilizing his parsimonious ends nearby a idea line. He fit a fourth-and-goal touchdown to Brandon Bostick, and afterwards froze Willie Young outward a slot to strike Andrew Quarless from 4 yards out to give Green Bay a 14-0 lead.
“A-Rod,” Quarless said, “he’s prohibited right now.”
Then Rodgers went deep, joining with a wide, far-reaching open Jordy Nelson from 73 yards out to give Green Bay a 21-0 lead. On that play, Rodgers done an composition before a snap, changing a zone-beating play into a man-beater.
Chicago altered a coverage as Quarless motioned, and a defensive backs, Rodgers said, weren’t on a same page. Cornerback Tim Jennings played it as if a Bears were in two-high, a reserve played single-high.
The hamstring damage that hampered Rodgers’ mobility during New Orleans before a bye week was never an issue. As Cutler crashed and burnt opposite Green Bay again, Rodgers strike Nelson again (40 yards), forsaken a shade pass to Eddie Lacy (57 yards) and afterwards connected with Randall Cobb (18 yards) for touchdowns.
Cobb called this Rodgers opening “normal.” Still, Rodgers done certain to indicate out that “normal” isn’t utterly a spacious intramural dwindle football diversion it seemed to be Sunday night.
“I can guarantee we this is not easy,” Rodgers said. “It’s not easy to do this any week. We put a lot of time into it. We all do. We ready to be successful. There’s a high expectancy on a players, formed on a array of checks that we do and a diversion devise any week, to have artistic submit though also make a diversion devise work.
“It’s tough to govern like that, though that’s what happens when everybody works together and believes in any other.”
Which might not be a box in a Chicago locker room. Cutler was miserable again, dropping to 1-11 opposite a Packers. He threw a interception that led to Quarless’ touchdown, a pick-six to Casey Hayward and another nearby pick-six to Sam Shields. At halftime — a diversion far, distant out of strech — Cutler had a passer rating of 53.7.
Head down, he was out of answers all game. The displeasure is certain to grow a few hours south with a Bears’ deteriorate on life support.
And a bigger picture, obviously, is that a Bears handed Cutler a agreement prolongation final off-season.
Inside a locker room, Jones was during a detriment for difference describing Rodgers. He described Rodgers as a spectacle, observant he simply could have thrown for “eight or nine” touchdowns.
For a record, Rodgers was wakeful of a NFL record and was OK to come out after one third-quarter series.
Meanwhile, a vibe when a group doesn’t trust in a quarterback?
“It sucks,” Jones said. “Guys are out there personification for themselves and not for a team. That’s what we don’t have here. There’s one heartbeat.”
AARON RODGERS’ BANNER NIGHT
■ Aaron Rodgers’ 6 touchdown passes ties a Packers single-game record he already common with Matt Flynn. Rodgers threw 6 TDs during Houston Oct. 14, 2012, a deteriorate after Flynn did it vs. Detroit during Lambeau Field Jan. 1, 2012.
■ Rodgers’ 6 TD passes in a half tied an NFL record set by Daryle Lamonica of a Oakland Raiders in 1969.
■ The NFL record for many TD passes in a diversion is seven, common by 7 players (Nick Foles, Eagles, 2013; Peyton Manning, Broncos, 2013; Joe Kapp, Vikings, 1969; Y.A. Tittle, Giants, 1962; George Blanda, Oilers, 1961; Adrian Burk, Eagles, 1954; Sid Luckman, Bears, 1943)