Clay Matthews, LB, Packers: Matthews was a disruptive force for the entirety of the game at Lambeau Field Thursday night, getting to Bears quarterback Jay Cutler at will.
Matthews was not alone in his dominance of the Bears offensive line, but he was a major reason those around him were finding success as well, with Chicago focusing on shutting him down.
Clay finished the game with 3.5 sacks and provided consistent disruptive pressure that does not get recorded on a stat sheet.
Julius Peppers, DE, Chicago Bears: If Matthews was the best player for the Packers defense, Peppers was easily the best player on the defensive side of the ball for Chicago in the losing effort.
Peppers ended the game with two sacks and played large part in Aaron Rodgers' mediocre night.
Although his effort was in vain, Peppers once again has a night to remember.
Shea McClellin, DE, Chicago Bears: There were not many other standouts for the Bears on the defensive side of things, but rookie defensive end McClellin was bright spot for the franchise.
McClellin was a controversial first-round pick for Chicago in the 2012 NFL draft, but in his limited snaps he wreaked havoc on Green Bay's offensive line.
He only racked up 1.5 sacks, but it is a great sign on a big stage for the rookie.
Tramon Williams, CB, Green Bay Packers: Williams struggled last season, but appeared to turn things around against a mediocre Cutler.
The much-maligined corner intercepted two errant passes by Cutler, and effectively helped to kill any momentum the Bears might have gained.
If Williams is back to his Super Bowl form, the Packers could field a great defensive unit in 2012.