They were coming off a thrilling victory over the Colts, Green Bay had lost it's season opener and the Bears finally had the talent to compete with the Cheeseheads.
Sadly that talent did not show up to play last night as the Bears fell to the Packers 23-10. The offense couldn't move the ball or score points, and the defense couldn't stop the Packers' high powered offense.
Cutler couldn't get things going because he had Clay Matthews in his face all night. He was sacked seven times—four of those times coming from Matthews.
Although Cutler did throw a touchdown pass last night, it was quickly forgotten among his four interceptions.
The Bears' offensive line struggled to put blocks on the speedy Packers defense. The running game looked decent until Matt Forte injured his ankle in the third quarter and did not return to the game. His status for Week 3 is up in the air at the moment.
The game started as an ugly defensive battle without anyone scoring in the first quarter. Then the Packers dropped 13 points in the second quarter and never looked back.
By the time the Bears finally put points on the board, it was too little too late. Chicago is now 1-1 as they prepare for the St. Louis Rams in Week 3.
I am sure that the Packers are riding high on a wave of emotion after getting their first victory of the season over their arch-rivals.
Despite the Bears' lackluster performance on Thursday night, I did manage to find five players who had a good game despite the loss.
And here are those players now.....